Tuesday, January 17, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of January 15th to 21st, 2017

Week of January 15th, 2017 to January 21st, 2017

We had another fun fours hours this week on Treasure Island Oldies and many thanks for your requests. It was nice to hear from Toni Howerton in Middletown, Ohio who requested a "cool" song by Tommy Roe, It's Now Winter's Day. I also played Sincerely by the McGuire Sisters for California Barb who wanted me to play it for her friend Alice. I also heard from some folks who were having problems getting into the c hat room. I have no answer or explanation, seeing as others were able to connect. When there are problems, whether it be a chat room connection or being able to listen to the Live stream, may I suggest a couple of options. First clear your browser cache.

Sometimes if there is a problem and you don't clear the cache, it can continue to happen. Another option is to switch to a different browser. For example, if you use Firefox, then try using Google or Windows Web Browser. Finally, you may also not want to use the same page to connect to the chat room and listen, if you are having issues. These are a few suggestions for you to try.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Judy Covington in Canton, Ohio, and Alice Bledsoe in Peoria, Illinois. All the best to you both! And if your birthday is approaching, please let me know the date so that I can help you celebrate your special date on the air. Send the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com and I'll wish you Happy Birthday and also play Birthday by The Beatles, our official birthday anthem.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1968 and at the top is Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) by John Fred and His Playboy Band and it's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Martha and the Vandells with two of their hits you don't often hear. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either In My Lonely Room or My Baby Loves Me. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

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

Have a great week and see you this coming Sunday for the next Live show.

Take good care and all the best.

Michael

Martha and The Vandellas - Voice Your Choice

Martha And The Vandellas were one of the key and most successful of the Motown Girl Groups. Martha Reeves was born July 18, 1941. The Vandellas consisted of Annette Beard and Rosalind Ashford. Annette left the group in 1963 and was replaced by Betty Kelly, who had been with The Velvelettes. Martha and The Vandellas were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

Between 1963 and 1971, they had 23 Motown hits on the charts, including one Gold record and six Top Ten singles.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice features Martha And The Vandellas with two of their many Motown hits. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either In My Lonely Room or My Baby Loves Me. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

John Fred and His Playboy Band - Number One Song this Week 1968

John Fred first started out in 1959 as John Fred and His Playboys and had a minor hit Shirley. He later changed the name to John Fred and His Playboy Band in 1967 and late in the year released Judy In Disguise (With Glasses).

By this week in 1968 it reached the top of the charts and is the Number One Song this week. So here they are, John Fred and His Playboy Band with Judy In Disguise (With Glasses).

Enjoy!

Michael



Monday, January 09, 2017

This week on Treasure Island Oldies. January 8th to 14th, 2017

Week of January 8th, 2017 to January 14th, 2017

It is so good to be back with you on the Island! And what a great way to start off the new year and the first show of 2017 with our annual New Year Dance Party. The tunes were jumping and the party atmosphere continued throughout the four hours.

I am very pleased to welcome the return of Space Coast iRadio.com in Melbourne, Florida to the Treasure Island Oldies Broadcast Partners Network. I hope to add more stations throughout the year. And what a year this is going to be as we will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the show  Sunday, May 7th. I still find it hard to believe that Treasure Island Oldies has been online for all these many years, since 1997 in fact!

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Shirley Ham in Cincinnati, Ohio. All the best to you Shirley! And if your birthday is approaching, please let me know the date so that I can help you celebrate your special date on the air. Send the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com and I’ll wish you Happy Birthday and also play Birthday by The Beatles, our official birthday anthem.

The first Top Five Countdown of the year is from 1958 and at the top is Danny and The Juniors. At The Hop is the Number One song and it’s playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Ike and Tina Turner. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either It’s Gonna Work Out Fine or A Fool In Love. I’ll play the winner on next week’s show.

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

Finally, I’d like to thank you for the wonderful comments I received from you on the Christmas Special and the amazing outpouring of your thoughts and love on the passing of my Mom. I very much appreciate it.

See you next Sunday for the next Live show.

Take good care and all the best. 

Bye for now.

Michael

Ike and Tina Turner - Voice Your Choice

Ike and Tina Turner were a husband and wife duo who arrived on the charts in 1960. While they remained married from 1958 to 1976, it was a stormy and at times abusive relationship. During this period they formed the Ike and Tina Turner Review which also featured The Ikettes, Tina's backing vocalists, along with Ike's Kings of Rhythm.

Treasure Island Oldies spotlights two of their early hits on Voice Your Choice. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either It's Gonna Work Out Fine or A Fool In Love. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Danny and The Juniors - At The Hop - Number One Song of the Week





The first Top Five Countdown of the year on Treasure Island Oldies is from 1958. Every single song in the Top Five became a classic, including the number one song.

Here are Danny and the Juniors with a signature song of the Rock and Roll era and the Number One song this week in 1958. It's At The Hop!

Enjoy!

Michael


Friday, December 30, 2016

Next Live Treasure Island Oldies Show

The next live show will be Sunday, January 8th at the usual time of 6 pm Pacific. I look forward to celebrating the start of the New Year with our annual New Year Dance Party.

In the meantime, I sincerely hope you are enjoys your Holidays and I wish you all a very Happy New Year!

Back again with the next live show soon.

All the best.
Michael

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Program Alert

Hi Folks,

Due to an urgent family situation, I will not be able to do the live show Sunday December 11th.

However, we WILL stream live for you from this week in 2015 and it will be on the Live Stream link Sunday.

I will return for the Christmas Special Sunday, December 18th.

Thank you for your understanding.

Michael

Monday, December 05, 2016

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of December 4th, 2016

Week of December 4th - December 10th, 2016

We're in December and what a great way to start the month than with a lot of great Holiday and Christmas tunes on the show. And with the Christmas Village all decorated at the website, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Last night in the Chat Room we were talking about how some places got 5 inches of snow, or as Rick in Madison, Wisconsin calls it, the "white menace" LOL. We were also saying how it rarely ever snows in Vancouver, where the show is based. Think we spoke too soon, as when I got up Monday morning, it was snowing and it kept up on and off all day. Think we got maybe 2 or 3 inches, but for Vancouver that was a major storm LOL So all in all, the Christmas music was perfect to play on this week's show.

Next week on the show it will be all Christmas music throughout the four hours, leading up to the 20th Annual Christmas Special, Live Sunday, December 18th. I look forward to your company over the next two weeks. And please remember that while we don't yet have Archived shows available, the Christmas Special will be available throughout the holidays to listen on demand.

Is your birthday coming up soon? I'd really like to help you celebrate by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com.

The final Voice Your Choice for 2016 next week spotlights the King of Rock and Roll with two of his great Christmas songs for your votes. Go to the Voice Your Choice page and cast your vote for either Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) or White Christmas. I'll play the winner next Sunday.

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

That's about it for now.

See you next Sunday for the next live show with all Christmas songs.

Have a good week.

Bye for now.
Michael

Elvis Presley Voice Your Choice Christmas Edition

The King of Rock And Roll is front and centre this week on Treasure Island Oldies, as Elvis Presley is the artist in the spotlight on Voice Your Choice.

Elvis was born Elvis Aron Presley on January 8, 1935 in Tupelo, Mississippi. During his lifetime, which was sadly cut short when he died in Memphis, Tennessee on August 16, 1977, he appeared on the charts an unbelievable 153 times! Not only that, but he had 41 Top Ten hits between 1956 and 2002, including 24 Gold plus 21 Platinum Records. Here's an understatement: What an astonishing, astounding and outstanding achievement!

For the final Voice Your Choice of 2016, we spotlight Elvis with two of his many Christmas recordings. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) or White Christmas. I'll play the winner on next week's all-Christmas songs show.

Sam Cooke Number One Song of the Week

This week  on the Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown, we spotlighted the year 1957.

Here's one of the greatest singers of all time, Sam Cooke with the Number One song, You Send Me.

It's our Song of the Week.

Enjoy!

Michael



Monday, November 28, 2016

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of November 27th, 2016

Week of November 27th - December 3rd, 2016

I hope my American listeners and friends enjoyed the long Thanksgiving weekend. It was great to be with you again this week and what a treat to start the holiday music on this week's show. Next week there will be a lot more and the following week, December 11th, will be filled with great seasonal music for your enjoyment. Also, please mark you calendar for Sunday, December 18th when it will be the 20th Annual Treasure Island Oldies Christmas Special. And I am particularly excited to let you know that this year's Christmas Special will be archived and available for listening on demand all throughout the Christmas holidays! I am very aware of your requests to make the archived show available on demand, and I am working on it; and the Christmas Special will be a great start.

I also invite you to come to the Treasure Island Oldies Christmas Village. The decorations you'll see are all from my childhood growing up and I still have them today. The white tree is actually a revolving tree that turns with the heat of the light bulb under the shade, no moto whatsoever. And the wonderful Santa face is also from my childhood. One year my Mom bought the Santa face for me and my sister wanted a Frosty The Snowman decoration with a bubble light. Such wonderful decorations filled with wonderful memories. I hope you enjoy the Christmas Village and my thanks to my webmaster Eddy Fisher for doing such a great job of decorating once again this year.

I was very pleased to hear from a listener in Germany. Hand Godschan, who lives in Cottbus, sent a note saying he heard the show via shortwave on the 3975 kHz frequency. That's IBC, the Italian Broadcasting Corporation, that airs the show weekly. He even provided details of the music he heard. Very cool! I sure enjoy hearing from listeners all around the world. If you'd like to get in touch with me, send your note to michael@treasureislandoldies.com.

My Generation Posters has a great new selection of items in stock just in time for the Holidays. Visit their website and check out what's just arrived.You can be the first to know about new products and specials before you even hear it on the show by signing up for their newsletter. Just go to www.mygenerationshop.com. They are great show sponsors and your support of them is much appreciated.

It's my pleasure to wish long time listener Lennart Persson in Gothenberg, Sweden a very Happy Birthday. He's been listening to the show via Radio 88 in Gothenberg for many years and is frequently in touch. If your birthday's coming up, let me know so that I can help celebrate your special day on the show. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. All I need is the date of your birthday. Send the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com.

Voice Your Choice spotlights two very talented guys from the British Invasion period of the '60s. Peter and Gordon had many hits and we spotlight two of them for you. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either A World Without Love or Woman. I'll play the winner next Sunday.

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

That's a wrap for this week. Take care and hope you can join me again next Sunday for the live show.

Bye for now.

Michael

Peter and Gordon - Voice Your Choice


Peter and Gordon, the British pop duo, were Peter Asher and Gordon Waller. They stormed the charts during the British Invasion. Peter was from London, and Gordon hailed from Braemar, Scotland. Together they created hit songs filled with great harmonies and excellent production and arrangements. They recorded songs written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney, Del Shannon, Buddy Holly and Norman Petty, some of which were cover recordings, while others were written for them.

In the three years that they maintained chart prominence, they scored an impressive fourteen songs on the Billboard Top 100, eight of which were Top 20. Interestingly, their very first North American single, A World Without Love, reached No. 1.

After they split up, Peter Asher went on to continued success, this time as a producer and artist manager, and worked with James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt and 10,000 Maniacs.

Sadly, Gordon Waller suffered a massive heart attack and passed away July 17, 2009 at his home in Connecticut.

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present Peter and Gordon in the Voice Your Choice spotlight. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either A World Without Love or Woman. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Elvis Presley - Number One Song of the Week


This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown was from 1960. And the Number One song was originally a number four hit in 1927 for Vaughn De Leath. She was one of the earliest known "crooners" who sadly passed away in Buffalo, New York on May 28, 1943.

I'd guess that most people would have thought that this week's Number One was an original song written for Elvis; no, it was a cover, and an excellent one at that!

So here's the Number One song on the Top Five Countdown from 1960 by Elvis Presley, Are You Lonesome Tonight. It's our Song of the Week.

Enjoy!

Michael


Monday, November 21, 2016

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of November 20th, 2016

Week of November 20th - November 26th, 2016

This will be a very short update this week. Thanks for listening to the show and I apologize for my laryngitis. It started Friday late afternoon and progressed to not much voice left by the time the show started Sunday. Hope to be feeling all back to normal for next week's show. In the meantime, I'd like to wish my American listeners and friends a very Happy Thanksgiving this week. Enjoy your time with family and friends.

My Generation Posters is having a Holiday sale and for every item you select and put into your cart, you'll get 10% off just for insterting the word "holidays" in the promo code box. Simple as that. And check out there new items that have just arrived.You can be the first to know about new products and specials before you even hear it on the show by signing up for their newsletter. Just go to www.mygenerationshop.com.

If your birthday's coming up, let me know so that I can help celebrate your special day on the show. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. All I need is the date of your birthday. Send the details tobirthdays@treasureislandoldies.com.

Voice Your Choice spotlights one of the most successful folk inspired singer songwriters, Joni Mitchell. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Big Yellow Taxi or Free Man In Paris. I'll play the winner next Sunday.

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

See you next Sunday for the next live show.

Bye for now.
Michael