Monday, December 7, 2015

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.7.15

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Nat King Cole begins this set with a country favorite from 1962, “Rambling Rose.” Next we’ll listen to a little saucy attitude from Peggy Lee as she struts her stuff with the song, “Pass Me By.” We’ll track a 1954
hit record for Kitty Kallen that she and her husband put up the money for to get it published. Enjoy some fine period instrumentals with Berthold Kaempfert and Raymond Lefevere. Ella Fitzgerald sings some great Cole Porter. Hear Ella sing the classic standard, “Anything Goes.” Listen to the Four Lads with a good old Harold Arlen song. We’ll reunite the Association to sing with Barry Manilow as they recreate two Association hits in one song, “Cherish” and “Windy.” We’ll track a 1968 hit for Judy Collins written by songwriter Joni Mitchell (on an airplane flying over the clouds) Listen to a late 1950’s period hit single for Jimmie Rodgers that became the name for a Post brand breakfast cereal. Hear songs by Dusty Springfield, Dean Martin and more. Listen at:

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 2: Trini Lopez launches this hour with a salsa treatment of “If I Had A Hammer.” Then listen to a fun little song as Doris Day sings a song from around the corner in a phone booth. (no really) Hear Wayne Newton with the sweet song, “Red Roses for a Blue Lady” followed by a wonderful sound of the season with folk singer Tom Paxton. Hear a song sung by Sarah Vaughan that she found “corny” though it was a chart topping hit for her: “Broken Hearted Melody.” We’ll go “Walking to New Orleans with Fats Domino, followed by a ride to “Detroit City” with Tom Jones. We’ll spin an instrumental theme for the most popular TV cop show ever, Ray Anthony’s, “the Theme from Dragnet” and another theme from the TV series, “M.A.S.H” by Capitol records producer Al De Lory. Hear actress Marilyn Monroe with a sultry number called, “You’d Be Surprised.” Perry Como performs the lovely ballad, “Fly Me to the Moon.” Hear songs by Kay Starr, Louis Prima, Andy Williams and more. Leave comments see the playlists, link to Neon Jazz at:

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: Louis Armstrong opens this hour with a fun romp called, “the Dummy Song.” Kansas City’s Marilyn Maye performs an up tempo amorous song from “Kismet.” You’ll hear Al Martino’s “Mary in the Morning.” The Mills Brothers perform their hit, “Cab Driver” followed up with a sultry version of “Cry Me a River” with Julie London. We’ll track some Neil Diamond with his 1972 hit record, “Play Me.” Hear some great period instrumentals with Walter Wanderley, Harry James, Michel Legrand and a Holiday selection with The London Philharmonic. Frank Sinatra sings some film music with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra called “the Tender Trap.” Hear the Four Lads with the theme from the Marilyn Monroe movie, “Bus Stop.” Bing Crosby croons a song to his Irish roots with the song, “Galway Bay.” Hear Canadian jazz diva Diana Krall with her rendition of the standard, “From This Moment On”, Tony Bennett’s “Firefly” and a fun little “throw-in” single by Jim Nabors. (Shazam!) Enjoy! Listen now at:

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