Friday, April 1, 2016

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.28.16

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Rosemary Clooney powers up this set with a song used as a period track in the first season of the TV series “Madmen.” Then we bring on the horn of Louis Prima as the “Music Goes Round and Round” and it comes out here. “Make Yourself Comfortable” with Sarah Vaughan. Enjoy period instrumental selections with Hugo Winterhalter’s RCA Orchestra with jazz pianist Eddie Heywood, Benny Goodman’s “One O’clock Jump” and Michel Legrand’s Orchestra with “Delicado.” Hear some lovely film music from Doctor Zhivago sung by the chorus of Ray Conniff. Dean Martin croons the song “Just in Time” followed by an old 1960’s folk favorite by The Seekers. Enjoy a lovely 1953 hit with the Ames Brothers, “You, You, You.” Then listen to Dinah Shore’s version of the song “Love and Marriage.” We’ll track a rousing version of “Kansas City Here I Come” sung by Kansas City’s own Marilyn Maye. Listen to Johnny Mathis sing ‘A Certain Smile” backed by the orchestra of Percy Faith. Songs by The McGuire Sisters, Al Martino, Andy Williams and more. Listen now at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Four Lads kick off this set with the Ray Conniff singers singing “Put a Light in the Window.” Frank Sinatra takes the mic next with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra with a song about The Windy City. Then daughter Nancy performs a song from the James Bond film ‘You Only Live Twice.” Enjoy some great period TV music with the theme from “Mission Impossible” by Lalo Schifrin. Nat King Cole performs a great Fats Waller standard, “Aint Misbehaving” followed by a 1971 song request for BJ Thomas singing “No Love at All.” We’ll play some great film music with Judy Garland performing an old Al Jolson standard, and a song from South Pacific sung by Perry Como. Mel Torme sings “Get Outta Town” followed up with some swingin’ big band with Harry James. Hang on to your hat as Gogi Grant sings her 1956 hit, “the Wayward Wind.” Then we’ll spin a one-hit-wonder record for a group called, “Sumpthin’ Smith and the Redheads.” Hear The Platters, Tony Bennett and more.
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On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: America’s sweethearts, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme open this hour with an old big band era song, “Bei Mir Bistu Schon.” (spell check!) Perry Como takes the stage next for a bluesy favorite called, “Dream on Little Dreamer.” Then hear an early Nat King Cole hit, “Nature Boy.” We’ll team up Bing Crosby with The Andrews Sisters for “Pistol Packin’ Mama.” Listen to a lovely song that won the Academy Award for the best original song in the 1936 production of “Swingtime.” The Lettermen sing, “The Way You Look Tonight.” Then listen to the keyboards of Arthur Ferrante and Louis Teicher as they play a great song from “West Side Story.” A Texas dance instructor named Mary Martin will perform the hit song that put her on the map, “My Heart Belongs to Daddy.” Then listen to Frank Sinatra sing a torch song called “The World We Knew” followed up with some great big band as Billy May’s orchestra play, “Stompin’ at the Savoy.” We’ll spin The Association with “Cherish” and Herb Alpert and the TJB with “the Mexican Shuffle.” Hear songs by Tony Martin, Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Washington, and more.
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