Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 2.21.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Engelbert Humperdinck opens this hour with a hit song
heard in a 1968 British short film, “The Cyclist of Belsize Park.” Then get set to sail with Roger Whittaker listen to an overnight sensation in the mid 70’s called, “the Last Farewell.” Enjoy a little Dinah Shore with her snappy rendition of “Dear Hearts and Gentle People.” Peggy Lee sings “It’s All Over Now” followed with Dean Martin “Cryin’ Like a Baby.” Hear Bobby Goldsboro’s “Muddy Mississippi Line,” Patsy Cline’s “Walking After Midnight” and Glen Campbell’s “Wichita Lineman” sung with Al DeLory’s Capitol Records Orchestra. Enjoy some great film selections with The Four Lads, Tony Bennett, and Actress Judy Garland. We’ll track period instrumentals by Nelson Riddle, Billy May’s Orchestra, and a back of the rack request for “Mood Indigo” by the Norman Petty Trio. You’ll hear the signature hit for the iron voiced band leader Vaughn Monroe with “Racing with the Moon.” Records by the McGuire Sisters, and Rosemary Clooney. Listen now at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Petula Clark launches this set with “It’s a Sign of the Times.” The Association is next with their tender hit, “Never My Love.” Enjoy some NY swing with Jerry Costanzo performing, “Can I Steal a Little Love.” We’ll track a lush rendition of “The
Good Life” sung by bombshell, Julie London. Listen to some great silver screen favorites by Bing Crosby singing “McNamara’s Band,” Vic Damone with “Younger than Springtime” from South Pacific, Henry Mancini’s “the Pink Panther,” and Dean Martin with Jerry Lewis singing “the Money Song.” You’ll hear some great big band with Benny Goodman’s orchestra playing, “Down South Camp Meeting.” Vic Dana sings the vocal version of the “Mondo carne” film theme from 1963, “More.” Hear the Carpenters with the old Sesame Street hit, “Sing,” Danny Williams hit record, “White on White,” and the alfredo crooning of Dean Martin with “Under The Bridges of Paris.” Songs by Jo Stafford, Perry Como and Frankie Laine.
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ON The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Robert Goulet kicks off this hour with those happy, “Summer Sounds.” Then listen to the theme from “Casino Royale” with Herb Alpert. We’ll team up Bing Crosby with Rosemary Clooney for an old Bunny Berigan big band standard. Hear the 1951 hit for Nat King Cole singing the signature song for the era, “Unforgettable.” Hear more film selections sung by Andy Williams with the “Days of Wine and Roses,” Barbra Streisand’s “People” from Funny Girl, and Jerry Vale with “Three Coins in the Fountain.” Listen to a hit for Harry Nilsson that “almost” was a film theme for the movie, “Midnight Cowboy.” Tap your feet to an early 1970’s hit for a male trio from Alberta called The Stampeders. Enjoy some swingin’ Sinatra as we go “Learning the Blues,” Johnny Mathis with Percy Faith’s Orchestra singing, “A Certain Smile,” and then we’ll get “Too Close for Comfort” with the gorgeous Peggy Lee. Snap your fingers with Kay Starr’s 1952 hit, “Side by Side.” We’ll pull in songwriter Johnny Mercer and The Pied Pipers for “Personality.” Hit songs by The Chordettes, Steve Lawrence and Glenn Miller.
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Monday, February 13, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 2.13.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: The Four Knights open this hour with “I Get So Lonely.” (Bass singer Oscar Broadway leading with “Oh Baby Mine.”) Then we’ll bring on our funny girl, Barbra Streisand with “Second Hand Rose.” Mister “shuck n’ jive,” Frankie Laine, performs the song, “Waiting for the End of the Road” followed up with some great swing by Glen Gray performing, “The King Porter Stomp.” Listen to one of the many Capitol Records hits for Nat King Cole, “A Blossom Fell.” Then sing along with Rosemary Clooney as she sings, “Shine on Harvest Moon.” We’ll team up the Brothers Four for the wistful, “Green Leaves of Summer” followed up with an Ian Tyson song, “Four Strong Winds” sung by Glenn Yarborough. Get a chuckle with Dinah Shore and the quartet singing a fun twisted song called, “Sweet Violets.” Frank Sinatra is next with one of his signature songs, “I’ve Got the World on a String” and “Sumpthin’ Smith and the Redheads” singing, “It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie.” Hear Andy Williams, Patti Page, Disney’s duck genius, Ludwig Van Drake (Paul Frees) and more. Listen at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: We open this hour with the lovely lilt of Jo Stafford singing a standard from “South Pacific.” Then we’ll track a song heard in the film, “The Sound of Music” sung by Mr. Tony Bennett. Hear more great music from the silver screen by the Mantovani Orchestra, Andy Williams, Debbie Reynolds, Doris Day, Dean Martin and Lena Horne. We’ll bring in Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme for a spirited version of “Besame Mucho” followed up with a sweeping version of “To the Ends of the Earth sung by Nat King Cole. Then we’ll enjoy a cuppa joe with Frank Sinatra and the swinging Nelson Riddle Orchestra for “The Coffee Song.” Vikki Carr performs her strong rendition of the song, “Cant’ Take My Eyes Off of You.” We’ll swing to the great Glenn Miller hit song, “In the Mood” followed up with The Ames Brothers and the big band era standard “On a Slow Boat to China.” Enjoy Les Paul and Mary Ford with “The World is Waiting for the Sunrise. “ Laugh with the great Phil Harris giving some dating advice from “44 Sycamore.” Leave comments see the lists at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Get set for a little honey in the horn with Al Hirt as we open with “Cotton Candy.” Then we’ll rise up on that great gettiin’ up morning with Pat Boone and “A Wonderful Time up There.” Tom Jones steams on stage next for “Help Yourself.” Enjoy some signature Frank Sinatra with “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” followed up with some swingin’ big band with Glen Gray’s rendition of “Topsy.” Enjoy some lovely music by Andy Williams remembering “The Summer of our Love.” Hear Dionne Warwick with some bouncy Broadway music with “Promises, Promises” and a little jazzy Bobby Darin with “Bill Bailey.” Omaha’s Roger Williams pounds the keyboard for some great film music from “Born Free.” You’ll hear the Four Preps with that song about the Isle of romance, and Connie Francis with her first big chart hit, “Who’s Sorry Now.” We’ll spin records with Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and a Canadian teen sensation named Nikki Yanofsky doing Ella’s “Airmail Special.” (hold on to your hat)
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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 2.6.17

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Harry Belefonte launches into this great set with “Jump in the Line.” Then enjoy the shttp://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/
ong “Too Marvelous for Words” sung by Rosemary Clooney followed by Frank Sinatra’s “Love and Marriage.” Listen to some great big band with Les Brown and his Band of Renown with “How Bout You?” and Billy May’s great rendition of “Pompton Turnpike.” Be sure to crank up Ella Fitzgerald for a swingin’ number from the play, “Kiss Me Kate.” Hear the tender “Shadow of Your Smile” performed by Mr. Tony Bennett. Hear great groups like The Mills Brothers, and The McGuire Sisters. Dean Martin taps on the ol’ coke bottle with guitar and orchestra for the song, “Houston.” Break out the umbrella for Eydie Gorme’s refreshing version of “April Showers” followed up with a rockin’ Pat Boone singing “At My Front Door.” We’ll team up Lee Hazelwood with Nancy Sinatra for the song “Jackson.” Listen to songs by Frankie Laine, Jo Stafford and film music by Elmer Bernstein. Listen now at:

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Four Lads open this hour with their 1956 chart hit, “No Not Much.” Then we’ll take a little “vaca” amongst the monkeys and the palm trees with Tony Bennett. Enjoy a great Carole King song sung by Karen and Richard Carpenter, “It’s Going to Take Some Time.” Listen to some great period instrumentals with Andre Previn, Les Baxter, Frank Pourcell, and Duke Ellington with Arthur Fieldler and the Boston Pops. We’ll do some Rat Packin’ with Dean Martin’s version of the song, “Just in Time” and Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr with “Me and My Shadow.” We’ll fulfill a Kansas City request for a 1949 song by Evelyn Knight and the Stardusters. Hear a 1964 Grammy award winning song for Nancy Wilson. Jo Stafford sings a fun song from “My Fair Lady” followed up with some period folk by The Kingston Trio and a toe tapper by Perry Como called “Round and Round.” We’ll spin songs by Kay Starr, Ray Charles and Billie Holiday. Leave comments see the playlists and links at: http://theneonbeat.blogspot.com/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Paul Anka takes the stage to open this set with “Goodnight My Love.” Then listen to Dionne Warwick with “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again.” Button up your spring raincoat for a great 1970’s comeback hit for Neil Sedaka, “Laughter in the Rain.” Enjoy an amorous number from the play, “Kismet” sung by Kansas City’s own Marilyn Maye. We’ll spin some Glen Campbell singing, “Galveston,” The Carpenters with “Goodbye to Love,” and a comeback hit for Frankie Valli singing “My Eyes Adored You.” Frank Sinatra grabs the mic with Nelson Riddle’s orchestra doing a swinging version of “My Blue Heaven.” Enjoy instrumentals performed by Andre Previn, Walter Wanderley and Dave “Baby” Cortez. We’ll turn up the thermostat for Peggy Lee’s “Fever.” We’ll track Eydie Gorme’s 1963 hit, “Blame it on the Bossa Nova.” Great groups like The Vogues with “Till” and the Four Freshmen singing “Day by Day.” Songs with Michael Buble, Sarah Vaughan, and Matt Monro. To listen now, go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/