Monday, August 04, 2008

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies
August 3rd to 9th, 2008

We know we are smack dab in the middle of summer when it is time for our annual Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special. And what a great time we had too! It never ceases to amaze me just how many instrumental hits there were during the '50s and '60s, and to a certain extent the '70s too, although by then they were less frequent. But the variety of music from big band to jazz, from ballad to boogie, was fantastic with many hits, and we played four hours worth of them. And I bet you knew just about every note too. This music stuck in our hearts and memories and why it is so good to hear them again all together in one special. I would like to thank you for taking the time to email and call in with your requests. They were wonderful suggestions and greatly added to the show. Our next scheduled special will be our annual Back To School Special on Labour Day weekend, Sunday, September 7th. Be sure to get your requests in for this upcoming special.

By the way, I will be taking a mini break on Sunday, August 17 and I will not in the studio for the live show. However, we will bring you the show from exactly one year ago, so it will fit into the regular timeline. I hope you enjoy this encore presentation.

Ian Chapman returns to next week's show with another great story and songs on Ian Chapman's Girl Groups. Be sure to listen for it in Hour 1.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog this week features Bobby Darin and his 1959 smash Dream Lover. Enjoy this great video clip as our Song of the Week.

This week on Voice Your Choice it's the sweet soul music of Peaches and Herb with two of their soulful love ballads: Close Your Eyes and For Your Love. Click the Voice Your Choice button on any page of the website and cast your vote. We'll play the winning song in Hour 3 of next week's show.

Lots of listeners have signed their name to the Treasure Island Oldies World Map. I invite you to sign the map as well. Just click on the World Map, then fill in your name, city and any comment you'd like to make. You'll join the many listeners who have put themselves on the Treasure Island Oldies World Map. Let the world know you're a proud listener!

If you missed the live show of our annual Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special, you can enjoy the Archive of August 3rd, 2008, click the Listen button on the Menu.

Have a great week.