Share memories of growing up with the great music of the 50s, 60s and 70s. My background includes radio and television personality as well as V.P. A&R for A&M Records, where I signed Bryan Adams. In 1997, I began Treasure Island Oldies, the Home of Lost Treasures. I play the biggies, but extensively feature hard to find rare oldies. Listen live Sundays 6 to 10 p.m. Pacific and also the show archives at www.TreasureIslandOldies.com
Let the memories flow!
It was great getting together with you again this week on Treasure Island
Oldies. I must tell you what happened this week regarding the first song I
played to start off the show. I had decided I wanted to begin with Watch Your Step by Bobby Parker. I love its high energy and how it was influenced by What’d I Say by Ray Charles. Two days later I was shocked to hear the news of his
passing and then posted the news to the Treasure
Island Oldies Blog. What a strange and odd coincidence! And then there was
the news that Pete Haycock, the
founder and guitarist with Climax Blues
Band, had also passed away. I always try my best to recognize when one of
our recording starts have passed and pay tribute to them on the show by playing
a song or songs in their memory.
Speaking of memories, your memories will be rekindled by the songs you’ll
hear next week on the Story Songs
Special. It’ll be Live Sunday, November
17th beginning at 6 pm Pacific, and Later on the Archive. I remember conjuring up all kinds of images
suggested in some of those story type records. For example, I’d often try to picture
the images portrayed by Lorne Greene
in Ringo. So I know you’ll enjoy
hearing these great story songs next week on the show. Depending how late it is
when you listen to the show, it could make great bedtime stories. J
Birthday wishes go out this week to two long time listeners and friends: Connie Canode, in Madison, Wisconsin, and Chris
Whitmer in Iowa City, Iowa. If you have a
birthday coming up, I invite you to let me know so that I can wish you Happy
Birthday on the show and play Birthday by The Beatles for you.
Send the details to email@example.com.
Treasure Island Oldies Blog is
playing the winner of Voice Your Choice this week. It’s Dusty Springfield with a tremendous live performance of All I See Is You. It’s our Song Of The Week.