Tuesday, June 26, 2018

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.25.18

ON The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Kentucky’s own, Rosemary Clooney slams into this set with a rousing rendition of “Everything’s Coming up Roses.” Then enjoy a hit standard by the Drifters “Up on the Roof. Turn up more great groups in this hour including The Ames Brothers, The New Seekers, and a back of the rack hit for “the Kirby Stone Four.” Enjoy Broadway and film selections with Tony Bennett singing one from “Bye Bye Birdie,” and Henry Mancini with a lovely song from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” We’ll “Sing in the Sunshine” with Gale Garnett. Listen to Dean Martin with “The Door is Still Open to my Heart.” We’ll go “Swinging on a Rainbow” with Frankie Avalon followed up with Jane Morgan’s “The Day the Rains Came.” Hear Bing Crosby sing a song created ala Stephen Foster as he performs, “Dear Hearts and Gentle People.” Get ready to polka as Perry Como takes the dance floor with The Fontane Sisters for “Hoop De Doo.” Then enjoy a hit instrumental with the Moe Koffman Septet with “The Swinging Shephard Blues. Songs by Johnny Mathis, Engelbert Humperdinck and more. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Barbra Streisand kicks off with a single she was convinced would never fly as a hit: “Stoney End.” Next we’ll spin a Broadway selection from “Stop the World I Wanna Get Off” sung by Sammy Davis Jr. Listen to a lovely rendition of “Day by Day” sung by the lovely Eydie Gorme. Listen to one of the many million selling hits of Neil Diamond as we spin, “Sweet Caroline.” Enjoy a Frank Sinatra selection that received an award for best original song for the year 1957. Tap your toes to a fun Cole Porter song from “Kiss me Kate” sung by Ella Fitzgerald followed with “Little old’ Wine Drinker Me” by Dean Martin. We’ll track some film hits with Andre Previn at the piano for a song from “Lili,” Big Crosby and Bob Hope with a fun song from “Road to Morocco,” and actress Marilyn Monroe with Irving Berlin’s “You’d Be Surprised.” Hear Nat King Cole with a smooth rendition of “I Love You for Sentimental Reasons.” Enjoy a million seller for the late Glen Campbell with “Gentle on my Mind,” followed up with some great folk by Peter Paul and Mary, and an instrumental hit for Young Holt Unlimited. Songs with Bobby Sherman, Dionne Warwick and more. http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Perry Como teams up with The Ramblers as we open this hour with “Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes.” Then Sammy Davis Jr and Count Basie team up with a stunning version of a great old Peggy Lee hit, followed with Peggy Lee herself singing “Pass Me By.” We’ll track songs performed by great period groups like The Lettermen, and The Kingston Trio. We’ll spin song standards sung by Robert Goulet, “The Nearness of You,” Tony Bennett with “Rags to Riches,” and “Softly as I Leave You” by Frank Sinatra. Listen to a Henry Mancini piece heard in the television mini-series, “The Thornbirds.” Hear some great big band with Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra doing “the King Porter Stomp.” We’ll spin what was to be one of many RCA hit songs for Elvis Presley, “Can’t Help Falling in Love with You.” Chicago’s own, Lou Rawls sings, “Nobody but Me,” followed with Patti Page’s rendition of “Changing Partners.” Hear Andy William’s with his 1963 hit song, “Can’t Get Used to Losing You.” We’ll track a fun 1954 tate-a-tate between Bing Crosby and actress Judy Garland called, “Ya-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta. (Like it sounds) More songs with Sarah Vaughan and Georgia Gibbs. To listen, go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.18.18

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Nat King Cole opens up this session with The Ralph Carmichael Chorus for “Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer.” Then we’ll enjoy some film music as we whistle along with Mitch for “The Col. Bogey March.” We’ll track some one hit wonder selections with Nino Tempo and April Stevens singing, “Deep Purple” and The Poni Tails with “Born Too Late.” Laugh a little with Allen Sherman’s 1963 hit record “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh.” We’ll hook up Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney to sing, “Come to the Mardis Gras.” Enjoy a film selection with Vic Damone performing a song from My Fair Lady. Listen to Frank Sinatra from his Swingin’ Session album do a rousing rendition of “My Blue Heaven” followed up by his daughter Nancy with “How’s That Grab You Darlin’. Kay Starr sings her toe tappin’ version of “Side by Side,” followed with a lush rendition of Tony Bennett’s “Because of You.” Instrumentals by Michel Legrand and Walter Wanderley. Enjoy a country western lineup with Johnny Horton, Tom T Hall, and the Silver Screen Orchestra. Much more. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: The Vogues start up this musical lineup with one of their 1960’s hit records, “You’re the One.” Then enjoy a classic with Louis Armstrong from “Hello Dolly!” Enjoy more great film and stage songs this hour including, Matt Monro singing, “From Russia with Love,” Henry Mancini with “The Baby Elephant Walk” from the film Hatari, Dinah Washington with a song from “Guys and Dolls.” Hear “Something’s Gotta Give” by the McGuire Sisters, Frank Sinatra from “Pocketful of Miracles,” and Ed Ames from the play “I do, I do:” “My Cup Runneth Over.” Listen to a Willie Nelson standard sung by Patsy Cline, “Crazy.” Then we’ll “Watch the World Go By” with Dean Martin. Listen to some great big band with Glenn Miller and Bert Kaempfert’s Orchestra. Brook Benton loads the gospel gun for his hit song, “Shadrach.” Pucker up for Georgia Gibbs’, “Kiss of Fire,” followed up with a smooth version of “There, I’ve Said it Again” sung by Vic Damone. Caterina Valente steams on stage for “The Breeze and I” followed with “To the Ends of the Earth” by Nat King Cole and Les Baxter’s Orchestra. Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: We launch this hour with a couple of singing Pisano’s. Dean Martin kicks this thing off with a “Kick in the Head.” Vic Damone is next with a song heard in the production of “West Side Story.” Hear Kitty Kallen with her hit version of “Chapel in the Moonlight.” Tom Jones steams on stage for his first great chart hit, “It’s Not Unusual.” Then hear some movie music from “The Thomas Crown Affair” sung by Dusty Springfield. Frank Sinatra sings his rendition of the song, “April in Paris.” We’ll track good period instrumentals with Leroy Anderson’s “the Syncopated Clock,” The T-Bones with “No Matter What Shape,” and Roger Williams with “Autumn Leaves.” We’ll hear some big band with Woody Herman’s “The Woodchopper’s Ball.” Listen to an early 1950’s hit song for Nat King Cole, “Nature Boy,” and a 1958 hit song for The Chordettes, “Lollipop.” Hear the Mills Brothers with their vocal version of a great Tommy Dorsey song. Listen to Barbra Streisand with a song adapted by Milton Berle. More with Louis Armstrong, Andy Williams, and Frankie Laine. Listen anytime at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.11.18

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Frank Sinatra launches this week’s selection of great period tunes with an ol’ Les Brown hit, “How Bout’ You?” The Four Lads follow up with a great Frank Loesser song from “A Most Happy Fella.” Nancy Sinatra sweetens things up with her mid 1960’s hit song, “Sugar Town.” Listen to great period “country crossover” artists like Brenda Lee with “Too Many Rivers,” Charlie Rich with “the Most Beautiful Girl,” and Marty Robbins’ “Big Iron” from his album Tales of the Western Gunfighter. Enjoy a film selection from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid sung by BJ Thomas. Enjoy period instrumentals with the Bob Crewe Generation, Hugo Winterhalter, and The Boston Pops. Listen to a couple of hits by Dion. One with the Belmonts and another Dion hit after he left the group: “Runaround Sue.” We’ll enjoy “An Evening in Rome” with Dean Martin. Do a little “Walkin’ After Midnight” with Patsy Cline. Hear songs with Dionne Warwick, Guy Mitchell and Gordon Lightfoot. Listen today at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 2: Pat Boone gets this segment underway with one of two number one charting hits he enjoyed from 1957, “Love Letters in the Sand.” Next, Nat King Cole does a great Duke Ellington song, followed up with Eydie Gorme’s “Blame it on the Bossa Nova.” Enjoy some movie selections with Dick Haymes singing “How Are Things in Glocca Mora,” The Theme from “Picnic” by Morris Stoloff, and Tony Bennett with the love theme from “The Sandpiper.” We’ll spin songs by great period groups like, The Kingston Trio, Sergio Mendez and Brazil 66, and The Mills Brothers. Hear great period instrumentals with Booker T and the MG’s, Morris Stoloff, Raymond Lefevre, and Michel Legrand. Listen to great standards with Frank Sinatra singing, “Blue Moon,” and “Up a Lazy river” by Bobby Darin. Peggy Lee goes for broke with the orchestra singing a rousing version of “Come Back to Me.” We’ll track hit records by Neil Diamond, Connie Francis and a one hit wonder named, Leapy Lee from 1968. Listen and enjoy at: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

On the Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 3: Michael Buble storms into the hour with an up-tempo rendition of “Foggy Day in London Town.” Then we’ll surrender the microphone to Frank Sinatra for “I’ve Got the World on a String.” We’ll play with Eartha Kitt’s purring version of “Cest Si Bon.” Listen to fine instrumental selections with Henry Mancini’s “Theme from Charade” and Eddie Heywood’s “Soft Summer Breeze.” Hear great standards with Dean Martin singing, “You Belong to Me,” Bobby Darin with “I Got Rhythm,” Denver’s Dianne Reeves with “O Lady Be Good,” and Rosemary Clooney with “April in Paris.” Listen to hit songs by period groups like, The New Christy Minstrels, Terry Gilkyson and The EZ Riders, and The Beatles with Paul McCartney’s charming hit song, “When I’m 64.” Listen to Marty Robbins, “A White Sportcoat,” Rick Nelson’s “Traveling Man,” and Mama Cass with “A New World Coming.” More with Nat King Cole and Dinah Washington. Go to this here site: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ And have a great week kids.

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 6.4.18

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: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

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. Photo: My kids providing me a live studio audience. Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

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: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/ hope it helps.

The Neon Beat on Radio George - 5.21.18

On The Neon Beat this week, Jukebox 1: Put down the knitting the book and the broom. 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: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

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. Go to: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/

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: http://www.radiogeorge.com/neonbeat/