Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.28.17

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Kay Starr launches this set with a toe tapping song “Mississippi.” Tony Bennett takes the stage with one of his signature songs, “The Good Life” followed up with a swingin’ version of a great Tommy Dorsey standard, “Opus One.” Then we listen to the lovely crooning of Nat King Cole with the song, “When I Fall in Love.” We’ll hear, what was, a great comeback hit for Engelbert Humperdinck, followed up with Bobby Goldsboro’s hit rendition of the Mac Davis song, “Watching Scotty Grow,” and some film music sung by Patti Page from “Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte.” Listen to a western set featuring “Yellow Rose of Texas” with Mitch Miller, Dinah Shore’s version of a hit song from “The Paleface,” and Al Caiola with the theme from the hit TV series, “Bonanza.” Dean Martin sets aside the mozzarella for “Mambo Italiano.” Listen to the Ray Conniff singers with “Invisible Tears,” and a little “Sophisticated Swing,” with Jimmy Dorsey. Hear Kansan, Chuck Miller with his mid-50’s hit song, “House of Blue Lights.” More with Margaret Whiting and Frank Sinatra. Listen today at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tom Jones opens up this hour with a heartbreaker, “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.” Then we pick up the tempo with Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas,” and a fine scat version of “Blue Skies” by Ella Fitzgerald.” We’ll track a sentimental favorite by Al Martino, “I Love you Because.” Listen to a jazzy version of a film hit for Fred Astaire sung by Sarah Vaughan, and a pretty, instrumental movie theme performed by Billy Vaughn and his Orchestra. Then enjoy a danceable 1963 hit song by Ruby and the Romantics. Paul Anka sings a song used as the imaging for Eastman Kodak. We’ll savor “The Summer Wind” with Frank Sinatra. We’ll spin a sweet song called “A Special Kind of Love’ sung by actress Debbie Reynolds, take a “Slow Boat to ‘China” with the Ames Brothers, and swing to a fun salsa number by Caterina Valente, “Boom!” Hear Stevie Wonder with “My Cheri Amour,” Barbra Lewis with “Hello Stranger,” and a little Disney fun with Burl Ives. Instrumentals with the String-a-Longs and Bill Justice.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Paul Anka kicks off this set with “Goodnight My Love.” Then enjoy some close harmony with the youngest of the male groups at the time, The Four Preps. Hear Petula Clark with “Kiss Me Goodbye.” Enjoy period instrumentals with Pee Wee Hunt,” Andre Previn and his orchestra, Raymond Lefevre’s “Soul Coaxing,” and “Sail on Silvery Moon” by Billy Vaughn. Tony Bennett sings that 1962 hit about “the city by the bay,” followed with Patti Page’s early 1950’s hit song, “Mockingbird Hill.” Then hear “Something Stupid” with Frank and Nancy Sinatra. Nat King Cole begins a segment with a rousing version of “Avalon.” Then bring your umbrella for “April Showers” by Eydie Gorme. Listen to a sensual rendition of “Ebb Tide” by Matt Monro. We’ll spin The Mills Brothers with an old Les Brown hit, “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm.” We’ll team up Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong for a fun tate-a-tate tween’ these old pros, “Gone Fishin.” Hear Jo Stafford with her 1951 hit song, “Shrimp Boats,” and Sammy Davis Jr. with “The People Tree.” Enjoy today at: 
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The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.21.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The McGuire Sisters open this hour with their version of “Volare” followed up with a Frank Sinatra favorite, “The Lady is a Tramp.” Sarah Vaughan takes it next with a song from “Damn Yankees.” Then listen to a 1959 hit single for Lloyd Price. Doris Day sings one from 42nd Street as we remember that “Lullaby of Broadway.” The Ames Brothers do a swing favorite called “Dancing in the Dark” followed up with the song that defined the era, Nat King Cole’s, “Unforgettable.” Listen to Buddy Clark’s sweeping rendition of “Ballerina.” Rosemary Clooney performs a snappy version of “Give Me the Simple Life.” Then enjoy a Harry Belafonte number that proves especially popular during an election year. We’ll play a movie set starting with The Statler Brothers, “The Movies.” Then listen to the theme from “True Grit” by Glen Campbell, and Henry Mancini’s, “The Pink Panther Theme.” Enjoy a selection with Johnny Mathis singing, “What Will My Mary Say,” and a “Song for a Summer Evening” by Mitch Miller. Fine songs with Keely Smith, and Vic Dana. Listen today at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Dianne Reeves launches this set with a song heard in the period film, “Good Night and Good Luck.” Sammy Davis Jr sweetens the airwaves next with the Mike Curb Congregation singing “the Candy Man.” Hear great instrumental content as we track Paul Mauriat’s 1968 hit, “Love is Blue,” and the theme from “The Last Tango in Paris” by Gato Barbieri. Listen to Johnny Mathis with his treatment of a 1970’s “Stylistics” hit song. We’ll spin records with great male groups like The Lettermen, Neon Philharmonic, The Four Freshmen, and The Kingston Trio. Enjoy a fine rendition of “Night of My Nights” from “Kismet” by The Marvelous Marilyn Maye, a selection from “Little Me” by Vikki Carr, and the “Love Theme from The Godfather” by Andy Williams. “Get your Kicks on Route 66” with the Nat King Cole Trio. Enjoy a sweeping version of the song “Suddenly There’s a Valley” by Jo Stafford. More songs with Russ Morgan, and Annette Funicello. Go to:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Start spreadin’ the news! Frank Sinatra kicks things off in this set with the theme from Martin Scorcese’s “New York, New York.” Lena Horne takes the stage next for the hit standard, “Stormy Weather,” followed up with Ray Charles as we “Hit the Road Jack,” and The Ames Brothers with a great Tommy Dorsey hit song. We’ll team up Nat King Cole with the great George Shearing for the song, “Let There Be Love.” Tony Bennett sings the lovely song, “Stranger in Paradise.” Then listen to the great comeback hit for Peggy Lee as she teams up with Randy Newman directing the orchestra for “Is That All There Is?” Enjoy some great big band with Glen Gray’s Casa Loma Orchestra for “Take the “A” Train” and more instrumentals with Henry Mancini and Leroy Anderson. We’ll enjoy a little salsa with Dean Martin’s rendition of “Sway.” Hear some songs of heavenly bodies with Eydie Gorme singing, “Fly Me to the Moon” and Johnny Mathis with “Venus.” More songs with Patti Page, Perry Como, and a sentimental memory from The Kingston Trio. Listen on Radio George at:

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.14.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Marvelous Marilyn Maye opens up this week’s offerings with her great rendition of “Cabaret.” The English Gentleman, Roger Whittaker, takes it next with the song, “New World in the Morning,” followed up with some Burt Bacharach/Hal David music sung by Dionne Warwick. We’ll remember that night in London’s west end as “A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square” with Bobby Darin. The first lady of song, Ella Fitzgerald, performs a great Cole Porter selection. Listen to some Broadway with Frank Sinatra’s rendition of “April in Paris,” and a couple of songs from “Gypsy” sung by Mel Torme and Tony Bennett. We’ll track a 1962 hit single for Nat King Cole, “Rambling Rose,” followed up with Brenda Lee’s “the Grass is Greener,” and a sprite version of “Cab Driver” by the Mills Brothers. Enjoy a set starting with Barbra Streisand from “Funny Girl,” Dean Martin singing with the Easy Riders with “Memories are Made of This.” Then laugh a little with Phil Harris’s “44 Sycamore.” Instrumentals with Horst Jankowsky and Glenn Miller. Listen today at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: We launch this hour with a theme from a Marilyn Monroe movie called, “Bus Stop” sung by the Four Lads. Then we let Connie Francis take the stage with her amorous version of “Quando, Quando.” Listen to Engelbert Humperdinck sing “A Man Without Love.” Enjoy some period instrumentals with Ferrante and Teicher performing a film theme from, “Lisa,” and Bert Kaempfert’s “A Swinging Safari.” We’ll spin the 1958 hit single by Art and Dotty Todd, “Chanson D’ Amour,” and Dean Martin with “Powder Your Face with Sunshine.” Hear Robert Goulet belt out a song “Fortissimo.” Listen to more great period groups like, the Four Knights with “I Get So Lonely,” The Mills Brothers with “Across the Alley from the Alamo,” The McGuire Sisters, and a little ditty from “Somethin’ Smith and the Redheads.” We’ll team up Dinah Washington with Brook Benton for, “Baby You’ve Got What it Takes.” Listen to Tony Bennett with his 1963 hit recording, “I Wanna Be Around,” and Dinah Shore with a naughty rendition of “So Nice to Have a Man Around the House.” More with Frankie Laine, and Kay Starr.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Four Lads launch another set with their 1955 hit, “No Not Much.” Then we pick up the tempo with some wonderful Dixieland: “The Bourbon Street Parade” with Al Hirt. We’ll jump back to 1957 for a rousing version of a great Fats Waller standard by Billy Williams. Then feel the “Fever” with Peggy Lee. We’ll team up two Irish comrades in song: Rosemary Clooney and Bing Crosby singing, “I Can’t Get Started.” Enjoy a great set as Frank Sinatra sings, “Too Marvelous for Words,” actress Julie London sings her sultry version of “Black Coffee,” and Glen Gray’s Casa Loma Orchestra with a great version of the consummate swing standard, “In the Mood.” Listen to another set of “four” fellows performing a song from the film, “the Harvey Girls.” Tap your feet with Perry Como’s, “Catch a Falling Star,” and Nat King Cole’s “Send for Me.” Hear our great Brit 60’s hit maker Petula Clark with “This is my song” followed up with a lush instrumental version of “Lara’s Theme” by James Last. We’ll go to church with Helen Reddy singing a song from “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and an instrumental version of a song from “Godspell.” More songs with Helen O’Connell and the group, Womenfolk. Listen now at: Have a great week kids!

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 8.7.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Si Zentner opens this week’s lineup with a rousing version of a jazz standard in double time, “Up a Lazy River.” The English gentleman, Matt Monro takes the stage next with his 1961 hit song, “My Kind of Girl,” followed with Judy Collins sweet version of “Turn, Turn, Turn.” Then we’ll “Try a Little Kindness” with the Arkansas sensation, Glen Campbell. Hear more great big band selections with Perez Prado and his orchestra, and Les Brown with his band of renown. Then we’ll slip in snappy 1958 hit record for Doris Day. Listen to Nat King Cole’s smooth rendition of the song, “I Love You for Sentimental Reasons.” Enjoy hit songs by great period groups like, The Platters and Harper’s Bazaar.” We’ll track a rat pack set with Dean Martin’s “Everybody Loves Somebody” and pal-lie Frank Sinatra with a torch standard, “The Wee Small Hours.” Robert Goulet performs a lovely song remembering “The Green Years of Our Love.” Then enjoy a little Irish folk with Roger Whittaker singing, “Star of the County Down.” More songs with Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, and Herb Alpert. Listen now at:

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Tom Jones launches this hour with some film music from “What’s New Pussycat?” Followed up with another film/Broadway selection from “Promises, Promises” by Dionne Warwick. You’ll hear hit songs by period male groups like The Lettermen with “Hurts So Bad,” The Ames Brothers with “Destination Moon,” and The Fortunes. Listen to period instrumentals with New Orleans trumpeter, Al Hirt, some TV music with Ray Anthony’s Orchestra, and a lovely rendition of the song “Till” by pianist Roger Williams. Frank Sinatra does a little “Swinging Down the Lane” with Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra, followed up with Helen Forrest singing with the Harry James Orchestra for “I’m Beginning to See the Light.” Hear more period film music with Vic Damone from the “Sound Of Music,” Patti Page from “The Pajama Game,” and Andy Williams singing one from, “State Fair.” Enjoy Nat King Cole with the song, “LOVE,” “The Best is Yet to Come” with Tony Bennett and more.

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We open with a cut with Count Basie and his Orchestra with Joe Williams “Smack Dab in the Middle” of the Vegas strip. Then we go to the DOT records label for the song, “Marianne” sung by The Hilltoppers. Listen to Eydie Gorme with a Ben Oakland/ Oscar Hammerstein song, “I’ll Take Romance,” followed up with a number one hit song for Jim Croce, “Time in a Bottle.” Hear Nat King Cole with the Ralph Carmichael Chorus with “That Sunday That Summer.” Bobby Goldsboro succumbs to a little wanderlust with the song, “The Straight Life,” followed with Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66 singing a Paul McCartney standard. We’ll “Put a Little Love in our Hearts” with Jackie Deshannon. We’ll track instrumentals with jazz pianist, Andre Previn, session groupThe Islanders, and Leroy Anderson and his orchestra. Dean Martin sings, “In the Misty Moonlight,” followed up again with Frank Sinatra “Stealin’ a Little Love.” Hear the Four Lads, The Ames Brothers, and Oklahoman Kay Starr. More with Louis Armstrong, and actor Richard Burton from “Camelot.” Hear em’ today at: