Monday, January 11, 2016

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.11.16

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Bobby Darin opens this week’s offerings with one of his swingin’ hits from the latter 1950’s, “Dream Lover.” Then enjoy some James Bond film music as Shirley Bassey sings, “Diamonds are Forever.” Barbra Streisand sings a song from her first 1964 album that she also performed on her TV show, “I Got No Strings.” Listen to Peggy Lee with a fun little diddy called “A Doodlin’ Song” followed up with a Perry Como favorite featuring the Ray Charles singers, “Papa Loves Mambo.” We’ll track some great instrumentals with Henry Mancini’s “Mister Lucky”, Don Costa’s “Never On Sunday”, and some swingin’ big band with Benny Goodman and his Orchestra. Listen to a track from a British short film called “The Cyclist of Belsize Park” sung by Engelbert Humperdinck. Hear some great groups like The Association, and The Four Lads. Frank Sinatra brews up a bit o’ “Witchcraft.” Hear some great Cole Porter with Ella Fitzgerald, songs by Danny Williams, Tony Bennett, Pat Boone and more.
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On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tony Bennett loads the gospel gun as we kick off this hour with “Sing you Sinners.” Eydie Gorme takes the mic next singing with the angels as we remember a great old Ziggy Elman big band hit standard. Then “All Aboard” with The Glenn Miller Orchestra as we hop aboard the “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” We’ll do a little “Learning of the Blues” with Frank Sinatra. Ella Fitzgerald performs the hit standard “I Got Rhythm” followed up with a good old Nat King Cole hit record from 1951, “Mona Lisa.” We’ll team up Rosemary Clooney with Guy Mitchell for a film song called, “the House Of Singing Bamboo.” The McGuire Sisters do a jazzy little lament for papa who can’t dig them “Rhythm and Blues.” Dean Martin is next with a country song about headin’ back to “Houston” followed up with a snappy 1958 hit for Doris Day. Listen to a Victor Young standard heard in the movie, “One Minute to Zero” sung by The Lettermen. Brenda Lee will be “Comin’ on Strong” followed up by Andy Williams singing “Happy Heart.” Hear Matt Monro, Les Baxter, and the one hit wonder, “The Hollywood Argyles, “Alley Oop.” Leave comments see the playlists at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Bette Midler opens this set with a cut from her tribute album to singer Peggy Lee, “Alright Ok You Win.” Tom Jones slams on stage next for his hit song, “Daughter of Darkness.” Listen to Patti Page with her hit song that put “Ol Cape Cod” on the map. Listen to the soulful Ray Charles as he sings, “You Don’t Know Me.” Then we’ll bring in Peggy Lee for her fun hit song, “Hey Big Spender.” We’ll join up Bing Crosby with Rosemary Clooney as we land in the Big Easy for the song “Come to the Mardis Gras.” Listen to Kay Starr perform a rousing version of “Night Train” from one her most celebrated albums. You’ll hear great instrumentals with Sounds Orchestral’s version of “Cast Your Fate to the Wind,” “A Taste Of Honey” with Herb Alpert and the TJB, Mason William’s “Classical Gas” a
nd “Jiving Around” with the Al Casey Combo. Listen to Vic Damone sing an up tempo song from “Pal Joey.” We’ll track some Burt Bacharach/Hal David with Dionne Warwick singing, “Message to Michael.” Perry Como takes us on a “Dreamers Holiday” with the Fontane Sisters. Hear songs with Matt Monro, The Kingston Trio and more. Listen at:

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