Monday, May 15, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 5.15.17

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Perry Como kicks off this week’s selections with his 1956 hit record, “Hot Diggity.” Dean Martin follows up with “An Evening in Roma.” Listen to a song performed by one of the most distinctive voices of her genre and period. Sarah Vaughan sings, “Seranda.” Frank Sinatra sings one “Too Marvelous for Words.” Nat King Cole joins up with the Ralph Carmichael Orchestra and Chorus for, “Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer.” Enjoy some great single hits by period groups like, The Ames Brothers, The Mills Brothers,, The Everly Brothers, and The Fleetwoods. We’ll spin a hit record from the 1967 lark spy film, “Casino Royale” sung by Dusty Springfield. Laugh a little with television writer, producer, and standup comedian, Allen Sherman with, “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah.” Listen to a snappy west coast jazz rendition of “Taking a Chance on Love” performed by Anita O’Day. Frankie
Laine sings a come-from-behind “B” side hit, called “Rose, Rose I Love You” followed by the lovely Jo Stafford singing “Symphony.” Listen for a “requested” song for the one hit wonder by The Murmaids. Instrumentals by Leroy Anderson, Les Baxter, and the Rochester Pops.
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On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Mel Carter launches into this set with “Hold Me, Thrill Me.” Then we light up the evening with Tony Bennett singing, “Firefly.” Enjoy some period film selections such as, “Moulin Rouge” with Percy Faith, “The Theme from “Cat Ballou” with Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye, and Barbra Streisand performing a beautiful song from “House of Flowers” written in part by Truman Capote. We’ll team up Brook Benton and Dinah Washington for “Baby You’ve Got What it Takes.” We’ll take the microphone live to the French Quarter for some lively Dixieland with Al Hirt. Listen to Eydie Gorme as she sings the lovely standard, “Fly Me to the Moon,” and Frank Sinatra with “S’posing” from his “Swingin” session album with Nelson Riddle. Enjoy some great big band with The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Then you better sell your old machines as we hear Brook Benton with his hit version of “The Boll Weevil Song.” Here the one hit record from Britain’s own, Russ Hamilton as he sings “Rainbow.” We’ll spin songs by Debbie Reynolds, Bruce Channel, and Gene Pitney. See the lists, leave comments at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Petula Clark opens this hour with her 1967 hit single, “Don’t Sleep in the Subway.” Then we’re “Just in Time” to track some more Tony Bennett. We’ll recall the golden days of MGM as we listen to “I Got Rhythm” by actress Judy Garland. We’ll track the golden voice of Mr. Vic Damone with his stirring version of ‘You’re Breaking My Heart.” You’ll hear some Big Band selections with Glenn Miller, and Benny Goodman. Get set for hit records by great period groups like, The Four Freshmen, The Sandpipers, The Fontaine Sisters, and the Everly Brothers. Hop aboard the “Tijuana Taxi” with Herb Alpert and the TJB, then enjoy a song from a period film called “The Happening” by The Supremes. We’ll meld a little salsa and swing with Frank Sinatra as we go “South of the Border.” We’ll spin Jerry Wallace’s 1958 hit, “Primrose Lane” Patti Page with “Just a Simple Melody” and a single standout hit record from 1963 performed by “The Singing Nun.” Listen to Elvis Presley’s tender song with the Jordanaires, “Crying in the Chapel.”
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