Friday, April 7, 2017

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

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: “

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--
Have a great week Kids !!

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