Thursday, April 14, 2016

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 4.11.16

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: We open this hour with two great male groups. We’ll start with the Lettermen with “Put Your Head On My Shoulder” followed up with some classic grease with The Diamonds. Perry Como follows up with a 1950’s sock hop hit, “Jukebox Baby.” Frank Sinatra tilt’s the ol’ fedora for “Same Old Saturday Night.” Barbra Streisand sings a great American standard, “Taking A Chance On Love.” Enjoy some period folk with Peter , Paul and Mary, followed by The Kingston Trio. We’ll team up Doris Day with Buddy Clark for a latter 1940’s tease called, “Love Somebody.” Listen to Ella Fitzgerald with a swingin’ version of a great Irving Berlin song, “Let Yourself Go.” Next, hear Robert Goulet with a sultry version of the song, “Summertime” from Porgy and Bess. We’ll spin instrumentals by Acker Bilk, Herb Alpert and the TJB and John Williams and the Boston Pops. Hear Sam Cooke’s “Only 16”, Patti Page with “All My Love,” Marty Robbins with “Ruby Ann,” and Dean Martin. Many more. Listen at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tony Bennett launches this hour with the Mitch Miller gang singing a song from “Bye Bye Birdie.” Then listen to the talented and versatile Sammy Davis Jr providing his own percussion for “On a Clear Day.” Swing with Harry James and Helen Forrest with a big band era favorite, “I’m Beginning to See the Light.” We’ll “Wake the Town and Tell the People” with the Les Baxter Orchestra and Chorus, followed with a smooth version of “the Nearness of You” with Robert Goulet. Listen to Peggy Lee with her version of “A Doodlin’ Song.” We’ll team up the Limelighters for their one early 1960’s chart topping hit, “Dollar Down and a Dollar a Week.” Re-live a moment from the silver screen with Judy Garland singing, “I Got Rhythm.” Frank Sinatra pairs up with Keely Smith for “How Ya Fixed for Love?” Enjoy instrumental selections by Bert Kaempfert, along with Horst Jankowski’s “A Walk in the Black Forest.” Hear Pat Boone’s 1957 hit song “Love Letters in the Sand.” Great period male groups like, The Hilltoppers, The Vogues, and The Lovin’ Spoonful. Lots more. Leave comments, see the lists at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Tom Jones fires off this segment with the great Paul Anka hit song, “She’s a Lady.” Next we stay with the London-Polydor label for Engelbert Humperdinck’s 1978 comeback hit, “After the Loving.” Sarah Vaughan sings a lovely version of “Misty” featuring an orchestra under the direction of Quincy Jones. We’ll brew up a little “Witchcraft” with Frank Sinatra followed up with “The Theme from Exodus” with Arthur Ferrante and Louis Teicher. Gather the kids round the computer speakers for the story of “the Little Shoemaker” by the Gaylords. Hear Dionne Warwick’s, “I Say a Little Prayer” and Bobby Goldsboro’s “the Straight Life.” Turn up the big band of Harry James with “Carnival” followed by Russ Morgan singing a song for you Kansas Jayhawkers. Hear a “Hall of Fame” favorite performed by Doris Day from the film “Calamity Jane.” We’ll spin a 1950’s period hit for Jimmie Rodgers, “Kisses Sweeter than Wine.” Hear songs by Rosemary Clooney, Paul Anka, the Village Stompers and more. Listen at:

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