Monday, August 29, 2016

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.29.16

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Fred Astaire opens this star studded hour with one of his iconic songs from “Top Hat.” Ella Fitzgerald takes the stage next for some great signature Cole Porter, “Anything Goes.” The Four Aces follow with a Harold Arlen favorite. Enjoy an amorous Italian version of “Quando, Quando” by Connie Francis. Tony Bennett teams up with Count Basie to sing a song about that windy city, followed with a lush version of the song, “Laura” sung by Vic Damone. We’ll track a 1962 hit single for Nat King Cole, “Rambling Rose” then scoot over to the Mercury label for a song by Dinah Washington, “A Cottage for Sale.” Hear the Four Preps with that song about the “island of romance,” The Dixie Cups with “Chapel of Love” and Johnny Mathis with “Wonderful, Wonderful.” Swing with the Benny Goodman Orchestra as we go “Jumping at the Woodside” followed with Frank Sinatra singing, “You Make Me Feel So Young.” We’ll bring back Frank with Sammy Davis Jr to do a little Rat Packin,’ followed up with Dean Martin’s “I’d Cry like a Baby.” More from the Islanders and Caterina Valente. Boom!
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On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Lettermen launch into this segment with a rousing version of “Shangri La.” Engelbert Humperdinck takes it next to sing a hit song heard in a period British short film. Hear Eydie Gorme with her 1963 Columbia hit sung with a group called the Cookies. Enjoy a spice and pickle as we track a forgotten hit by Tony Orlando and Dawn. Hear Dean Martin with one of his signature hit songs, “That’s Amore,” followed with a steamy 1954 number by actress Marilyn Monroe. We’ll a spin a salsa version of a Beatles song performed by Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66. Instrumental selections with Paul Mauriat’s “Love is Blue” and Dave “Baby” Cortez with “The Happy Organ.” Enjoy a folk set with Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman” followed with the Seekers singing “Georgie Girl.” Ella Fitzgerald performs a solid scat version of “Blue Skies” and then hear the Hi Lo’s exercising their incredible vocal ranges with “Camptown Races.” Listen to Barbra Streisand with a cut from her great Broadway album, Tony Bennett, and Bobby Sherman.
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On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Sammy Davis Jr begins this Juke with a Broadway selection from “Golden Rainbow.” Then listen to the Henry Mancini Orchestra with the Theme from the “Tonight Show.” Listen to Nat King Cole’s rendition of an old Fats Waller standard followed with a song called “Bargain Day” by Dinah Washington. You’ll hear a period set with Lenny Welch’s “Since I Fell for You,” the Four Lads with a popular song from “Gypsy,” and Frankie Laine with the EZ Riders. Patti Page performs her 1957 hit, “Old Cape Cod” then we’re “Just in Time” for Dean Martin. We’ll track a hit jazz standard performed by The McGuire Sisters, followed up with a lush instrumental selection by Andre Previn called, “Like Young.” Hear Jo Stafford with the Pied Pipers singing, “Dream.” The Ames Brothers sing an old Les Brown hit, followed up with Harry James’ “Cherry.” Perry Como does an R& B number called “Dream on Little Dreamer.” Then listen to Louis Armstrong and Danny Kaye from the film, “the Five Pennies.
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