Monday, August 04, 2014

Your Treasure Island Oldies Update - Week of August 3rd, 2014

August 3rd, 2014 to August 9th, 2014

Remember the days when you’d turn on your radio at home or in the car and it would be normal to hear an instrumental record every now and then. Back in the 50s, 60s and somewhat in the 70s instrumentals were both common and popular. Today you rarely hear an instrumental song on the radio. Maybe that’s why my annual Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special has become so popular over the years. This year is no exception, with lots of Requests, either via email or calls to the Treasure Island Oldies Listener Line (206-339-0709). To my surprise, it has become one of the most popular and commented on shows of the entire year. Apart from the regular Nuts in the Hut, the Chat Room also had listeners drop by just to say hi and to say how much they were enjoying the all instrumental special. Thanks very much for your comments and compliments. In case you missed hearing the Live show or would like to hear it again, be sure to go to the Listen page and click Archives to hear this week’s special.

Our next special will be at the end of the month for the Labour Day, Back To School, End of Summer Special, Live, Sunday August 31st beginning at 6 pm Pacific. You’ll hear some “work” songs, “school” songs and the last of the “summer” songs for this year. Mind you, I’m not in a hurry for August to end, as I just love summer so much, I don’t want it to end. I’ve felt this way all my life. J

If you have a birthday coming up soon, be sure to let me know. I’ll be pleased to help you celebrate by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and I’ll also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the details to

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing The Ventures, possibly the most successful instrumental group of all time. Keeping in the theme of this week’s Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special, here are The Ventures with Walk, Don’t Run. It’s our Instrumental Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice is featuring The Isley Brothers, with two of their later hits, next week on Treasure Island Oldies. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either It’s Your Thing or I Turned You On, both from 1969. I’ll play the winner next week in the 3rd hour of the show.

Here’s the Rock and Roll News for the week of August 3rd

Listen to the Top 5 Countdown from 1958

Well that’s about it for this week. Thanks again for a great time on this week’s show and remember to listen to the Archive.

Bye for now.