Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween - The Witch Queen Of New Orleans

H A P P Y H A L L O W E E N!

Thought you'd enjoy one of the great Halloween Hits - The Witch Queen Of New Orleans by Redbone. Enjoy. Have a fun time this Halloween!!

Happy Halloween

In keeping with this special day, here once again is Bobby Boris Pickett & The Crypt Kickers and the all-time classic The Monster Mash.

Oh be sure to listen to the Treasure Island Oldies 10th Annual Halloween Spooktacular.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Creedence Clearwater Revival

I thought that it would be fun to do a variation on Compare The Hits like we do on Treasure Island Oldies every week, so here is Creedence Clearwater Revival performing their version of I Put A Spell On You.

Screaming Jay Hawkins

Screaming Jay Hawkins wrote and recorded one of the all-time greatest songs that is perfect for Halloween. Here he is performing the song in all his voodoo greatness. Ane be sure to listen to the Treasure Island Oldies 10th Annual Halloween Spooktacular.

Monday, October 23, 2006

10 Annual Halloween Spooktacular

Freaks and Ghouls, be sure to join me, Count Michael, for the 10th Annual Halloween Spooktacular on Treasure Island Oldies. We'll be "dead" this Sunday, October 29 from 6 to 10 p.m.

I've been buried down in the scaratorium for weeks and weeks finding some great Halloween goodies to play for you and I am sure they will scare you out of your whits.

I also hope you like how our website had been decorated for Halloween. Come on over and have a boo!

Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!

Creedence Clearwater Revival of Song of the Week

The Song of the Week is by Creedence Clearwater Recival. It's a live performance from a TV show it seems, and the person introducing the band sounds to me like Johnny Cash. CCR perform two songs: Bad Moon Rising and Proud Mary.


Monday, October 16, 2006

Song Of The Week

As I told listeners on this week's Treasure Island Oldies radio show, I have decided to incorporate a new weekly feature exclusively here on the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. The Song Of The Week will be a video performance of a recording artist or group from the Rock and Roll era from YouTube.

For this first week, what better way to start than with the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley!


Stevie Wonder was born Steveland Morris in Saginaw, Michigan on May 13, 1950, and by the time he reached 13 he had his first hit, Fingertips - Pt2. It was not an overnight sensation type of success though, as he had been signed to Motown Records in 1960 and for three years was doing background vocal work before he hit the charts on his own. Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. re-named him Little Stevie Wonder.

He has had an astounding career thus far, with 65 songs appearing on the Billboard charts between 1963 and 1997, including 28 in the Top Ten!

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Stevie Wonder. It was not an easy task to select just two songs, but I play by the rules, here they are: Uptight (Everything's Alright) and Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours. Which song do you prefer?

Come to the Voice Your Choice page at Treasure Island Oldies and make your selection. We'll play the song with the most votes in Hour 3 on this week's show.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Pop Goes The Country

There was a time when your favourite local radio station and DJ would play the best music that was out there - period! You could hear a jazz-tinged song (Girl From Ipanema), Rhythm and Blues (Duke Of Earl), Pop (Sherry, Remember Walkin' In The Sand), MOR (Strangers In The Night), and all on the same station! You'd also hear Country (Ring Of Fire, Rose Garden, He'll Have To Go, King Of The Road etc.) Those days are long gone now. However, every week on Treasure Island Oldies you can still hear the best oldies music from whatever style was popular. And from time to time, we focus on one particular style of music for one of our specials.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies it's Pop Goes The Country. These are country songs first and foremost, but they crossed over onto the pop charts and became pop hits. Be sure to listen for your favourite country artists this week: Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Lynn Anderson, Tammy Wynette, Don Gibson, Johnny Cash and many, many more.

We'll be live as usual this Sunday, October 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. Pacific, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Eastern. Join us for Pop Goes The Country on Treasure Island Oldies, the oldies music radio show that gives you more of what you want to hear! Yahoo!!!

10th Annual Halloween Spooktacular

The 'count'down is on for Treasure Island Oldies 10th Annual Halloween Spooktacular! Come 'hang' out with us Sunday, October 29. We'll be dead from 6 to 10 Pacific, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Eastern.

While you're waiting, here's a cute animation of Bobby Boris Pickett's The Monster Mash. Booooooooooooooooooo!

Monday, October 09, 2006

Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels

Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels were a hard rocking band from the Motor City. What set them apart from most other groups was that the majority of their hit songs were actually done in medley style. They combined two songs into one big hit.

They scored four Top Ten hits over the two year span of 1967 - 1968.

Thus week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels and two of their biggest hits: Jenny Take A Ride! (a medley of Little Richard's Jenny Jenny and Chuck Willis's C.C. Rider) and Sock It To Me-Baby!

Come to the Voice Your Choice page and cast your vote for your preferred song and we'll play the one with the most votes in Hour 3 of this week's show.

Keith Hampshire Interviews Terry Sylvester From The Hollies

My friend Keith Hampshire, who has had several hit records in Canada and the United States, was one of the original DJs with the pirate radio station Radio Caroline.

He did a recent interview with Terry Sylvester from The Hollies. I thought you would enjoy watching it.


Saturday, October 07, 2006

Prentiss Barnes - The Moonglows

Prestiss Barnes, the bass singer of The Moonglows has died following a single car accident on October 1st at age 81. He was driving himself to choir practice at his home town church in Magnolia, Mississippi.

He was born April 12, 1925 in Chattewa, Mississippi and was a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received many other prestigious awards. He chose to continue to live in his home state throughout his life.

Presntiss Barnes had a prominent role as bass singer in all of the songs made famnous by The Moonglows, including their signature song, Sincerely, as well as See Saw, Please Send Me Someone To Love and Ten Commandments Of Love.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Paul McCartney and Wings

Some may have originally thought that once The Beatles broke up that would be it. That was definitely not the case when Paul McCartney formed Wings in 1971. Most first time out musicians would be envious of having 29 charted singles, sixteen of which were Top Ten, and nine were Gold Records; but that was Paul's second "career"! Talk about impressive!

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Paul McCartney and Wings with two of their biggest hits: Live And Let Die and Band On The Run. Which song is your preference, the massive James Bond movie song or the title song from the Band on The Run album?

Come to the Voice Your Choice page at Treasure Island Oldies and cast your vote for the song you'd like to hear. The winning song will be played in Hour 3 on this week's show.