Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.30.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Gary Puckett and The Union Gap open this hour with their 1968, “Over You.” Connie Francis takes the stage next for a delightful Italian performance of the song, “Quando, Quando.” Nat King Cole croons a lush remake of an old Ralph Marterie hit from 1953, “Pretend.” Doris Day sings one from the film, “The Man Who Knew Too Much.” We’ll team up Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra to sing a sassy Cole Porter number from “High Society.” Hear some period hit instrumentals from Vince Guraldi and Andre Previn. Listen to Steve Lawrence with “Portrait of my Love” followed up by wife, Eydie Gorme, with her 19
63 hit song, “Blame it on the Bossa Nova.” Hear Glenn Campbell with a great Jimmy Webb hit song, “Galveston,” We’ll play Patsy Cline’s “Crazy” followed by a 1970’s Mac Davis hit song. Listen to The Fleetwoods, Brenda Lee and Dionne Warwick. Listen at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Georgia Gibbs launches this great set with one of her lively 1950’s ditties called, “Tweedle Dee.” Frank Sinatra takes the mic next with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra with a song to take some years off ya. Johnny Mathis is next with “Small World.” We’ll fulfill a request from a listener in Killarney, Ireland as we play a sentimental Nat King Cole favorite with the Ralph Carmichael chorus. Hear Sammy Davis Jr. sing a great Broadway selection from “Golden Rainbow” called “I’ve Gotta Be Me.” Jo Stafford does an up-tempo version of “The Gentleman Is a Dope” with Paul Weston’s Orchestra. Hear a Bing Crosby hit song with The Williams Brothers Quartet, “Swing on a Star.” Hear a little honey in the horn with Al Hirt’s “Cotton Candy” and a little big band with Benny Goodman’s “Jumpin’ at the Woodside.” Listen to “Mr. Sandman” by the Chordettes, “The Cyclist of Belsize Park” by Engelbert Humperdinck, Anita O’Day and more. See the lists, leave comments at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Fontane Sisters begin this set with a mid 50’s toe tapper called, “Hearts of Stone.” We remember a period flick called “The Yellow Rolls Royce” with a song sung by Frank Sinatra and the Kids, “High Hopes.” Jo Stafford sings a lovely song from “South Pacific.” We’ll get light footed with Fred Astaire as he sings and taps a number from “Top Hat.” Hear a couple of big band selections with Harry James, “The Mole” and Glen Gray’s Casa Loma Orchestra with “Begin the Beguine.” Barbra Streisand sings a Truman Capote song she claims to be one of her favorites, “A Sleepin’ Bee.” Listen to Dean Martin with “Somewhere There’s a Someone for Me.” Ella Fitzgerald sings a Cole Porter song from “Kiss Me Kate” followed with a fun bit o’ repartee’ with Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong on an old’ creek bank somewhere, “Gone Fishin’” We’ll track an Elvis Presley hit, it’s melody taken from an opera, “It’s Now Or Never.” Hear songs by Doris Day, Nat King Cole and more. Listen at:

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