Featuring music from the 20s through the 60s, with a few surprises, with your host Paul. The Oldies Lighthouse is alive and well and more popular than ever. It encompasses styles as diverse as the big band sounds, swing, doo-wop, rockabilly, R&B, and most rock and roll genres, with a generous sprinkling of blues and country.
The Oldies Lighthouse is dedicated to those who can appreciate the upbeat tunes that will move your feet, harmonies that will lift your spirit and sweet lyrics to remind you of the simple, carefree life, the love and memories of the past, and present days, romantic moonlight nights and dancing the night away. Take a walk down memory lane, dream on and have fun... Happy listening...
Oldies tunes are typically from big bands, swing R&B, pop and rock music genres. Country, jazz, classical music, and other formats are also considered oldies music, although some of those genres have their own oldies format (for instance, classic country), and a number of songs "crossed over" from country to Top 40. Occasionally the term is used to describe the rare station that includes 1920s through the 50s music as well, although music from before 1955 (coinciding with the "birth of rock'n'roll") is typically the domain of the adult standards format. However, the term constitutes ambiguity for people who like old dancing music. This format is sometimes called Golden Oldies (after another album series of the same name, which was sold through bulk TV commercials), though this term usually refers to music exclusively from the 1950s and 1960s. Oldies radio typically features artists such as Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, The Four Seasons, and Sam Cooke; as well as such musical movements and genres as big bands, swing, doo-wop, rockabilly, rock and roll, Motown, British Invasion, early girl groups, surf music, teen idol singers, and bubblegum pop. Most traditional oldies stations limit their on-air playlists to no more than 300 songs, on the philosophy that average listeners will stay tuned provided they are familiar with the hits being played. The drawback to this concept is the endless repetition of the station's program library. Oldies has some overlap with the classic rock format, which concentrates on the rock music of the late-'60s and '70s and also plays newer material made in the same style as the older songs.
The 1950s was the decade that gave birth to rock and roll. The radical changes that took place in pop music during this era can be heard in the assorted mix of top pop hits of the day. The tumultuous 1960s was the era of the Beatles, the British Invasion, Motown, girl groups, surf rock, dance crazes, and the beginning of hard rock. The many changes that took place are well represented by the top charting songs of that decade. The 1970s are best remembered as the decade that gave birth to disco. Singer-songwriters, soft rock, mellow pop, nostalgia, and glam rock - plus a healthy dose of songs with a more salacious feel - also helped to define the music of this era. Oldies music will continue to flourish as new generations discover older tunes from when their parents and/or grandparents came of age. With the growth of technology, the kids of today are able to find and download older hits and classics to their phones or mp3 players, ensuring that the oldies will always be goodies.
You will hear from Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra, Andrews Sisters, Mills Brothers, Doris Day, The Platters, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Sammy Davis Jr, Ella Fitzgerald, and many many more