Monday, November 14, 2016

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.14.16

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Georgia Gibbs blasts on stage with “Kiss of Fire.” Next is a one hit wonder from 1968 named Leapy Lee (Graham Pulleyblank) singing his chart hit, “Little Arrows.” Then listen to what was the youngest male quartet of the period “Four” groups. The Four Preps sing “26 Miles.” Hear the signature song forever to be associated with Mister Tony Bennett, “San Francisco.” We’ll track some great big band with Glenn Miller and Perez Prado. Enjoy the voice of Connie Francis with her lush version of “Embraceable You.” We’ll track a film hit for Glenn Yarborough, “Baby the Rain Must Fall” followed with Frank Sinatra singing the song, “Softly as I Leave You.” Then listen to Dean Martin’s “Little Old Wine Drinker Me.” We’ll do a little “Singing the Blues” with Guy Mitchell followed up with a country hit for Lynn Anderson: “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden.” Hear songs by Dionne Warwick, Louis Armstrong, Dion and the Belmonts and more. Listen at:

On the Neon Bea t this week, Jukebox 2: Nat King Cole launches this set with a great Duke Ellington standard, “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.” Then listen to the Mills Brothers with “Cielito Lindo.” Hear Frank Sinatra and daughter Nancy with their great 1967 hit single, “Something Stupid” followed up with the exciting Tom Jones singing, “It’s Not Unusual.” Hear Petula Clark’s whimsical hit “Cat In The Window” followed with a hit instrumental for Raymond Lefevre, “Soul Coaxing.” You’ll hear a Dusty Springfield song from the film, “the Thomas Crown Affair.” Listen to a jazzy version of “I Got Rhythm” by Bobby Darin. We’ll spin Eydie Gorme’s biggest hit single from 1963, “Blame It on the Bossa Nova” then we’ll track Johnny Mathis with “Small World.” We’ll spin Bobby Vinton’s rendition of “There I’ve Said It Again” and Patti Page’s period 1950’s hit, “Mockingbird Hill.” “Everything’s Coming up Roses” with Rose-mary Clooney. Hear Elvis Presley’s, “Don’t Be Cruel.” instrumentals by Glen Gray, Bert Kaempfert and more. S
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(pic: Me, KFEQ Radio, circa 1982)

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney launch this great set from the Big Easy. Rose and Bing sing “Come to the Mardis Gras.” Then we step up the tempo with a rousing version of the jazz standard, “Avalon” by Nat King Cole. Ed Ames performs a lovely song from the play, “I Do, I Do” followed by a couple of Sinatra songs: Daughter Nancy with “Sugar Town” and daddy Frank with a great Les Brown hit, “How Bout You?” Listen to some fine period folk with Peter Paul and Mary singing, “Blowing in the Wind.” Enjoy some great film music with Mitch Miller, Vic Damone, and Henry Mancini. We’ll hear a song from 1973 heard by a man that was frequently seen on Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In.” We’ll track one of Dionne Warwick’s latter period hit songs, “Déjà vu.” Listen to the John Hartford song, “Gentle on my Mind” sung by Glen Campbell. We’ll team up Sammy Davis Jr with the Mike Curb Congregation for “The People Tree.” Hear songs by Perry Como, Eydie Gorme, The Poni Tails and more.
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  1. Such a breath of fresh air to have a place to go hear this music, thank you. I found you on KCXL and now see they have gone to "The Surge." It is awful.

  2. You're welcome. It is my pleasure. And thanks for listening! John Christopher

  3. Is there a problem with uploading this week's show?