Friday, April 1, 2016

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.14.16

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Ella Fitzgerald launches this week’s set with a sassy little number from “Kiss Me Kate.” Then we’ll track a little “Friendly Persuasion” with Pat Boone. Enjoy a song in celebration of St Patrick’s Day week as we spin Roger Whittaker singing, “Star of the County Down.” Enjoy some James Bond film music sung by Matt Monro from the movie, “From Russia with Love.” Perry Como sings a 1950’s hit song performed with The Ramblers, “Don’t Let the Stars Get in your Eyes,” followed up a favorite by Terry Gilkyson and the EZ Riders and a sultry number sung by Marilyn Monroe. Listen to some great period instrumentals: Percy Faith’s “A Summer Place” and Henry Mancini’s “The Baby Elephant Walk.” Nat King Cole sings a lush version of an old Ray Noble hit, “The Very Thought of You.” Listen to Tony Bennett with the Mitch Miller Gang sing a song from “Bye Bye Birdie.” Hear songs with Engelbert Humperdinck, Sarah Vaughan, and more. Listen now at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tommy Edwards opens this hour with his 1958 hit single, “It’s all in the Game.” Frank Sinatra follows up with a good ol’ Harold Arlen song, “Let’s Fall in Love.” Ella Fitzgerald performs an Irving Berlin favorite heard in the 1936 Fred Astaire/Ginger Rogers film “Swingtime.” Listen to some great big band with Harry James and his trumpet playing his signature hit, “You Made Me Love You.” We’ll team up Bing Crosby with his son Gary for “Sam’s Song” followed up with a cartoon favorite picked up by Bugs Bunny, sung here by The Ink Spots. Perry Como and Betty Hutton get together for a 1954 favorite from the play, “Guys and Dolls.” Enjoy a Doris Day favorite from the film, ‘the Man Who Knew Too Much” followed up by “Red Roses for a Blue Lady” by Vic Dana and a Johnny Mercer standard backed by The Pied Pipers. Roger Whittaker sings his 1975 overnight hit called “The Last Farewell.” Barbra Streisand sings a fun song heard in the Disney film “Pinocchio.” Listen to hit songs Al Hirt, Nancy Sinatra’s “Boots” and a St Patrick’s Day favorite, sung by John Gary heard in a 1940 Humphrey Bogart film.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Dean Martin starts this final set with a jazzy standard, “You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You.” Then enjoy some classic Burt Bacharach/Hal David hit music sung by Dionne Warwick. Fred Astaire sings and taps his way thru one of his hit songs from “Top Hat.” Listen to a couple more St Pat’s offerings with Bing Crosby and Dennis Day. Enjoy a doo wop favorite by The Casinos, “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye.” We’ll spin a set with Peggy Lee singing her fun 1947 hit song, “Manana Is Good Enough For Me”, Paul Anka’s “Put Your Head on my Shoulder” and Johnny Mathis singing “Wonderful, Wonderful.” Hear some big band as Benny Goodman and his Orchestra perform “The Jersey Bounce.” Hear Petula Clark’s “The Other Man’s Grass is Always Greener.” We’ll track a hit song by “The Pozo Seco Singers (featuring Don Williams). We’ll play records by Perry Come, Tony Martin, and go to the back of the rack for an old favorite by Mildred Bailey. Listen at:

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