Monday, May 15, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 5.8.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Tony Bennett and Diana Krall team up for a song serving as one of our show’s mantras, “The Best is Yet to Come.” The Four Lads pop in there next for some great Broadway music, “Standing on the Corner.” Then listen to Frank Sinatra with the tender hit song, “Young at Heart” followed up with the 1968 hit record for Merrilee Rush, “Angel of the Morning.” We’ll turn up the room temperature with Robert Goulet’s “Summer Sounds” then spin the 1964 chart hit for The Ray Charles Singers, “Love Me With all your Heart.” We’ll pull out the Pan Am TV Soundtrack for Ella Fitzgerald’s great rendition of “Blue Skies” followed with a big band standard for Benny Goodman. We’ll spin period hit songs like Ben E. King with “Save the Last Dance for Me,” Johnny Mathis with “Venus” and Doris Day with her 1958 toe tapper, “Everybody Loves a Lover.” Listen to a period TV instrumental hit for Al De Lory as he plays, “The Theme from MASH.” Hear Diana Ross sing the “Theme from Mahogany” and Roger Miller’s “King of the Road.” Songs with Buddy Clark, Art Mooney, and Linda Ronstadt.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Louis Jordon launches this hour on track number 1 for “Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie.” Lena Horne takes the stage next for her signature performance of “The Lady is a Tramp.” Then hear the smooth alfredo croon of Vic Damone with “There I’ve Said it Again.” We’ll team up Frank Sinatra and Rosemary Clooney for a fun Cole Porter romp called, “Cherry Pies Outta Be You.” We’ll spin great period instrumentals with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra, Glenn Miller, and Bert Kaempfert. Jazz diva Dianne Reeves performs a smooth jazzy rendition of “Lady Be Good.” Listen to period groups like Ruby and the Romantics with “Our Day Will Come,” get “Smack Dab in the Middle” with the Mills Brothers, and Sing Along with Mitch Miller. Enjoy some period movie music as Henry Mancini’s Orchestra and chorus do, “The Theme from Charade.” Dean Martin sings, “Somewhere There’s a Someone” followed up with Petula Clark’s rendition of a Charlie Chaplin song from “Countess from Hong Kong.” Hear Louis Armstrong with “Hello Dolly.” Records by Rosemary Clooney and Bette Midler. See the lists and leave comments:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Les Baxter’s Orchestra and Chorus kick off this set with “Wake the Town and Tell the People!” Eddie Fisher takes the mic next wearing his high school letter jacket to sing, “Dungaree Doll.” The first lady of swing performs a great Cole Porter song: Ella Fitzgerald sings “I Get a Kick Out of You.” We’ll track period hits featuring Nat King Cole with “Mona Lisa,” Doris Day’s lively, “Lullaby of Broadway,” and Dean Martin with, “You’re Nobody Til Somebody Loves You.” Hear Kansas City’s own Marilyn Maye with “Cabaret!” Enjoy period instrumental hits as we track Henry Mancini’s, “Mister Lucky,” Al Hirt’s 1964 hit record, “Java,” and John Williams and the Boston Pops with “Green Eyes.” We’ll spin a sassy jazzy version of “Up a Lazy River” performed by Bobby Darin followed by Petula Clark singing “Kiss me Goodbye” and Guy Mitchell with a 1950’s memory called “The Roving Kind.” Hear Frank Sinatra with “Hidden Persuasion,” MGM’s Joni James with “Purple Shades,” and Tony Bennett with the Count Basie Orchestra. Listen today at: