Monday, December 12, 2016

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.12.16

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby launch into a little Mardis Gras “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans.” Jo Stafford takes the mic next with an amorous number with Paul Weston’s Orchestra called, “Sunday Kind of Love.” Enjoy some film music with the Lettermen’s “Theme from Summer Place” and Vic Damone with “An Affair to Remember.” We’ll introduce some holiday selections in this week’s edition of TNB including Robert Goulet singing “No Place Like Home For the Holidays” and David Benoit from “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Frank Sinatra performs some great Cole Porter, “Night and Day.” Hear great group ensembles like The Mills Brothers, The New Christy Minstrels, Harpers Bazaar, and The Carpenters. Enjoy some tabasco with Perez Prado and his Orchestra with “Rocka-Mambo No. 5” followed up with Rosemary Clooney singing, “You Took Advantage of Me.” Sammy Davis Jr perfroms his hit song, “The Shelter of Your Arms” followed up with an old TV song by Henry Mancini called, The Theme From Cade’s County.” We’ll track a great old song sung by KC’s Marilyn Maye, and a musical “Thank you” from Mr. Wayne Newton. Also a great hit standard for Lena

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Kay Starr launches this set as we go “Swinging Down the Lane.” Tap your feet next to “That Old Bilbao Song” with Andy Williams. Warm yourself up with Chad and Jeremy’s sweet hit song “A Summer Song” and “It Might As Well Be Spring” with Andre Previn and his Orchestra. Set 2 begins with Patti Page’s female answer to the John Hartford hit, “Gentle On My Mind” followed up with a sentimental number by Al Martino “Daddy’s Little Girl” and the song that won an award for Frank Sinatra and the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra that year. Enjoy two Christmas favorites with that 1967 romp version of “Jingles Bells” by Barbra Streisand and a south of the border rendition of “Dear Senior’ Santa Clause by “Jim Reeves.” We’ll reunite the Fifth Dimension for the “Wedding Bell Blues” followed up in the next set with “Jump Shout Boogie” by Barry Manilow and some Swing N’ Jive with a great Glenn Miller classic. We’ll feel that “Look of Love” sung by Dusty Springfield. Enjoy a Tony Bennett rendition of the song, “Fly Me to the Moon.” We’ll spln hits by The Vogues, Jo Stafford and actor Gordon MaCrae, Anita O’Day and the 1960 tale of “Big John” spun by Jimmie Dean. See the playlists, leave comments, see links at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Dean Martin opens this hour with “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On.” Nat King Cole takes it next with a Ralph Marterie hit that Nat just about had to pull a gun to get the rights to use it. Hear Nat’s hit version of “Pretend.” Next a Holiday memory as we remember the film White Christmas with Rosemary and Betty Clooney, followed with the iconic song from the film sung by Bing Crosby. (Holdout for a few tidbits you may not have known about the song.) Engelbert Humperdinck opens the next set with one of his early hits, “The Last Waltz” followed with Petula Clark’s big 1967 hit record, “Don’t Sleep in the Subway.” Hear a movie favorite as Henry Mancini’s Orchestra plays the theme from “Darling Lili.” Listen to some fine period instrumentals with Leroy Anderson, Percy Faith, and Booker T and the MG’s. (requested) Kay Starr spins the “Wheel of Fortune,” followed with Perez Prado’s salsa treatment of “Patricia.” We’ll track Anne Murray’s first big 1970 hit on the Capitol label, “Snowbird” followed with one of Glenn Campbell’s most beloved songs. Hear songs with Kitty Kallen, Jim Lowe, and introducing a Kansas City talent, named Rob McHenry with “The Lady in Red.” Listen now at :

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