Monday, February 13, 2017

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies - Week of February 12th, 2017

Week of February 12th, 2017 to February 18th, 2017

Welcome to this week's Island Update. I hope you enjoyed our annual Valentine's Day Special and thanks for your requests; they always add an extra special element to the show. The Chat Room was busy as well and it was good to see the regulars along with listeners who drop by to say hello from time to time. Speaking of regulars, a big shout out to Linda Guy in La Habra, California, who is now back home recuperating from knee replacement surgery. Take it slow and easy, Linda, and follow the instructions from your doctor. Our webmaster, Eddy Fisher, has had both knees replaced and advises to remember to do all the rehab exercises to help ensure a complete recovery. All the best to you, Linda!

Mark your calendar for our next special. It's the annual One Hit Wonders Special, coming up Sunday, March 12th. You'll be surprised with just how many artists and groups had hits on the charts, but only once. And we will highlight some of those great and unforgettable records during the entire four hours. You won't want to miss it this special, which will get underway at 6 pm Pacific.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Guylaine Côté in Quebec City, Quebec. She's a long time listener of the show and even used to listen when I was a DJ at CFOM in Quebec City, when she was around 9 years old! Very cool. Now, is your birthday coming up soon? If so, please let me know the date so that I can help you celebrate your special day on the air. Send the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com and I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the air and play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1962 and the Number One song is Duke Of Earl by Gene Chandler. It's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents some great party music from Sam The Sham and The Pharoahs. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Wolly Bully or Lil' Red Riding Hood. 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 next Sunday for the next Live show. In the meantime, Happy Valentine's Day.

Take good care and all the best.

Bye for now.

Michael

Sam The Sham and The Pharoahs - Voice Your Choice

Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs were a great party rock group from Dallas, Texas. Sam The Sham was born Domingo Samudio on March 6, 1939. The Pharaohs consisted of Ray Stinnet on guitar, Butch Gibson on Sax, David Martin on Bass and Jerry Paterson on the drums.

Although their chart lifespan was but brief, between 1965 and 1967, they had a succession of hit singles, including two Top Ten hits and two Gold Records.

Those two Top 10 and Gold records are the subject of next week's Voice Your Choice on Treasure Island Oldies. Cast you vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Wooly Bully or Lil' Red Riding Hood. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Gene Chandler - The Duke Of Earl - Number One Song of the Week in 1962

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown was from 1962. And Number One this week is definitely the signature song for this artist.

Here is Gene Chandler with Duke Of Earl; it's our Number One Song of the Week.

Enjoy!

Michael



Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sonny Geraci - The Outsiders and Climax Has Died

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Sonny Geraci, the Cleveland-born pop singer who scored national hits as lead singer of The Outsiders in the 1960s and Climax in the 1970s, has died, according to multiple media reports. He was 69, and had been in ill health since suffering a brain aneurysm in 2012.

Geraci, a graduate of John Adams High School, became lead singer of The Starfires in 1964. The band, founded by guitarist and songwriter Tom King soon changed its name to The Outsiders and put four singles on the U.S. pop charts during the late 1960s, including "Time Won't Let Me," "Girl in Love," "Help Me Girl" and "Respectable (What Kind of Girl Is This)," a remake of the Isley Brothers tune.

Geraci left the band in 1970, striking out on his own and eventually forming the band Climax with Walter Nims, who had been a member of both the Starfires and The Outsiders. That group later scored a Top 3 single with "Precious and Few," written by Nims. Climax disbanded in 1975.

Geraci left the music business in the early 1980s, but tried a comeback, under the pseudonym Peter Emmett, in 1983, releasing an unsuccessful album on MCA. Later, he played the oldies circuit, performed for a time with the Grass Roots and toured from 2007-2012 as Sonny Geraci and the Outsiders.




Monday, February 06, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of February 5th 2017

Week of February 5th, 2017 to February 11th, 2017

Three young rock and rollers lost their lives in a plane crash this week in 1959. And in  the 4th hour of this week's show it was our tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper with the Annual Tribute: The Day The Music Died. It is always so fascinating to hear a young Buddy Holly being interviewed and jarring to hear the news bulletins announcing the plane crash to listeners. Overall however, it is always great to hear their music and the musical tributes that were generated by their passing. Thanks for listening to this week's show and the special again this year.

Attention all lovers! Our next special is coming up next week with the Annual Valentine's Day Special. The entire four hours will be filled with some of the greatest love songs of all time. You won't want to miss it when we get underway at 6 pm Pacific.

Is your birthday coming up soon? If so, please let me know the date so that I can help you celebrate your special day on the air. Send the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com and I'll wish you Happy Birthday and play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1959 and the Number One song is Stagger Lee by "Mr. Personality", Lloyd Price. It's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents the soulful duo Peaches and Herb. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Close Your Eyes or For Your Love. 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 next Sunday for the next Live show and our annual Valentine's Day Special.

Take good care and all the best.

Bye for now.

Michael

Peaches and Herb - Voice Your Choice

Peaches and Herb, an R&B duo from Washington, DC, were Francine "Peaches" Barker (she was born Francine Hurd in 1947) and  (born Herbert Feemster October 1, 1942).

There were three "Peaches" between 1967 and 1980. The original Peaches, Francine Barker, was temporarily replaced by Marlene Mack from 1968-69. In 1978 Herb teamed up with a new Peaches, this time Linda Green, when they recorded Shake Your Groove Thing and Reunited.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice focuses on the original Peaches and Herb. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Close Your Eyes or For Your Love. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee Number One Song This Week in 1959

The Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown this week is from 1959. Lloyd Price became known as "Mr. Personality", partly as a result of his smash hit song Personality, one of his many hits.

So here is Mr. Personality, Lloyd Price with this week's Number One song from 1959, Stagger Lee.

Enjoy!

Michael