Monday, December 4, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.4.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra kicks off this week’s selections with a film theme from The Yellow Rolls Royce, “Forget Domani.” Next we uphold the tempo with Kay Starr’s rousing version of the song, “Mississippi.” Then enjoy of couple of smooth selections with Engelbert Humperdinck and Roberta Flack. Listen to some more film selections with Andre Previn directing the orchestra for the, “Theme from Irma La Douce,” and Debbie Reynolds with a hit song from “Tammy and the Bachelor.” Enjoy a fun set starting with the Ames Brothers’ 1955 hit song, “The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane,” followed with Pearl Bailey singing, “Takes Two to Tango.” Hear Al Martino with “Spanish Eyes.” We’ll spin a track “Too Close for Comfort” with Peggy Lee and then Dean Martin’s “Mambo Italiano.” Hear fine period instrumentals with Les Paul, Glenn Miller, and Les Brown. Perry Como sings “Catch a Falling Star.” Listen to a set with Tony Bennett and Diana Krall doing, “The Best is yet to Come,” and Connie Francis singing “Together.”
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Marvelous Marilyn Maye opens this set with her rousing signature song, “Step to the Rear.” Vic Damone takes it next with a popular song from “My Fair Lady.” We’ll play records by fine period groups like The McGuire Sisters, The Mills Brothers, The Vogues, and some classic folk by The Kingston Trio. Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney team up for a festive song about The Mardis Gras, followed by a great Dixieland horn tooter from the Big Easy. Louis Armstrong sings, “Dream a Little Dream of Me.” Then listen to Johnny Mathis with “What Will Mary Say,” followed with “New World in the Morning” by Roger Whittaker. We’ll track some great instrumental selections by jazz pianist, Eddie Heywood, Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra with “Let’s Dance!” and Bert Kaempfert with Duke Ellington’s “Take the “A” Train.” Tony Bennett takes on another great Duke E song with “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.” Listen to Rosemary Clooney with Perez Prado doing “Sway,” and Nat King Cole with an old Harry James standard. Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Ray Charles begins the hour with his 1962 hit song “I Can’t Stop Loving You.” The Dixie Cups follow up with “The Chapel of Love.” Dean Martin takes the mic next for “Volare” followed by Ed Ames singing the lovely, “Time Time.” We’ll bask in a little summer sun with Robert Goulet’s “Summer Sounds,” then “We’ll Sing in the Sunshine” with Eydie Gorme. We’ll ride the range as Roy Rogers sings a Cole Porter song called, “Don’t Fence Me In.” Hear another great Cole Porter selection with Frank Sinatra singing “I Get a Kick Out of You.” We’ll track more great period groups with songs sung by, The Lettermen, and The Carpenters. Listen to actress Mary Martin with, what was, a Disney song heard in the film “Cinderella.” Ella Fitzgerald performs the song, “I’ll Take Manhattan.” Enjoy at set with Rick Nelson singing, “Young World,” Annette Funicello with The Beach Boys, and a hit instrumental by Jorgen Ingamann called, “Apache.” More with Danny Williams and Herb Alpert and the TJB.
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The Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.27.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Omaha native, Roger Williams, launches this hour with the theme from the 1966 film, “Born Free.” Engelbert Humperdinck takes the stage next for a theme from a British short film called, “Le Bicyclettes De Belsize. Hear more film and Broadway favorites with Dionne Warwick, Jo Stafford, and Doris Day. Enjoy what was the last chart buster for Brook Benton: “A Rainy Night in Georgia.” Enjoy some smooth selections from our period crooners including Frank Sinatra’s signature, “I’ve Got You Under my Skin,” Nat King Cole’s “A Blossom Fell,” and Perry Como with the bluesy, “Dream on Little Dreamer.” We’ll team up Bing Crosby with his son Gary for “Play a Simple Melody.” Tap your feet to Harry Belafonte with “Jump in the Line.” Hear some great period instrumentals with Dave “Baby” Cortez, and Ralph Marterie’s Orchestra. Listen to a set with Rosemary Clooney singing “From This Moment On,” Benny Goodman with a great Johnny Mercer standard, and The Ames Brothers with “Mood Indigo.” And introducing, Lisa Gary, with “I’ll Be Seeing You.” Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat.htm

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Ella Fitzgerald kicks off this set with some great Cole Porter: “Anything Goes.” Then listen to the song that defined the era. Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable.” We’ll spin Petula Clark’s sweet hit song “Kiss Me Goodbye.” Listen to a set with Rosemary Clooney singing, “Too Marvelous for Words,” and Frankie Laine with Terry Gilkyson and the EZ Riders. We’ll light one up with Jimmy Dean, and enjoy some fun word-play with Dinah Shore. We’ll track some period instrumental hits with Andre Previn, Walter Wanderley, and the swing era standard “In the Mood” with Glen Gray’s Orchestra. We’ll check into “Hotel Happiness” with Brook Benton then listen to a tender song with Patti Page, “I’ll Remember Today.” Hear Frankie Valli with his comeback hit song, “My Eyes Adored You,” and Lena Horne performing her signature hit song, “The Lady is A Tramp.” Bobby Darin sings a rousing version of “Bill Bailey,” followed up with a steamy rendition of, “Teach Me Tonight” by G.I. Jo Stafford. Then we’ll wrap up the hour with Henry Mancini’s “Pink Panther Theme.” Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat.htm

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Glen Campbell begins our third juke with the 1969 hit ballad, “Galveston.” The Carpenters follow up with their hit song, “Top of the World,” followed with Bobby Goldsboro singing “I’m a Drifter.” We’ll spin one of Roberta Flack’s Grammy award winning songs, “Killing Me Softly with His Song.” Enjoy Eydie Gorme’s hit song from 1963, “Blame it on the Bossa Nova,” and Andy Williams hit version of “Happy Heart.” Our instrumental content this hour includes Herb Alpert and the TJB with “Whipped Cream,” Frank Pourcel with “Only You,” and the Theme from the TV show “Ben Casey” by Valjean.” We’ll team up Dean Martin with the Four Lads for Frank Loesser’s “Standing on the Corner, followed with Julie London’s version of “The Good Life.” We’ll bring back The Four Lads with “Istanbul,” followed with a film piece sung by Judy Garland, and Phil Harris with a fun romp called “44 Sycamore.” Listen to Les Paul and wife Mary Ford with “Waiting for the Sunrise. Then hear Nat King Cole with his lush version of the song “Lush Life.” Dig it: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat.htm


The Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.20.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Barbra Streisand starts things off with her rousing performance of “Second Hand Rose.” The Ames Brothers follow up with a toe tapping version of a great jazz standard, “On a Slow Boat to China.” Also hear another fine period group as the McGuire Sisters sing another great jazz number, “The Muskrat Ramble.” Dean Martin sings a lovely song from the 1951 film, “Anna.” Listen to Glenn Yarborough with a tender song about those, “Warm and Gentle Girls,” followed with touch of Irish as Roger Whittaker sings “The Star of the County Down.” We'll track an early 70's hit song for the Goddess of Pop: Cher sings, 'The Way of Love.” We'll spin a set beginning with Kay Starr's breakthrough hit, “the Rock and Roll Waltz.” Perry Como is next with “Round and Round,” followed with some great big band with Glen Gray. Pat Boone loads the gospel gun with “A Wonderful Time Up There.” We'll do a bit of “Learning the Blues” with Frank Sinatra. Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney team up for a big band standard. Listen to Vic Dana with the vocal version of the song, “More.” More songs with Sarah Vaughan, Paul Mauriat, and Johnny Mercer. To listen, go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat.htm

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The iron voiced band leader Vaughn Monroe leads off this set with his signature hit song, “Racing With the Moon.” Then we'll do the stroll with Patsy Cline's “Walking After Midnight.” Listen to The Association with “Never My Love.” More pop groups of the day including The Brothers Four, Jerry Murad and his Harmonicats, the Four Lads and The Everly Brothers. Enjoy a jazzy set with Frank Sinatra with “My Blue Heaven,” Peggy Lee's 1958 hit song, “Fever,” Bobby Darin with a swingin' version of “Clementine,” and Canada's Diana Krall with “Deed I Do” from her acclaimed “Live in Paris” album. Listen to some light jazz with pianist Eddie Heywood playing, “Soft Summer Breeze.” Tony Bennett joins up with Count Basie to sing a song about that “toddlin' town.” Listen to KC's Marilyn Maye with a song from “Kismet,” Ray Charles with “Hallelujah I Love Her So,” and Nancy Sinatra sings a country song with Lee Hazelwood called, “Jackson.” Listen to a back-of-the-rack hit song for Earl Grant called “The End.” Pat Boone does a rockin' version of “At My Front Door.” Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat.htm

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Frank Sinatra launches this hour's offerings with his 1955 hit song “Love and Marriage.” Vikki Carr takes the stage next for her cover of a Frankie Valli hit, “Can't Take My Eyes Off of You.” Listen to the dixieland horn of Al Hirt as he toots out, “Cotton Candy.” We'll track more great instrumentals with Andre Previn's, “Like Young,” a film track from “Casino Royale” by Herb Alpert, and a sweeping piece by Leroy Anderson called “Serenada.” We'll track Canadian Paul Anka's “Goodnight My Love” followed by a Carole King song sung by the Carpenters. Hear more great groups like The Four Freshmen, and Gerry and the Pacemakers. Listen to Bobby Goldsboro with one of his early solo hit songs, “See the Funny Little Clown.” We'll spin some great Broadway and film selections with Vic Damone singing, “Younger Than Springtime,” Debbie Reynolds with “Moonglow,” Tony Bennett with a seasonal song from “The Sound of Music,” and Andy Williams from the Paul Newman film, “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean.” Hear Dean Martin's “Cry Like a Baby,” and Glen Campbell's hit standard “Wichita Lineman.”
Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat.htm Have a great week kids!



The Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.13.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra kicks off this week’s selections with a great standard from the album, the Capitol Years, called, “I’ve Got the World on a String.” Andy Williams grabs the stage mic next for “Music to Watch Girls By.” Hear great Broadway and film selections with Eydie Gorme singing, “April Showers,” Nat King Cole with “Just You Just Me,” Sammy Davis Jr singing “I’ve Gotta Be Me,” and Doris Day with a song from the film, “Calamity Jane.” We’ll spin Brit crooner Matt Monro with a fine rendition of “When Sunny Get’s Blue,” followed with one of the many charting hit songs for Burt Bacharach sung by Dionne Warwick. Listen to great period groups like The Mills Brothers with “Across the Alley from the Alamo, The Carpenters with “Rainy Days and Mondays,” and some classic folk from The Kingston Trio. Enjoy some great Big Band with Les Brown and his Band of Renown, and instrumental hit songs performed by Henry Mancini, Herb Alpert, and Bert Kaempfert. Elvis Presley sings a tender version of the song, “Memories.” More songs from Terry Gilkyson with the EZ Riders and Steve and Eydie. To listen, go to:
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong team up to open this hour with a great Cole Porter song from the 1956 film, “High Society.” The Four Knights follow up with their hit song, “I Get So Lonely.” Another great group, The Four Lads, will sing a film song from 1955: ”Love is a Many Splendored Thing.” Enjoy a great Hank Williams standard sung by Jo Stafford, “Jambalya.” Enjoy this hours instrumental content including “theme from The Summer of 42” by Peter Nero, and Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra with “Lisbon Antigua.” Hear Tom Jones with his 1969 hit record, “Help Yourself,” Connie Francis with her first major charting hit, “Who’s Sorry Now,” and New York’s own Jerry Costanzo and his fine swing orchestra doing “Can I Steal a Little Love.” We’ll track great big band selections with the Benny Goodman Orchestra with “Down South Camp Meeting,” then Benny backing Peggy Lee singing her great renditon of “Why Don’t You Do Right?” We’ll do some Rat Packin’ with Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. and team up Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis for “the Money Song.” Listen to Dinah Shore with “Dear Hearts and Gentle People.” More with Ella Fitzgerald and Vic Damone.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Roger Whittaker launches this hour with his beautiful song from the mid 1970’s called “The Last Farewell.” This hour includes great Broadway and movie classic themes and songs including Barbara Streisand singing “Taking a Chance on Love,” Vic Damone with a song from “Pal Joey,” Jerry Vale’s lovely rendition of the theme from “Three Coins in the Fountain,” and Tony Bennett with The Mitch Miller gang with a hit song from “Bye Bye Birdie.” Listen to Carly Simon with her early 70’s catsup hit, “Anticipation.” Enjoy hit songs from groups like The Kingston Trio and The Chordettes. Enjoy an Irish romp with Bing Crosby singing about “MacNamara’s Band,” followed with Kay Starr’s 1953 rendition of “Side by Side.” Instrumentals this hour include the big band of Harry James with “Carnival,” and some perod exotica with Arthur Lymon performing “Yellow Bird.” We’ll go Bob Ross on ya with “A Portait of My Love” sung by Steve Lawrence. Listen to a jazzy verison of the song, Waiting for the end of the Road” by Frankie Laine. Then sing along with Rosy as she sings “Shine on Harvest Moon,” More with Mitch Miller and Patti Page. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 11.6.17

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Actor Bobby Sherman launches this week’s selections with a rousing hit called, “Julie Do You Love Me.” Herb Alpert (bachelor no. 1) gathers his Tijuana Brass in studio for “The Spanish Flea.” We’ll track more great instrumentals this hour with the Henry Mancini Orchestra, David Rose’s “the Stripper” and “Holiday for Strings.” Get set for some great standards sung by actress Judy Garland with “I Got Rhythm” and Robert Goulet with “The Nearness of You.” Enjoy some fine period groups like The Carpenters, The Vogues, The Hilltoppers, and The Ray Conniff Singers. We’ll remember Mister Dick Clark as Barry Manilow sings “the American Bandstand Boogie.” Then Dionne Warwick does her rendition of Burt Bacharach’s “I Say a Little Prayer.” Listen to a big-sky western set with Glen Campbell’s “Hey Little One,” Gogi Grant with “Suddenly There’s a Valley,” and Don Gibson’s “Oh Lonesome Me.” Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye team up for a film selection from the 1965 film, “Cat Ballou. Then listen to Doris Day with her 1958 hit song, “Everybody Loves a Lover.” Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Kansas City’s Marilyn Maye opens this hour with her signature shining number, “Step to the Rear.” Then “Yi Yi” along with my token “grease piece” for the week as The Diamonds sing “Little Darlin.” Enjoy more great group hits with The Four Aces, and Peter Paul and Mary. We’ll stack up a rat pack set with Frank Sinatra singing, “You Make Me Feel So Young,” Dean Martin with “Innamorata” and Sammy Davis Jr with “The Theme from Baretta.” Listen to Helen O’Connell with her signature song from the big band era, “Green Eyes.” Bing Crosby and Gene Kelly team up for a film favorite, “True Love” from the film High Society. Sarah Vaughan follows with her dreamy rendition of “Misty,” followed with a funky hit single by Tom Jones. This hour’s hit instrumentals include Ralph Flanagan’s “Hot Toddy” and Acker Bilk’s lovely version of the song “Eternally.” We team up Barry Manilow with the Association to do two of the group’s hits in round, “Cherish” and Windy.” More with Bette Midler and Bobby Helms.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Sammy Davis Jr takes the Broadway stage for a song from “Stop the World,” called, “Someone Nice Like You.” Then listen to Ella Fitzgerald heat things up with “Too Darned Hot” from Kiss me Kate. Dean Martin is next, going back to “Houston.” Our instrumental content this hour includes a song with violinist Helmut Zacharias, “When the White Lilacs Bloom Again,” the Mantovani Orchestra with “Around the World,” and a piece heard in the TV game show, “I’ve Got a Secret” by Leroy Anderson. Hear Comedian Jerry Lewis with his 1956 hit song, “Rock-a-Bye Your Baby.” We’ll spin film favorites with The Lettermen and Rosemary Clooney. Play the haunting “Love Look Away” by Tony Bennett and Robert Preston from “the Music Man.” Listen to Petula Clark’s “It’s a Sign of the Times.” Nat King Cole performs “To the Ends of the Earth” with Les Baxter’s Orchestra. We’ll throw in some hit songs with The Four Preps’ “26 Miles,” and The Limeliters with “Dollar Down and a Dollar a Week.” More with Kay Starr, Russ Morgan, and Anne Murray. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/



The Neon Beat on Radio George - 10.30.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Kansas City’s Marilyn Maye kicks off this set singing a song about that great city of fountains. The Platters follow up with one of their 1950’s charting hits, “The Great Pretender.” (oh yes) Hear more great period groups like Simon and Garfunkel, The New Vaudeville Band, Jerry Murad’s Harmonicats, and Mickey and Sylvia. Enjoy “A Very Special Love” sung by actress Debbie Reynolds followed by Dean Martin’s “You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You.” Tony Martin performs a lovely Edith Piaf standard, “La Vie En Rose.” Hear a Broadway favorite from the play “Little Me” sung by Vikki Carr. We’ll track period instrumentals with John Williams and The Boston Pops, and Morris Stoloff playing the “Theme from Picnic.” Enjoy some great big band with Harry James and Helen Forrest, Frank Sinatra with “S’posin” from the Swinging Session album, and Sarah Vaughan’s “Broken Hearted Melody.” More hit songs with Nat King Cole’s “Too Young,” Ray Charles, and Bobby Goldsboro. Listen now at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Perry Como gets off to a rockin’ start as we open this hour with “Jukebox Baby.” Next The Crew Cuts sing their 1954 hit song, “Sh Boom.” Listen to a period television theme by Spencer Ross from The Philadelphia Story called “Tracey’s Theme.” Hear other instrumentals by Walter Wanderley on the Hammond B-3 and a “Calypso Melody” by David Rose. Tony Bennett performs a tender version of “Young Warm and Wonderful.” Doris Day sings a song from “Pal Joey” followed with Frank Sinatra and Keely Smith with, “How Ya’ Fixed for Love?” Nat King Cole singing the Bobby Troup standard about “the mother road” and Eddie Cantor with “Making Whoopee.” Barbra Streisand sings her signature song from “Funny Girl.” Sammy Davis Jr provides his own dance and percussion for the song, “On a Clear Day.” Hear Brit singer Georgie Fame with “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde” from 1968. We’ll spin a salsa treatment of “Lemon Tree” by Trini Lopez, and track Jaye P. Morgan’s “That’s All I Want from You.” More with Petula Clark and The Kingston Trio. Left click on: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Seekers launch this set with the theme from “Georgie Girl.” Sam Cooke follows up with his hit song, “Only 16.” Then listen to The Lettermen with two songs for the price of one, “Memories and Traces” followed with “Daydream” by The Loving Spoonful.” We open the next segment with a little “Love American Style” with Petula Clark. Then hear the Ames Brothers with Les Brown, Frank Sinatra with “You do Something to Me,” and Sarah Vaughan with a lovely rendition of the song, “Eternally.” Instrumentals in this set include a film theme by Andre Previn, a little Cha-Cha with Tommy Dorsey, and a TV theme from “The Virginian.” We’ll bring in Tommy Dorsey’s brother Jimmy with one of his big band hits, “Amapola.” Hear NBC Monitor’s, Jim Lowe with “The Green Door,” followed with Les Baxter’s “Wake the Town and Tell the People.” Listen to Pat Boone sing the theme from the 1957 film, “April Love.” G.I. Joe Stafford is next with “You Belong to Me.” More with Eddie Fisher, and Patty Duke.
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Monday, October 23, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 10.23.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Tommy Edwards launches this week’s offerings with his signature hit song, “It’s All in the Game.” Bobby Vinton, aka the polish prince, follows with “Melody of Love.” Then try to catch your breath listening to Barbra Streisand sing “Putting it Together” from her Broadway Album. Listen to the beautiful song, “Vincent” by Don McClean. For Halloween, listen as Frank Sinatra brews up a little “Witchcraft.” Then enjoy some great big band with Harry James and Helen Forrest. We’ll track some period instrumentals with Hugo Winterhalter’s RCA Orchestra and the soulful “Stranger on the Shore” with Acker Bilk. We’ll bring back Hugo Winterhalter to back Eddie Fisher for the song, “I Need You Now.” Listen to the Ames Brothers with “Undecided,” followed with, what was, a surprise “B” side hit for Frankie Laine. Swing with Ella Fitzgerald as she sings “Let Yourself Go” and Louis Armstrong with “When You’re Smiling.” Catch a Broadway hit from West Side Story sung by Vic Damone. More songs with Patti Page and Nat King Cole. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The McGuire Sisters open this set with “Every Day of My Life.” Frank Sinatra takes the stage next as we go “Swinging Down the Lane.” Lou Rawls sings “Nobody but Me” and, as if in agreement, Kay Starr answers with the song “It Had to Be You.” Next, Tom Jones sings a song Paul Anka wrote on the back of a menu on a TWA flight out of London, “She’s a Lady.” Then we’ll let Paul Anka take the mic for “The Times of Your Life.” We’ll spend a “Quiet Night under Quiet Stars” with Sarah Vaughan. Enjoy instrumental selections with a Bossa Nova rendition of “Fly me to the Moon” with Joe Harnell, Bert Kaempfert’s 1961 hit, “Wonderland by Night,” and a lush arrangement by Jackie Gleason. Listen to Engelbert Humperdinck’s rendition of “Spanish Eyes,” followed with The Andrews Sisters singing “Rum and Coca Cola.” Hear Joe Stafford’s sassy version of “the Gentleman is a Dope.” Spend “An Evening in Roma” with Dean Martin. Listen to Mel Torme with a standard from “Guys and Dolls.” More songs with Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney and Benny Goodman. To listen, go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Barbra Streisand begins our playlist with another great cut off her Broadway Album: “Something’s Coming.” Next, we’ll hear another Broadway selection with Louis Armstrong performing “Hello Dolly.” We’ll team up Bing Crosby and his long time friend Rosemary Clooney as we “Come to the Mardis Gras.” We’ll hang around the “Big Easy” for one more and listen to Al Hirt’s trumpet playing, “Java.” Hear the great 1957 smash hit for Johnny Mathis. A record that was to hold the charts for two years: “Chances Are.” Enjoy great singing groups like The Statler Brothers, Mitch Miller and the Gang, The Platters, The Lettermen, and Spanky and Our Gang.” Listen to Jill Corey’s sassy number one hit, “Love Me to Pieces” followed with one of Elvis Presley’s early charting hits, “Good Luck Charm.” We’ll spin Frank Sinatra’s “It Happened in Monterrey.” Listen to Doris Day sing one of her signature hits from the film, “The Man Who Knew Too Much.” Listen to an instrumental piece that was used in the TV commercials for Benson and Hedges cigarettes. Hear more hit records with Don Cherry, Nat King Cole with the great George Shearing, and The Beatles. Click on: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ 



The Neon Beat on Radio George - 10.16.17

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Perry Como kicks off this week with a 1957 hit he enjoyed amidst the early rock n’ roll era, “Round and Round.” Next we’ll track a rowdy Bobby Darin rendition of “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby.” Enjoy a film favorite by Dusty Springfield from Casino Royale. Frank Sinatra sings a 1966 hit that won a Grammy Award for the year’s best vocal performance. Then we’ll get “Breathless” with Nat King Cole. Remember the golden days of MGM with Judy Garland singing an Al Jolson standard. Huddle up and get “Smack Dab in the Middle” with the Mills Brothers. We’ll take a flight to the moon with Tony Bennett, then, take “A Walk in the Black Forest” with Berlin pianist Horst Jankowski. Listen to a set with Sammy Davis Jr, a film standard by Rosemary Clooney, a lush “exotica” piece by vibraphonist Arthur Lymon, and Marilyn Maye with a piece from “Sweet Charity.” Al Martino sings a sentimental favorite with “Daddy’s Little Girl” followed with a 1954 hit record for Kitty Kallen.
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On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Ray Charles singers launch this hour with their 1964 hit song, ‘Love Me with All Your Heart.” Then Frank Sinatra takes the stage for “Same Old Saturday Night,” followed with a fun tate-a-tate between Doris Day and Buddy Clark. We’ll track some period folk with big daddy Burl Ives, and Jimmie Rogers. Dean Martin sings his 1965 hit, “Lay Some Happiness on Me,” followed with Jane Morgan’s 1958 hit single, “The Day the Rains Came,” a lovely instrumental by Billy Vaughn, and a bit-o-boogie-woogie with Chuck Miller’s “House of Blue Lights.” Listen to some Broadway favorites by the Marvelous Marilyn Maye and Robert Goulet. Nat King Cole sings a song once used by Hallmark Cards for their commercial imaging, “LOVE.” We’ll team up Tony Bennett with Diana Krall for “the Best is yet to Come.” We’ll spin period 1960s hit records for Bobby Goldsboro and Dionne Warwick. More with the Village Stompers and Sergio Mendez & Brazil 66. Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Les Baxter opens this set with “Wake the Town and Tell the People.” Then we’ll do the “Mexican Shuffle” with Herb Alpert and the TJB. We’ll do some “rat packin’ with Dean, Sammy and Frank. Next an all-star set with Della Reese’s “Don’t You Know,” Bobby Darin with “Things,” The Lettermen with a Paul Anka standard and Marilyn McCoo with the Fifth Dimension. Engelbert Humperdinck performs his late 70’s comeback hit, “After the Loving.” Ferranti and Teicher team up on the keyboards for “The Theme from Exodus,” followed with “A Doodlin’ Song” by Peggy Lee. Enjoy a set with Andy Williams’ 1963 hit record, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You,” followed with a doo-wop favorite by The Casinos, and the Chordettes with “Never on Sunday.” Hear Dusty Springfield with her 1964 hit song, “I Only Want to Be with You.” Then we’ll spin two movie selections by The Association from “Goodbye Columbus” and Lulu from “To Sir with Love.” To listen, click on: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ And have a great week kids!

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 10.9.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra kicks off this hour with a theme song from the 1955 film, “The Tender Trap.” We’ll track quite a few film/stage selections including Ray Conniff with a song from “Doctor Zhivago,” Perry Como and Betty Hutton with a song from “Guys and Dolls,” Pat Boone from the movie, “Friendly Persuasion,” Robert Goulet from “Camelot,” and a signature Cole Porter favorite performed by Mary Martin. We’ll spin a favorite by Mama Cass called, “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” followed with Nat King Cole’s jazzy version of the song, “Only a Paper Moon.” Toronto’s, The Four Lads sing their 1958 hit song, “Put a Light in the Window.” Then “Just in Time” we’ll track another show favorite sung by Dean Martin. We’ll spin some toe tapping instrumentals by Harry James directing his Orchestra for “The Mole,” and Michel Legrand with “Delicado.” Hear Vic Dana with “Red Roses for a Blue Lady” and Barbra Streisand with a song heard in the Disney film, “Pinocchio” from her first 1964 album. Songs with Sarah Vaughan, Petula Clark and a 1958 hit by the group, Essex. Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a great week!

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Canadian music man, Paul Anka, opens this set with “Put Your Head on my Shoulder,” followed with Ferrante and Teicher on the dual keyboards playing the Broadway hit song, “Tonight” from West Side Story. Enjoy a folk set with The Seekers first chart hit in the states, “I’ll Never Find Another You,” followed with a tender ballad called, “The Warm and Gentle Girls” by Glenn Yarbrough. Hear more great standards sung by groups like, The Lettermen, The Andrews Sisters with Bing Crosby, and The McGuire Sisters. Listen to Nat King Cole singing one of his first hit singles as a solo crooner, “Nature Boy.” We’ll team up Bette Midler with Barry Manilow for a great Peggy Lee hit serving as our show mantra, “I Love Being Here with You.” Jerry Wallace is next with his 1958 hit single, “Primrose Lane.” We hit the dance floor for period big band selections including Perez Prado’s “Rocka-mambo Number 5,” and Billy May’s Orchestra with “Stomping at the Savoy.” Hear two film favorites back to back with Perry Como singing one from “South Pacific” and Rosemary and Betty Clooney with a song from “White Christmas.” More with Teresa Brewer, Eddie Holman, and The Carpenters. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Hop on board with Kay Starr as we take the “Night Train” to get things rolling. Then we’ll take a boat to “the Middle of an Island” with Tony Bennett. We’ll hook up Jo Stafford with actor Gordon MaCrae for the song, “A” You’re Adorable.” Listen to period instrumentals with Leroy Anderson’s “Typewriter Song,” and Mitch Miller’s “Song for a Summer Night.” Hear a set with Dinah Washington’s sassy, “Is You Is, Or Is You Aint,” Andy Williams singing “Summer of Our Love” and The Kingston Trio with “El Matador.” Hang on to your hat listening to Gogi Grant’s “The Wayward Wind,” followed with Ray Charles’ soulful rendition of the song, “Ruby.” Enjoy a 1950’s set with Roy Orbison, and The Platters. We’ll spin a classic track with singer Margaret Whiting singing, “You’re an Old Smoothie.” We’ll open Dean Martin’s closet for the song, “Somewhere There’s a Someone,” and Nat King Cole with his lush rendition of Ray Nobel’s “The Very Thought of You.” Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/


Monday, October 2, 2017

The Neon Beat at Radio George - 10.2.17

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Engelbert Humperdinck launches this week’s offerings with one of his first major charting hit records, “The Last Waltz.” Next, Kay Starr goes “Swinging Down the Lane,” followed with Louis Prima tooting out a jazzy version of “The Music Goes Round and Round.” (and it comes out here!) Listen to an Irish romp with Dennis Day with “Clancey Lowered the Boom.” We’ll enjoy a set getting “Sweet and Gentle” with Georgia Gibbs. Then we’ll go “Swinging on a Star” with Bing Crosby and the Williams Brothers. Listen to Nat King Cole’s smooth version of “Non Dimenticar.” Enjoy some great big band with Ella Fitzgerald’s version of a great Artie Shaw standard, and Swing n’ Jive with a Glenn Miller standard, “String of Pearls.” Listen to a lovely 1954 hit for the Ames Brothers with Hugo Winterhalter’s Orchestra, followed with the lovely Jo Stafford singing “Sunday Kind of Love.” We’ll track a western set with Marty Robbins, and Roy Rogers with the Sons of the Pioneers. Instrumentals with the Al Casey Combo and Leroy Anderson.
Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Rosemary Clooney slams into this set with a little “madmen era” song called “Botcha Me.” Vic Damone is next with a film song from the movie, “An Affair to Remember.” Enjoy more film music with Percy Faith’s “Theme from A Summer Place,” and Frank Sinatra with Bing Crosby from the 1956 film “High Society.” We’ll team up The McGuire Sisters with Lawrence Welk for “In the Alps.” We’ll hit the dance floor with Barry Manilow as we “Jump Shout Boogie.” Listen to great big band selections with The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Les Brown with Doris Day, and a theme standard with Harry James. Hear Dean Martin’s “You’re Nobody til’ Somebody Loves You.” Hear a set with Andy Williams singing some “Music to Watch Girls By,” and a Jerome Kern standard from “Swingtime” sung by Ella Fitzgerald. Hear the lovely song, “Today” sung by The New Christy Minstrels, and The Carpenters with, “Hurting Each Other.” More songs with Johnny Mathis, Barbra Streisand and Nat King Cole. Enjoy today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Andy Williams starts this set spinning with “That Old Bilbao Song.” Lena Horne follows up with one of her signature hit songs, “The Lady is a Tramp.” Then we’ll spin a 1965 hit record for Dean Martin: “Lay Some Happiness on Me.” Listen to some fine period instrumentals with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra, a great TV theme by Lalo Schifrin, and a fine jazz selection by The Ramsey Lewis Trio. We’ll track a set starting with some period folk with Burl Ives, followed with Glen Campbell’s “Dreams of the Everyday Housewife,” Anne Murray’s first big chart hit, “Snowbird” and Gilbert O’Sullivan’s charming hit song, “Claire.” Enjoy some film songs with Henry Mancini’s Orchestra, and a track from “Rio Bravo” featuring Rick Nelson, Dean Martin and Walter Brennen. Hear the lovely song, “Pretend” by Nat King Cole, “Love and Marriage” with Dinah Shore, and a 1958 hit for Pat Boone. Hear the Carpenters with their version of “There’s a Kind of Hush” followed with the campy hit record “Boots” by Nancy Sinatra and Lou Rawls with “You’ll Never Find a Love Like Mine.” Listen now at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ And have a great week!


Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.26.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Pat Boone opens this set with a 1957 film theme from “April Love.” Next we'll hear a wartime favorite sung by America's sweethearts, Steve and Eydie, with the song “Bei Mir Bistu Shoen.” Then listen to a lush version of an old Fats Waller standard sung by Nat King Cole. Listen to Frank Sinatra with a jazzy Cole Porter standard called, “Night and Day,” followed by a film theme by The Lettermen, “The Theme From A Summer Place.” We'll spin some records by other great groups like The Casinos and a fun little hit for Sumpthin' Smith and the Redheads.” Listen to Connie Francis's first big 1958 hit on the MGM label, “Who's Sorry Now.” We'll throw in a little Paul and Linda McCartney with a song they wrote together, “Another Day.” Peggy Lee puts one off til later with, “Manana is Good Enough For Me.” Hear a great set with Frankie Avalon's “Why,” Roger Whittaker with a come from behind 1975 hit, “The Last Farewell,” and a toe tappin' favorite by Dionne Warwick, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” Instrumentals with the orchestras of Perez Prado and Andre Previn. Hear Marty Wilde's “Abergavenny,” and an amorous little number by Eartha Kitt. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat.htm

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Frank Sinatra launches this hour with “The World We Knew,” followed up with Rosemary Clooney with a little “Magic in the Moonlight.” Listen to the Velvet Fog, Mel Torme, with his rendition of “Get Outta Town.” Then enjoy a number one 1958 hit for the McGuire Sisters, “Sugartime.” Enjoy some great instrumental content with Les Baxter's “April in Portugal,” and the beautiful, “Our Winter Love” by Bill Pursell. Swing with some great big band with Les Brown and his Band of Renown with the Ames Brothers singing, “Moonlight Serenade,” and Benny Goodman with, “The Jersey Bounce. We'll spin some great folk music with Peter Paul and Mary and Jimmie Rodgers. Hold on to your hat as we give it the gas with the Playmates and their story of The Little Nash Rambler. Hear some great movie music with Doris Day singing “Que Sera Sera” from The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Judy Garland with “Meet Me in St Louis, Louis.” Listen to a 1950 song by Tony Martin sporting a melody that was to be used in another song that would be a hit for Elvis Presley. Hear the song that became the name for a popular game show, “Wheel of Fortune” by Kay Starr. More songs with The Mills Brothers and Wayne Newton. Like? To listen. ... go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat.htm

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Fifth Dimension kick off this juke with the lively, “Wedding Bell Blues.” Then we'll track a bluesy little number sung by Perry Como called, “Dream on Little Dreamer'” followed with Dinah Washington's 1959 hit song, “What a Difference a Day Makes.” Next, hear a TV personality and virtuoso violin player with his 1951 hit song, “the Hot Canary.” Along with that we'll track other period instrumentals including Percy Faith with, “The Rain in Spain,” Germany's own Horst Jankowski plays a classy jazz version of “Canadian Sunset,” and Jerry Murad and his Harmonicats perform a rollicking version of “Galloping Comedians.” Then “Make Yourself Comfortable” with Sarah Vaughan followed naturally with “A Certain Smile” by Johnny Mathis. Frank Sinatra performs a fine Harold Arlen song, “Let's Fall in Love,” followed with Patti Page's lovely version of “Gentle on My Mind.” We'll spin great hits by period groups like, The McGuire Sisters, Chad and Jeremy, Harper's Bizarre, and a “See Ya Later” with Bill Haley and the Comets. Hear Dean Martin with “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On,” Wishin' and Hopin' with Dusty Springfield, and “Just in Time by Mister Tony Bennett.
Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat.htm And have a great week kids!


Monday, September 18, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.18.17

ON The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Kentucky’s own, Rosemary Clooney slams into this set with a rousing rendition of “Everything’s Coming up Roses.” Then enjoy a hit standard by the Drifters “Up on the Roof. Turn up more great groups in this hour including The Ames Brothers, The New Seekers, and a back of the rack hit for “the Kirby Stone Four.” Enjoy Broadway and film selections with Tony Bennett singing one from “Bye Bye Birdie,” and Henry Mancini with a lovely song from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” We’ll “Sing in the Sunshine” with Gale Garnett. Listen to Dean Martin with “The Door is Still Open to my Heart.” We’ll go “Swinging on a Rainbow” with Frankie Avalon followed up with Jane Morgan’s “The Day the Rains Came.” Hear Bing Crosby sing a song created ala Stephen Foster as he performs, “Dear Hearts and Gentle People.” Get ready to polka as Perry Como takes the dance floor with The Fontane Sisters for “Hoop De Doo.” Then enjoy a hit instrumental with the Moe Koffman Septet with “The Swinging Shephard Blues. Songs by Johnny Mathis, Engelbert Humperdinck and more. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Barbra Streisand kicks off with a single she was convinced would never fly as a hit: “Stoney End.” Next we’ll spin a Broadway selection from “Stop the World I Wanna Get Off” sung by Sammy Davis Jr. Listen to a lovely rendition of “Day by Day” sung by the lovely Eydie Gorme. Listen to one of the many million selling hits of Neil Diamond as we spin, “Sweet Caroline.” Enjoy a Frank Sinatra selection that received an award for best original song for the year 1957. Tap your toes to a fun Cole Porter song from “Kiss me Kate” sung by Ella Fitzgerald followed with “Little old’ Wine Drinker Me” by Dean Martin. We’ll track some film hits with Andre Previn at the piano for a song from “Lili,” Big Crosby and Bob Hope with a fun song from “Road to Morocco,” and actress Marilyn Monroe with Irving Berlin’s “You’d Be Surprised.” Hear Nat King Cole with a smooth rendition of “I Love You for Sentimental Reasons.” Enjoy a million seller for the late Glen Campbell with “Gentle on my Mind,” followed up with some great folk by Peter Paul and Mary, and an instrumental hit for Young Holt Unlimited. Songs with Bobby Sherman, Dionne Warwick and more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Perry Como teams up with The Ramblers as we open this hour with “Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes.” Then Sammy Davis Jr and Count Basie team up with a stunning version of a great old Peggy Lee hit, followed with Peggy Lee herself singing “Pass Me By.” We’ll track songs performed by great period groups like The Lettermen, and The Kingston Trio. We’ll spin song standards sung by Robert Goulet, “The Nearness of You,” Tony Bennett with “Rags to Riches,” and “Softly as I Leave You” by Frank Sinatra. Listen to a Henry Mancini piece heard in the television mini-series, “The Thornbirds.” Hear some great big band with Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra doing “the King Porter Stomp.” We’ll spin what was to be one of many RCA hit songs for Elvis Presley, “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.” Chicago’s own, Lou Rawls sings, “Nobody but Me,” followed with Patti Page’s rendition of “Changing Partners.” Hear Andy William’s with his 1963 hit song, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You.” We’ll track a fun 1954 tate-a-tate between Bing Crosby and actress Judy Garland called, “Ya-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta. (Like it sounds) More songs with Sarah Vaughan and Georgia Gibbs. To listen, go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/


The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.11.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Nat King Cole opens up this session with The Ralph Carmichael Chorus for “Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer.” Then we’ll enjoy some film music as we whistle along with Mitch for “The Col. Bogey March.” We’ll track some one hit wonder selections with Nino Tempo and April Stevens singing, “Deep Purple” and The Poni Tails with “Born Too Late.” Laugh a little with Allen Sherman’s 1963 hit record “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh.” We’ll hook up Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney to sing, “Come to the Mardis Gras.” Enjoy a film selection with Vic Damone performing a song from My Fair Lady. Listen to Frank Sinatra from his Swingin’ Session album do a rousing rendition of “My Blue Heaven” followed up by his daughter Nancy with “How’s That Grab You Darlin’. Kay Starr sings her toe tappin’ version of “Side by Side,” followed with a lush rendition of Tony Bennett’s “Because of You.” Instrumentals by Michel Legrand and Walter Wanderley. Enjoy a country western lineup with Johnny Horton, Tom T Hall, and the Silver Screen Orchestra. Much more. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Vogues start up this musical lineup with one of their 1960’s hit records, “You’re the One.” Then enjoy a classic with Louis Armstrong from “Hello Dolly!” Enjoy more great film and stage songs this hour including, Matt Monro singing, “From Russia with Love,” Henry Mancini with “The Baby Elephant Walk” from the film Hatari, Dinah Washington with a song from “Guys and Dolls.” Hear “Something’s Gotta Give” by the McGuire Sisters, Frank Sinatra from “Pocketful of Miracles,” and Ed Ames from the play “I do, I do:” “My Cup Runneth Over.” Listen to a Willie Nelson standard sung by Patsy Cline, “Crazy.” Then we’ll “Watch the World Go By” with Dean Martin. Listen to some great big band with Glenn Miller and Bert Kaempfert’s Orchestra. Brook Benton loads the gospel gun for his hit song, “Shadrach.” Pucker up for Georgia Gibbs’, “Kiss of Fire,” followed up with a smooth version of “There, I’ve Said it Again” sung by Vic Damone. Caterina Valente steams on stage for “The Breeze and I” followed with “To the Ends of the Earth” by Nat King Cole and Les Baxter’s Orchestra. Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We launch this hour with a couple of singing Pisano’s. Dean Martin kicks this thing off with a “Kick in the Head.” Vic Damone is next with a song heard in the production of “West Side Story.” Hear Kitty Kallen with her hit version of “Chapel in the Moonlight.” Tom Jones steams on stage for his first great chart hit, “It’s Not Unusual.” Then hear some movie music from “The Thomas Crown Affair” sung by Dusty Springfield. Frank Sinatra sings his rendition of the song, “April in Paris.” We’ll track good period instrumentals with Leroy Anderson’s “the Syncopated Clock,” The T-Bones with “No Matter What Shape,” and Roger Williams with “Autumn Leaves.” We’ll hear some big band with Woody Herman’s “The Woodchopper’s Ball.” Listen to an early 1950’s hit song for Nat King Cole, “Nature Boy,” and a 1958 hit song for The Chordettes, “Lollipop.” Hear the Mills Brothers with their vocal version of a great Tommy Dorsey song. Listen to Barbra Streisand with a song adapted by Milton Berle. More with Louis Armstrong, Andy Williams, and Frankie Laine. Listen anytime at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/


The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.5.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra launches this week’s selection of great period tunes with an ol’ Les Brown hit, “How Bout’ You?” The Four Lads follow up with a great Frank Loesser song from “A Most Happy Fella.” Nancy Sinatra sweetens things up with her mid 1960’s hit song, “Sugar Town.” Listen to great period “country crossover” artists like Brenda Lee with “Too Many Rivers,” Charlie Rich with “the Most Beautiful Girl,” and Marty Robbins’ “Big Iron” from his album Tales of the Western Gunfighter. Enjoy a film selection from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid sung by BJ Thomas. Enjoy period instrumentals with the Bob Crewe Generation, Hugo Winterhalter, and The Boston Pops. Listen to a couple of hits by Dion. One with the Belmonts and another Dion hit after he left the group: “Runaround Sue.” We’ll enjoy “An Evening in Rome” with Dean Martin. Do a little “Walkin’ After Midnight” with Patsy Cline. Hear songs with Dionne Warwick, Guy Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Pat Boone gets this segment underway with one of two number one charting hits he enjoyed from 1957, “Love Letters in the Sand.” Next, Nat King Cole does a great Duke Ellington song, followed up with Eydie Gorme’s “Blame it on the Bossa Nova.” Enjoy some movie selections with Dick Haymes singing “How Are Things in Glocca Mora,” The Theme from “Picnic” by Morris Stoloff, and Tony Bennett with the love theme from “The Sandpiper.” We’ll spin songs by great period groups like, The Kingston Trio, Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66, and The Mills Brothers. Hear great period instrumentals with Booker T and the MG’s, Morris Stoloff, Raymond Lefevre, and Michel Legrand. Listen to great standards with Frank Sinatra singing, “Blue Moon,” and “Up a Lazy river” by Bobby Darin. Peggy Lee goes for broke with the orchestra singing a rousing version of “Come Back to Me.” We’ll track hit records by Neil Diamond, Connie Francis and a one hit wonder named, Leapy Lee from 1968. Listen and enjoy at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Michael Buble storms into the hour with an up-tempo rendition of “Foggy Day in London Town.” Then we’ll surrender the microphone to Frank Sinatra for “I’ve Got the World on a String.” We’ll play with Eartha Kitt’s purring version of “Cest Si Bon.” Listen to fine instrumental selections with Henry Mancini’s “Theme from Charade,” George Shearing with, “Jumpin’ with Symphony Sid,” and Eddie Heywood’s “Soft Summer Breeze.” Hear great standards with Dean Martin singing, “You Belong to Me,” Bobby Darin with “I Got Rhythm,” Denver’s Dianne Reeves with “O Lady Be Good,” and Rosemary Clooney with “April in Paris.” Listen to hit songs by period groups like, The New Christy Minstrels, Terry Gilkyson and The EZ Riders, and The Beatles with Paul McCartney’s charming hit song, “When I’m 64.” Listen to Marty Robbins, “A White Sportcoat,” Rick Nelson’s “Traveling Man,” and Mama Cass with “A New World Coming.” More with Nat King Cole and Dinah Washington. Go to this here site: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ And have a great week kids.



Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.28.17

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Kay Starr launches this set with a toe tapping song “Mississippi.” Tony Bennett takes the stage with one of his signature songs, “The Good Life” followed up with a swingin’ version of a great Tommy Dorsey standard, “Opus One.” Then we listen to the lovely crooning of Nat King Cole with the song, “When I Fall in Love.” We’ll hear, what was, a great comeback hit for Engelbert Humperdinck, followed up with Bobby Goldsboro’s hit rendition of the Mac Davis song, “Watching Scotty Grow,” and some film music sung by Patti Page from “Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte.” Listen to a western set featuring “Yellow Rose of Texas” with Mitch Miller, Dinah Shore’s version of a hit song from “The Paleface,” and Al Caiola with the theme from the hit TV series, “Bonanza.” Dean Martin sets aside the mozzarella for “Mambo Italiano.” Listen to the Ray Conniff singers with “Invisible Tears,” and a little “Sophisticated Swing,” with Jimmy Dorsey. Hear Kansan, Chuck Miller with his mid-50’s hit song, “House of Blue Lights.” More with Margaret Whiting and Frank Sinatra. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tom Jones opens up this hour with a heartbreaker, “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.” Then we pick up the tempo with Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas,” and a fine scat version of “Blue Skies” by Ella Fitzgerald.” We’ll track a sentimental favorite by Al Martino, “I Love you Because.” Listen to a jazzy version of a film hit for Fred Astaire sung by Sarah Vaughan, and a pretty, instrumental movie theme performed by Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra. Then enjoy a danceable 1963 hit song by Ruby and the Romantics. Paul Anka sings a song used as the imaging for Eastman Kodak. We’ll savor “The Summer Wind” with Frank Sinatra. We’ll spin a sweet song called “A Special Kind of Love’ sung by actress Debbie Reynolds, take a “Slow Boat to ‘China” with the Ames Brothers, and swing to a fun salsa number by Caterina Valente, “Boom!” Hear Stevie Wonder with “My Cheri Amour,” Barbra Lewis with “Hello Stranger,” and a little Disney fun with Burl Ives. Instrumentals with the String-a-Longs and Bill Justice.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Paul Anka kicks off this set with “Goodnight My Love.” Then enjoy some close harmony with the youngest of the male groups at the time, The Four Preps. Hear Petula Clark with “Kiss Me Goodbye.” Enjoy period instrumentals with Pee Wee Hunt,” Andre Previn and his orchestra, Raymond Lefevre’s “Soul Coaxing,” and “Sail on Silvery Moon” by Billy Vaughn. Tony Bennett sings that 1962 hit about “the city by the bay,” followed with Patti Page’s early 1950’s hit song, “Mockingbird Hill.” Then hear “Something Stupid” with Frank and Nancy Sinatra. Nat King Cole begins a segment with a rousing version of “Avalon.” Then bring your umbrella for “April Showers” by Eydie Gorme. Listen to a sensual rendition of “Ebb Tide” by Matt Monro. We’ll spin The Mills Brothers with an old Les Brown hit, “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.” We’ll team up Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong for a fun tate-a-tate tween’ these old pros, “Gone Fishin.” Hear Jo Stafford with her 1951 hit song, “Shrimp Boats,” and Sammy Davis Jr. with “The People Tree.” Enjoy today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ 
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The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.21.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The McGuire Sisters open this hour with their version of “Volare” followed up with a Frank Sinatra favorite, “The Lady is a Tramp.” Sarah Vaughan takes it next with a song from “Damn Yankees.” Then listen to a 1959 hit single for Lloyd Price. Doris Day sings one from 42nd Street as we remember that “Lullaby of Broadway.” The Ames Brothers do a swing favorite called “Dancing in the Dark” followed up with the song that defined the era, Nat King Cole’s, “Unforgettable.” Listen to Buddy Clark’s sweeping rendition of “Ballerina.” Rosemary Clooney performs a snappy version of “Give Me the Simple Life.” Then enjoy a Harry Belafonte number that proves especially popular during an election year. We’ll play a movie set starting with The Statler Brothers, “The Movies.” Then listen to the theme from “True Grit” by Glen Campbell, and Henry Mancini’s, “The Pink Panther Theme.” Enjoy a selection with Johnny Mathis singing, “What Will My Mary Say,” and a “Song for a Summer Evening” by Mitch Miller. Fine songs with Keely Smith, and Vic Dana. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Dianne Reeves launches this set with a song heard in the period film, “Good Night and Good Luck.” Sammy Davis Jr sweetens the airwaves next with the Mike Curb Congregation singing “the Candy Man.” Hear great instrumental content as we track Paul Mauriat’s 1968 hit, “Love is Blue,” and the theme from “The Last Tango in Paris” by Gato Barbieri. Listen to Johnny Mathis with his treatment of a 1970’s “Stylistics” hit song. We’ll spin records with great male groups like The Lettermen, Neon Philharmonic, The Four Freshmen, and The Kingston Trio. Enjoy a fine rendition of “Night of My Nights” from “Kismet” by The Marvelous Marilyn Maye, a selection from “Little Me” by Vikki Carr, and the “Love Theme from The Godfather” by Andy Williams. “Get your Kicks on Route 66” with the Nat King Cole Trio. Enjoy a sweeping version of the song “Suddenly There’s a Valley” by Jo Stafford. More songs with Russ Morgan, and Annette Funicello. Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Start spreadin’ the news! Frank Sinatra kicks things off in this set with the theme from Martin Scorcese’s “New York, New York.” Lena Horne takes the stage next for the hit standard, “Stormy Weather,” followed up with Ray Charles as we “Hit the Road Jack,” and The Ames Brothers with a great Tommy Dorsey hit song. We’ll team up Nat King Cole with the great George Shearing for the song, “Let There Be Love.” Tony Bennett sings the lovely song, “Stranger in Paradise.” Then listen to the great comeback hit for Peggy Lee as she teams up with Randy Newman directing the orchestra for “Is That All There Is?” Enjoy some great big band with Glen Gray’s Casa Loma Orchestra for “Take the “A” Train” and more instrumentals with Henry Mancini and Leroy Anderson. We’ll enjoy a little salsa with Dean Martin’s rendition of “Sway.” Hear some songs of heavenly bodies with Eydie Gorme singing, “Fly Me to the Moon” and Johnny Mathis with “Venus.” More songs with Patti Page, Perry Como, and a sentimental memory from The Kingston Trio. Listen on Radio George at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/


The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.14.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Marvelous Marilyn Maye opens up this week’s offerings with her great rendition of “Cabaret.” The English Gentleman, Roger Whittaker, takes it next with the song, “New World in the Morning,” followed up with some Burt Bacharach/Hal David music sung by Dionne Warwick. We’ll remember that night in London’s west end as “A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square” with Bobby Darin. The first lady of song, Ella Fitzgerald, performs a great Cole Porter selection. Listen to some Broadway with Frank Sinatra’s rendition of “April in Paris,” and a couple of songs from “Gypsy” sung by Mel Torme and Tony Bennett. We’ll track a 1962 hit single for Nat King Cole, “Rambling Rose,” followed up with Brenda Lee’s “the Grass is Greener,” and a sprite version of “Cab Driver” by the Mills Brothers. Enjoy a set starting with Barbra Streisand from “Funny Girl,” Dean Martin singing with the Easy Riders with “Memories are Made of This.” Then laugh a little with Phil Harris’s “44 Sycamore.” Instrumentals with Horst Jankowsky and Glenn Miller. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: We launch this hour with a theme from a Marilyn Monroe movie called, “Bus Stop” sung by the Four Lads. Then we let Connie Francis take the stage with her amorous version of “Quando, Quando.” Listen to Engelbert Humperdinck sing “A Man Without Love.” Enjoy some period instrumentals with Ferrante and Teicher performing a film theme from, “Lisa,” and Bert Kaempfert’s “A Swinging Safari.” We’ll spin the 1958 hit single by Art and Dotty Todd, “Chanson D’ Amour,” and Dean Martin with “Powder Your Face with Sunshine.” Hear Robert Goulet belt out a song “Fortissimo.” Listen to more great period groups like, the Four Knights with “I Get So Lonely,” The Mills Brothers with “Across the Alley from the Alamo,” The McGuire Sisters, and a little ditty from “Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads.” We’ll team up Dinah Washington with Brook Benton for, “Baby You’ve Got What it Takes.” Listen to Tony Bennett with his 1963 hit recording, “I Wanna Be Around,” and Dinah Shore with a naughty rendition of “So Nice to Have a Man Around the House.” More with Frankie Laine, and Kay Starr.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Four Lads launch another set with their 1955 hit, “No Not Much.” Then we pick up the tempo with some wonderful Dixieland: “The Bourbon Street Parade” with Al Hirt. We’ll jump back to 1957 for a rousing version of a great Fats Waller standard by Billy Williams. Then feel the “Fever” with Peggy Lee. We’ll team up two Irish comrades in song: Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby singing, “I Can’t Get Started.” Enjoy a great set as Frank Sinatra sings, “Too Marvelous for Words,” actress Julie London sings her sultry version of “Black Coffee,” and Glen Gray’s Casa Loma Orchestra with a great version of the consummate swing standard, “In the Mood.” Listen to another set of “four” fellows performing a song from the film, “the Harvey Girls.” Tap your feet with Perry Como’s, “Catch a Falling Star,” and Nat King Cole’s “Send for Me.” Hear our great Brit 60’s hit maker Petula Clark with “This is my song” followed up with a lush instrumental version of “Lara’s Theme” by James Last. We’ll go to church with Helen Reddy singing a song from “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and an instrumental version of a song from “Godspell.” More songs with Helen O’Connell and the group, Womenfolk. Listen now at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a great week kids!


The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.7.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Si Zentner opens this week’s lineup with a rousing version of a jazz standard in double time, “Up a Lazy River.” The English gentleman, Matt Monro takes the stage next with his 1961 hit song, “My Kind of Girl,” followed with Judy Collins sweet version of “Turn, Turn, Turn.” Then we’ll “Try a Little Kindness” with the Arkansas sensation, Glen Campbell. Hear more great big band selections with Perez Prado and his orchestra, and Les Brown with his band of renown. Then we’ll slip in snappy 1958 hit record for Doris Day. Listen to Nat King Cole’s smooth rendition of the song, “I Love You for Sentimental Reasons.” Enjoy hit songs by great period groups like, The Platters and Harper’s Bazaar.” We’ll track a rat pack set with Dean Martin’s “Everybody Loves Somebody” and pal-lie Frank Sinatra with a torch standard, “The Wee Small Hours.” Robert Goulet performs a lovely song remembering “The Green Years of Our Love.” Then enjoy a little Irish folk with Roger Whittaker singing, “Star of the County Down.” More songs with Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, and Herb Alpert. Listen now at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tom Jones launches this hour with some film music from “What’s New Pussycat?” Followed up with another film/Broadway selection from “Promises, Promises” by Dionne Warwick. You’ll hear hit songs by period male groups like The Lettermen with “Hurts So Bad,” The Ames Brothers with “Destination Moon,” and The Fortunes. Listen to period instrumentals with New Orleans trumpeter, Al Hirt, some TV music with Ray Anthony’s Orchestra, and a lovely rendition of the song “Till” by pianist Roger Williams. Frank Sinatra does a little “Swinging Down the Lane” with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra, followed up with Helen Forrest singing with the Harry James Orchestra for “I’m Beginning to See the Light.” Hear more period film music with Vic Damone from the “Sound Of Music,” Patti Page from “The Pajama Game,” and Andy Williams singing one from, “State Fair.” Enjoy Nat King Cole with the song, “LOVE,” “The Best is Yet to Come” with Tony Bennett and more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We open with a cut with Count Basie and his Orchestra with Joe Williams “Smack Dab in the Middle” of the Vegas strip. Then we go to the DOT records label for the song, “Marianne” sung by The Hilltoppers. Listen to Eydie Gorme with a Ben Oakland/ Oscar Hammerstein song, “I’ll Take Romance,” followed up with a number one hit song for Jim Croce, “Time in a Bottle.” Hear Nat King Cole with the Ralph Carmichael Chorus with “That Sunday That Summer.” Bobby Goldsboro succumbs to a little wanderlust with the song, “The Straight Life,” followed with Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66 singing a Paul McCartney standard. We’ll “Put a Little Love in our Hearts” with Jackie Deshannon. We’ll track instrumentals with jazz pianist, Andre Previn, session groupThe Islanders, and Leroy Anderson and his orchestra. Dean Martin sings, “In the Misty Moonlight,” followed up again with Frank Sinatra “Stealin’ a Little Love.” Hear the Four Lads, The Ames Brothers, and Oklahoman Kay Starr. More with Louis Armstrong, and actor Richard Burton from “Camelot.” Hear em’ today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/


Monday, July 31, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 7.31.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Oklahoman Kay Starr launches into this week’s offerings with a toe tappin’ jazzy version of the song, “Night Train.” Then we’ll track a fun film song sung by Brit artist, Georgie Fame, “The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde.” Louis Armstrong follows with a song from “Hello Dolly.” Rosemary Clooney teams up with the Harry James Orchestra “In the Cool Cool of the Evening.” Vic Damone sings a song heard in The Music Man. Enjoy some great period groups like, the Lettermen, Peter Paul and Mary, and the Platters. Hear Nancy Wilson sing her 1964 Grammy award winning song, “How Glad I Am.” Hear a 1950’s set with Pat Boone singing “Sugar Moon” followed with Perry Como singing with the Ray Charles Singers for, “Papa Loves Mambo.” Swing with Benny Goodman as we go “Jumpin’ at the Woodside.” We’ll track hit singles by Frank Sinatra singing “Come Fly with Me,” Steve Lawrence with “Pretty Blue Eyes,” and wife Eydie Gorme with a song from “Holiday Inn.” Listen now: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Jack Jones starts this segment with his hit song, “Wives and Lovers.” Then listen to Bobby Darin with his hit standard from 1959, “Mack the Knife.” Hear a little salsa with Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66 with “Mas Que Nada.” Then enjoy an amorous hit record from 1974 sung by Roberta Flack.” Andy Williams sings a film selection from a 1972 Paul Newman movie “The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean.” Hear more great film music with The Sandpipers from “The Sterile Cuckoo” and Shirley Bassey from the James Bond movie, “Diamonds are Forever.” Listen to Frank Sinatra brewing up a little “Witchcraft,” and Dean Martin with the song, “Houston.” We’ll track a Perry Como standard, “No Other Love Have I” followed up with some period big band with Harry James backing Helen Forrest for, “It’s Been a Long Long Time.” Enjoy instrumentals with Frank Mills one hit wonder, “The Music Box Dancer,” and the Jackie Gleason Orchestra with a dreamy version of “I Got it Bad.” We’ll wrap up the set with some group hits including, The Association, The Murmaids, and the Hollywood Argyles.
Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Brenda Lee opens this hour with “Comin’ on Strong.” Toronto, Canada’s, The Crew Cuts take the stage next for “Sh Boom,” followed with a big band selection from Harry James, “Willow Weep for Me.” Segment two of this juke starts with Vaughn Monroe’s “Racing with the Moon,” then we’ll track a lovely version of the song, “Symphony” by Jo Stafford, “Leroy Anderson’s “Blue Tango,” and Frank Sinatra singing “You Do Something To Me.” Hear the Les Baxter Orchestra and chorus with, “I Love Paris,” followed with a snappy oldie by Guy Mitchell, Buddy Clark performing, “Peg O’ My Heart,” and Connie Stevens with “Sixteen Reasons.” Patti Page belts out a fun song of redemption from The Pajama Game called, “Cross over the Bridge,” followed with Vaudeville’s own Eddie Cantor with “Making Whoopie.” Enjoy Louis Armstrong with his version of the hit song, “Blueberry Hill,” and Barbra Streisand with a charming song heard in the Disney film, “Pinocchio.” Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/




The Neon Beat on Radio George - 7.25.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Ames Brothers kick off this week’s offerings with a smokin’ version of the Ralph Flanagan hit, “Ragg Mopp.” Then we track a smash hit for Petula Clark, “Downtown.” Sing along with The New Christy Minstrels with “Green Green,” and Nat King Cole’s lovely, “Mona Lisa.” Hear Frank Sinatra with his signature version of the Paul Anka standard, “My Way.” Listen to some great film songs with Herb Alpert’s “Zorba the Greek,” Don Costa with the theme from “Never on Sunday,” Al Martino with a song from “Romeo and Juliet,” and Felix Slatkin conducting the orchestra for “the Theme from The Sundowners.” We’ll put Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney together singing from the Big EZ about the Mardis Gras. Dinah Shore performs a song created ala Stephen Foster called “Dear Hearts and Gentle People.” We’ll hear one of the Association’s biggest chart hits, “Windy.” Listen to a 1955 selection by Pat Boone taking a stab at that new sound called rock and roll and a tender song written by Kenny Loggins sung by Anne Murray. Songs by Glen Campbell, Dionne Warwick and more.
Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Peggy Lee takes the mic to open this hour with “Big Spender.” Then listen to Vic Damone with a song from “Pal Joey” followed up with a number featuring Nat King Cole singing with The Four Knights.” Hear some period instrumentals with Henry Mancini’s “Mister Lucky,” Roger Williams with “Born Free,” and Horst Jankowski performing “Play a Simple Melody.” We’ll track a little soul and Motown with Ruth Brown, Diana Ross and the Supremes, and a 1963 smash hit for Lenny Welch. Frank Sinatra sings his great charting hit, “Strangers in the Night,” followed with bombshell Julie London singing “The Good Life.” Listen to great period male groups like the Lettermen, and the Brothers Four. Tony Bennett does some interpretive Cole Porter singing “Night and Day,” and we’ll team up Rosemary Clooney with Guy Mitchell with a charming number from the film, Pagan Love Songs. Enjoy a live selection with Louis Prima and Keely Smith as they romp thru two songs for the price of one. Then take a “Slow Boat to China” with Oklahoman Kay Starr. Leave comments, find links, see the playlists at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Polish Prince, Bobby Vinton launches this set with “Every Day of My Life.” We follow Bobby with Bette Midler doing a song from her album dedicated to Peggy Lee hits. Hear Engelbert Humperdinck with a hit from a British movie short film, and Frank Sinatra with “Hidden Persuasion.” Listen to some 1960’s hit records with Tom Jones, “Daughter of Darkness,” Nancy Wilson singing “Call Me,” and The New Colony Six, “Things I’d Like to Say.” Hang on to your hat thru two breezy selections with Johnny Mathis and Sounds Orchestral. We’ll team up Johnny Ray with the Four Lads in the Columbia studio for “Walking in the Rain,” followed by a Cole Porter number sung by Ella Fitzgerald. We’ll take a “Dreamer’s Holiday” with Perry Como and hear Petula Clark with a charming diddy called, “the Cat in the Window.” We’ll “OH NO” thru a father’s lament about those “Rhythm and Blues” by the McGuire Sisters. Hear Nat King Cole’s “Walking My Baby Back Home.” Then we’ll walk it on out with Les Baxter’s Capitol Records Orchestra and Herb Alpert’s “Taste of Honey.” To listen, go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/


The Neon Beat on Radio George - 7.17.17

Jukebox 1: On the Neon Beat this week: This hour opens with a Frank Loesser standard sung by Dean Martin and the Four Lads, “Standing On the Corner.” Peggy Lee takes the mic next for a fun little ditty called, “A Doodling Song.” Enjoy a lively version of a Harold Arlen favorite sung by the Four Aces. Hear great period instrumentals with Ferrante and Teicher, Ralph Flanagan, Benny Goodman, Hugo Winterhalter with jazz pianist Eddie Heywood, and New Orleans trumpeter Al Hirt. We’ll track some 1950’s favorites with Eddie Fisher singing “Oh Mein Papa,” Joni James with “Purple Shades,” Guy Mitchell singing “The Roving Kind” with the Mitch Miller gang and Frankie Laine’s “Waiting for the End of the Road.” Enjoy a sentimental favorite with Nat King Cole and the Ralph Carmichael Chorus “All Over the World.” We’ll team up Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby for a Cole Porter selection from “High Society.” These and more including Anita O’Day and Leroy Anderson. All new shows! Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Jukebox 2: On the Neon Beat this week: We open this hour with a Cole Porter standard as Frank Sinatra sings, “Anything Goes.” Sammy Davis Jr. owns the stage next with a hit Broadway song, “What Kind of Fool Am I,” followed up with Harry James and his orchestra with Helen Forrest singing “I’ve Heard that Song Before.” Hear more great big band selections with Anita O’Day singing with Gene Krupa’s Orchestra and Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra doing a great Artie Shaw hit. Break out the hankies for Dean Martin’s version of “Cry Like a Baby” followed up with some more Cole Porter sung by Ella Fitzgerald. Listen to a lush recording of the standard “Misty” sung by Johnny Mathis. Enjoy some silver screen favorites as Doris Day sings a song from “Pal Joey” and hear the iconic performance by Gene Kelly with “Singing in the Rain.” Listen to some great period groups including the Everly Brothers, The Four Preps and The Sunnysiders. Hear a smooth 1956 favorite by Nelson Riddle playing “Lisbon Antigua,” the lovely Jo Stafford with the song “You Belong to Me,” and Tony Bennett and Count Basie with a song about that “toddlin’ town.”
See past playlists, links and leave a comment at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

Jukebox 3: On the Neon Beat this week: Englishman, Danny Williams, opens up this segment with his international hit, “White on White.” Then listen to a Broadway hit from “Gypsy” as the Four Lads sing, “Together Wherever We Go.” Listen to Peggy Lee’s 1958 hit standard, “Fever” followed up with a period TV theme by Spencer Ross called “Tracy’s Theme.” Here more fine instrumentals with Glen Gray’s Casa Loma Orchestra doing “Topsy,” Marvin Hamlisch with “The Entertainer,” and the BBC Concert Orchestra with the “Theme from Lawrence of Arabia.” Hang on to your hat for a slam dunk performance of a great Jerome Kern song sung by The Marvelous Marilyn Maye heard on The Tonight Show. We’ll team up Louis Armstrong and actor Danny Kaye for a romp on a standard from the film, “the Five Pennies” followed with a song called “S’posin” by actress Debbie Reynolds. We’ll track some Rat Pack with Dean Martin’s “In the Chapel in the Moonlight” and “Learning the Blues” with Frank Sinatra. Enjoy the Nat King Cole Trio with “Sweet Lorraine.” Hear songs by Ella Fitzgerald, Al Martino, and The Four Aces. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/


The Neon Beat on Radio George - 7.3.17

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Rosemary Clooney slams into this fine hour with a rousing version of a great song, “April in Paris.” A heavy hitter follows as Frank Sinatra sings “Strangers in the Night.” Nancy Wilson performs her 1964 Grammy award winner, “How Glad I Am” followed up with a selection by Tony Bennett from “The Flower Drum Song.” Enjoy some great period groups with songs by Chad and Jeremy, The Ames Brothers, and The Rooftop Singers. We’ll team up Doris Day and Buddy Clark for a late forties tease called, “Love Somebody But I Won’t Say Who.” We’ll spin instrumental selections by Morris Stoloff from “Picnic,” Bill Pursell’s lovely “Winter Love,” Benny Goodman’s Orchestra swingin’ with “the Jersey Bounce” and “Wheels” by The String a Longs.” Lou Rawls sings “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine,”
followed up with Vikki Carr’s 1967 hit, “It Must Be Him’, and a lush rendition of “the Very Thought of You” by the great Nat King Cole. Hear hit songs by Glenn Campbell, Laurie London, and more.
Listen now at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Pat Boone starts this hour wielding the gospel gun singing bout’ “That Wonderful Time Up There.” Connie Francis sings her first major hit song on the MGM label, “Who’s Sorry Now,” followed up with a 1950’s favorite by The Four Lads. Hear great female hit makers like Nancy Wilson singing “Call Me,” Petula Clark with “Happy Heart,” Jaye P. Morgan with “Danger, Heartbreak Ahead,” and Helen Ward swingin’ with Benny Goodman’s Orchestra doing a great Johnny Mercer song. Hear some fine Cole Porter music as Frank Sinatra sings, “I’ve Got You Under My Skin.” Then listen to a 1958 classic Perez Prado hit, “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White,” followed up with some great Kansas City Neon Jazz with Myra Taylor. We’ll play the song that defined the era, Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable.” We’ll team up Bing Crosby with the Andrews Sisters for another Johnny Mercer song, “Accentuate the Positive.” Hear Vic Damone with some film music from “South Pacific.” More songs with The Ames Brothers, Julias LaRosa, and Andy Williams. See the lists and links. Leave comments at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Oklahoman Patti Page launches this segment with the female answer to the John Harford song, “Gentle on My Mind.” Next we’ll track a 1961 hit from the English gentleman, Matt Monro, followed up with Nat King Cole and the Trio with the Bobby Troup hit song about “the mother road.” We’ll spin a beautiful song that came out in the mid 1970’s during the heyday of rock and roll “hair” bands. A surprise hit, across the pond, for Roger Whittaker. We’ll spin a couple of film hits back to back with The Brothers Four (from The Alamo) and Ferrante and Teicher’s, “Theme from Exodus.” Listen to Carly Simon with “Haven’t Got Time for the Pain.” Enjoy a hit song from a Bowling Green, Kentucky group “the Hilltoppers.” Steve Lawrence and wife Eydie Gorme sing a big band standard, “I’ve Got a Gal In Kalamazoo.” Hear Ray Charles with “Hallelujah, I Love Her So.” The next set we’ll track Shelly Fabares with “Johnny Angel,” Perry Como with the Fontane Sisters with “Hoop De Doo,” and some big band with Glen Gray and his Casa Loma Orchestra. Frank Sinatra, Jo Stafford, and Eddy Arnold.
Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Have a great week!

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.26.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Jack Jones launches this week’s offerings with a Steve Allen song, “This Could Be the Start of Something Big.” Dionne Warwick follows up with one of her many hit recordings, “Walk On By.” Listen to Nat King Cole croon a lush version of a great Hoagy Carmichael standard. Dean Martin graces the stage with one of his signature standards, “That’s Amore.” Then break out your umbrella for a little cloudburst with Eydie Gorme followed by Tom Jones with “Help Yourself.” Hear the popular big band hit most associated with The Swing Era as Glen Gray’s Casa Loma Orchestra does, “In the Mood.” Grab a cuppa Joe with Frank Sinatra as he sings “The Coffee Song.” Listen to Judy Collins with her lovely hit, “Both Sides Now.” Hear a sweep with Al Martino’s “Mary in the Morning,” some film music with The Four Lads and Henry Mancini. We’ll spin a set with Tennessee Ernie Ford’s “Sixteen Tons,” Anne Murray with her first major chart hit, “Snowbird,” and The Vogues with “Turn Around Look at Me.” More with Petula Clark and a great film theme from a movie starring George C. Scott.
Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Nat King Cole does a strollin’ number with Les Baxter’s Orchestra singing, “Walking My Baby Back Home.” Then we’re “Comin’ Home Baby Now” with Mel Torme. Enjoy some cinema and Broadway selections with Judy Garland, Ferrante and Teicher, Robert Goulet’s signature hit from “Camelot,” Connie Francis with the theme from “Where the Boys Are” and Kai Winding’s “Mondo Movie” theme, “More.” Perry Como croons a hit song written by Don McLean, “And I Love You So.” Kansas City’s Marilyn Maye storms on stage for her rousing signature hit, “Step to the Rear.” Hear one of Bobby Darin’s many hit records, “Beyond the Sea. Then we sing along with Mitch Miller and the Gang doing, “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” followed up with a beautiful song by Sarah Vaughan, “Eternally.” We’ll track hits by The Platters, Barbra Streisand with a song heard on her TV show and on her first album, and Al Martino’s version of “Volare.” Songs with Johnny Mathis, The Four Freshmen, and Michel Legrand.
See the lists, links, and leave comments: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Dean Martin kicks off this set with “Mambo Italiano.” Next, we’ll gather up a “Pocketful of Miracles” with Frank Sinatra. Listen for Gale Garnett’s 1963 hit song, “We’ll Sing In the Sunshine” and enjoy the beautiful weather with Sammy Davis Jr singing, “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.” We’ll track great period instrumentals with Lawrence Welk, Michel Legrand, Ray Anthony with the Theme from “Dragnet” and some more TV music from The Silver Screen Orchestra. We’ll spin some singles with The Lettermen singing, “The Way You Look Tonight,” a tribute song to Peggy Lee sung by Bette Midler, and a fine Broadway selection by Vic Damone from “West Side Story.” Enjoy some great big band with Harry James and Helen Forrest performing, “I’m Beginning to See the Light”, some classic doo-wop with The Duprees, and Patti Page with a good old country hit, “The Green Green Grass of Home.” More songs with Sarah Vaughan, and Tony Bennett. Turn us on at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.19.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Bing Crosby and The Williams Brothers Quartet (including Andy) open this hour with “Swing on a Star.” Then we let one of our current divas of jazz take the mic. Diana Krall sings a great Harold Arlen song from an album recorded live in Paris. Listen to film classics such as Jo Stafford signing a song from “South Pacific,” Anita O’Day with a song from “Pal Joey,” Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby from the 1956 film, “High Society,” and Ferrante and Teicher from “One Eyed Jacks.” Hear Nat King Cole with a great Duke Ellington favorite, “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore.” We’ll spin some great big band with Harry James and Jimmy Dorsey. Enjoy a great set with Sarah Vaughan performing, “How High the Moon,” Tony Bennett with “Once Upon a Time,” and Helen O’Connell with a signature hit, “Green Eyes.” We’ll remember the last of the Weavers, who passed recently, Fred Hellerman, as we track a latter 40’s cut with the Weavers and the Gordon Jenkins Orchestra. Eddie Fisher sings his 1952 hit, “Anytime” followed up with The Four Lads. More songs with The Classics Four, and Diana Ross. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Ella Fitzgerald launches this hour with a rousing song from “Kiss Me Kate.” Andy Williams takes it next with his 1963 hit record, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You.” Rosemary Clooney sings one “Too Marvelous for Words” followed up with a chart topper from the Four Freshmen. Enjoy the Ames Brothers with their 1955 hit song, “The Naughty Lady of Shady Lane” and a mid 50s hit song for Joni James, “How Important Can It Be.” Then Tom Jones finishes the set with his rendition of an old Mel Tillis song, “Detroit City.’ The great Tony Martin launches a set with “La Vie En Rose.” Then enjoy a fun song by Doris Day, “Why Did I Tell Ya I Was Going to Shanghai?” You’ll hear great big band by Benny Goodman, a salsa version of “Lemon Tree” by Trini Lopez, and one of the many hit songs for Dusty Springfield. We’ll hiking to New Orleans with Fats Domino, enjoy a little attitude song with Peggy Lee, and spin a 1962 hit song for Bobby Vee. More songs from Johnny Horton, and Al De Lory. See the lists, links and leave comments at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Sachmo, Louis Armstrong starts things up with a romp called, “the Dummy Song.” We team up Frank Sinatra with Keely Smith for “How ya Fixed for Love?” We’ll remember the great New Orleans Dixieland master, Pete Fountain, with “Basin Street Blues.” Peggy Lee pops in with the orchestra with “Manana is Good Enough for Me” followed with a standard by Phil and Don Everly with “Bye Bye Love.” Then hear Glen Campbell with one of his most endearing songs, “Dreams of the Everyday Housewife.” Enjoy a good set with Bing Crosby and the Jesters with “Sioux City Sue,” Les Brown with Doris Day with “S’ Wonderful” and Pearl Bailey’s “Takes Two to Tango.” Anita Bryant performs one of her 1960 hits, “My Little Corner of the World,” Hugo Winterhalter with his 1956 treatment of Leroy Anderson’s “Blue Tango,” and a hit from the back of rack by Don Cherry, “Thinking of You.” Listen to Kay Starr with the song, “Indiana.” Enjoy hit songs by Adam Wade, “Take Good Care of Her,” and The Beatles, “When I’m 64.” More from Perry Como, and Les Paul. Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ And have a great week kids!


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.13.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Sarah Vaughan launches another great week of listening with her 1959 hit, “Broken Hearted Melody.” Then get set for a razzy jazzy version of “I’ve Got the World on a String” with Louis Prima. Sing along with Frank Sinatra as he performs a swinging’ version of the ol’ standard, “When You’re Smiling.” Enjoy a sprite little recording by Jill Corey called “Love Me to Pieces” and another forgotten hit for a group called, “Sumpthin’ Smith and the Redheads.” Nat King Cole performs a sweeping number with the Les Baxter Orchestra “To the Ends of the Earth,” followed with “A Doodling Song” by Peggy Lee, and a choon from the “auld” country sung by The Ames Brothers. We’ll track some period hits with Glen Campbell, Dionne Warwick and Al Hirt. Bing Crosby sings the lovely song, “Galway Bay.” Hear the tender 1961 hit for the Vince Guaraldi Trio, “Cast Your Fate to the Wind.” Songs with Johnny Mathis, Kay Starr, and Jimmie Rodgers. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Frank Sinatra opens this set with a film theme from, “The Tender Trap.” The Fontane Sisters are next with their 1955 hit song, “Hearts of Stone.” Then we’ll sing “In the Chapel in the Moonlight” with Dean Martin. We’ll line up some great women of song such as, Kitty Kallen with her number one 1954 hit, “Little Things Mean a Lot,” Connie Francis with “Amoung My Souvenirs,” Cathy Carr’s “Ivory Tower,” and Bette Midler with “He’s a Tramp.” Get your kicks on “Route 66” with Nat King Cole. We’ll “Jump Jive and Wail” with the horn of Louis Prima with Sam Butera and The Witnesses. Enjoy fine period instrumentals with Lawrence Welk, Michel Legrand, and The Silver Screen Orchestra. We’ll spin some songs by great period groups like The Mills Brothers with “Cab Driver,” The Fortunes with “Here Come’s That Rainy Day Feeling,” and the Four Lads with “the Mockingbird.” Enjoy songs by Steve Lawrence, Sonny James, and The Sunnysiders. See the lists, drop a line at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We open this hour with a fun Jimmie Rodgers hit called, “Uh Oh, I’m Falling in Love Again.” The Carpenters follow up with a song that serves as one of our show’s mantras, “Its Yesterday Once More.” Hear one of the hit instrumentals from the 1960’s coming out of France. Raymond Lefevre’s “Soul Coaxing.” We’ll drop in a little Fab Four from 1969 for a hit song written by George Harrison, “Something,” Kansas City’s Marilyn Maye sings a great Dave Brubeck standard, “Take Five,” followed up with some great big band with Glen Gray. Nat King Cole grabs the stage for a rousing version of “Avalon.” Frank Sinatra takes it next for the song, “Witchcraft.” We’ll team up Jo Stafford and Gordon McCrae for a witty little number called, “A” You’re Adorable.” We turn up the room temperature for Ella Fitzgerald singing, “Its Too Darned Hot,” then take to the floor in Vegas for Count Basie and Joe Williams, “Smack Dab in the Middle.” Patti Page sings a tender version of “Little Green Apples.” We’ll “Go Fishin” with Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby. Hear songs by Doris Day, Robert Goulet, and Perry Como.
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