Monday, November 9, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.9.15

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Ray Charles Singers kick off another great set with their 1960 hit, “Love Me With All Your Heart.” Then Peggy Lee steams on stage with a romping version of “Come Back to Me.” Following Peg, Frank Sinatra takes it “Nice N’ Easy” with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra. Listen to a smooth interpretation of an old Beatles hit performed by Tony Bennett. Linda Ronstadt sings a lovely standard with Nelson Riddle, “I’ve Got a Crush on You.” Hear some great big band with Glen Gray’s Casa Loma Orchestra playing, “The Song of India.” More instrumentals by Al Hirt, and a skating rink standard by Bent Fabric. Enjoy a couple of “campy” numbers with Buddy Greco and The Hi Lo’s. We’ll spin a song that Rosemary Clooney used as an opening theme to her TV show, sung here by Nat King Cole: “Tenderly.” Enjoy some classic Ray Charles rememberin’ what it’s like to be dead broke, ala, “Busted.” Hear hits by Les Baxter, Roger Miller, and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Petula Clark starts off this hour with one of her biggest charting hits, “Don’t Sleep In the Subway Darlin’” Then, listen to a lush arrangement of an award winning song for Gordon Jenkins Orchestra backing Frank Sinatra for the lovely song, “All the Way.” We’ll track some classic Etta James with, “It’s Too Soon to Know.” Dean Martin sings one of his chart toppers, “You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You.” Listen to Kay Starr sing a hit, the title of which became the name for a popular TV game show. Hear some great theatre music with Margaret Whiting with a song from “South Pacific”, followed by a song from the 1945 film “State Fair” sung by Andy Williams. Enjoy some country picking with Sonny James singing, “Young Love.” Then hear some 1950’s pop with the Everly Brothers singing “Walk Right Back.” Here some Elvis with “Crying in the Chapel.” Hits by Ben E. King and Doris Day. Much more. Leave comments see the lists at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Robert Goulet slams into this set with his 1963 hit, “Happy Summer Sounds.” The McGuire Sisters are next with their signature hit, “Sugartime.” We’ll track a tender island ballad by Harry Belefonte called “Jamaica Farewell.” Hear a signature standard for Lena Horne as she performs the song, “Stormy Weather” followed up with Brook Benton holding the gospel gun for the song, “Shadrach.” Hear one of three 1969 chart toppers for the jazz/rock group, “Blood Sweat and Tears” performing, “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy.” We’ll track some fine period instrumentals by Leroy Anderson, some film music by Herb Alpert, Les Baxter, and another movie selection by Henry Mancini from “The Great Race.” Listen to Dionne Warwick with one of the many hit songs penned by Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Harry Nilsson sings a song from the film “Midnight Cowboy.” We’ll spin hits by Peter, Paul and Mary, Sergio Mendez and more. Listen at:


  1. Volare two weeks in a row.
    Why are you so good to us?

  2. hahaa. Thanks Mike. My pleasure.