Monday, May 22, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of May 21st, 2017

Week of May 21st, 2017 to May 27th, 2017

That was another fun four hours spent together on the Island again this week. And yet again, the Chat Room was hopping with the regular Nuts in the Hut, but also some first time visitors came  by to say hello and have a visit. I know I've said this before, but you really should try dropping into the Chat Room for yourself. The conversation often revolves around a particular song playing and the memories start flowing. It is a great enhancement to the show. Why not stop by during next week's Live show Sunday night. Click Chat on the Menu and choose either web based chat or mIRC. Simple and lots of fun! 

I am pleased to let you know that another station has joined the Treasure Island Oldies Broadcast Partners Network. A big hello to RFD - Radio Free Dishnuts. They will be airing the current week's show every late Friday night at 2 am. As our jingle says, Welcome Aboard! By the way, if you missed the Live show or would like to enjoy hearing it again, just go to the Broadcast Partners Network page. There you'll see a program schedule of what days, times and stations which air the latest show. Just click on the station of your choice and you'll be brought right to their website.  There are FM, AM, Online and even Shortwave radio stations around the world that carry the show. I am sure you will find this schedule very handy! 

If you have a birthday coming up soon, I'd like to help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com 

The Top Five Countdown on this week's show is from 1960. And the Number One song is by one of the greatest musical duos, the Everly Brothers. Cathy's Clown is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

The Staple Singers are in the spotlight next week for Voice Your Choice on Treasure Island Oldies. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Respect Yourself or I'll Take You There. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Have a great week and thanks again for your company on the show. See you next week here on the Island.

Bye for now.
Michael

Staple Singers - Voice Your Choice

The Staple Singers were a family R&B group formed by Roebuck "Pop" Staples, and included his son Pervis, and daughters Cleotha and Yvonne, plus lead singer Mavis Staples.

Prior to being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio in 1999, they appeared on the Billboard charts a total of 18 times, including 4 Top Ten hits, two Gold Records and One Platinum Record. Sadly, Pop Staples died December 19, 2000 at age 84.

This week Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present The Staple Singers on Voice Your Choice. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Respect Yourself or I'll Take You There.

I'll play the winning song during next week's show.

The Everly Brothers - Number One Song on Top Five Countdown From 1960

The Everly Brothers, Don and Phil Everly, had some of the greatest harmonies of the Rock and Roll Era. And this week they are at the top of the chart on the Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown.

It's 1960 and Cathy's Clown is Number One. Here are the Everly Brothers.

Enjoy!

Michael


Sunday, May 14, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies We Celebrate Mother's Day - Week of May 14th. 2017

Week of May 14th, 2017 to May 20th, 2017

Thank you for joining me for the annual Mother's Day Special. I love playing all these great songs for Moms everywhere. If you missed hearing the title or artist for a particular song, you can go to the Listen page and scroll down to this week's Playlist. It is very cool to be able to play so many songs that have a mother oriented theme. Thank you too for your requests for this special. I always appreciate hearing from you. Anytime, get in touch with me michael@treasureislandoldies.com Our next special is about a month away. We'll salute all the Dads on our Annual Father's Day Special Live Sunday, June 18th. 

Do you ever miss hearing the live show and wonder how you can hear the archive? Well we have lots of radio stations around the world that are part of the Broadcast Partners Network who air the current week's show. Just Click on the Broadcast Partners Network button on the menu. There you will find a weekly calendar of the day and time when you can click on the affiliate station to hear the show. When you click on the link, it will open a new page and you will be brought to that station's website where you can click on their feed.  There are FM, AM, Online and even Shortwave radio stations around the world that carry the show. I am sure you will find this schedule very handy! 

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Toni Howerton in Middletown, Ohio and to Cora Quinn in Peoria, Illinois. (my thanks to California Barb who called in to let me know about Cora's birthday and also with her request to play CCR for her). If you have a birthday coming up soon, I'd like to help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

The Top Five Countdown on this week's show is from 1959. And the Number One song is a real classic by Wilbert Harrison. Kansas City is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

The Standells from Los Angeles, California are in the spotlight next week for Voice Your Choice on Treasure Island Oldies. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White or Dirty Water. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Have a great week and thanks again for celebrating Mother's Day on the show with me. See you next week here on the Island.

Bye for now.
Michael

The Standells - Voice Your Choice

The Standells, from California, had one member who was already famous before they recorded one note. Dick Dodd, at age 9, became one of the Mousketeers on Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Club. He later went on to become a member of the surf music pioneering group, the Bel-Airs, which scored a hit in 1961, Mr. Moto. He went on to movies and was a dancer in the 1963 film version of the
musical Bye Bye Birdie.

Dick Dodd and the rest of the members Larry Tamblyn, Tony Valentino and Gary Lane, became a big success in 1966 with their garage-rock sound. Dirty Water went all the way to Number 11 on the Hot 100 chart. Their follow-up single ins one that became overshadowed with time. But we've got both songs for your votes.

Treasure Island Oldies presents Voice Your Choice with The Standells. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for wither Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White or Dirty Water. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Wilbert Harrison - Number One Song on Top 5 Countdown from 1959

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown featured the year 1959.

At the top of the chart is a song that has become a classic and a Rock and Roll standard. Here is Wilbert Harrison and Kansas City, our Number One Song of the Week from 1959.

Enjoy!

Michael



Monday, May 08, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Special 20th Anniversary Edition

Island Update: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

Week of May 7th, 2017 to May 13th, 2017

Wasn't that a Party! Thank you for such a great celebration. It was great to have usual special features being extra special on the show this week including the artist greetings, and a very cool Rick's Rare Rock and Roll Relic with "Rock and Roll Radio" by Joe Boot and the Fabulous Winds, and a great Moment In Time from Tom Locke that had a retrospective feel with the addition of former Moment In Time sponsor  Sorrells Pickard Gourmet Peanut Butter and a fantastic commercial plus a great story and song by Kenny Rogers, Twenty Years Ago. We had a record crowd in the Chat Room and the "Nuts in the Hut" were all having a ball. We had our regulars, occasional visitors and some brand new folks who soon became honorary "Nuts". LOL It was great to reminisce about the early days of the show, played back phone messages I received right up to show time, read some wonderful emails from listeners, played some classic IDs of radio stations that have aired the show over these past twenty years, and also played back some wonderful phone calls and greetings from folks who called in 10 years ago for our 10th Anniversary. They all wished the show at least 10 more years, and this week we in fact reached that additional ten year milestone. There are just too many individuals over the years to thank by name; but I do thank you all so much. By the time the four hours were over, I was exhausted and drained. But what a great feeling! 

I am pleased to let you know that we completed in time for the show, brand new Broadcast Partners Network page. It is now no longer just a list of stations that carry the show. The page now spotlights the various FM, AM, Online and even Shortwave radio stations around the world that carry the show. You can now also check out the weekly program grid and find a day and time that is convenient to you to hear the latest show played back on our Broadcast Partners stations. You can click on the click for any station and it will bring you to that station's website in a new window. My very special thanks to my partner and Webmaster extraordinaire, Eddy Fisher, for this great new addition to the website.
When I began the show on May 4, 1007, it was a three hour show Sunday afternoons, but before long switched to the current evening time and expanded to four hours. I had no idea it would endure and be picked up by radio stations around the world. 20 years later, I am still having a blast bringing you a new show every week. I sure hope we have many more years together. 

Next week on the show we pay respect and show our love for our Moms, whether still with us or not, for our annual Mother's Day SpecialIf you have a birthday coming up soon, I'd like to help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the details tobirthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

The Top Five Countdown on this week's show is from 196. And the Number One song is by The Shirelles with a real '60s classic, Soldier Boy. It's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

The Skyliners are in the spotlight next week for Voice Your Choice on Treasure Island Oldies. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Since I Don't Have You or This I Swear. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Have a great week and thanks again for celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the show with me. I look forward to your company next week for our annual Mother's Day Special, here on the Island.

Bye for now.

Michael

The Skyliners - Voice Your Choice

The Skyliners hailed from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The members of this white doo-wop group were Jimmy Beaumont on lead vocals; Janet Vogel and Wally Lester, tenors; Joe VerScharen, baritone; and Jackie Taylor, on bass vocals and guitar.

They had a relatively successful record career, scoring eight songs on the Hot 100  between 1959 and 1975. Among their hits are the two songs for your votes this week.

Treasure Island Oldies presents The Skyliners on Voice Your Choice. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Since I Don't Have You or This I Swear. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

The Shirelles - Number One Song of the Week from 1962

The song became an anthem representing the Vietnam War and how America experienced it at home. This week on the 20th Anniversary show of Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown is from 1962.

Here at the top of the chart are The Shirelles with Soldier Boy. It's our Number One Song of the Week.

Enjoy!
Michael


Monday, May 01, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of April 30th to May 6th, 2017

Week of April 30th, 2017 to May 6th, 2017

I am so pleased to welcome another new station to the ever-growing list of Broadcast Partner Network Affiliate Stations. A big hello to MUSHROOM FM in Wellington, New Zealand. We'll be on their station twice every week, Mondays at 10 pm Eastern time and again Saturdays at 7 am Eastern. My thanks to Bruce Toews and Jonathan Mosen; it is great to feel the excitement they have for carrying Treasure Island Oldies on Mushroom FM. Be sure to check them out at mushroomfm.com and send them an email to let them know you are enjoying hearing the show on their station; they'd very much appreciate hearing from you. 

Boy am I excited! Next week is the 20th Anniversary of Treasure Island Oldies and we'll have a big party Sunday, May 7th. What started out as a little internet radio show in 1997, has to my delight, grown and heard on FM, AM and Online radio stations around the world. I'll look back over the past 20 years and share some memories of the times with you. I hope you can join me for the party and if you care to, send an email to me and I'll read your greeting on the air. The address is michael@treasureislandoldies.com

Speaking of anniversaries, I would like to wish a very Happy 31st Wedding Anniversary to Rick and Connie Canode in Madison, Wisconsin. They have been long time listeners, friends and supporters of the show for many years, and Rick also contributes the weekly feature, Rick's Rare Rock and Roll Relic. All the best to you both!

I'd also like to give a shout out to Matt Meaney in Langley, British Columbia. Matt is also a good friend of mine who is recovering well at home now after a surgical procedure to implant a pacemaker. Had to play Gerry and The Pacemakers for Matt! Couldn't resist. Recover fully and soon, Matt.

Happy Birthday to listener Marc Baillergeon in Edmonton, Alberta. I would also like to say Happy Birthday to Eddy Fisher, my partner and Webmaster Extraordinaire! Thanks for all you do every week with the website and our Broadcast Partners Network of stations around the world. If you too have a birthday coming up soon, I'd like to help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

The Top Five Countdown on this week's show is from 1963. And the Number One song is by Little Peggy March. Originally a French song, Chariot, I Will Follow Him is Number One this week and it's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

The smooth falsetto soul sound of The Stylistics is in the spotlight next week for Voice Your Choice on Treasure Island Oldies. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either You Make Me Feel Brand New or Break Up To Make Up. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Have a great week and I look forward to celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the show with you next week.

Bye for now.
Michael

The Stylistics - Voice Your Choice

The city of Philadelphia developed a reputation for having a large number of successful recording artists including The Dovells, Bobby Rydell, Dee Dee Sharp, Chubby Checker, Frankie Avalon, and many more.

Another Philly group that made a great impression with a string of hits internationally was The Stylistics. They were Russell Thompkins, lead vocalist, plus James Smith, James Dunn and Herbie Murrell.

Treasure Island Oldies presents The Stylistics in the Voice Your Choice spotlight. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either You Make Me Feel Brand New or Break yup To Make Up. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Little Peggy March - Number One Song on the Top 5 Countdown from 1963.

She was born Margaret Battivio in Landsale, Pennsylvania. In 1963 when she was only 15 years old, she recorded a song that had originally been a hit in French called Chariot. With English lyrics written for the melody, it became I Will Follow Him.

This week the Treasure Island Oldies Top 5 Countdown is from 1963 and at the top of the chart was Little Peggy March with I Will Follow Him.

Enjoy!

Michael



Monday, April 24, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of April 23, 2017

Week of April 23rd, 2017 to April 29th, 2017

It was a wonderful four hours with you again this week on Treasure Island Oldies; thanks for listening. It was a pleasure to have a busy chat room again this week, with everything working perfectly and everyone having a great time together. With some of the recent technical adjustments in the studio, the comments coming back are that the show has better sound than ever. Thanks very much. My webmaster, Eddy Fisher, and I take great pride in having the website and studio equipment operating at peak performance. So your feedback is much appreciated. 

We're just two weeks away from celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Treasure Island Oldies and with a big party Sunday, May 7th. We began back in 1997 of May 4th and have never looked back. I hope you can join me for the party and if you care to, send an email to me and I'll read your greeting on the air. The address is michael@treasureislandoldies.com

Do you have a birthday coming up? I'd like to help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

The Top Five Countdown on this week's show is from 1960. And the Number One song is the first release by Elvis Presley after he left the U.S. Army. Stuck On You is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Canada's Paul Anka is in the spotlight next week for Voice Your Choice on Treasure Island Oldies. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Lonely Boy or It's Time To Cry. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Have a good week.

Bye for now.

Michael

Paul Anka - Voice Your Choice


Paul Anka was born in Ottawa, the capital of Canada, on July 30, 1941 and began performing at age 12. His first label was RPM Records, for which he recorded a song called I Confess. That recording session in 1956 was financed by his father. Unfortunately, nothing happened. However, one year later he signed with ABC-Paramount and his career exploded.

His first single for ABC-Paramount, Diana, went all the way to Number One and became a Gold record. He achieved an impressive 53 songs on the Billboard chart with eleven in the Top Ten and three Gold records.

On Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Paul Anka. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Lonely Boy or It's Time To Cry. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Elvis Presley - Number One Song on Top Five Countdown from 1960


There was a lot of anticipation of what Elvis would do when he was released from the US Army. His fist post-Army single shot to the top of the charts and this week on Treasure Island Oldies,. the Top 5 Countdown is from 1960.

The Number One song is by Elvis with Stuck On You. Here's Elvis in a clip from the Frank Sinatra "Welcome Home, Elvis" Special.

Enjoy!

Michaelk


Monday, April 17, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies Week of April 16th, 2017

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

As you noticed in the yellow box on our home page, the new chat room is installed, tested and approved. Again many thanks to Pat at dishnuts for graciously providing the chat server. The Chat Room is now accessible in two ways. Log on via our web-based chat or if you prefer, use mIRC. Just Click the Chat button and make your choice. We would warmly welcome you to drop by on a Sunday night to say hi to the listeners from all over who connect together with the music and conversation. I'd also like to thank Tom and Darryl of WTND-LP in Macomb, Illinois. They coordinated everything to do with the chat room with dishnuts, in conjunction with Rick Canode in Madison, Wisconsin, and together we're in business! Many, many thanks.

The cool thing about doing a live show is on most occasions I can accommodate a request as it arrives on the Island. As an example, this week I played Peter Rabbit by Dee Jay and The Runaways, as suggested by Rick, and then followed it up with another Wascally Wabbit song, White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane. In addition, Darryl mentioned how much he liked Chris DeBurgh and said what a nice guy is was when I knew him as an A&M Records artist when I ran the A&R Department for A&M. Darryl then said his favourite by Chris was Don't Pay The Ferryman. With the help of Guylaine in Quebec City, I played that song for Darryl just after the beginning of the 2nd hour. I also get requests that come in via email. If you'd like me to play a specific song, please let me know. Send an email to requests@treasureislandoldies.com

We're just a few weeks away from our next special, a milestone for the show and for Internet radio. It the 20th Anniversary of Treasure Island Oldies and we'll have a big party to celebrate Sunday, May 7th. We began back in 1997 of May 4th and have never looked back. I hope you can join me for the party and if you care to, send an email to me and I'll read your greeting on the air. 

Do you have a birthday coming up? I'd like to help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

The Top Five Countdown on this week's show is from 1967. And the Number One song is a great father-daughter duet. It's Frank and Nancy Sinatra with Somethin' Stupid. It's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Oh I love this group! Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents one of the great R&B vocal groups, The Dells. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either There Is or Oh What A Night. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Have a great week.

Bye for now.
Michael

The Dells - Voice Your Choice

The Dells first recorded as The El-Rays in 1953 for Checker Records in Chicago, later signing with Vee-Jay Records in 1955. The group consisted of Johnny Funches (lead vocal), Marvin Junior (baritone lead vocals), Verne Allison (tenor), Mickey McGill (baritone), and Chuch Barksdale (bass). The line-up remained unchanged into the 1980s, with the exception of Johnny Funches, who was replaced by Johnny Carter in 1960. Funches died January 23, 1998 at age 62, while his replacement Johnny Carter died August 21, 2009 at age 75. 

These guys were hugely successful on both the R&B charts and the Hot 100 Pop charts, with 47 charted R&B hits, while they appeared on the Hot 100 charts a total of 24 times.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, we spotlight The Dells with two of their amazing hits. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either There Is or Oh What A Night. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Frank and Nancy Sinatra Number One Song This Week In 1967

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown featured the year 1967. At the very top of this chart this week in '67, it's the great father-daughter duet, Frank and Nancy Sinatra with Somethin' Stupid. It's our Song of the week.

Enjoy!
Michael



Monday, April 03, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of April 2, 2017

Week of April 2nd, 2017 to April 8th, 2017

Man oh man, the Name Game Special was fun! And so many songs with someone's name in the title. And despite the fact that it's a four hour show, I still only skimmed the surface of the long list of name songs. I was very pleased to get your requests and suggestions. You sure know your music! 

Be sure to mark your calendar for our next special and it'll a milestone for the show and for Internet radio. It the 20th Anniversary of Treasure Island Oldies and we'll have a big party to celebrate Sunday, May 7th. We began back in 1997 of May 4th and have never looked back. I hope you can join me for the party and if you care to, send an email to me and I'll read your greeting on the air. 

The Chat Room was in full swing this week and it was great to welcome Tom and Darryl from WTND-LP. They worked closely with Rick Canode to get the new chat room up and running. I'd also like to extend big thanks to Pat at the Dishnuts for allowing us to use their chat server and for setting up the new Chat Room. We have had no issues or glitches for the past three weeks since we began testing and it is very stable. If you like using mIRC, you'll be pleased to know that we should soon be able to provide the log in info via mIRC for you. Otherwise, please continue logging in via the chat page using our webchat. Either way, you'll be in the Chat Room with all the other Nuts in the Hut. More info as it unfolds.

It's my pleasure to wish Happy Birthday to Ineyda Velasquez in Dade City, Florida. And if you have a birthday coming up soon, please let me know. It's a tradition on Treasure Island Oldies to help celebrate our listeners birthday. Send the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com and I'll wish you Happy Birthday and play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

It's a page out of history this week for the Top Five Countdown. Never before nor since has the Top Five songs all been by the same artist or group. That major feat was accomplished this week in 1964 by The Beatles! The Number One song is Can't Buy Me Move. It's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents one of the great instrumental groups, Johnny and the Hurricanes. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Crossfire or Red River Rock. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Have a great week.

Bye for now.
Michael

Johnny and the Hurricanes - Voice Your Choice

Johnny And The Hurricanes were one of the most distinctive sounding instrumental groups of the 1950s and '60s. Originally known as The Orbits from Toledo, Ohio, they went on to national and international acclaim with their Top Ten smash Red River Rock. They also had hits with Reveille Rock, Rockin' Goose, Crossfire, and others.

Sadly,  Lionel "Butch" Mattice, the bass player in the group, passed away in November 2006.

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present Johnny and the Hurricanes on Voice Your Choice. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Crossfire or Red River Rock. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

The Beatles - Number One Song on the Top Five Countdown from 1964

Never in the history of the music business has one artist or group occupied the entire Top Five positions on the charts until 1964. And it has never happened again since that one time. This week in 1964 as Beatlemania was exploding, the Fab Four had all of the Top Five songs.

Here in their order is the Top Five Countdown from 1964 that was featured this week on Treasure Island Oldies.

Number Five - Please Please Me
Number Four - I Want To Hold Your Hand
Number Three - She Loves You
Number Two - Twist And Shout

And here is the Number One Song by The Beatles - Can't Buy Me Love!

Enjoy!

Michael