Monday, October 11, 2010

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

October 10th, 2010 to October 16th, 2010

Thank you for letting me keep you company again this week and for celebrating our Annual Canadian Thanksgiving Special with me. It is always nice to be able to play songs that fit into a particular theme, and this week was no exception with such songs as I Thank You by Sam and Dave, Thank You For Being My Friend by Andrew Gold, and many others. I had heard the sad news about the passing of legendary soul singer Solomon Burke before the show began and was pleased to be able to pay tribute to him both in the Rock & Roll News as well as by playing one of his signature songs Cry To Me.

As usual the Chat Room was hopping with friends and visitors from across Canada and the United States sharing good memories of Thanksgiving in both countries and some great music as well. You really should try out the Chat Room for yourself some Sunday night when the show is live. Just ask any of the regular Nuts in the Hut; they'll tell you that their experience of the show is definitely heightened by the good camaraderie of the other folks in the chat room. Just click Chat on the Menu on any page of the website and follow the simple instructions. I hope to see you soon.

I am really glad that this year Halloween will fall on a Sunday and so our 14th Annual Halloween Spooktacular will be "live", errr I mean "dead" on Sunday, October 31st. For may listeners, this is one of the highlight shows of the entire year. Our Webmaster, Eddy Fisher, is preparing this year's crypt for your squeals and screams and all will be revealed soon. He promises a terror-iffic time!

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is paying tribute to the late Solomon Burke with another his great soul classics, Everybody Needs Somebody To Love. It's our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice spotlights another fantastic soul singer this week. Apart from the all time classic When A Man Loves A Woman, Percy Sledge had several other hits that are rarely heard today and this week we are feature two of them for your votes: Warm And Tender Love and Take Time To Know Her. Cast your vote for the song you'd like to hear at the Voice Your Choice page. We'll play the winner in the third hour of next week's show.

Thanks for your comments on the Top 100 Canadian Singles post at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. It was interesting to read your thought on both the Blog itself as well as Facebook. If you have any further comments, please feel free to leave them for everyone to read.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Russ Horton from, one of the Treasure Island Oldies Broadcast Partners Network affiliate stations in Halton Hills, Ontario. We're on every Thursday. It was also very nice to pay tribute to John Lennon on what would have been his 70th birthday by playing that clip of Ringo Starr and friends singing Happy Birthday John. If you have a birthday coming up, please let me know. Send the details to and I'll be pleased to wish you Happy Birthday on the show and will play Birthday by The Beatles for you as well.

You can download the weekly Rock & Roll News as a Podcast? It's easy; go to iTunes and search for Treasure Island Oldies Rock & Roll News. There are now over 12,000 downloads of the Podcast every month! You can also listen to the Top 5 Countdown at any time, when you only have time to listen to a few songs. Go to the Listen page and click Top 5 Countdown.
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I hope you have a great week and see you next Sunday for the live show.

Bye for now.