CAST YOUR VOTES AND WIN PRIZES BY LISTENING TO THE 16TH ANNUAL ROCKITRADIO EAST/WEST SHOWDOWN
RockitRadio jocks Bill Green and Lane Quigley have been doing battle every year since 1999 with their yearly East/West Showdown here on RockitRadio. They return this year for their 16th annual match, presenting a great variety of tunes for you to select, cast your votes and become eligible for our prize drawing at the end of July.
The Showdown consists of 12 rounds. For each round, Bill Green (a New Jersey native representing the East) presents an East Coast record, and Lane Quigley (a lifelong Californian representing the West) matches it with a corresponding West Coast song. The tunes in each round have some sort of connection. Sometimes the links are obvious, other times not so much. As you listen to the show, Bill and Lane will provide fascinating information about each tune, and they'll explain the common thread that forms the basis of the match.
As you listen, make note round-by-round of which song you prefer. After you've heard the entire program, send us an email showing which song you prefer in each of the twelve rounds. You may choose to copy-and-paste the playlist below and use that as a ballot to check-off your choices; or you can simply list your choices round-by-round. Send your ballot to: email@example.com. One ballot per listener please. We encourage your comments about the show and why you cast your votes for each round.
The polls will be open for the entire month, through the end of the day PDT on July 31. In August, five lucky listeners will have their ballots selected at random and be awarded some great prizes from the RockitRadio Launching Pad, courtesy of Bennie Dingo.
So now it's time to get pencils in hand, go to the Programs Page at www.rockitradio.net/programs.html and click on Show #4951. You'll have a blast listening to the program, and your vote will qualify you for our drawing.
Good luck! Remember to submit your ballot to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Here is the playlist (which you can copy-and-paste into an email for your ballot):
ROUND ONE: MILITARY SALUTE
___ EAST: I'd Do Anything - The Essex (1963)
___ WEST: My Heart's Desire - The Fabulous Pearls (1959)
ROUND TWO: IS THAT WHO I THINK IT IS?
___ EAST: Denise - Randy & The Rainbows (1963)
___ WEST: Hey Little Cobra - The Rip Chords (1963)
ROUND THREE: SUPREME COMPLIMENTS
___ EAST: La De Da I Love You - Inez & Charlie Foxx (1964)
___ WEST: She's With Her Other Love - Leon Hayward (1965)
ROUND FOUR: BEATLE BUDDIES
___ EAST: We Got Love - Bobby Rydell (1959)
___ WEST: Let's Dance - Chris Montez (1962)
ROUND FIVE: RECORDED ON JANUARY 4, 1958 (SUBTITLE: BIG & LITTLE)
___ EAST: Talk To Me Talk To Me - Little Willie John (1958)
___ WEST: There Is Something On Your Mind - Big Jay McNeely (1959)
ROUND SIX: DINO'S JUKEBOX
___ EAST: The Door Is Still Open To My Heart - The Cardinals (1955)
___ WEST: Return To Me - The Values (1962)
ROUND SEVEN: MID 60's FOLK ROCK
___ EAST: You Didn't Have To Be So Nice - Lovin' Spoonful (1965)
___ WEST: I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better - The Byrds (1965)
ROUND EIGHT: EARLY 60's FOLK
___ EAST: Cottonfields - The Highwaymen (1961)
___ WEST: Green Green - The New Christy Minstrels (1963)
ROUND NINE: MAID FOR THE ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME
___ EAST: I'll Wait For You - Ruth Brown (1951)
___ WEST: A Fine Fine Boy - Darlene Love (1963)
ROUND TEN: ARTIST/PRODUCER/RECORD EXECUTIVE
___ EAST: Did You Cry? - Dickey Doo & The Donts (1958)
___ WEST: It Was I - Skip & Flip (1959)
ROUND ELEVEN: OH CANADA
___ EAST: Love Song - Anne Murray (1974)
___ WEST: Unless You Care - Terry Black (1963)
ROUND TWELVE: THE GREAT PRETENDERS
___ EAST: The Things I Love - The Fidelitys (1958)
___ WEST: In Self Defense - Cornell Gunter & The Flairs (1956)
Cut and Paste and Send your ballots to: email@example.com