Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 10.3.16

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Tony Bennett loads the gospel gun as we kick off this hour with “Sing you Sinners.” Eydie Gorme takes the mic next singing with the angels as we remember a great old Ziggy Elman big band hit standard. Then “All Aboard” with The Glenn Miller Orchestra as we hop aboard the “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” We’ll do a little “Learning of the Blues” with Frank Sinatra. Ella Fitzgerald performs the hit standard “I Got Rhythm” followed up with a good old Nat King Cole hit record from 1951, “Mona Lisa.” We’ll team up Rosemary Clooney with Guy Mitchell for a film song called, “the House of Singing Bamboo.” The McGuire Sisters do a jazzy little lament for papa who can’t dig them “Rhythm and Blues.” Dean Martin is next with a country song about headin’ back to “Houston” followed up with a snappy 1958 hit for Doris Day. Listen to a Victor Young standard heard in the movie, “One Minute to Zero” sung by The Lettermen. Brenda Lee will be “Comin’ on Strong” followed up by Andy Williams singing “Happy Heart.” Hear Matt Monro, Les Baxter, and the one hit wonder, “The Hollywood Argyles, “Alley Oop.”
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On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Bette Midler opens this set with a cut from her tribute album to singer Peggy Lee, “Alright Ok You Win.” Tom Jones slams on stage next for his hit song, “Daughter of Darkness.” Listen to Patti Page with her hit song that put “Ol Cape Cod” on the map. Listen to the soulful Ray Charles as he sings, “You Don’t Know Me.” Then we’ll bring in Peggy Lee for her fun hit song, “Hey Big Spender.” We’ll join up Bing Crosby with Rosemary Clooney as we land in the Big Easy for the song “Come to the Mardis Gras.” Listen to Kay Starr perform a rousing version of “Night Train” from one her most celebrated albums. You’ll hear great instrumentals with Sounds Orchestral’s version of “Cast Your Fate to the Wind,” “A Taste Of Honey” with Herb Alpert and the TJB, Mason William’s “Classical Gas.” Listen to Vic Damone sing an up tempo song from “Pal Joey.” We’ll track some Burt Bacharach/Hal David with Dionne Warwick singing, “Message to Michael.” Perry Como takes us on a “Dreamers Holiday” with the Fontane Sisters. Hear songs with Matt Monro, The Kingston Trio and more. See the lists and links at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Steve Lawrence starts this week’s offerings with a “vapour girl” backing him up for his 1959 hit song, “Pretty Blue Eyes.” Then we’ll play a Burt Bacharach/Hal David song that earned a Grammy award for singer Jack Jones. We’ll track a touching song from Frank Sinatra’s folk genre album, “Cycles.” Listen to Natalie Cole from her album dedicated to Ella Fitzgerald. Natalie sings and swings “Tisket Tasket.” We’ll follow up Natalie with her daddy, Nat, singing “If I May” with the Four Knights. You’ll hear an “A and M” set with Sergio Mendez, Herb Alpert and the TJB, and The Carpenters. Listen to one of Bobby Darin’s biggest hits that he almost rejected, fearing he couldn’t/shouldn’t upstage the Louis Armstrong version of the hit. Robert Goulet performs a lush version of “The Green Years of our Love.” Hear Tom Jones sing a song from the James Bond film, “Thunderball.” We’ll track records by Nelson Riddle, Debbie Reynolds, and Judy Collins. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/
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