Monday, June 27, 2016

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.21.16

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Nat King Cole steams on stage for a rousing version of a great jazz standard, “Avalon.” Then we'll sweeten things up with a little honey in the horn with Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. Enjoy some great period groups like the Chordettes singing “Never on Sunday,” The Ames Brothers with “Melodie D'Amour” and The Four Freshmen with their jazzy 1956 rendition of “Charmaine.” Hear Frank Sinatra sing some signature Cole Porter with “Anything Goes,” followed with a fun hit song with Peggy Lee performing, “Manana is Good Enough For Me.” Enjoy some great big band with Harry James conducting his orchestra for “A Sleepy Lagoon.” We'll pull one from the back of the rack in fulfillment of a request for Ruth Brown singing, “I Don't Know.” Georgia Gibbs takes a period R&B number and sings from the shoulder her version of, “Tweedle Dee,” followed up with a little “Swayin'” with Dean Martin. Doris Day sings a hit standard from the Broadway play, Pal Joey. We'll “Jump Jive and Wail with Louis Prima and Keely Smith, then go from “Rags to Riches” with Tony Bennett. We'll play Steve Lawrence, the Mantovani Orchestra and more. Listen at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Glenn Yarbrough opens this hour with a 1963 hit from a Steve McQueen film called, “Baby the Rain Must Fall.” Then listen to The Marvelous Marilyn Maye as she goes into her song, “If My Friends Could See Me Now.” Enjoy the classic Tony Bennett signature hit, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” Hear some more great movie music with Dean Martin with a song he sang in “Oceans Eleven,” Elmer Berstein directing the orchestra for the “Theme From the Magnificent Seven,” and Pat Boone's lovely hit film song, “Friendly Persuasion.” Also tune in for a back of the rack hit for Georgie Fame's, “the Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde.” We'll spin the Drifters hit record, “On Broadway,” followed up by a period instrumental Bossa Nova hit by Joe Harnell. You'll hear Benny Goodman with Rosemary Clooney performing the song, “Memories of You.” We'll spin Nat King Cole's huge 1962 hit record “Rambling Rose” then ride the range listening to Marty Robbins epic hit record from 1959, “El Paso.” Listen for the lovely Patti Page with “Gentle on My Mind” and some folk with the Kingston Trio with “A Worried Man.”
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Look Out OL” MACK IS BACK. We open with Bobby Darin's great 1959 hit record. Then listen to a sassy little number written by Nashville's Mr. Floyd Cramer for the trumpet of Al Hirt as Jumbo plays, “Fancy Pants.” We'll sip a little 'Black Coffee” with the sultry Julie London. Then it's “Just You, Just Me” and Nat King Cole. We'll spin one of Frank Sinatra's most popular hit songs, “Strangers in the Night,” followed by a great Willie Nelson song performed by Mr. Ray Price singing, “The Night Life, Aint No Good Life.” Laugh a little with Mr. Phil Harris doing his rowdy hit song, “the Thing,” Turn up an old standard from the vinyl vault by the Four King Sisters doing, “Mairzy Doats” followed by Bing Crosby singing, “Sioux City Sue.” Enjoy some film music with The Four Lads performing a song from a Marilyn Monroe movie and Connie Francis singing the theme from “Where the Boys Are.” Keely Smith sings “You Go to My Head” followed by Satchmo singing and playin his horn for “I Still Get Jealous. More songs with Sammy Davis Jr, Perry Como, Frankie Laine and more. Listen now at:

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