17th Annual East Coast vs. West Coast Oldies Battle is now online as show #5386
Roc-kit Radio jocks Bill Green and Lane Quigley have been doing battle every year since 1999 with their yearly East/West Showdown here on Rock-it Radio. They return this year for their 17th annual match, presenting an incredible array of song pairing from which you can select, cast your votes and become eligible for our prize drawing at the end of August. The program will be on-line all month, but the polls close at midnight Pacific Time on August 31, 2015.
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) plays a 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 theyâ€™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 youâ€™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 our new e-mail address: 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, and then in early September five lucky listeners will have their ballots selected at random and be awarded some great prizes from the Rock-it Radio 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 # 5386 . 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 (that's a new address, different from previous years). Here is the playlist (which you can copy-and-paste into an email for your ballot):
ROUND ONE: WRITTEN BY JOCKEYS
___ EAST: Splish Splash - Bobby Darin (1958)
___ WEST: Don't Worry Baby - The Beach Boys (1964)
ROUND TWO: BEACH MUSIC vs. SURF MUSIC
___ EAST: What Kind Of Fool(Do You Think I Am)? - The Tams (1964)
___ WEST: Penetration - The Pyramids (1964)
ROUND THREE: WHICH CROWNS WILL WEAR THE ROUND 3 CROWN?
___ EAST: Kiss and Make Up - The Crowns (aka The 5 Crowns) (1958)
___ WEST: Do The Bop - Arthur Lee Maye & The Crowns (1955)
ROUND FOUR: THE KINGS ARE GONE
___ EAST: Come Closer To Me - Ben E. King (1961)
___ WEST: You Upset Me Baby - B.B. King (1954)
ROUND FIVE: BEHIND EVERY GREAT WOMAN
___ EAST: Who's That? - Tracey Dey (1964)
___ WEST: Should I Cry? - Jackie DeShannon (1964)
ROUND SIX: SAX APPEAL
___ EAST: Last Night - King Curtis (1967)
___ WEST: Oh Yeah (aka Rock n Roll) - Chuck Higgins (1956)
ROUND SEVEN: DISPUTIN' DUOS
___ EAST: You Don't Know Like I Know - Sam & Dave (1966)
___ WEST: Hey Girl! Hey Boy! - Oscar McLollie & Jeanette Baker (1958)
ROUND EIGHT: FRANKIE & JOHNNY WERE SINGERS...
___ EAST: Little Bitty Pretty One - Frankie Lymon (1958)
___ WEST: It's Not For Me To Say - Johnny Mathis (1957)
ROUND NINE: ...AND THEIR BROTHERS WERE, TOO!
___ EAST: Lydia - Lewis Lymon & The Teenchords (1956)
___ WEST: Never Let You Go - Ralph Mathis & The Ambers (1958)
ROUND TEN: SOUL AND INSPIRATION
___ EAST: This Can't Be True - Eddie Holman (1966)
___ WEST: Louie, Louie - Richard Berry (1957)
ROUND ELEVEN: BLUES TRAILBLAZERS
___ EAST: Done Somebody Wrong - Elmore James (1960)
___ WEST: Strollin' With Bones - T-Bone Walker (1950)
ROUND TWELVE: TOGETHER AT THE END
___ EAST: Together = The Intruders (1967)
___ WEST: Together - Tierra (1980)
Send your cut and pasted ballots to: email@example.com