Monday, December 28, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.28.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: We begin this week’s offerings with some 1960’s folk by The Rooftop Singers singing, “Walk Right In.” Then listen to a charming favorite originally sung in the film “Little Me” by Sid Ceasar. Robert Goulet sings “A Real Live Girl.” We’ll pull up an old Decca label favorite featuring Bing Crosby and The Jesters singing “Sioux City Sue.” Hear some great band with Harry James, Les Brown with Doris Day, and Benny Goodman with Helen Ward. Nat King Cole sings a lovely dusky Hoagy Carmichael standard most recently heard in the film “Sleepless in Seattle” with Tom Hanks. Hear one of the mid 1960’s hits entitled “Release Me” performed by Engelbert Humpedinck. (spell check goes nuts.) Hear Dionne Warwick with some Burt Bacharach/Hal David music, “Walk on By” followed up Bobby Darin’s “Beyond the Sea.” We’ll spin instrumentals by Michel Legrand, Vajean’s 1962 hit from the ABC TV series, “Ben Casey” and the Chantays. We’ll bring in America’s sweethearts, Steve and Eydie, to do an old Big Band era favorite. Hear hits by Bobby Vinton, Bruce Channel, and The Lettermen.
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On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Roger Whittaker opens this hour with a refreshing song “New World in the Morning.” Petula Clark takes the stage next with her version of the song, “Happy Heart.” Then we turn up the temperature with Ella Fitzgerald singing a hot number from “Kiss Me Kate.” We’ll team up Bette Midler with Barry Manilow to sing a song from an album dedicated to hits by Peggy Lee: “I Love Being Here with You.” Enjoy hit singles by a couple of the great period quartets: The Four Lads and The Ames Brothers. Enjoy a piece of Americana brought to life by folk singer Harry Belafonte as he sings the story of “John Henry.” Then we’ll spin that 1962 hit by Ketty Lester, “Love Letters.” Frank Sinatra joins up with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra for, “Tell Her You Love Her.” Hear some great theatre and cinema classics sung by Jo Stafford (from South Pacific) and Vic Damone (from West Side Story). Listen to Chicago’s Lou Rawls with one
of his many hit songs, “Lady Love.” Hear a fun tease between Buddy Clark and Doris Day, “Love Somebody (but I won’t say who)”. Enjoy a 1958 period favorite by the King Of Mambo as we hear Perez Prado’s “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White” featuring that great trumpet by Billy Regis. Songs by Perry Como, Joanie Summers and more. Leave comments and see the lists at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Pat Boone launches this set with some film music as we hear “April Love.” Peggy Lee is next as she gives in with “Alright, Ok, You Win!” Then we’ll track two period groups. First, The Vogues with “Turn Around, Look at Me” followed by an L.A. band called Climax and their early 1970s hit, “Precious and Few.” Hear Petula Clark with her charming 1960’s hit song known by two titles: “The Bird in the Sky”. Also called “Cat in the Window.” Hear Frank Sinatra’s sweeping hit version of an old Rod McKuen song, “Love’s Been Good to Me.” Enjoy some great film songs with Ferrante and Teicher ( Antony and Cleopatra), Vic Damone (South Pacific), Louis Armstrong (Mame), Glen Campbell (True Grit) and a special offering from a John Wayne film sung by Dean Martin and Ricky Nelson. Hear Nova Scotia’s own, Anne Murray; sing her first 1970 hit on the Capitol label, “Snowbird.” Next hear the great Tennessee Ernie Ford with his hit standard that stayed at number one for over four weeks in 1955, “Sixteen Tons.” Songs by Bobby Vee, the Lettermen, and more. Listen at:

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