Friday, April 7, 2017

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: 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: And have a great week kids!

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