Tuesday, February 9, 2016

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 2.8.16

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Connie Francis (Concetta Franconero) leads off this week’s offerings with an amorous Italian rendition of “Quando Quando.” The English Gentleman, Roger Whittaker, takes the stage next for “New World in the Morning.” Ella Fitzgerald takes on a tasty Cole Porter selection as she sings, “All Through the Night” followed up with a rendition of “April In Paris” by Frank Sinatra. We’ll track a good ol’ standard sung by Billy Williams, “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” followed by some Burt Bacharach/Hal David sung by Dionne Warwick. Introducing Steven Maglio with a Sinatra standard performed en’ Bossa Nova, “The Summer Wind.” Listen to Dean Martin singing, “In the Misty Moonlight” followed up with a little “Moonglow” by Debbie Reynolds. Hear some lush instrumental arrangements by Andre Previn and Roger Williams. Bobby Darin remembers “A Nightingale in Berkley Square.” Sip a little “Black Coffee” with Julie London. Hear Dinah Shore, Frankie Laine and more.
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On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Canadian Michael Buble launches this hour with “A Foggy Day in London.” Then listen to the Lettermen with a 1960’s standard, “Going Out of my Head.” Enjoy a hit for singer Jackie DeShannon with, “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” followed up with a favorite by Stevie Wonder. Listen to Elvis Presley roll a seven for “Viva Las Vegas.” Then we’ll team up Brook Benton with Dinah Washington with the song, “Baby You’ve got what it Takes.” Hear a jazzy set with Lena Horne singing’ “Stormy Weather”, Count Basie with Joe Williams “Smack Dab in the Middle” and a “Rockamambo” selection from Perez Prado. Petula Clark sings a lovely song written by Charlie Chaplin for the film, “A Countess from Hong Kong.” Listen to the signature song of the big band era, “In the Mood” performed by Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra. Andy Williams sings a song from “State Fair” followed by a song from a movie starring Betty Davis sung by Patti Page. Listen to Ray Charles, Matt Monroe, Nat King Cole and more.
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On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Frank Sinatra opens with a great Martin Scorsese film theme from “New York, New York.” Then enjoy jazz diva Dianne Reeves as she belts out a song from the period film, “Good Night and Good Luck.” We’ll hook up Art and Dotty Todd for their 1958 hit song, “Chanson D’ Amour” followed up with a salsa treatment of a Paul McCartney song performed by Sergio Mendez and Brazil. Listen to the song that defined an era, Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable.” Kay Starr sings a jazzy version of “When My Dreamboat Comes Home” followed up with some great Dixieland with Al Hirt on a live recording from the big easy. Enjoy some great Tommy Dorsey big band with “Song of India.” Hear some hit songs by The Four Lads and a Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads. Listen to the beautiful Jo Stafford with a lovely panoramic song, “Somewhere There’s’ a Valley.” Then listen to a lush version of “Lara’s Theme” from Dr. Zhivago, performed by the James Last orchestra and chorus. Hear Helen Reddy sing a hit song from Jesus Christ Superstar, Tony Bennett, Bobby Goldsboro and more.
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