Monday, July 20, 2009

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

July 19th to July 25th, 2009

I would like to begin this week's update by extending my sincere condolences to Tom Locke on the loss of his father, Bert Locke, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Tom has been part of this show since around 1999 when you were first introduced to the Sorrells Pickard Pick of the Week, sponsored by Sorrells Pickard Gourmet Peanut Butter. As Sorrells used to say at the end of the ad, 'It's mighty good". Tom orchestrated that weekly feature and also researched and wrote the piece every week. It wasn't too long after Sorrells died that the peanut butter company closed shop. It was then that Tom and I decided to re-purpose this entertaining and interesting feature and called it the Moment In Time. And ever since Tom continues to research and write the feature every week. He has also been busy doing some great research and investigation into cover songs and their origins. Next Sunday you'll hear some songs that you may have thought were the original and first version by the artist or group that recorded it. It is going to be great fun to play samples of some very old songs and then the cover version. It all takes place next Sunday, July 26th on the Cover Tunes Special. Tom will be joining me in the studio for the entire show.

The following week is our annual Instrumental Gems - Wordless Wonders Special on August 2nd. If there is a favourite instrumental you'd like to hear, send in your request via email by clicking the Requests button on any page of the website. It would also be great to hear from you on the phone. Call in your request to the Treasure Island Oldies 24/7 Listener Request Line at 206-203-4678. Record your message and I'll play it along with your request on the show. We've also got two additional specials for you to enjoy after the Instrumental Gems - Wordless Wonders on August 2nd. August 31st is our Back To School Special followed the next week September 6th with a brand new Motown Special. This will include the highly regarded documentary, The Motown Story.

The Chat Room was really packed again this week and it was great fun to welcome back to the Chat Room, Jax from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is a long time listener to the show, in fact among the very first to listen back in 1997. Everyone was so glad to see him and the more recent Nuts in the Hut were very pleased to meet him too. If you get a chance, drop by some Sunday night during the live shot. Click Chat on the Menu on any page of the website and then follow the log-in instructions.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog this week presents The Kinks in a rare clip of them performing All Day And All Of The Night, a real classic. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice this week spotlight Sir Elton John with two of his big and well loved hit songs: Crocodile Rock and Daniel. Cast your vote by clicking the Voice Your Choice button on any page of the website and then make your selection. We'll play the winner in the third hour of next week's show.

I sure hope you are enjoying your summer and are also enjoying the Summertime Music, great summer songs sprinkled throughout the show. They sure bring back great memories of wonderful summers in my youth and teenage years. If there's a particular summer song you'd like to hear, please let me know. In the meantime, enjoy the heat and sunshine.

Have a great week.

Bye for now.