Monday, August 01, 2011

Miss Toni Fisher - Voice Your Choice

There will be no Voice Your Choice next week during the Annual Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special on Treasure Island Oldies, but the popular feature will return August 14th with Miss Toni Fisher.

She was from Los Angeles, California, where she was born in 1931. She died of a heart attack on February 19, 1999 at age 67. She had three songs on the Billboard chart between 1959 and 1962. Despite such a short career on the charts, two of her songs have made lasting impressions. Her first hit, The Big Hurt was the first hit record to feature "phasing", an electronic gimmick that bends and distorts the sound waves. Her third hit single, West Of the Wall was inspired by the Berlin Wall crisis in August of 1962.

Voice Your Choice spotlights those two songs by Miss Toni Fisher: The Big Hurt and West Of The Wall. Which song would you like me to play? Cast your vote by coming to the Voice Your Choice page and selecting the song you prefer. We'll play the winner in Hour 3 of the August 14th show.