Monday, August 01, 2011

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

July 31st, 2011 to August 6th, 2011

Here we are, half way through the summer of 2011. The good news is we still have the other half yet to enjoy. And to make the balance of your summer even more enjoyable, be sure to join us next week for our Annual Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special. The show will be filled with all kinds of songs you love and remember, but none of them have any words. We'll recall the days when an instrumental hit was a common occurrence and we'll have four hours of these great classic oldies for you live next Sunday, August 7th starting at 6 pm Pacific time. And don't worry if you can't make it for the live show. It will be archived and available on demand. Just go to the Listen page and select the Real Media for the special or the 24/7 Windows Media Stream. I look forward to having you as part of one of the most anticipated shows of the year.

It was sad to hear of the passing of Gene McDaniels at age 76. What a great and distinctive voice he had too! I was pleased to play four of his signature hits for you on the show this week: A Hundred Pounds Of Clay, Chip Chip, Tower Of Strength and Point Of No Return. There is more information of this news at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Check it you.

Speaking of the Blog, this week we pay tribute to the late Gene McDaniels in a live acoustic performance of A Hundred Pounds Of Clay with guitarist Kent Allyn. Gene sang this song for the first time in nearly fifty years at a 2010 Arts In Reach program for teenage girls. I know you will enjoy this.

As we have our Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special next week, Voice Your Choice will return Sunday, August 14th with Miss Toni Fisher and her two big hits: The Big Hurt and West Of The Wall. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page.

Take Treasure Island Oldies wherever you go this summer. You can listen to both the Live show as well as the 24/7 Stream on your smartphone. You'll need an app for listening. May I suggest They have a version for all types of smartphones, including Android and iPhone. It's fun to be able to listen on the go. Here's the link for the live stream: And this is the link for the 24/7 Stream:

Let the world know you're a proud listener of Treasure Island Oldies. Send in your name, photo, city and province or state for the Listener Gallery to and our Webmaster, Eddy Fisher, will post it on the Listener Gallery page along with the many already received.

You can also let all your friends know you enjoy the show with your personal Treasure Island Oldies Email Signature. A selection of complimentary signatures to be placed at the end of your outgoing emails is available for download. Click Goodies on the upper menu on any page on the website. Thanks to the many folks that have downloaded their own copy of the Email Signature. That's great!

I hope you have a great week and see you next Sunday for the live show.

Bye for now.