On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Kansas City’s Marilyn Maye opens this hour with her signature shining number, “Step to the Rear.” Then “Yi Yi” along with my token “grease piece” for the week as The Diamonds sing “Little Darlin.” Enjoy more great group hits with The Four Aces, and Peter Paul and Mary. We’ll stack up a rat pack set with Frank Sinatra singing, “You Make Me Feel So Young,” Dean Martin with “Innamorata” and Sammy Davis Jr with “The Theme from Baretta.” Listen to Helen O’Connell with her signature song from the big band era, “Green Eyes.” Bing Crosby and Gene Kelly team up for a film favorite, “True Love” from the film High Society. Sarah Vaughan follows with her dreamy rendition of “Misty,” followed with a funky hit single by Tom Jones. This hour’s hit instrumentals include Ralph Flanagan’s “Hot Toddy” and Acker Bilk’s lovely version of the song “Eternally.” We team up Barry Manilow with the Association to do two of the group’s hits in round, “Cherish” and Windy.” More with Bette Midler and Bobby Helms.
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On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Sammy Davis Jr takes the Broadway stage for a song from “Stop the World,” called, “Someone Nice Like You.” Then listen to Ella Fitzgerald heat things up with “Too Darned Hot” from Kiss me Kate. Dean Martin is next, going back to “Houston.” Our instrumental content this hour includes a song with violinist Helmut Zacharias, “When the White Lilacs Bloom Again,” the Mantovani Orchestra with “Around the World,” and a piece heard in the TV game show, “I’ve Got a Secret” by Leroy Anderson. Hear Comedian Jerry Lewis with his 1956 hit song, “Rock-a-Bye Your Baby.” We’ll spin film favorites with The Lettermen and Rosemary Clooney. Play the haunting “Love Look Away” by Tony Bennett and Robert Preston from “the Music Man.” Listen to Petula Clark’s “It’s a Sign of the Times.” Nat King Cole performs “To the Ends of the Earth” with Les Baxter’s Orchestra. We’ll throw in some hit songs with The Four Preps’ “26 Miles,” and The Limeliters with “Dollar Down and a Dollar a Week.” More with Kay Starr, Russ Morgan, and Anne Murray. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/