Monday, April 24, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 4.24.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Dinah Washington kicks off this week’s offerings with a jazzy song from “Guys and Dolls.” Next we turn the mic over to Lou Rawls for a smooth thang called, “Lady Love.” We’ll recall those “Moments to Remember” with the Four Lads. Followed up with an old pop hit for Dion and the Belmonts, “Ruby Baby.” Enjoy a fun Disney memory with Phil Harris as Ballou the Bear from “The Jungle Book.” We’ll track some great big band with Harry James and his Orchestra with Helen Forest singing, “It’s Been a Long Long Time.” Two old smoothies follow up Helen with Frank Sinatra singing a Harold Arlen standard. Then hear Tony Bennett with some classic film music. Ella Fitzgerald picks it up with a rousing Irving Berlin song followed with Perez Prado’s “Rock-a-mambo Baby!. We’ll spin Nat King Cole’s hit, “LOVE.” Listen to Johnny Mathis’s 1957 smash hit record “Chnaces Are” and a back of the rack hit for Bryan Hyland. Hang out for Petula Clark’s 1965 standard, “Downtown” and some music sung by Ed Ames from “Man of La Mancha.” Hit songs by Nelson Riddle and Bobby Goldsboro.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We begin this hour teaming up Rosemary and Betty Clooney with Harry James and his orchestra for the song, “Sisters.” Pat Boone steps on stage next for his 1957 hit song, “Love Letters in the Sand.” From Bowling Green, Kentucky hear The Hilltoppers with their version of the hit song, “Marianne.” (don’t rush me!) En
joy some great film, Broadway, and TV music by Sammy Davis Jr, (Stop the World I Wanna Get Off) “Midnight Lace” with Ray Conniff, “The Colonel Bogey March” by The Mitch Miller Gang, “The Theme from Mission Impossible” by Lalo Schfrin and Henry Mancini with “Dear Heart.” Ray Charles sings a great Hoagy Carmichael song, “Georgia on my Mind,” followed with a steamy number by Jo Stafford entitled, “Make Love to Me.” Hear more Hoagy Carmichael with Nat King Cole singing a lush version of Hoagy’s signature song, “Stardust.” We’ll “Breeze Along With the Breeze” with the Four Lads. Listen to a great Cole Porter song performed by Roy Rogers, “Don’t Fence Me In.” Hear hit records by Patti Page, Dionne Warwick, Les Paul and Mary Ford and more.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tony Bennett launches this hour with “The Good Life.” Frank Sinatra is next with a good ol’ Les Brown hit. Doris Day sings one of her most requested hits from 1952, “If I Give My Heart to You.” Enjoy a 1958 hit for The Platters “Twilight Time.” We’ll spin some fine period instrumentals by Hugo Winterhalter with jazz pianist Eddie Heywood playing “Canadian Sunset,” Tommy Dorsey’s “Tea for Two Cha Cha” and The Mantovani Orchestra with their 1951 hit, “Charmaine.” We’ll go “South of the Border” with Perry Como, then play a great jazz standard called “Undecided” sung by the Ames Brothers, and spin the song “Golden Earrings” by Peggy Lee. We’ll bring back The Mills Brothers for their rendition of “the Glow Worm.” Enjoy some lush Nat King Cole showcasing his multilingual skills with the song, “Darling Je Vous Aime Beaucoup.” Connie Stevens gives “Sixteen Reasons.” (Sixteen Excuses on the “B” side. KIDDING) Hear Claude King’s “Wolverton Mountain” followed up with Tom Jones with a good old country hit, “The Green Green Grass of Home. Hear songs by Shirley Bassey, Rosemary Clooney and Chet Atkins. See the lists leave a comment at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 4.17.17

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Climb aboard The Fifth Dimension’s big beautiful balloon as we fly “Up Up and Away.” Then let Louis Armstrong bring a smile with his version of “Takes 2 to Tango.” We’ll track Dinah Washington’s 1959 smash hit, “What A Difference a Day Makes,” followed up with a little Brit invasion music with Chad and Jeremy. Enjoy a big band classic sung by Peggy Lee, “Happiness is a thing called Joe.” You’ll hear film music from “Top Hat” performed by Fred Astaire, and some James Bond music by Shirley Bassey. Listen to Dean Martin with “I Will,” Frank Sinatra singing “Over and Over,” and some TV funk with Sammy Davis Jr singing the “Theme From Baretta.” Will spin the Lee Hazelwood song and arrangement that became a signature hit for Nancy Sinatra. “Boots.” Enjoy some classic Stevie Wonder with “My Cheri Amour” and a little salsa with Sergio Mendez and Brazil with “Pretty World.” We’ll team up Dino and Sammy again for a fun live tate-a-tate of “Sam’s Song.” Hits by Bobby Goldsboro, Herb Alpert and Johnny Mathis.
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On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: the New Christy Minstrels launch into this set with the lead voice of Barry McGuire singing “Green Green.” Then Frank Sinatra sings “Love and Marriage” (in the same sentence) with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra. Hear the Ames Brothers with Les Brown and his Band of Renown followed up with an enjoyable back-of-the-rack memory by Carly Simon. We’ll enjoy some fun pairings including Steve and Eydie, Bing Crosby with Louis Armstrong, and Paul and Paula. Hear some great period groups including The Association with “Cherish” and The Lettermen with “Put Your Head on My Shoulder.” Tony Bennett will croon lovely song, the melody, taken from an opera classic. Ella Fitzgerald performs a great Cole Porter selection. Also, hear Andy Williams with his lush rendition of “April in Paris.” We’ll spin a period TV theme by the man known as the Don of film and television music in the 1960’s and 70’s. Hear the Henry Mancini Orchestra with the “Theme from Charlie’s Angels.” Listen to Nat King Cole’s Version of “Paper Moon.” More hit songs by Bobby Vinton and Barbra Streisand. http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/ Pic: Mister George. (Of Radio George!)

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Marvelous Marilyn Maye storms on stage to open this hour with her rousing version of the Jerome kern standard, “The Song is You.” Frank Sinatra is next with a jazzy swing version of “Blue Moon.” Listen to the Lettermen with their rendition of “Where or When” and Mama Cass Elliot singing “Make Your Own Kind Of Music.” We’ll team up Lee Hazelwood with Nancy Sinatra with a fun country song called, The Tennessee Birdwalk.” Glen Campbell sings a great Jimmy Webb song, “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” Then “Put a Little Love in Your Heart” as we listen to Jackie DeShannon. Enjoy a lovely recording of Nat King Cole’s version of the song, “Tenderly.” We’ll spin fine instrumentals by Horst Jankowski, a period TV theme by Valjean and some great Broadway music with Erick Kunzel and the Rochester Pops. We’ll track a song from the 1967 film, “Valley of the Dolls” sung by Dionne Warwick. Enjoy a great standard and signature hit for Jane Morgan, “Fascination.” Dean Martin sings his signature song, “Everybody Loves Somebody.” Songs with Al Martino, Dinah Shore, and Louis Prima.
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The Neon Beat on Radio George - 4.10.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: “Love the Second Time Around” sung by Frank Sinatra with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra launches this week’s neat offerings. Sammy Davis Jr takes the mic next with the Mike Curb Congregation for “The People Tree.” Enjoy a little Burt Bacharach/Hal David music sung by Dionne Warwick. Hear the classic hit by Arlo Guthrie as we cradle ourselves aboard “The City of New Orleans.” We’ll team up the great George Shearing with Nat King Cole for “Let There Be Love.” Perry Como belts out a mid-fifties sock hop hit called “Tina Marie.” Get two songs for the price of one with the Letterman performing, “Traces and Memories.” Kansas City’s own Marilyn Maye sings a song about that Midwest City of fountains. We’ll spin some movie music from the James Bond film “From Russia with Love” by Matt Monro then follow it with a saucy signature hit for Mary Martin. Listen to Frankie Avalon with the song, “Why” followed up with beach blanket buddie, Annette Funicello singing “O Dio Mio.” Hear the 1957 hit, “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” sung by Mister “Oh YEh,” Billy Williams. Songs by Robert Goulet, Ed Ames, Anita Bryant and more. Listen at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Rosemary Clooney and The Harry James Orchestra open this hour with “In the Cool Cool of the Evening.” Then let Dean Martin “Lay Some Happiness on Ya.” You’ll hear some great period groups like, the Seekers with “A World of Our Own,” The Fontane Sisters with “Daddy O!” And the Mills Brothers singing “Cab Driver.” We’ll spin some British invasion groups like Herman’s Hermits and Chad and Jeremy. Barbra Streisand sings one of many great songs heard in the film “Funny Girl.” Prepare yourself for an amorous number from the exciting Eartha Kitt as she purrs, “Let’s Misbehave. Hear instr
umentals by David Rose, the Bob Crewe Generation, and Herb Alpert. We’ll play a fine 1970 comeback hit for Perry Como, “It’s Impossible.” Enjoy an Andy Williams rendition of a sentimental favorite from a 1964 movie starring Glenn Ford and Geraldine Page. We’ll cook up some BBQ ribs and chicken as we go dancing at “The House of Blue Lights” with Chuck Miller. Listen to Doris Day sing a song from her 1953 film Calamity Jane, and Al Martino with his 1967 hit, “Mary in the Morning.” See the lists and leave comments by visiting our blogger: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Jimmie Rodgers leads off this set with “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine.” Then listen to a great 1960’s solo hit for Jersey Boy, Frankie Valli, as he performs, “Can’t Take My Eyes off Of You.” Rosemary Clooney belts out a romping version of “Everything’s Coming up Roses.” Listen to some great period hit groups like The Limeliters with “Dollar Down and a Dollar a Week,” The Carpenters with “For All We Know” and The Four Knights with “I Get So Lonely.” Enjoy the great cinematic rendition of the Theme from Antony and Cleopatra performed by the arpeggio kings of the keyboards, Ferrante and Teicher. We’ll do a 1950’s run with The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly and The Chordettes. We’ll line up the Four Knights with Nat King Cole with the song “If I May.” The first lady of song, Ella Fitzgerald, performs “I’ll Take Manhattan.” Frank Sinatra does a jazzy rendition of “Same Old Saturday Night” followed by some honey in the horn with Al Hirt playing “Sugar Lips.” Then hear Barbra Streisand with the tender song, “He Touched Me.” Songs by Andy Williams, Sarah Vaughan, and Harry James with Dick Haymes.
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Friday, April 7, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 4.3.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra launches this week’s offerings with “That’s Life!” Engelbert Humperdinck follows up with his hit version of “Spanish Eyes” and Barbra Streisand with a beautiful Andrew Lloyd Weber song from “Cats.” Enjoy a little good natured tate-a-tate between actress Judy Garland and Bing Crosby. Then Andy Williams follows with a vocal version of the 1963 hit, “More.” Enjoy some period instrumental selections with “the Peter Gunn Theme” by Ray Anthony, Leroy Anderson’s “Fiddle Faddle” and The Ventures with, “Walk Don’t Run.” You’ll hear Al Martino sing a WW1 and 2 favorite song about “the lady of the lamplight.” Listen to Al Wilson with his first major charting hit from 1973. Listen to a sultry piece from a 1950 review that drew a comment from Orson Wells that Eartha Kitt was the most exciting woman in the world. We’ll “Get Outta Town” with the Velvet Fog, “Mel Torme.” Dean Martin teams up with the EZ riders for his 1956 chart hit, “Memories are Made of This” followed with a film song from “Good Night and Good Luck” sung by Dianne Reeves. We’ll spin hit records by the Four Preps, Doris Day and Dick and Dee Dee. Listen now at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 2: Sammy Davis Jr opens this set with “the Shelter of Your Arms.” Then listen to a wonderful Italian version of “Quando, Quando” performed by Connie Francis. Sam Cooke is next with “You Send Me.” We’ll remember the 1956 film “High Society” with a great Cole Porter song done by Frank Sinatra and Bing Crosby. Listen to a Harold Arlen song that Harold called one of his favorites, sung by Sarah Vaughan. We’ll team up the Raylettes with “Ray” for the song, “Hit the Road Jack” followed up with a soulful hit for Dusty Springfield, “Son of a Preacher Man.” Hear Bobby Vinton’s hit song, “Blue Velvet.” We’ll play a big sky western set with Hugo Montenegro’s, “The Good the Bad and the Ugly,” Frankie Laine’s “Moonlight Gambler,” and Peggy Lee’s version of “Riders in the Sky.” Hear a great male group from Indianapolis sing a 1956 hit recording, “Day by Day.” Hear a rare recording featuring Nat King Cole at the piano backed by the Ralph Carmichael Chorus doing, “Whatcha Gonna Do?” Then hear the iconic song from the film “Singing in the Rain” by Gene Kelly.” Leave comments, see the lists at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On the Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: Kay Starr kicks off JB3 with a jazzy version of “Up a Lazy River.” Then we’ll “get those stakes higher” at the roulette wheel for Elvis’s “Viva Las Vegas.” Hear the Gaylords with “the Isle of Capris.” We’ll track some great period instrumental selections with Les Baxter’s “Poor People of Paris,” Glenn Miller with “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” Omaha’s Roger Williams with “Autumn Leaves” and a film selection with Felix Slatkin directing the orchestra for “The Theme from the Sundowners.” Pack your bags for Frank Sinatra’s “Come Fly with Me.” Ella Fitzgerald takes on a great big band standard singing, “Begin the Beguine.” We’ll track one of Bobby Darin’s latter 1950’s hits, “Dream Lover,” followed with a fun romp with Doris Day’s “Ooo Bang Jiggly Jang.” We’ll team up Gene Kelly with Judy Garland for an MGM favorite, “For Me and My Gal.” Johnny Mathis performs the song, “Small World” followed by some Broadway music with the Four Lads. Hear Barbra Streisand, Glen Campbell, and the Association.
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The Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.27.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Jack Jones (Mister “Love Boat” launches into this hour with “Wives and Lovers.” Next we’ll track a lovely rendition of “Love Letters” sung by Eydie Gorme followed with husband, Steve Lawrence’s 1960 hit record, “Pretty Blue Eyes.” We’ll assemble the Ames Brothers with the RCA Orchestra for their 1955 smash hit, “the Naughty Lady of Shady Lane.” Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney team up for a trip to the big easy: “Come to the Mardis Gras.” Listen to a lineup of sentimental favorites including Nat King Cole and the Chorus with “That Sunday, That Summer,” and Kate Smith singing “Now Is the Hour.” Enjoy a 1956 favorite performed by Pearl Bailey, “Takes Two to Tango.” Hear film instrumentals with Andre Previn playing the hit song from “Lili” and Percy Faith’s theme From “A Summer Place.” We’ll spin the song “Blue Moon” by Dean Martin, followed with a song by The Mills Brothers and a Cole Porter standard by Roy Rogers. Hear Frank Sinatra’s performance of “Pennies from Heaven,” Ella Fitzgerald with a song from “Kiss me Kate,” and more. Listen today at http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Glenn Yarborough opens this hour with a hit song from a Steve McQueen film called, “Baby the Rain Must Fall.” Then enjoy a rousing song from the Marvelous Marilyn Maye singing, “If My Friends Could See Me Now.” We’ll spin the original standard, amoung many, for Mr. Tony Bennett as he sings that song about the “city by the bay.” Listen to the hit song recalling the crime story of Bonnie and Clyde sung by Brit singer, “Georgie Fame.” We’ll track great period groups like The Drifters, and the Kingston Trio. Rosemary Clooney performs a tender hit song with the Benny Goodman orchestra called, "Memories of You.” Great instrumentals with Joe Harnell, Horst Jankowski, and Elmer Bernstein’s theme From “The Magnificent Seven capping a western set with Nat King Cole’s “Rambling Rose” and Marty Robbins 1959 hit “El Paso.” Frankie Avalon performs his hit version of the song “Venus.” Hear Patti Page with her woman’s rendition of “Gentle on my Mind,” followed with Pat Boone’s film hit, “Friendly Persuasion.” See the lists and links or leave comments at: “http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Look out ol’ Mack is BACK! Bobby Darin kicks off this juke with his 1959 hit standard, “Mack the Knife.” Then get set for some honey in the horn with Al Hirt playing, “Fancy Pants.” Hear the sexy Julie London with a sultry rendition of “Black Coffee.” Listen to Frank Sinatra with “Strangers in the Night,” followed with an amorous song called “Do You Wanna Dance?” by Bette Midler. Turn up some great film music sung by the Four Lads as they sing a song from “Bus Stop,” Harry James with an instrumental version of a song heard in “Knickerbocker Holiday,” and the theme from “Where the Boys Are” by Connie Francis. Listen to a fun set with Phil Harris’s laugh romp, “the Thing,” The Four King Sisters with a big band era favorite, “Mairzy Doats,” and Bing Crosby with The Jesters singing, “Sioux City Sue.” Hear a soulful song performed by a man considered to be one of our great period song stylists, Frankie Laine’s “That’s My Desire.” We’ll track a jazzy Nat King Cole song, “Just You, Just me,” a velvet version of “You Go to my Head” by Keely Smith. Much more. Where? Here-- http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/
Have a great week Kids !!

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.20.17

On The Neon Beat this weed, Jukebox 1: Tom Jones steams on stage to open this week’s sets with “She’s a Lady.” Next we’ll bring in Peggy Lee to sing “A Doodlin’ Song” followed up with some classic Mitch Miller as we spin “The Yellow Rose of Texas.” Listen to great period male groups like the Everly Brothers, and the Association. We’ll spin a song from the “South Pacific” sung by Margaret Whiting. Listen to the great Mario Lanza with his signature hit, “Be My Love.” Instrumental selections with Bert Kaempfert, Tommy Dorsey and Les Brown and his Band of Renown. Enjoy a beautiful song from 1956 with the first lady of song, Ella Fitzgerald. Sing along with a top ten hit for The Carpenters as they sing, “On Top of the World” followed up with a tender song by Robert Goulet. We’ll team up Frank Sinatra with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra for “Makin’ Whoopie.” Hear Connie Francis with “Together,” Dean Martin’s “In the Misty Moonlight” and “So Long Dearie” by Louis Armstrong. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ Boom!

On The Neon Beat this week at Jukebox 2: We open this hour with a couple of film selections starting with Henry Mancini’s Orchestra and Chorus with “Darling Lili” followed by a Dino’s hit standard heard in the 1953 Martin and Lewis film, “The Caddy.” We’ll go to the MGM label for one of Joni James many early 1950’s hits, “I Still Get a Thrill.” Enjoy a hit remake of the old Don Cherry hit standard performed by Mel Carter, “Band of Gold” followed up with “Call Me” by Nancy Wilson, and some fine Hammond B3 organ music from Walter Wanderley. Listen to a fine rendition of an old Beatles hit sung masterfully by Mr. Tony Bennett. Then enjoy a sharp scat version of “Blue Skies” sung by Ella Fitzgerald. We’ll spin records by some of the great period male groups, The Lettermen singing “When I Fall in Love,” the Mills Brothers, and The Four Lads with Ray Conniff’s female chorus. Enjoy a fine period instrumental standard with Jackie Gleason’s Orchestra. Listen to Sammy Davis Jr with “Let There Be Love.” We’ll scale The Alps with Lawrence Welk and The McGuire Sisters. Songs with Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and more.
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On The Neon Beat this week Jukebox 3: Nat King Cole launches into this set with a great jazz standard, “Avalon.” Next we’ll sample a little “Taste of Honey” with Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass. Hear more period instrumentals with Harry James playing “A Sleepy Lagoon” and the Mantovani Orchestra with “A Swedish Rhapsody.” Enjoy the Chordettes with “Never on Sunday” and Steve Lawrence’s “Footsteps.” We’ll track some great Cole Porter music as Frank Sinatra sings, “Anything Goes” followed by Peggy Lee’s late 40’s hit song, “Tomorrow is Good Enough for Me.” We’ll spin a special track called, “I Don’t Know” sung by the woman who built Atlantic records: Ruth Brown. Georgia Gibbs gather’s round her “nibs” for her hit version of “Tweedle Dee.” The Four Freshmen blend their tight harmonies for the song, “Charmaine.” Enjoy Doris Day as she performs and standard from “Pal Joey” followed up with a “Melody of Love” by The Ames Brothers. Get set to “Jump Jive and Wail” with Louis Prima, go from “Rags to Riches” with Tony Bennett. Then hear a rare record by a man-of-a-thousand voices who was also the voice of Boris Badenov in Rocky and Bullwinkle. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ And have a great week kids!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 3.15.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Marvelous Marilyn Maye opens this week’s offerings with her rousing signature hit song, “Step to the Rear.” Dean Martin takes the stage next with an Italian favorite, “Volare.” We’ll track some great period male groups such as The Hilltoppers (“From the Vine came the Grape”), The Ames Brothers with a great Tommy Dorsey standard, and The Four Preps (“Down by the Station”) We’ll revisit a charming period “white picket fence” song performed by Oklahoman Patti Page. Enjoy a rousing instrumental called “The Manhattan Spiritual” by Reg Owen followed with some George and Ira Gershwin music sung by Sarah Vaughan. We remember some Rodgers and Hammerstein music from “The King and I” sung by Perry Como. We’ll spin the pretty Kitty Kallen version of “Chapel in the Moonlight.” Listen to Lou Rawls with “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” followed up with Vikki Carr’s 1967 hit song, “It Must Be Him.” We’ll throw in a Charlie Brown standard performed brilliantly on the keyboard by jazz artist David Benoit. Hit records by Rick Nelson, Doris Day and Nancy Sinatra with Lee Hazelwood.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Les Brown directing his Band of Reknown with Doris Day slam into this hour with the song, “S’ Wonderful.” Then will enjoy some film music with the Four Aces singing, “Three Coins in the Fountain.” Frank Sinatra performs some great Cole Porter singing, “I Get a Kick Out of You” followed with some fine music carried off by the first lady of song: Ella Fitzgerald sings “I’ll Take Manhattan.” Billie Holiday takes the stage for “Pennies from Heaven” followed up with a jazzy rendition of “A Nightingale in Berkeley Square” by Bobby Darin and the Nat King Cole Trio with “Straighten Up and Fly Right.” We’ll team up the great Tony Bennett with jazz diva Diana Krall for the song, “the Best is Yet to Come.” Dean Martin croons the lovely song, “Innamorata.” Tap your toes to Dionne Warwick’s “Do You Know the Way to San Jose.” Then we’ll do a “Sophisticated Swing” with Jimmy Dorsey’s Orchestra. Lishttp://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/
ten to a signature performance with Lena Horne singing “Stormy Weather” followed up with Louis Armstrong doing “Dream a Little Dream of Me.” Hear Glen Campbell with the theme song from the film, “True Grit.” Solid gold hits by Elvis, Patti Page, and The McGuire Sisters.  Leave comments view the lists and links:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Patti Page launches this hour with a song from the 1954 play, “The Pajama Game.” A couple of chillers next with Engelbert Humperdinck’s “Winter World of Love” followed with The Lettermen’s version of “Our Winter Love.” Listen to the lovely Julie London with her amorous rendition of “The Good Life.” Enjoy some music of the cinema with Vikki Carr singing one from the film “Little Me,” Vic Damone with a standard from “West Side Story” and Dinah Shore with a song sung by Bob Hope in “The Paleface.” Dean Martin proposes a toast as a lonely country boy from Nashville singing “Little Ol’ Wine Drinker Me.” Hear Sarah Vaughan sing a great period hit used by Rosemary Clooney to open her TV show. Listen to Nat King Cole with the song “Too Young.” Enjoy a jazzy version of the song “Mississippi” by Oklahoman, Kay Starr and an instrumental favorite by The Village Stompers. We’ll spin hit records by Johnny Mathis (I’m Coming Home), Ray Conniff and the Chorus (Invisible Tears), and one of Loren Green’s tales of the Ponderosa, “Ringo.” Listen this week at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio Geoge - 2.27.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Perry Como gets down his soup and fish and opens this set with the Fontane Sisters for a Milton Delugg polka number, “Hoop De Doo.” Rosemary Clooney follows up with her 1951 hit, “Comon-a’ My House.” Enjoy some period film music with Pat Boone’s “April Love” and a song from a fun, period, teen flick with Annette Funicello and the Beach Boys. We’ll spin a lush memory off the MGM label as we hear Joni James with “Purple Shades.” Listen to Old Blue Eyes with “Old Devil Moon.” Instrumentals by Andre Previn with the theme from “Irma La Douce,” Bill Pursell’s beautiful and haunting, “Our Winter Love” and a toe tapper by the Al Casey Combo doing, “Jiving Around.” We’ll track a folk set with The Mills Brothers, Gale Garnett, and The Kingston Trio. Hear Dean Martin with “Mambo Italiano,” some great Broadway with Tony Bennett singing, “Taking a Chance on Love.” Songs by Sarah Vaughan, Gogi Grant, and a period early 1960’s hit record by Australian Rolf Harris. Listen now at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Toys launch this hour with their 1965 hit, “A Lover’s Concerto.” Next we’ll play a song by The Mike Curb Congregation heard in the Clint Eastwood film Kelly’s Heroes. Nat King Cole follows with a lovely tune written by Charlie Chaplin. Hear film and Broadway selections by Bing Crosby singing, “Around the World,” Frank Sinatra’s, “Forget Domani,” The Four Lads with a song from “Gypsy,” and a lovely instrumental version of a song from “Godspell” by Raymond Lefevre. Hear Ella Fitzgerald with some great Cole Porter singing, “Let’s Do it, Let’s Fall in Love.” We’ll spin Bobby Vinton’s “Blue on Blue,” one of Petula Clark’s many charting hits, “I Know a Place,” and Al Martino with “Spanish Eyes.” Perry Como performs a lovely song from “Carousel.” We’ll team up Rosemary Clooney with Guy Mitchell singing “The House of Singing Bamboo” from Pagan Love Song. Turn it up for Elvis with “It’s Now or Never,” Kai Winding’s 1963 hit, “More” and Robert Goulet with “Mamselle.” See the lists, leave comments: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Frank Sinatra opens this hour with the theme from the Martin Scorcese production of “New York, New York.” Then we’ll stroll down lover’s lane with Nat King Cole “Walking My Baby Back Home.” Introducing New York’s Steven Maglio with “The Lady is a Tramp” ala bossa nova. You’ll hear Engelbert Humperdinck (good thing I don’t charge by the syllable) as we play one of his hits, “A Man Without Love.” Peggy Lee follows with a song of divine concession, “Alright, Ok, You Win” followed by The Kingston Trio with a gritty Hoyt Axton song called, “Greenback Dollar.” Then we tone it down for Johnny Mathis’ lovely rendition of “Misty.” We’ll track the Dean Martin hit single recorded with the Four Lads singing, “Standing on the Corner.” Hear Steve Lawrence with his 1963 hit written by Carole King. Listen to Barbra Streisand from her first Columbia album, “A Kid Again” and Sammy Davis Jr “Falling in Love.” You’ll hear Tennessee Ernie Ford with “Sixteen Tons,” a song from the film, “Oklahoma” sung by Vikki Carr, and we’ll throw in a little ‘Chug a Lug” by Roger Miller. Hits by Debbie Reynolds, the Fontane Sisters and Bert Kaempfert. Have a great week Kids!! Listen at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 2.21.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Engelbert Humperdinck opens this hour with a hit song
heard in a 1968 British short film, “The Cyclist of Belsize Park.” Then get set to sail with Roger Whittaker listen to an overnight sensation in the mid 70’s called, “the Last Farewell.” Enjoy a little Dinah Shore with her snappy rendition of “Dear Hearts and Gentle People.” Peggy Lee sings “It’s All Over Now” followed with Dean Martin “Cryin’ Like a Baby.” Hear Bobby Goldsboro’s “Muddy Mississippi Line,” Patsy Cline’s “Walking After Midnight” and Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman” sung with Al DeLory’s Capitol Records Orchestra. Enjoy some great film selections with The Four Lads, Tony Bennett, and Actress Judy Garland. We’ll track period instrumentals by Nelson Riddle, Billy May’s Orchestra, and a back of the rack request for “Mood Indigo” by the Norman Petty Trio. You’ll hear the signature hit for the iron voiced band leader Vaughn Monroe with “Racing with the Moon.” Records by the McGuire Sisters, and Rosemary Clooney. Listen now at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Petula Clark launches this set with “It’s a Sign of the Times.” The Association is next with their tender hit, “Never My Love.” Enjoy some NY swing with Jerry Costanzo performing, “Can I Steal a Little Love.” We’ll track a lush rendition of “The
Good Life” sung by bombshell, Julie London. Listen to some great silver screen favorites by Bing Crosby singing “McNamara’s Band,” Vic Damone with “Younger than Springtime” from South Pacific, Henry Mancini’s “the Pink Panther,” and Dean Martin with Jerry Lewis singing “the Money Song.” You’ll hear some great big band with Benny Goodman’s orchestra playing, “Down South Camp Meeting.” Vic Dana sings the vocal version of the “Mondo carne” film theme from 1963, “More.” Hear the Carpenters with the old Sesame Street hit, “Sing,” Danny Williams hit record, “White on White,” and the alfredo crooning of Dean Martin with “Under The Bridges of Paris.” Songs by Jo Stafford, Perry Como and Frankie Laine.
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ON The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Robert Goulet kicks off this hour with those happy, “Summer Sounds.” Then listen to the theme from “Casino Royale” with Herb Alpert. We’ll team up Bing Crosby with Rosemary Clooney for an old Bunny Berigan big band standard. Hear the 1951 hit for Nat King Cole singing the signature song for the era, “Unforgettable.” Hear more film selections sung by Andy Williams with the “Days of Wine and Roses,” Barbra Streisand’s “People” from Funny Girl, and Jerry Vale with “Three Coins in the Fountain.” Listen to a hit for Harry Nilsson that “almost” was a film theme for the movie, “Midnight Cowboy.” Tap your feet to an early 1970’s hit for a male trio from Alberta called The Stampeders. Enjoy some swingin’ Sinatra as we go “Learning the Blues,” Johnny Mathis with Percy Faith’s Orchestra singing, “A Certain Smile,” and then we’ll get “Too Close for Comfort” with the gorgeous Peggy Lee. Snap your fingers with Kay Starr’s 1952 hit, “Side by Side.” We’ll pull in songwriter Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers for “Personality.” Hit songs by The Chordettes, Steve Lawrence and Glenn Miller.
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Monday, February 13, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 2.13.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Four Knights open this hour with “I Get So Lonely.” (Bass singer Oscar Broadway leading with “Oh Baby Mine.”) Then we’ll bring on our funny girl, Barbra Streisand with “Second Hand Rose.” Mister “shuck n’ jive,” Frankie Laine, performs the song, “Waiting for the End of the Road” followed up with some great swing by Glen Gray performing, “The King Porter Stomp.” Listen to one of the many Capitol Records hits for Nat King Cole, “A Blossom Fell.” Then sing along with Rosemary Clooney as she sings, “Shine on Harvest Moon.” We’ll team up the Brothers Four for the wistful, “Green Leaves of Summer” followed up with an Ian Tyson song, “Four Strong Winds” sung by Glenn Yarborough. Get a chuckle with Dinah Shore and the quartet singing a fun twisted song called, “Sweet Violets.” Frank Sinatra is next with one of his signature songs, “I’ve Got the World on a String” and “Sumpthin’ Smith and the Redheads” singing, “It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie.” Hear Andy Williams, Patti Page, Disney’s duck genius, Ludwig Van Drake (Paul Frees) and more. Listen at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: We open this hour with the lovely lilt of Jo Stafford singing a standard from “South Pacific.” Then we’ll track a song heard in the film, “The Sound of Music” sung by Mr. Tony Bennett. Hear more great music from the silver screen by the Mantovani Orchestra, Andy Williams, Debbie Reynolds, Doris Day, Dean Martin and Lena Horne. We’ll bring in Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme for a spirited version of “Besame Mucho” followed up with a sweeping version of “To the Ends of the Earth sung by Nat King Cole. Then we’ll enjoy a cuppa joe with Frank Sinatra and the swinging Nelson Riddle Orchestra for “The Coffee Song.” Vikki Carr performs her strong rendition of the song, “Cant’ Take My Eyes Off of You.” We’ll swing to the great Glenn Miller hit song, “In the Mood” followed up with The Ames Brothers and the big band era standard “On a Slow Boat to China.” Enjoy Les Paul and Mary Ford with “The World is Waiting for the Sunrise. “ Laugh with the great Phil Harris giving some dating advice from “44 Sycamore.” Leave comments see the lists at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Get set for a little honey in the horn with Al Hirt as we open with “Cotton Candy.” Then we’ll rise up on that great gettiin’ up morning with Pat Boone and “A Wonderful Time up There.” Tom Jones steams on stage next for “Help Yourself.” Enjoy some signature Frank Sinatra with “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” followed up with some swingin’ big band with Glen Gray’s rendition of “Topsy.” Enjoy some lovely music by Andy Williams remembering “The Summer of our Love.” Hear Dionne Warwick with some bouncy Broadway music with “Promises, Promises” and a little jazzy Bobby Darin with “Bill Bailey.” Omaha’s Roger Williams pounds the keyboard for some great film music from “Born Free.” You’ll hear the Four Preps with that song about the Isle of romance, and Connie Francis with her first big chart hit, “Who’s Sorry Now.” We’ll spin records with Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and a Canadian teen sensation named Nikki Yanofsky doing Ella’s “Airmail Special.” (hold on to your hat)
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 2.6.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Harry Belefonte launches into this great set with “Jump in the Line.” Then enjoy the shttp://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/
ong “Too Marvelous for Words” sung by Rosemary Clooney followed by Frank Sinatra’s “Love and Marriage.” Listen to some great big band with Les Brown and his Band of Renown with “How Bout You?” and Billy May’s great rendition of “Pompton Turnpike.” Be sure to crank up Ella Fitzgerald for a swingin’ number from the play, “Kiss Me Kate.” Hear the tender “Shadow of Your Smile” performed by Mr. Tony Bennett. Hear great groups like The Mills Brothers, and The McGuire Sisters. Dean Martin taps on the ol’ coke bottle with guitar and orchestra for the song, “Houston.” Break out the umbrella for Eydie Gorme’s refreshing version of “April Showers” followed up with a rockin’ Pat Boone singing “At My Front Door.” We’ll team up Lee Hazelwood with Nancy Sinatra for the song “Jackson.” Listen to songs by Frankie Laine, Jo Stafford and film music by Elmer Bernstein. Listen now at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Four Lads open this hour with their 1956 chart hit, “No Not Much.” Then we’ll take a little “vaca” amongst the monkeys and the palm trees with Tony Bennett. Enjoy a great Carole King song sung by Karen and Richard Carpenter, “It’s Going to Take Some Time.” Listen to some great period instrumentals with Andre Previn, Les Baxter, Frank Pourcell, and Duke Ellington with Arthur Fieldler and the Boston Pops. We’ll do some Rat Packin’ with Dean Martin’s version of the song, “Just in Time” and Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr with “Me and My Shadow.” We’ll fulfill a Kansas City request for a 1949 song by Evelyn Knight and the Stardusters. Hear a 1964 Grammy award winning song for Nancy Wilson. Jo Stafford sings a fun song from “My Fair Lady” followed up with some period folk by The Kingston Trio and a toe tapper by Perry Como called “Round and Round.” We’ll spin songs by Kay Starr, Ray Charles and Billie Holiday. Leave comments see the playlists and links at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Paul Anka takes the stage to open this set with “Goodnight My Love.” Then listen to Dionne Warwick with “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.” Button up your spring raincoat for a great 1970’s comeback hit for Neil Sedaka, “Laughter in the Rain.” Enjoy an amorous number from the play, “Kismet” sung by Kansas City’s own Marilyn Maye. We’ll spin some Glen Campbell singing, “Galveston,” The Carpenters with “Goodbye to Love,” and a comeback hit for Frankie Valli singing “My Eyes Adored You.” Frank Sinatra grabs the mic with Nelson Riddle’s orchestra doing a swinging version of “My Blue Heaven.” Enjoy instrumentals performed by Andre Previn, Walter Wanderley and Dave “Baby” Cortez. We’ll turn up the thermostat for Peggy Lee’s “Fever.” We’ll track Eydie Gorme’s 1963 hit, “Blame it on the Bossa Nova.” Great groups like The Vogues with “Till” and the Four Freshmen singing “Day by Day.” Songs with Michael Buble, Sarah Vaughan, and Matt Monro. To listen now, go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.30.17

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Ames Brothers launch this week’s set singing a great jazz standard, “Undecided.” Then Barbra Streisand takes the stage with a fine cut from her highly acclaimed “Broadway Album.” Enjoy some period instrumentals with Morris Stoloff’s “Theme from Picnic,” Bert Kaempfert with “Wonderland by Night” and a 1967 instrumental by The Brass Ring used as image music for Benson and Hedges cigarettes. We’ll remember a great British drama starring Sydney Poitier with the theme from “To Sir with Lohttp://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/
ve’ sung by Lulu. Frank Sinatra sings a snappy version of the song “S’posin. We’ll bring together Bing Crosby with Rosemary Clooney as we “Come to the Mardis Gras.” Hear Kansas City’s Marilyn Maye with a theme from the Broadway play, “Sherry.” Andy Williams sings his 1963 hit, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You.’ Then we’ll count the “Flowers on the Wall” with the Statler Brothers. Hear a sexy rendition the song, “Quiet Nights and Quiet Stars” with Sarah Vaughn, “Memories” by Elvis Presley, and a great old standard by The Casinos. Lots more! Listen at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Bobby Goldsboro begins this hour with his surprise hit. A song written by Mac Davis called “Watching Scotty Grow.” Then we’ll reunite the Association to sing two of their chart hits with Barry Manilow. “Cherish” and “Windy.” Listen to The Carpenters with “Rainy Days and Mondays.” We’ll remember the period film “the Graduate” as Simon and Garfunkel sing “Mrs.’ Robinson.” Listen to hit instrumentals by Herb Alpert and the TJB doing their first charting hit “The Lonely Bull,” Henry Mancini with the theme from “Charade” and David Rose with “the Stripper.” Here some 1950’s favorites with Terry Gilkyson and the EZ Riders singing, “Marianne,” Doris Day with “Everybody Loves a Lover,” and The Platters, “Only You.” We’ll enjoy a little Brit invasion music with that big hit by the New Vaudeville Band as we revisit “Winchester Cathedral.” Enjoy some more movie music with the Lettermen and the theme from “A Summer Place” and Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye from “Cat Ballou.” (Bites like the devil!!) Tom Jones, Ray Charles, Jo Stafford and more. Leave comments, see the lists at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Sammy Davis Jr takes the stage for one of his many hits off Broadway, “I’ve Gotta Be Me.” Then listen to a toe tapper by Kansas City’s “Rhumba Girl” Nicolette Larson. (by request) Tony Bennett sings with the Count Basie Orchestra a song about that windy city, and Wilburt Harrison sings one about that city of fountains. We’ll track a bluesy number by Perry Como called “Dream on Little Dreamer” followed up with a Cole Porter song from the film “High Society” with Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong. From the Neon Jazz collection, introducing Lisa Gary, with a tender rendition of “I’ll Be Seeing You.” We’ll step on the set of Stagedoor Canteen for Benny Goodman backing Peggy Lee for “Why Don’t You Do Right?” Listen to show instrumentals by Paul Mauriat and Henry Mancini. We’ll spin records like Patti Page’s “Old Cape Cod” and Johnny Mathis’s “What Will My Mary Say?” You’ll hear a back-of-the-rack selection by Earl Grant called “The End” followed by Oklahoman Kay Starr with “The Man Upstairs” and “The Reverend Mister Black” by The Kingston Trio. Listen now at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.25.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Marvelous Marilyn Maye launches this week’s selections with her rousing standard that has kicked of many of my radio shows, “Step to the Rear.” Trini Lopez takes the stage next for a salsa version of “Lemon Tree.” The Lettermen sing their version of “Shangri La” followed by a film song called “Georgie Girl” performed by Australia’s own, “the Seekers.” Enjoy wonderful Broadway selections sung by Mel Torme, Doris Day and Louis Armstrong. Frank Sinatra remembers how “It Happened in Monterrey.” We’ll spin some classic folk by the Kingston Trio as we remember poor Charlie and “the MTA.” Get your kicks
on “Route 66” with the Nat King Cole trio. Robert Goulet performs a great big band standard entitled “I’ll Get By as Long as I Have You.” You’ll hear period instrumentals by Ralph Flanagan’s Orchestra, Ralph Marterie, Walter Wanderley’s Hammond B-3 organ, and Arthur Fieldler conducting the Boston Pops with Chet Atkins. Rosemary Clooney sings a song with Benny Goodman’s Orchestra. Hear songs with Dusty Springfield, and Leroy Van Dyke with “The Auctioneer.”
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On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Actor, comedian Jerry Lewis kicks off this set with his 1956 hit, “Rock-a-bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody” (Jerry sings!) We’ll follow that up with Les Brown and his Band of Renown with the Ames Brothers singing, “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.” Hear some great rock-n-roll/jazz fusion with Blood Sweat and Tears doing, “And When I Die.” We’ll track instrumental selections by Hugo Winterhalter, Billy Vaughn, Leroy Anderson, and Spencer Ross. Hear Barry Manilow performing a song he wrote for Dick Clark’s American Bandstand. Listen to Bing Crosby singing a song with actress Grace Kelly, “True Love.” Hear Nat King Cole sing the song, “Tenderly” followed up with The Association singing a film song from “Goodbye Columbus” followed by another movie song with Doris Day from the film, “the Man Who Knew Too Much.” Sing along with Mitch Miller doing, “Shine on Harvest Moon”, the Crew Cuts with “Sh’ Boom” and Harry James with Helen Forrest singing “I’m Beginning to See the Light.” Hit songs by Jane Morgan, Bette Midler and Eddie Fisher.
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On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Frank Sinatra begins this hour with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra singing, “You Do Something to Me.” Then we’ll spend “An Evening in Roma” with the kid: Dean Martin. Listen to the Chordettes with their 1960 hit, “Never on Sunday.” Listen to a couple of back-of-the-rack hits with Don Cherry singing, “Thinking of You” and Jill Corey’s “Love Me to Pieces.” You’ll hear a 1955 hit by a talent from Wellington, Kansas named Chuck Miller performing “The House of Blue Lights.” Nat King Cole spells out that four letter “L” word, “LOVE,” followed by Engelbert Humperdinck’s version of “Spanish Eyes.” We’ll pair up Glen Campbell with Bobbie Gentry for the song, “Morning Glory.” Hear the Andrews Sisters with a song written by Morey Amsterdam (from the Dick Van Dyke show), “Rum and Coca Cola.” Enjoy some honey in the horn with Al Hirt playing, “Java” and a lush version of “Yellow Bird” by period jazz vibraphone artist, “Arthur Lyman.” You’ll hear a country music set with Jimmy Dean, Eddy Arnold. Then laugh a little with the classic standup by Andy Griffith, “What It Was, Was Football.”
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 1.18.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Going into the new week, still, with some minor internet issues. Which we hope to have resolved by mid week. Bear with us as we migrate Radio George to a new hosting site to smooth out the dropouts. Juke 1 begins with The Lettermen singing a great Paul Anka song, “Put Your Head on my Shoulder.” Then we track a bit o-grease as we spin “Little Darlin” by the Diamonds. Perry Como follows with “Jukebox Baby” and a hit song by The McGuire Sisters. Enjoy a little classic folk with Peter Paul and Mary with their version of “Lemon Tree.” Dean Martin performs one of his hit standards, “You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You,” and then we “Let Ourselves Go” as we play a swinging version of an Irving Berlin song sung by Ella Fitzgerald. Enjoy a Broadway favorite by Robert Goulet from “Porgy and Bess.” Frank Sinatra laments a “Same Old Saturday Night.” Barbra Streisand sings a film standard, “Taking a Chance on Love.” We’ll team up Doris Day and Buddy Clark with a 1947 tease called “Love Somebody (but I won’t say who). Enjoy period instrumentals with Herb Alpert and the TJB, and the soulful clarinet of Acker Bilk. Hear hit songs by Sam Cooke, Patti Page, Lou Rawls and more.
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On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tony Bennett launches this hour singin’ with the Mitch Miller Gang a song from “Bye Bye Birdie.” Sammy Davis performs a fun live Vegas version of the song “On A Clear Day.” (listen for the end and Sammy’s reference to Eastern Airlines.) Enjoy some great big band with Harry James with Helen Forrest singing, “It’s Been a Long Long Time.” We’ll put Frank Sinatra together with Keely Smith for the song, “How Ya Fixed for Love?” and then enjoy actress Judy Garland with the song “I Got Rhythm.” Listen to some great period groups like, The Hilltoppers, The Limeliters, The Vogues, and the Lovin’ Spoonful.” Pat Boone performs one of two top charting 1957 hit songs, “Love Letters in the Sand,” followed with Peggy Lee’s “A Doodling Song.” We’ll track some hit instrumentals by Bert Kaempfert and Horst Jankowski’s “A Walk in the Black Forest.” Watch out for those “American Boys.” That according to Brit talent Petula Clark. Hear songs with Nat King Cole singing with The Four Knights, Robert Goulet and Les Baxter. Listen now at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat, Jukebox 3: Tom Jones storms on stage with his biggest hit record, “She’s a Lady.” A song written by Paul Anka. Next we go to the London/Parrot label for Engelbert Humperdinck’s comeback hit, “After the Loving.” Listen to Sarah Vaughan with her lush rendition of “Misty” with an orchestra conducted by Quincy Jones. We’ll track a hit song sung by Paul Anka used as imaging music for Eastman Kodak. Listen to movie/film music with Rosemary Clooney singing a song from “The Harvey Girls,” Ferrante and Teicher with “the Theme From Exodus”, and Doris Day’s “Secret Love” from “Romance on the High Seas.” Frank Sinatra will brew up a little “Witchcraft” with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. We’ll bring in The Gaylords for their charming hit, “the Little Shoemaker.” We’ll spin some great Burt Bacharach-Hal David music with Dionne Warwick singing “I Say a Little Prayer” followed up by “The Straight Life” with Bobby Goldsboro. We’ll blow ya a kiss with Jimmie Rodgers 1958 hit song, “Kisses Sweeter Than Wine.” We’ll close the hour with the Village Stompers hit record, “Washington Square.” Much more. Listen now at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

Monday, January 9, 2017

Neon Beat Update on Radio George - 1.9.16

On the Neon Beat this week: Well kids we’re into week two of an apparent hack and meltdown of our hosting site and though, it’s better than last week, the streaming of the Neon Beat is still undergoing periodic outages and dropouts. Radio George is acting quickly as possible to move to a new host. Meantime, be assured the trouble is not in your set. Nor is it a danger to your computer as you listen. The problem is totally isolated to the hosting end. This week’s offerings, along with the great selection of the artists you know and love, include some songs sung by the late actress Debbie Reynolds. Again, sorry for the problems. We are working on a solid solution and hope to have this thing back on all fours shortly. Thanks for the input from those of you who have written in. It’s those comments that let us know that this was, indeed, network wide. As we tech-y guys say: DOS is good! (21 groan salute) Have a great week! John

Neon Beat Update on Radio George - 1.3.16


On The Neon Beat this Week: Some problems to begin the new year. Please note: The trouble is not in your set. Read on. Quick Note on Radio George Status/Performance
You may have experienced unexplained pauses and/or delays in music on Radio George the last couple of days, especially on The Neon Beat. Our site host came under a Denial of Service hacking attack 3 days ago, which is causing visitors a lot of annoyance.

Don't worry about anything affecting your computer!

This is a massive attempt by some hacker to cause trouble for the web host company, not for the sites it hosts. The "shields were up" right away when the trouble started, and the ripple effects are simply nuisances.

We have literally spent hours with techs and engineers checking this out for your safety and are as happy as we can be to say that any slowdowns are purely on our end and cannot affect your computer.
When will it end? Amazingly enough, no one can even make a likely guess! The general consensus seems to be anytime between a few minutes from now to a few more days.

We can tell you that we've already begun steps to add another layer of security so that if anything like this should happen again, Radio George will not be affected by it--and yes, there is a way to do that!
So hang in there with us. We'll let you know when everything is back to where it's supposed to be in the January 2017 newsletter---soon, we hope!

Kind regards,
Radio George Team

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.27.16

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Rosemary Clooney powers up this set with a song used as a period track in the first season of the TV series “Madmen.” Then we bring on the horn of Louis Prima as the “Music Goes Round and Round” and it comes out here. “Make Yourself Comfortable” with Sarah Vaughan. Enjoy period instrumental selections with Hugo Winterhalter’s RCA Orchestra with jazz pianist Eddie Heywood, Benny Goodman’s “One O’clock Jump” and Michel Legrand’s Orchestra with “Delicado.” Hear some lovely film music from Doctor Zhivago sung by the chorus of Ray Conniff. Dean Martin croons the song “Just in Time” followed bhttp://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/
y an old 1960’s folk favorite by The Seekers. Enjoy a lovely 1953 hit with the Ames Brothers, “You, You, You.” Then listen to Dinah Shore’s version of the song “Love and Marriage.” We’ll track a rousing version of “Kansas City Here I Come” sung by Kansas City’s own Marilyn Maye. Listen to Johnny Mathis sing ‘A Certain Smile” backed by the orchestra of Percy Faith. Songs by The McGuire Sisters, Al Martino, Andy Williams and more. Listen now at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Four Lads kick off this set with the Ray Conniff singers singing “Put a Light in the Window.” Frank Sinatra takes the mic next with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra with a song about The Windy City. Then daughter Nancy performs a song from the James Bond film ‘You Only Live Twice.” Enjoy some great period TV music with the theme from “Mission Impossible” by Lalo Schifrin. Nat King Cole performs a great Fats Waller standard, “Aint Misbehaving” followed by a fun find from the back of the rack sung by Margaret Whiting. We’ll play some great film music with Judy Garland performing an old Al Jolson standard, and a song from South Pacific sung by Perry Como. Mel Torme sings “Get Outta Town” followed up with some swingin’ big band with Harry James. Hang on to your hat as Gogi Grant sings her 1956 hit, “the Wayward Wind.” Then we’ll spin a one-hit-wonder record for a group called, “Sumpthin’ Smith and the Redheads.” Hear The Platters, Tony Bennett and more.

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: America’s sweethearts, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme open this hour with an old big band era song, “Bei Mir Bistu Schon.” (spell check!) Perry Como takes the stage next for a bluesy favorite called, “Dream on Little Dreamer.” Then hear an early Nat King Cole hit, “Nature Boy.” We’ll team up Bing Crosby with The Andrews Sisters for “Pistol Packin’ Mama.” Listen to a lovely song that won the Academy Award for the best original song in the 1936 production of “Swingtime.” The Lettermen sing, “The Way You Look Tonight.” Then listen to the keyboards of Arthur Ferrante and Louis Teicher as they play a great song from “West Side Story.” A Texas dance instructor named Mary Martin will perform the hit song that put her on the map, “My Heart Belongs to Daddy.” Then listen to Frank Sinatra sing a torch song called “The World We Knew” followed up with some great big band as Billy May’s orchestra play, “Stompin’ at the Savoy.” We’ll spin The Association with “Cherish” and Herb Alpert and the TJB with “the Mexican Shuffle.” Hear songs by Tony Martin, Rosemary Clooney, Dinah Washington, and more.
Listen now at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 12.19.16


On The Neon Beat this week: Join us for this week's Christmas extravaganza, with a pleasant blend of Christmas music. Hear The standards, glorious instrumental selections and some back of the rack stuff you may not have heard in a long time. I'll be there offering some commentary, context, and tidbits about the songs and the artists we know and love. Artists like Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Caiola, Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Percy Faith, Ray Conniff, Bing Crosby, Johnny Mathis, Norman Luboff's Choir, The Cincinnati Pops, The London Symphony, Louis Armstrong, Kay Starr, Barbra Streisand Robert Goulet, Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Pearl Bailey and many more. Like a big wonderful reunion. Join me, John Christopher, for this holiday edition of the Beat called, Neon Christmas!
Listen now at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat.htm