On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Kay Starr goes “Swinging Down the Lane” as we launch this set. Listen to Andy Williams sing “That Old Bilbao Song.” Then hear a tender “Summer Song” with Chad and Jeremy. We’ll track the 1966 award winning song for Frank Sinatra and The Gordon Jenkins Orchestra, “It Was a Very Good Year.” Listen to some great big band with Harry James and a swing hit by Glenn Miller. We’ll spin a great John Hartford song sung by Patti Page. Her female answer to “Gentle on My Mind.” Tony Bennett does a smooth rendition of the period standard, “Fly Me to the Moon,” followed up with a hit song by the Fifth Dimension.” Then hear Barry Manilow with a song he wrote for Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand.” Listen to a great set with The Vogues singing, “Turn Around Look at Me,” Jo Stafford and Gordon McCrae singing, “A” You’re Adorable” and Jimmy Dean’s “Big John.” We’ll close with a Jerry Goldsmith theme written for the 1970 film, Patton.” Hear songs with Dusty Springfield, Andre Previn, and more.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Dean Martin opens this juke with “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On.” Then listen to Nat King Cole with his 1953 hit song, “Pretend.” We’ll team up Rosemary Clooney with her sister Betty for their hit song heard in the film, “White Christmas.” Hear one of the early great chart hits for Engelbert Humperdinck, “The Last Waltz” followed by Petula Clark’s “Don’t Sleep in the Subway.” Listen to the Henry Mancini Orchestra with the theme written by Johnny Mercer for the 1970 film, “Darling Lili.” Enjoy great period instrumentals by Leroy Anderson, Percy Faith, Perez Prado and Les Baxter. Listen to the Kay Starr hit that would become the name for the popular game show, “Wheel of Fortune.” Enjoy the first 1970 hit for Anne Murray, “Snowbird” followed up with one of Glenn Campbell’s most adored songs, “The Dreams of the Everyday Housewife.” We’ll play Kitty Kallen’s 1954 hit, “Little Things Mean a Lot” and Jim Lowe’s “Green Door.” Introducing Kansas City’s Rob McHenry with a lovely treatment of the song “Lady in Red.” Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/