Monday, January 25, 2016

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.25.16

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Louis Armstrong opens this week’s offerings with a song from Hello Dolly, “So Long Dearie”. Then listen to a lighthearted song of redemption from “the Pajama Game” sung by Patti Page. Grab a hanky for Dean Martin as he sings, “I’d Cry like a Baby.” We’ll track an early 1950’s hit
for an Italian beauty from Chicago: Joni James sings, “Purple Shades.” Enjoy some requested British invasion music with The New Vaudeville Band. We’ll go to the swingin’ session album with Nelson Riddle backing Frank Sinatra singing, “You Do Something to Me” followed up with some great jazz trio with Nat King Cole. We’ll bring back Satchmo and team him up with Bing Crosby for a Cole Porter song from the 1956 film High Society. Listen to a great 1963 hit for Steve Lawrence singing a song written by Carole King. Great instrumentals by Al Hirt, Herb Alpert and the TJB, Si Zentner, and Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra. Listen to songs by Ella Fitzgerald, Les Baxter and more. Listen at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Marvelous Marilyn Maye storms on stage with a great Jerome Kern song that wow’d em’ on The Tonight Show. Sammy Davis takes the mic next with his 1963 hit song, “What Kind Of Fool Am I?” We’ll do a Cole Porter set with Tony Bennett singing “Night and Day” followed by Frank Sinatra with “Anything Goes.” Listen to a live recording in Vegas of Louis Prima and Keely Smith having fun on stage with “Embraceable You.” Presenting one of New York’s keepers of the Great American songbook, Jerry Costanzo and his big band with “Don’t Cha Go Away Mad.” Listen to Doris Day with a Broadway song from Pal Joey, “Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered.” Hear some film music with The Sandpipers from “The Sterile Cuckoo” and Gene Kelly with the iconic standard, “Singing in the Rain.” Hear great big band selections with Benny Goodman and Glen Gray. Dean Martin sings his hit standard, “Everybody Loves Somebody.” Listen to songs by Frank Mills, Eydie Gorme and Guy Mitchell.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Engelbert Humperdinck launch’s this juke with his comeback hit, “After the Loving.” Tom Jones steps up next with his 1965 hit from the film, “What’s New Pussycat.” Then we remember a film starring William Holden and Kim Novak as the McGuire Sisters sing the theme from “Picnic.” Listen to another great movie theme, this one from the Marilyn Monroe film, “Bus Stop” sung by the Four Lads. Get your kicks on “Route 66” with Nat King Cole, followed up with some great big band with Harry James and vocalist Helen Forrest. Listen to Hugo Winterhalter’s RCA Orchestra backing jazz pianist Eddie Heywood for “Canadian Sunset.” You’ll hear the one hit wonder, Bruce Channel’s 1962 number one record, “Hey Baby.” Enjoy a big sky western set with Al Caiola’s “Theme from Bonanza, Loren Green’s “Ringo,” and Dinah Shore singing a song from the Bob Hope film “The Paleface.” Hear The Ames Brothers with an old Ted Weems Big Band standard, “Heartaches.” Songs with Anita Bryant, Perry Como and more.
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