Thursday, August 31, 2017

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:

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