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:

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:

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:

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