Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.7.16

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Oklahoman Kay Starr kicks off this week’s offerings with her 1953 hit song, “Side by Side.” Frank Sinatra takes the stage next for one his signature standards, “I’ve Got the World on a String.” Hear great instrumental selections with Glen Gray’s Casa Loma Orchestra, Hugo Winterhalter, and Michel Legrand. Listen to a steamy number performed by Eartha Kitt for a 1952 review. Followed by Nat King Cole singing, “To the Ends ofhttp://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/
the Earth.” We’ll track a song written ala Stephen Foster for Bing Crosby. Bing sings, “Dear Hearts and Gentle People.” We’ll experience “An Evening in Roma” with Dean Martin. Enjoy a folk set with The Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary, Jimmie Rodgers, and Johnny Horton. Listen to Dion, as he leads off after the second break with his 1961 hit, “Runaround Sue.” Then listen to Georgia Gibbs knock off a playful R& B song called, “Tweedle Dee.” We’ll spin hit songs by Perry Como, Brenda Lee and Art and Dottie Todd. Listen now at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Peggy Lee storms on stage with her rendition of “Come Back to Me.” Then listen to Vic Damone croon a great song from West Side Story. Hear Patsy Cline with her hit song written by Willie Nelson. We’ll do a Rat Pack set with Dean Martin’s “Kick in the Heard”, Sammy Davis Jr with a Broadway hit, and Frank Sinatra with a beautiful Jimmy Van Heusen / Sammy Cahn song that won the Academy Award for best original song in 1957. Barbra Streisand sings the title cut from her 1973 album, “Stoney End.” (Ask her today and she’ll tell ya she still doesn’t know what the song was supposed to be about.) Enjoy a fun road classic by the Playmates about the Little Nash Rambler. Listen to New York’s own Jerry Costanzo and his great swingin’ band with his current hit, “Don’t Cha Go Away Mad.” We’ll spin Robert Goulet’s signature hit from the period Broadway sensation “Camelot.” Dance along with a “polka” set with Perry Como, and Lawrence Welk. Hear songs by Elvis, Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and more.
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On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Trini Lopez launches this set with a salsa version of a great folk hit, “Lemon Tree.” Then Rosemary Clooney steps in for an uptempo rendition of “April in Paris.” Enjoy a 1963 summer hit standard for Nat King Cole and The Ralph Carmichael Chorus. We’ll track a 1971 hit song for the New Seekers, “Look What They Done to my Song.” (Ma) Listen to instrumentals by the Moe Kauffman Septet, Walter Wanderley, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, and the lovely 1963 hit for Bill Pursell, “Our Winter Love.” We’ll team up Sammy Davis Jr with the Count Basie Orchestra for a steamy version of “She’s A Woman.” Hear one of the early hits for Tony Bennett on the Columbia label, “Because of You” followed up with Barry Manilow’s “Can’t Smile Without You.” We’ll spin a 1965 hit for a Pennsylvania group signed to a record label right outta high school. The Vogues sing “You’re the One.” This’ll be followed up with a beautiful version of “Ebb Tide” by Matt Monro, and then a swingin’ version of “Blue Moon” by Frank Sinatra. Hear hits by Rick Nelson, Marty Robbins (A White Sport Coat) and Mama Cass.
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