Monday, February 1, 2016

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 2.1.16

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Doris Day leads off this hour of great standards with “Lullaby of Broadway.” Then Frank Sinatra keeps up the beat with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra with, “Too Marvelous for Words.” Listen to Nat King Cole with the Ralph Carmichael Chorus with a heart warmer called, “That Sunday That Summer.” We’ll team up Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters for a great Johnny Mercer song, followed u
p with Eydie Gorme’s lilting version of “Fly Me to the Moon.” Enjoy a couple of great instrumental hits with Barry DeVorzon’s “Nadia’s Theme” and Henry Mancini’s “Pink Panther Theme.” Listen to a rousing amorous number from “Kismet” performed by KC’s own Marilyn Maye. Hear a couple of good old songs from the film “Little Me” sung by Vikki Carr and Robert Goulet. Dean Martin takes the stage with the EZ Riders for his 1956 hit, “Memories and Made of This.” We’ll track songs by Vic Damone, Stan Getz, Kay Starr and more. Listen now at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Andy Williams launches this set with a movie theme “you can’t refuse”: The Love Theme from The Godfather.” The Marvelous Marilyn Maye takes the stage next with her hit, “Cabaret!” Listen to Frank Sinatra with a Cole Porter standard, “I Get a Kick out of You” followed up with Dionne Warwick’s “Promises Promises” and another Broadway song from “Hair” sung by Oliver Swafford. Enjoy a great TV memory as the Henry Mancini Orchestra plays “the Mystery Movie Theme.” Nat King Cole performs his 1962 country hit, “Rambling Rose.” Then “Don’t Rain on my Parade” as Barbra Streisand performs that song heard in “Funny Girl.” Listen to Louis Armstrong as we get a little light-footed for “It Takes Two to Tango” followed up with a sentimental ballad by The Hilltoppers, “PS I Love You.” We’ll spin records by Brenda Lee, The Ames Brothers. The Lettermen and laugh a little with “44 Sycamore” by Phil Harris.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Dean Martin gets this juke off the ground as we “Sway” with Dino. Then Canadian Paul Anka sings a song he wrote that became the image song for Eastman Kodak in the late 1960’s. Doris Day performs a film song from “Love Me or Leave Me” where she starred as actress Ruth Etting. We launch it “straight to the moon” with songs by The Ames Brothers and Sarah Vaughan. Listen to the Mills Brothers with one of their many charting hit records, “Cab Driver” followed by Frank Sinatra’s “Can I Steal a Little Love.” Kay Starr takes on a jazz standard. “Up a Lazy River” from one of her most celebrated albums. Hear Bing Crosby’s lush performance of a great period Victor Young song, “Around the World.” We’ll drop a needle on one of the Tennessee Plow boy’s hits as Eddy Arnold sings, “Nobody but Me.” Listen to Bert Kaempfert with a tune used on the daytime TV game show, “The Match Game.” Robert Goulet sings “Fortissimo,” Australia’s Helen Reddy sings her song, “Peaceful” and hear the Neon Philharmonic with their 1969 hit single “Morning Girl.” Hear hits by Tony Bennett, The McGuire Sisters and more.
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