Armstrong. We’ll spin some instrumentals by Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra doing “Topsy,” a film fav by Henry Mancini from the movie “The Pink Panther” and a 1961 chart hit for Lawrence Welk. Enjoy a 1951 RCA hit single for Eddie Fisher as sonny boy sings, “Anytime.” Listen to the hit record that defined the era, Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable.” Gale Garnett sings a summer time hit standard, “We’ll Sing in the Sunshine.” Hear Oklahoman Patti Page with the female answer to the John Hartford song, “Gentle on My Mind.” We’ll play songs with, Matt Monro, Sergio Mendez, Anita Bryant and more.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Patsy Cline kicks off this set with a strollin’ number. A jazzy remix of “Walking after Midnight” heard in the film about Patsy’s life called “Sweet Dreams.” Perry Como takes the mic next with his 1958 hit single, “Magic Moments.” Listen to a hit doo-wop record for The Duprees, “You Belong to Me.” Hear the Marvelous Marilyn Maye sing a song from a Broadway play “Sherry.” Tune in some holiday fun as we track Pearl Bailey’s “Five Pound Box of Money.” You’ll hear some film favorites, with the Four Aces singing, “Three Coins in the Fountain,” Vic Dana with the Mondo Carne song, “More,” Ferrante and Teicher with the “Theme from Exodus,” and Frank Sinatra singing the theme from the 1961 movie, “A Pocketful of Miracles.” Listen to a track from Barbra Streisand’s first 1964 album, My Name Is Barbra, “A Kid Again.” We’ll spin a lovely rendition of “Fly me to the Moon” by Tony Bennett followed with the McGuire Sisters singing “Goodnight Sweetheart.” Hear Johnny Mathis, Patti Page, Gene Pitney and more. See the playlists, leave comments at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/
On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Frank Sinatra leads off this fine hour with a song written by Bert Kaempfert, “Strangers in the Night.” Rosemary Clooney takes the stage next with her rendition of, what one reviewer called, the perfect theatre song, “April in Paris.” We’ll track a little British invasion music from 1964 with Chad and Jeremy’s lovely ballad, “A Summer Song.” We’ll go to the back of the rack for a haunting film theme played on the harmonica by Toots Thielemans backed by the John Barry Orchestra. (thar ya go Gilly) “The Theme from Midnight Cowboy.” Next we’ll track a hit narrative right off The Ponderosa. The story of “Ringo” with Loren Green. Then enjoy a Curly Putnam favorite sung by Patti Page, “The Green Green Grass of Home.” You’ll hear a toe tapper by Nat King Cole with Les Baxter’s Orchestra “Walking My Baby Back Home” followed by the lovely song, “Our Winter Love” performed by the Lettermen. Enjoy some fun big band with Count Basie and Joe Williams singing, “Smack Dab in the Middle” and a wartime hit for Harry James with Helen Forest singing, “I’m Beginning to See the Light.” Hear Henry Mancini, Robert Goulet, Bob Hope with Bing Crosby and more. Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/