Monday, January 11, 2016

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.4.16

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Four Lads open this set and the New Year with a toe tapper from the play Gypsy, “Together Wherever We Go.” Then enjoy some great music from the golden days of MGM with Judy Garland. We’ll spin one of the hits of Les Paul and Mary Ford, “Hummingbird.” You’ll hear the song that brought home the bacon for one songwriter named John Hartford as Glen Campbell sings, “Ge
ntle on My Mind” followed up by Anne Murray’s beautiful Grammy award winning ballad, “You Needed Me.” Listen to fine instrumental hit tunes by Bill Pursell (Our Winter Love) and Horst Jankowski (A Walk in the Black Forest.) Nat King Cole croons an old Ray Noble hit song, “The Very Thought of You.” Listen to the Marvelous Marilyn Maye, “If My Friends Could See Me Now.” (They’d prob’ly say, ‘what happened?” ) We’ll play the first major chart hit for Jerry Vale which debuted on Ed Sullivan. Hear Dinah Shore with an old big band era favorite, “I’ll Never Say Never Again”, Frank Sinatra with a good old Cole Porter song, Johnny Mathis and more. Listen now at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Oklahoman Kay Starr launches this hour with a rousing version of the Jazz standard, “On a Slow Boat to China.” Then the Ames Brothers take the stage for their version of an old Ralph Flanagan hit song, “Ragg Mopp.” Enjoy some big band with Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra with the Cole Porter song, “Begin the Beguine.” Pack your bags as we board an airliner with Frank Sinatra singing, “Come Fly with Me.” Connie Francis sings “Sixteen Reasons” followed up with some folk music with The Brothers Four singing their hit, “Greenfields.” Hear America’s sweetheart, Annette Funicello with “O Dio Mio.” Tony Bennett performs with the Count Basie Orchestra a song about the windy city. Then enjoy some film music with Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass with the theme from “Zorba the Greek.” Nat King Cole sings a toe tapper with Les Baxter’s Capitol Records Orchestra called, “Walking My Baby Back Home.” Listen to Dinah Shore with “Dear Hearts and Gentle People,” Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and lots more. Leave comments see the playlists at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Les Brown and his Band of Renown get this set underway with some great swing music, “Leap Frog.” Dean Martin is next with The Four Lads singing a Frank Loesser song from “A Most Happy Fella.” Hear Nancy Wilson with her 1964 Grammy award winning song, “How Glad I Am.” Listen to Nat King Cole with a lovely song written in part by actor, Charlie Chaplin, “Smile.” Al Martino performs a song from the film, Romeo and Juliet. We’ll spin a big band wartime favorite with Harry James and Helen Forrest, “I’ve Heard That Song Before.” We’ll follow that with Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night.” We’ll spin one of the Association’s all-time great hits, “Windy” followed up with a film theme from the 1966 movie “Born Free” performed by Roger Williams. You’ll hear more film/Broadway songs by Debbie Reynolds and Vic Damone. Pat Boone sings a mid 1950’s rock n’ roll hit originally done by The El Dorados, “At My Front Door.” Listen to Sarah Vaughan, The New Colony Six, The Four Preps and more. Listen at:

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