Monday, August 21, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of August 20th, 2017

Week of August 20th, 2017 to August 26th, 2017
We're in those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer and what better way to relax and enjoy yourself than listen to Treasure Island Oldies and hear all your favourite music. There isn't a lot going on this week, but I did want to remind you of a couple of items.


The deadline for entering the Blue Suede Shoes Contest is coming up fast: this Friday, August 25th at 12 Midnight pacific time. Remember you must include the list of 8 Elvis Presley songs that I played on the show last week, along with your name and mailing address to contest@treasureislandoldies.com. Here's your chance to win a copy of the brand new coffee table-sized book, Blue Suede Shoes - The Culture Of Elvis, written by Thom Gilbert, with a Foreward by Kim Novak. I'll announce the winner on the show on Sunday, August 27th.

Join me for the next special on September 3rd. when it'll be the End Of Summer, Back To School, Labour Day Special . You'll hear the last of the summer songs, along with songs about going back to school and working tunes. It's a nice set up for Fall. It will get underway at 6 pm Pacific.

I'd like to send out my best birthday wishes to Fay Greenwood in Langley, British Columbia.  You'll recall that Fay presented the Hits From Across The Pond feature on the show for several years and I'm pleased to wish my good friend Happy Birthday. If your birthday is coming up soon, I'd like to know so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also by playing Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

This week's Top Five Countdown is from 1969. And the Number One song is Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones and it's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights The Diamonds. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Ka Ding Dong or The Stroll. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Thanks again for listening to the show. I look forward to your company next week.

Bye for now.
Michael

The Diamonds - Voice Your Choice

The Diamonds were four guys from Toronto, Ontario who rose to stardom during the 1950s and continued into the 1960s. While Dave Sommerville was working as a sound engineer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), he met three other guys who liked to sing just as much as he did. Dave Sommerville, Ted Kowalski, Phil Levitt and Bill Reed were the original members.

After auditioning for Cleveland DJ Bill Randle, they were introduced to Mercury Records which signed them to a recording contract. Their debut single was a cover of Why Do Fools Fall In Love, a big R&B hit for Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers. Overall they appeared on the Billboard charts a total of 16 times. But their breakout record, Little Darlin', was a cover a an R&B song by The Gladiolas and written by Maurice Williams.

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present The Diamonds in the Voice Your Choice spotlight. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either  Ka Ding Dong or The Stroll. I'll play the winner during next week's show.



The Rolling Stones - Number One on the Top 5 Countdown 1969

The Rolling Stones have the Number One song on this week's Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown from 1969.

Here they are with Honky Tonk Women from a Top Of The Pops TV performance.

Enjoy!

Michael



Monday, August 14, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of August 13th, 2017

Week of August 13th, 2017 to August 19th, 2017

I was very pleased to pay tribute to the late Glen Campbell on this week's show. He was a tremendously talented guitar player; was a member of the Wrecking Crew studio musicians in Los Angeles, substituted for a period of time for Brian Wilson as lead vocalist with the Beach Boys; and when he was signed to a record contract with Capitol Records, his career really took off. In my opinion, the best way  for me to pay tribute to an artist is to play their music people love to hear. It was also very poignant to play Adios, the title song of his latest album that was released in June. Glen Campbell, R.I.P.

The Blue Suede Shoes Contest has come to Treasure Island Oldies. Here's your chance to win a copy of the brand new coffee table-sized book, Blue Suede Shoes - The Culture Of Elvis, written by Thom Gilbert, with a Foreward by Kim Novak. I played 8 Elvis Presley songs throughout the four hours of this week's show. What you need to do is send an email to contact@treasureislandoldies.com with the list of the 8 Elvis songs. your name and complete mailing address. The deadline for entering the contest is 12 Midnight Pacific time, Friday, August 25th. I'll announce the winner on the show on Sunday, August 27th.

If you missed hearing some of the live show, remember you can hear the entire show played back on one of our Broadcast Partners Network radio stations throughout the week. To find a day and time convenient for you, please click on the tab to the Broadcast Partners Network page. We are very fortunate to have so many stations air the show throughout the week, so you have 14 different times to hear the latest show.

I'd like to wish my good friend and long time listener Matt Meaney in Langley, British Columbia a very Happy Birthday. If your birthday is coming up soon, I'd like to know so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also by playing Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

Our next special will be the End Of Summer, Back To School, Labour Day Special on September 3rd. You'll hear the last of the summer songs, along with songs about going back to school and working tunes. It's a nice set up for Fall. It will get underway at 6 pm Pacific.

This week's Top Five Countdown is from 1965. And the Number One song is the classic I Got You Babe by Sonny & Cher and it's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights the fantastic Dusty Springfield. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either All Cried Out or All I See Is You. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Thanks again for listening to the show. I look forward to your company next week.

Bye for now.
Michael

Dusty Springfield Voice Your Choice

She was born Mary O'Brien in London, England on April 16, 1939, but you know her as Dusty Springfield. Very sadly, Dusty passed away March 2, 1999 at age 59 from cancer. She was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

Dusty and her brother Tom Springfield, along with Tim Field formed The Springfields and had two hits under that banner, Silver Threads And Golden Needles and Dear Hearts And Gentle People.

Dusty split from The Springfields in favour of a solo career, and was that ever a great decision, as she scored 19 hits on the Hot 100 chart in Billboard Magazine.

On Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights the fantastic Dusty Springfield with two of her many hits for your votes. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either All Cried Out or All I See Is You. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Sonny & Cher Number One on Top 5 Countdown on Treasure Island Oldies

Sonny & Cher hold down the Number One spot on this week's Top Five Countdown from 1965 on Treasure Island Oldies.

Here's the former Specialty Records Artist and Repertoire man and former Phil Spector background singer with their number one song, I Got You Babe.

Enjoy!

Michael


Sunday, August 06, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of August 6th, 2017

Week of August 6th, 2017 to August 12th, 2017
It's no wonder that the Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Specials gets so much response every year. First off the same show is not repeated year after year, and second, it is so rare to hear an entire 4 hours of great Instrumental Hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s. I know of no other show anywhere that features instrumental hits as a special. Thanks so much for your feedback and requests. It was great to play them for you. By the way, in case you missed out on a song title or artist, be sure to go to the Listen page and scroll down. That's where you can find the playlist for the show every week. And if you'd like to hear the show again this week, just go to the Broadcast Partners Network page to find a day and time then this week's show will be re-broadcast on one of our affiliate stations.

I am very pleased to welcome another new radio station to the ever-growing list of Broadcast Partners Network affiliate radio stations. A big hello and welcome to The VIP Lounge Oldies Funhouse Radio. Based in the UK, they will simulcast the Live show Sunday nights and also replay the show every Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm Eastern time. Please visit their website at The VIP Lounge Oldies Funhouse Radio.

The Blue Suede Shoes Contest comes to Treasure Island Oldies next week, August 13th. Here's your chance to win a copy of the brand new coffee table book, Blue Suede Shoes - The Culture Of Elvis, written by Thom Gilbert, with a Foreward by Kim Novak. 
This book is NOT yet available, but courtesy of the publisher, Glitterati Incorporated, I have a copy that you could win. Be sure to listen to the ENTIRE show the week of August 13th. I'll play two Elvis Presley songs per hour and all you have to do is send a list of the 8 Elvis songs in total, along with your name and mailing address to contest@treasureislandoldies.com. In order to give our Broadcast Partners Network affiliate stations the chance to air the show throughout the week, the deadline for submitting your email is 12 Midnight Pacific time, Friday, August 25th. I'll announce the winner of the contest on the Live show Sunday, August 27th.

If your birthday is coming up soon, I'd like to know so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also by playing Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. 

Our next special will be the End Of Summer, Back To School, Labour Day Special on September 3rd. You'll hear the last of the summer songs, along with songs about school and working. It's a nice set up for Fall. It will get underway at 6 pm Pacific.

This week's Top Five Countdown is from 1966. And the Number One song is Wild Thing by The Troggs and it's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Buddy Know. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Lovey Dovey or Rock Your Little Baby To Sleep. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Thanks again for listening to the show. I look forward to your company next week.

Bye for now.
Michael

Buddy Knox - Voice Your Choice

Buddy Knox was born in the small farming community of Happy, Texas, on July 20, 1933. When he got into high school, he teamed up with some friends and formed the Rhythm Orchids. After they performed on the same radio show in 1956, Roy Orbison suggested Buddy Knox approach producer Norman Petty in Clovis, New Mexico, who had produced That'll Be The Day for Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Norman Petty produced what would become the trademark song of Buddy Knox's career, Party Doll.

Treasure Island Oldies presents Buddy Knox in the Voice Your Choice spotlight. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Lovey Dovey or Rock Your Little Baby To Sleep. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

The Troggs - Number One on Treasure Island Oldies Top 5 Countdown from 1966

The Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown this week spotlights 1966.

At the top of the charts this week is The Troggs with Wild Thing.

Enjoy!

Michael


Monday, July 31, 2017


Week of July 30th, 2017 to August 5th, 2017

What a fun get together again this week on The Island. The Chat Room was hopping with the regular Nuts in the Hut as well as some new visitors. Welcome! It's always great to share the enjoyment of the music and the chat room in combination with everyone. I truly urge you to check out the Chat Room for yourself during the live show Sunday nights. It does an an extra touch to the show itself. Just click the Chat on the Menu and follow the instructions.

Next week is the return of the annual Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special and I really look forward to playing many of the instrumental records that were so prevalent during the '50s, '60s and to a certain extent, the '70s too. It's not too late to make a request for this special; just send an email to requests@treasureislandoldies.com. I look forward to playing "Your" song for you next week. It all gets underway at 6 pm Pacific.

I am very pleased to welcome another new radio station to the ever-growing list of Broadcast Partners Network affiliate radio stations. A big hello and welcome to The VIP Lounge Oldies Funhouse Radio. Based in the UK, they will simulcast the Live show Sunday nights and also replay the show every Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm Eastern time. Please visit their website at The VIP Lounge Oldies Funhouse Radio.

The Blue Suede Shoes Contest comes to Treasure Island Oldies August 13th. Here's your chance to win a copy of the brand new coffee table book, Blue Suede Shoes - The Culture Of Elvis, written by Thom Gilbert.

This book is NOT yet available, but courtesy of the publisher, Glitterati Incorporated, I have a copy that you could win. Be sure to listen to the ENTIRE show the week of August 13th. I'll play two Elvis Presley songs per hour and all you have to do is send a list of the 8 Elvis songs in total, along with your name and mailing address to contest@treasureislandoldies.com. In order to give our Broadcast Partners Network affiliate stations the chance to air the show throughout the week, the deadline for submitting your email is 12 Midnight Pacific time, Friday, August 25th. I'll announce the winner of the contest on the Live show Sunday, August 27th.

If your birthday is coming up soon, I'd like to know so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also by playing Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

This week's Top Five Countdown is from 1964. And the Number One song is A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles and it's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, and in keeping with our Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special, Voice Your Choice spotlights Al Caiola. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Magnificent Seven or Bonanza. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Thanks again for listening to the show. I look forward to your company next week for our Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special.

Bye for now.
Michael

Al Caiola - Voice Your Choice

Al Caiola is the featured artist for our Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special with Voice Your Choice.

Here's more about him from Wikipedia: Alexander Emil Caiola (September 7, 1920 – November 9, 2016) was a guitarist, composer and arranger who spanned a variety of music genres including jazz, country, rock, and pop. He recorded over fifty albums and worked with some of the biggest names in music during the 20th century, including Elvis Presley, Paul Anka, Ferrante & Teicher, Frank Sinatra, Percy Faith, Buddy Holly, Ben E. King, Mitch Miller, and Tony Bennett, plus many others.

As a recording artist, Al Caiola was signed with United Artists Records and he appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 twice with two theme songs for a movie and a television series.

On Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Al Caiola. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Magnificent Seven or Bonanza. I'll play the winner during the 3rd hour of next week's Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special on Treasure Island Oldies.

The Beatles - Top 5 Countdown 1964 on Treasure Island Oldies

The Fab Four are at the top of the chart on this week's Top Five Countdown from 1964. It's the title song from their debut motion picture.

Here are The Beatles, Number One on the Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown, from 1964 with A Hard Day's Night.

Enjoy!
Michael

Monday, July 24, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of July 23rd, 2017

Week of July 23rd, 2017 to July 29th, 2017
What a summer! It seems it is either raining or there are fires burning. In recognition and with no disrespect for anyone affected by either of these events, I played Fire and Rain by James Taylor as this week's Weather song. It sure seemed fitting. Hopefully things will return to normal before too long in both Canada and the United States. As the British expression goes "Keep Calm and Carry On".

I am excited about a new contest coming to Treasure Island Oldies. You will have an opportunity to win a brand new high-end coffee table book called Blue Suede Shoes - The Culture Of Elvis, written by Thom Gilbert.
The cover of this brand new and very cool book is actually blue suede with gold tassels, and carries a suggested list price of $84.00.
The interesting thing about the book is that it is about the people who knew Elvis and whose lives were affected by knowing him. This is NOT yet available, but courtesy of the publisher, Glitterati Incorporated, I have a copy that you could win. Be sure to listen to the ENTIRE show the week of August 13th. I'll play two Elvis Presley songs per hour and all you have to do is send a list of the 8 Elvis songs in total, along with your name and mailing address to contest@treasureislandoldies.com. In order to give our Broadcast Partners Network affiliate stations the chance to air the show throughout the week, the deadline for submitting your email is 12 Midnight Pacific time, Friday, August 25th. I'll announce the winner of the contest on the Live show Sunday, August 27th.

Be sure to mark your calendar for our next special in a couple of weeks, one of the most popular specials of the entire year. The Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special will air Live Sunday, August 6th. Get your requests in to me quickly to be sure I will be able to include them in the special for you.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Mark in Georgetown, Texas, and to Patty in Port Hope, Ontario. If your birthday is coming up soon, I'd like to know so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also by playing Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com.

This week's Top Five Countdown is from 1958. And the Number One song is a rocking classic by Elvis Presley. Hard Headed Woman is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Roger Miller. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Dang Me or England Swings. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Thanks again for listening to the show. I look forward to your company again next week.

Bye for now.
Michael

Roger Miller - Voice Your Choice

Roger Miller was born on January 2, 1936 in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in Erick, Oklahoma. Sadly, he died of cancer on October 25, 1992 at the age of 56.

He charted 42 country hits, with 16 of them appearing on the pop charts, garnering success, recognition and fame, plus six Grammy Awards. Of the 16 pop hits, five were Top Ten and one became a Gold Record, for his signature song King Of The Road.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Roger Miller with two of his much-loved hit songs.

Cast your vote at the Voice Your page for either Dang Me or England Swings. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Elvis Presley - Number One on Top 5 Countdown 1958


This week on the Top Five Countdown on Treasure Island Oldies, the year is 1958.

Here's Elvis Presley with the Number One song, Hard Headed Woman.

Enjoy! 

Michael

P.S. Be sure to check out this week's Island Update for information about an Elvis Presley contest coming to Treasure Island Oldies.


Monday, July 17, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of July 17th, 2017

Week of July 16th, 2017 to July 22nd, 2017

I sure enjoyed sharing the music with you on this week's show. Every week I prepare the playlist for the coming week's show, including your requests. I also really love hearing all the great music unfold during the four hours of the show. In other words, we all dig the music together. And your requests are important. For example, it was great to be able to play Happy Jack by The Who, Lay Lady Lay by Bob Dylan, Tommy Edwards' It's All In The Game, as well as Tired Of Being Alone by Al Green. If there is a song you'd like for me to play on the show, please don't hesitate to let me know, Send an email to requests@treasureislandoldies.co. I look forward to hearing from you and to playing "your song".

Be sure to mark your calendar for our next special, one of the most popular of the entire year. The Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special will air Live Sunday, August 6th. Get your requests in to me quickly to be sure I will be able to include them in the special for you.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Tom DePauw from WTDN-LP in Macomb, Illinois, one of the many stations that airs Treasure Island Oldies every week. If your birthday coming up soon, I'd like to know so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also by playing Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureidlandoldies.com birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

This week's Top Five Countdown is from 1966. And the Number One song is a classic by Tommy James and The Shondells. Hanky Panky is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Rod Stewart. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either (I Know) I'm Losing You or Maggie May. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Thanks again for listening to the show. I look forward to your company on next week's show.

Bye for now.
Michael

Rod Stewart Voice Your Choice on Treasure Island Oldies

Rod Stewart was born in in the Highgate area of London, England on January 10, 1945. Prior to his solo career, he was a member of various groups including the Hoochie Coochie Men, Steampacket, Shotgun Express, and the biggest group, Faces. From his initial solo release, Maggie May, Rod Stewart became one of the leading hit-makers for over 28 consecutive years.

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present Rod Stewart in the Voice Your Choice spotlight. Cast you vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either (I Know) I'm Losing You or Maggie May. I'll play the winner in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

Tommy James and The Shondells Hanky Panky - Number One on the Top Five Countdown 1966

The Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown this week is from 1966. At the top of the chart in the Number One spot is Tommy James and The Shondells.

Here's Hanky Panky!

Enjoy.

Michael

Monday, July 10, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of July 9th, 2017

Week of July 9th, 2017 to July 15th, 2017
It was fun spending time together again this week on the Island. It was nice getting back to a regular show after the three consecutive weeks of specials. Speaking of Specials, bet you can't have helped but see the great billboard for our upcoming Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special on August 6th. As our webmaster, Eddy Fisher, visually created, the special will have great instrumental hits from artists around the world. Eddy, thanks for such a great looking billboard!

Is your birthday coming up soon? I'd like to know so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also by playing Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

This week's Top Five Countdown is from 1961. And the Number One song is Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. It's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights an artist who can claim that the interview he did with yours truly, was the first ever Internet Radio interview. We spotlight Paul Evans. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Happy Go Lucky Me or Midnight Special. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Thanks again for listening to the show. I look forward to your company on next week's show.

Bye for now.
Michael

Paul Evans Voice Your Choice

Paul Evans is a successful songwriter and recording artist. He was born on March 3, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York.  He first recorded for RCA in 1957 but without much success.

His first smash hit happened in 1959 and was the novelty type tune Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat). The female vocal duo, The Curls (Sue Singleton and Sue Terry) provided the background vocals. Together they hit the Top Ten. Paul also had hits with his version of Midnight Special, Happy Go Lucky Me and The Brigade Of Broken Hearts.

But he was not only a recording artist. As a songwriter he wrote the hits "When" for the Kalin Twins, "Roses Are Red" for Bobby Vinton, "I Gotta Know" and "The Next Step Is Love" for Elvis Presley. And he also wrote the score for the Broadway show Loot and the movie Live Young.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents our good friend, Paul Evans with two of his hits for your votes.

Come to the Voice Your Choice page and cast your vote for either Midnight Special or Happy Go Lucky Me. I'll play the winner in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

Bobby Lewis Number One on Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown 1961

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown was from 1961. At the top of the chart was this R&B singer from Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Number One song is Tossin' and Turnin' by Bobby Lewis.

Enjoy!
Michael