Monday, January 30, 2012

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

January 29, 2012 to February 4, 2011

As we get through another winter season, whether cold and snowy or mild and rainy, it's good to hear some hot music on the show. And this week was no exception; thanks for your requests. I always enjoy hearing from you, whether it be via email or a phone call. You can get your song requests to me by calling the Treasure Island Oldies Listener Line 24/7 at 206-339-0709. You can also send an email by clicking the Requests button on any page of the website. I'll do my best to play your requests. The big thing to remember though, is the songs had to have been on the Hot 100 during the 50s, 60s, and 70s. While I play Lost Treasures, they all charted among on the top 100 charts. I look forward to hearing from you.

A programming alert for next week. It's our Annual Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper on The Day The Music Died. We'll recall the events following the announcement of the plane crash February 4, 1959 near Clear Lake, Iowa, with news clips, interviews and some of the greatest music ever. Be sure to Listen next Sunday, February 5, 2011. The show begins at 6 p.m. Pacific time.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to identical twins, and good friends of mine, Judi Gunter in Calgary, Alberta, and Janet Dunnett in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. Hope you have a nice celebration. If you have a birthday coming up, be sure to let me know by sending the details of your special day to I'll be pleased to wish you Happy Birthday on the show and play Birthday by The Beatles, as I did for Judy and Janet.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing  the fantastic Staple Singers with one of their huge R&B hits, If You're Ready (Come Go With Me). It's a clip from Soul Train and is also our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice presents "Slowhand", Eric Clapton. After all his years with various other musicians in groups such as John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band, Cream, Blind Faith and more, Eric Clapton came into his own as a solo performer. A whole new string of hits resulted and we're featuring two of them for your votes this week. Would you like to hear After Midnight or I Shot The Sheriff? Interestingly, both songs were not written by Eric. After Midnight was written and recorded by J.J. Cale, while I Shot The Sheriff was written and recorded by Bob Marley. Cast your vote for the song you'd like me to play at the Voice Your Choice page. We'll play the winning song in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

I continue to hear from listeners that are now listening to the show on their new smartphone. They tell me it is the coolest to be able to walk or drive and have Treasure Island Oldies playing along with you. Well done and thanks for listening. You can find an inexpensive app for your smartphone. Once installed, just search for Treasure Island Oldies and you'll be "on the Island" before you know it.

Have a good week. See you soon on Treasure Island Oldies.

Bye for now.