We sure had fun reminiscing about the music and memories on our three themes-in-one special this week: Back To School, Back To Work and End Of Summer Special. And it was great to play some Lost Treasures such as Chain Gang by Bobby Scott, Back To School Again by Timmie "Oh Yeah" Rogers, First Day Back To School by Paul and Paula, and so many more.
Be sure to enjoy the brand new special I know you will enjoy, The Motown Special, which will also include the excellent documentary, The Motown Story, narrated by the famous DJ Charlie Van Dyke. This special has been pre-recorded and is be available on demand for your enjoyment. Even though I will be away on vacation in Australia, the Chat Room will still be live, so be sure to log in and say hi to the regulars, the Nuts In The Hut.
I appreciate the comments and emails I received regarding the Blog post on the death of superstar songwriter Ellie Greenwich. It was wonderful to hear from my good friend, Pamela Oland, in Los Angeles, She too is a very accomplished and successful songwriter and she sent a lovely note. And this week our Song of the Week is a tribute to Ellie Greenwich, the rarely heard Sunshine After The Rain, written, composed and performed by Ellie. Enjoy!
Please note there is no Voice Your Choice on next week's Motown Special. Our popular weekly feature will return September 13th with Wilson Pickett and two of his great songs for your votes: Engine Number 9 and Funky Broadway. You can vote now for the song you prefer. Click the Voice Your Choice button on any page of the website and cast your vote. The winning song will be played in the third hour of our September 13th show.
Happy Birthday to Matt Meaney and Fay Greenwood in Langley, British Columbia. They both celebrated their birthdays while on vacation in England. It was great to see them in the Chat Room this week, albeit briefly as they were very jet lagged from their flight home. Happy Birthday wishes also go out to Carl Fiset in Quebec City, Quebec. It was nice to wish him all the best while he was in the Chat Room during this week's live show. If you have a birthday coming up or would like me to wish Happy Birthday to someone special, send the details to me: name, birthday date as well and the city, province or state and country to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll play our official birthday song, Birthday by The Beatles, to recognize the special day.
Don't forget to submit your photo for the Treasure Island Oldies Listener Gallery. It's great to have so many listeners in the gallery already, and your photo would make a great addition. Send your photo, name, city and state or province to email@example.com.
Finally, I would like to thank everyone in the Chat Room and the many Listeners who sent email to me wishing me a good vacation. I am very excited to be going to Australia; it's been a lifelong dream of mine. Really looking forward to seeing Sydney and the surrounding areas. With only one week, I will not be able to see a tremendous amount, but I will surely get a great flavour and taste of Australia. I intend to post some photos to the Blog while away. So please be sure to visit the Blog from time to time while I am away. I will miss you while away, but sure look forward to a relaxing holiday.
See you for the next live show, Sunday, September 13th.
Take good care of yourselves.
Bye for now.