Monday, November 7, 2016

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.7.16

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Tom Jones kicks off this juke with a lively 1960’s hit called, “Help Yourself.” Then listen to some honey in the horn with Mr. Al Hirt playing, “Java.” We’ll slip in an “election year” number with Harry Belefonte singing, “the Jackass Song.” Hear some great “scat” with Ella Fitzgerald singing “Blue Skies” followed up with “Swinging Down the Lane” with Frank Sinatra backed with Nelson Riddle’s orchestra. Enjoy fine period instrumentals by Mitch Miller, Ramsey Lewis’s “the In Crowd” and the one 1968 instrumental that finally knocked Percy Faith’s “A Summer Place” out of first place, “Love Is Blu
e” by Paul Mauriat. Hear the lovely 1970 comeback hit for Perry Como, “It’s Impossible.” Then Sarah Vaughan sings a sassy song from the play, “Damn Yankees.” Enjoy a lush arrangement of “I Love You for Sentimental Reasons” sung by Nat King Cole. Sweeten up your speakers with the McGuire Sisters “Sugartime” and “The Candy Man” with Sammy Davis Jr and the Mike Curb Congregation. Songs by Dean Martin, Buddy Clark, Keely Smith and more. Listen at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Dinah Washington steams on stage with a Frank Loesser song from “Guys and Dolls.” Tony Bennett is next, backed by Percy Faith’s orchestra, with a lush version of “Stranger in Paradise.” Nat King Cole performs a Bert Kaempfert song that he recorded for his 1965 album by the same name, “LOVE.” Brook Benton holds the gospel gun for a fun spiritual song called, “Shadrack!” Enjoy a western set with Marty Robbins from his album, ‘Tales of the Gunfighters”, Glen Campbell with “True Grit” and The Silver Screen Orchestra with the theme from a western film starring John Wayne and Dean Martin. Listen to America’s sweetheart from the Mickey Mouse club, Annette Funicello, with “Pineapple Princess.” We’ll track some 1950’s “grease” selections from The Crests, and Buddy Knox. We’ll play one for our Kansas Jayhawk listeners performed by Russ Morgan, “Sunflower” followed up by a country flavoured song by Rosemary Clooney, “Just Because.” Hear songs with The Ames Brothers, Patti Page and more. Leave Comments, see the lists at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The McGuire Sisters kick off this week’s memories with a 1955 hit song heard in the Fred Astaire film , Daddy Long Legs, “Something’s Gotta Give.” Then we’ll do a little beach combing with Pat Boone singing “Love Letters in the Sand.” Enjoy some great “folk” with the Kingston Trio performing “Raspberries Strawberries.” Enjoy Frank Sinatra singing a song from the 1961 film, “Pocketful of Miracles.” Andy Williams sings his 1963 chart hit, “Can’t Get To Losing You” followed up with a great Kris Kristofferson song performed by Sammi Smith. Hear great instrumental selections by The T-Bones, Roger Williams, Felix Slatkin, and Leroy Anderson. Nat King Cole performs a song with The Four Knights called, “If I May.” Enjoy some 1950’s pop with Perry Como’s “Hot Diggity” followed by the Chordettes with “Lollipop.” Listen to one of our current jazz divas, Dianne Reeves, sing a wonderful version of “Lady Be Good.” Hear songs sung by, Sammy Davis Jr, Stevie Wonder, Sarah Vaughan and more. Listen at:

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