Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.28.16

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Oklahoman Kay Starr launches this week's offerings with “Slow Boat to China” off an album considered to be one of her best. Then we'll do some jivin' with The Ames Brothers and their rendition of “Ragg Mopp” with Sid Ramin's Orchestra, followed with a great big band version of “Begin the Beguine” with Glen Gray. Hop aboard a TWA jet with Frank Sinatra as he sings “Come Fly With Me.” Then Connie Francis gives out “Sixteen Reasons” to stay at altitude. Listen to some smooth folk with the Brothers Four with “Greenfields.” Hear the first lady of song with a great Cole Porter song. Ella Fitzgerald sings “All of You.” Listen to America's sweetheart, Annette Funicello with “O Dio Mio.” Then we'll track a song about that “toddlin' town with Tony Bennett and follow up with some film music from “Zorba the Greek” with Herb Alpert. Enjoy a great song by Dinah Shore, “Dear Hearts and Gentle People,” Nat King Cole with a strollin' number “Walking My Baby Back Home” and a memory by Bobby Vinton. We'll spin good old songs by The McGuire Sisters with a song of faith called, “He,” get our thrill on “Blueberry Hill” with Satchmo, and wrap er' up with a song by the Beatles. Join me on the Jukes at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Les Brown and his Band of Renown kick off this hour with his signature hit, “Leap Frog.” Dean Martin takes the stage next with the Four Lads singing, “Standing On the Corner.” Enjoy a 1964 Grammy Award winning hit for Nancy Wilson, “How Glad I Am.” Listen to some first class crooning from great period singers. Nat King Cole sings a song written by actor Charlie Chaplin, Al Martino with a song from Romeo and Juliet, Frank Sinatra with his great hit record, “Strangers in the Night” and Vic Damone with a song heard in “The Music Man.” (Also a hit record for Anita Bryant and The Beatles.) We'll include great period hit groups like, The Association with “Windy,” The Lettermen with their hit version of “Shangri La,” and The Four Preps with a fun song called, “Down by the Station.” Omaha's own Roger Williams takes the keyboard with a rendition of a theme from the 1966 film, “Born Free.” Pat Boone is next as he takes on a period rock n' roll hit by The El Dorados. Hear a lush version of “Misty” sung by Sarah Vaughan in a 1954 New York session with Quincy Jones. More songs with Harry James, Andy Russell and actress Debbie Reynolds. See links, past lists, and leave comments at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Bobby Darin opens this set with one of his latter 1950's hit records, “Dream Lover.” Shirley Bassey takes it next with a James Bond film theme, “Diamonds are Forever.” Enjoy a great instrumental standard with Henry Mancini directing the Orchestra for “Mister Lucky,” followed with a smash hit for Brit singer Danny Williams, “White on White.” Hear a set with Engelbert Humperdinck singing a theme from a British movie short, Peggy Lee with “A Doodlin' Song,” and Perry Como with the Ray Charles singers with “Papa Loves Mambo.” Barbra Streisand sings a song you hear in the Disney film “Pinnochio.” Then we'll track another movie instrumental by Don Costa, “Never on Sunday.” Hang on to your hat, for, “Wild is the Wind,” sung here by Johnny Mathis. Hear Ella Fitzgerald performing a standard from Kiss Me Kate, “From this Moment On.” Enjoy some great big band with Benny Goodman as we go, “Jumping at the Woodside.” Frank Sinatra brews up a little “Witchcraft” with Nelson Riddle's Orchestra. Then we'll spin the song “You Belong to Me” sung by the lovely Jo Stafford. Hear hit songs by The Four Lads, Pat Boone, and yodeler Frank Ifield. Tune in now at:

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