Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 9.26.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Pat Boone opens this set with a 1957 film theme from “April Love.” Next we'll hear a wartime favorite sung by America's sweethearts, Steve and Eydie, with the song “Bei Mir Bistu Shoen.” Then listen to a lush version of an old Fats Waller standard sung by Nat King Cole. Listen to Frank Sinatra with a jazzy Cole Porter standard called, “Night and Day,” followed by a film theme by The Lettermen, “The Theme From A Summer Place.” We'll spin some records by other great groups like The Casinos and a fun little hit for Sumpthin' Smith and the Redheads.” Listen to Connie Francis's first big 1958 hit on the MGM label, “Who's Sorry Now.” We'll throw in a little Paul and Linda McCartney with a song they wrote together, “Another Day.” Peggy Lee puts one off til later with, “Manana is Good Enough For Me.” Hear a great set with Frankie Avalon's “Why,” Roger Whittaker with a come from behind 1975 hit, “The Last Farewell,” and a toe tappin' favorite by Dionne Warwick, “Do You Know the Way to San Jose?” Instrumentals with the orchestras of Perez Prado and Andre Previn. Hear Marty Wilde's “Abergavenny,” and an amorous little number by Eartha Kitt. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat.htm

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Frank Sinatra launches this hour with “The World We Knew,” followed up with Rosemary Clooney with a little “Magic in the Moonlight.” Listen to the Velvet Fog, Mel Torme, with his rendition of “Get Outta Town.” Then enjoy a number one 1958 hit for the McGuire Sisters, “Sugartime.” Enjoy some great instrumental content with Les Baxter's “April in Portugal,” and the beautiful, “Our Winter Love” by Bill Pursell. Swing with some great big band with Les Brown and his Band of Renown with the Ames Brothers singing, “Moonlight Serenade,” and Benny Goodman with, “The Jersey Bounce. We'll spin some great folk music with Peter Paul and Mary and Jimmie Rodgers. Hold on to your hat as we give it the gas with the Playmates and their story of The Little Nash Rambler. Hear some great movie music with Doris Day singing “Que Sera Sera” from The Man Who Knew Too Much, and Judy Garland with “Meet Me in St Louis, Louis.” Listen to a 1950 song by Tony Martin sporting a melody that was to be used in another song that would be a hit for Elvis Presley. Hear the song that became the name for a popular game show, “Wheel of Fortune” by Kay Starr. More songs with The Mills Brothers and Wayne Newton. Like? To listen. ... go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat.htm

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: The Fifth Dimension kick off this juke with the lively, “Wedding Bell Blues.” Then we'll track a bluesy little number sung by Perry Como called, “Dream on Little Dreamer'” followed with Dinah Washington's 1959 hit song, “What a Difference a Day Makes.” Next, hear a TV personality and virtuoso violin player with his 1951 hit song, “the Hot Canary.” Along with that we'll track other period instrumentals including Percy Faith with, “The Rain in Spain,” Germany's own Horst Jankowski plays a classy jazz version of “Canadian Sunset,” and Jerry Murad and his Harmonicats perform a rollicking version of “Galloping Comedians.” Then “Make Yourself Comfortable” with Sarah Vaughan followed naturally with “A Certain Smile” by Johnny Mathis. Frank Sinatra performs a fine Harold Arlen song, “Let's Fall in Love,” followed with Patti Page's lovely version of “Gentle on My Mind.” We'll spin great hits by period groups like, The McGuire Sisters, Chad and Jeremy, Harper's Bizarre, and a “See Ya Later” with Bill Haley and the Comets. Hear Dean Martin with “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On,” Wishin' and Hopin' with Dusty Springfield, and “Just in Time by Mister Tony Bennett.
Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat.htm And have a great week kids!

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