Monday, February 20, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies. - Week of February 19th, 2017

Week of February 19th, 2017 to February 25th, 2017

Thanks for joining me on the Island again this week. I am pleased to have had an opportunity to bring you a musical tribute to the late Bobby Freeman throughout the 4 hours. While he passed away of a heart attack at his home in Daly City, California on January 23rd, word was only released by the family a few days ago. It was so good to hear some of his hits including C'Mon and Swim, Do You Wanna Dance, Mary Ann Thomas and Betty Lou Got A New Pair Of Shoes. 

It was great to have a visit with the folks in the Chat Room. If you've never tried dropping by, I can assure you that everyone is very welcoming and will make you feel right at home with lively conversation and a common interest in the love of the music I play on the show. Try it out for yourself next Sunday. All you need to do is go to the Chat page and follow the simple instructions. We all look forward to welcoming you.

The annual One Hit Wonders Special returns 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.
If your birthday coming up soon, 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 1967 and the Number One song is Kind Of A Drag by The Buckinghams. It's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents a couple of soulful tunes from the great Sam Cooke. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Wonderful World or You Send 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 I look forward to your company next Sunday for the next Live show.

Take good care and all the best.

Bye for now.
Michael

Sam Cooke - Voice Your Choice

Sam Cooke, the legendary soul singer, was born January 22, 1931 in Clarksdale, Mississippi and raised in Chicago, Illinois. As the son of a Baptist minister, he sang in church choirs from age six. For six years he was the lead singer of the gospel group, The Soul Stirrers, from 1950 to 1956.

He began his secular singing career and landed a record deal with Specialty Records, but broke through when he recorded a song for Keen Records, written by his brother, Charles "L.C." Cooke, You Send Me. Eventually he ended up with RCA Victor Records and continued to have a highly successful career until his untimely death at age 33 when he was shot to death by a female motel manager on December 11, 1964. He was acknowledged with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 1999 Grammy Awards.

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present Sam Cook in the spotlight on Voice Your Choice. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Wonderful World or You Send Me. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

The Buckinghams - Number One Song of the Week 1967


This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown was from 1967. And the Number One song is by The Buckinghams and Kind Of A Drag.

It's our Number One Song of the Week.

Enjoy!

Michael


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



Monday, January 30, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Weeok of January 29th 2017

Week of January 29th, 2017 to February 4th, 2017

It was great spending time with you again this week on the Island, and I'm so pleased that the Chat Room was working perfectly once again. We had a good turnout with the regulars and also very nice to see Kevin McKinnon. Kevin was formerly Manager Broadcast and Delivery Operations at insinc, our former network. The cool thing is Kevin is now the Deputy Fire Chief City of Grand Forks, BC. It was great to catch up with him. You never know who will drop by the Chat Room. Try it for yourself next Sunday during the Live show from 6 to 10 pm Pacific.

Next week on the show, it's the annual Tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper: The Day The Music Died. The entire 4th hour of next week's show will include lots of their great songs and even interview clips. Be sure to have a listen.

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 1964 the Number One song is I Want To Hold Your Hand by The Beatles. It's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents The Marvelettes with two of their hits. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Playboy or Don't Mess With Bill. 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 and our annual Tribute to The Day The Music Died.

Take good care and all the best.

Bye for now.

Michael


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The Marvelettes - Voice Your Choice

The Marvelettes formed in Insker, Michigan and were early stars with Motown Records, recording for their Tamla label. Gladys Horton formed the group with Georgeanna Marie Tillman Gordon, Wanda Young, Katherine Anderson and Juanita Cowart (who left the group in 1962).

Sadly two of the members, Gladys Horton and Georgeanna Gordon passed away, Gladys in 2011 and Georgeanna in 1980. Fortunately they left a legacy of Motown classics for everyone to continue to enjoy.

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present The Marvelettes on Voice Your Choice. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Playboy or Don't Mess With Bill. I'll play the winner during next week's show.

The Beatles - Number One Song of the Week 1964

The Top Five Countdown this week on Treasure Island Oldies is from 1964 and here's the Number One song that started the British Music Invasion in earnest.

Here are The Beatles with I Want To Hold Your Hand live on the Ed Sullivan Show.

Enjoy!

Michael



Monday, January 23, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of January 23rd to 28th, 2017

Week of January 22nd, 2017 to January 28th, 2017

I need to start off this week's update by letting you know that the Chat Room has completely stopped working. I have no idea what has caused this situation; all I know is that it is no longer working. My webmaster, Eddy Fisher is searching for a replacement and we hope to have a new one in place by next week's show. Chat rooms do not seem as plentiful as they used to be and have become harder to find. Perhaps more people are chatting via text messages or Twitter; who knows. I will keep you informed of any updates as soon as they become available. In the meantime, my appreciation and thanks go out to long time listener Guylaine Côté in Quebec City. She has her own chat room and kindly offered the use of hers until the Treasure Island Oldies Chat Room is back up and working. Merci beaucoup, Guylaine!

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Fred Waterer in Ste. Catharines, Ontario, and to Wendy McDougall in Newton, South Australia. I inadvertently said Glenelg, South Australia, on the show. Oops! And if your birthday is coming up soon, 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 play Birthday by The Beatles, our official birthday anthem.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1965 and at the Number One song is Downtown by Petula Clark. It's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Marty Robbins with two of his hits. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either In Ruby Ann or Don't Worry (Like All The Other Times). 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

Marty Robbins - Voice Your Choice

Marty Robbins was born Martin David Robinson in Glendale, Arizona on September 26, 1925. Sadly he died of a heart attack at age 57 on December 8, 1982.

During his very successful career, he charted no less than 94 hits on the country charts between 1952 and 1983. He also had a passion for stock cars, which he raced, and he also appeared in the movies Road To Nashville and Guns Of A Stranger.

On the pop charts, he appeared 24 times including three Top Ten hits and received one Gold Record.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice features Marty Robbins. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Ruby Ann or Don't Worry (Like All The Other Times). I'll play the winner during the 3rd hour of next week's show.

Petula Clark - Number One Song this week from 1965


This week on Treasure Island Oldies the Top Five Countdown is from 1965. At the top of the chart is Petula Clark. And here is the Number One song, Downtown.

It's our Number One Song of the Week.

Enjoy!

Michael




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