Monday, August 15, 2016

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of August 14th, 2016

August 14th to August 20th, 2016

Thanks for listening to this week's show. I find it always very interesting how one song that I play can generate comments. On Rick's Rare Rock & Roll Relic feature the song was Exodus Theme by Peter & Gordon. It was an album cut from their Lady Godiva album. I had never known nor never heard any version of the Ferrante & Teicher instrumental classic which had lyrics. So not only was I surprised by that fact, but I was so pleased to hear from listeners about the song. Linda Gehres from the San Francisco Bay area sent an email to me saying how much she enjoyed hearing it. She even said that she had previously heard a vocal version by The Duprees from 1965. Apparently two different versions by two variations of the group itself recorded Exodus. Linda also mentioned that Pat Boone recorded recorded his vocal version in 1961. Wow! Talk about knowledgeable and informed listeners! My thanks to Rick Canode in Madison, Wisconsin, for generating such response to his Relic this week. As well, the Tom Locke Moment In Time feature about the story behind the Beach Boys' Help Me Rhonda was fascinating and also generated many comments in the Chat Room. It sure is an interesting place here on The Island.

We're just a couple of weeks away from the next special. On Sunday, September 4th it's the Labour Day Back To School Special. You'll hear songs like Chain Gang, Let's Work Together, New Girl In School, Be True To Your School, as a few examples. As as we are approaching the end of summer, I'll also play some last of the summer songs for this year.

My friends at My Generation Posters told me that Inventory Week went very well and the task is completed. The outcome of their hard work is there is now NEW LOWER PRICING! In addition, our listeners from the United States can now pay for their purchases by check. There's a new US address to send your payment. For complete details, visit their website. While there, sign up for their weekly newsletter. You'll be among the first to know about the upcoming weekly specials. And be sure to also let them know you heard their commercial on Treasure Island Oldies.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to long time listener and great friend, Matt Meaney in Langley, British Columbia. If your birthday is coming up soon, please be sure to let me know so that I can celebrate your special day on the show. Send the details to I’ll wish you Happy Birthday during the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing the Number One song on this week's Top 5 Countdown from 1965. It's Sonny & Cher with the classic I Got You Babe. It's our Number One Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice presents two songs from Tower Of Power. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either So Very Hard To Go or You're Still A Young Man. I’ll play the winner on next week’s show.

Here’s this week’s Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Listen to the Top 5 Countdown from 1965.

Take care. Thanks again for listening. Have a great week and we'll get together next week on The Island!

Bye for now.