Monday, December 13, 2010

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

December 12th, 2010 to December 18th, 2010

I'm really getting into the Christmas spirit and the songs I played on this week's show sure pushed me over the edge! I had a really good time preparing the show and was so glad to be able to dig up so many Christmas Lost Treasures. When was the last time you heard They Shined Up Rudolph's Nose by Johnny Horton, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus by The Four Seasons, Neil Sedaka's Snow Time, or even Jimmie Rodgers with a great version of It's Christmas Once Again. How about that rarity from the Kingston Trio, All Through The Night and Jack Scott's There's Trouble Brewin'? It is so neat to be able to play these Lost Treasures and in some cases, quite rare Christmas records. If you missed the live show, be sure check out the Archive on the Listen page. You'll be surprised by the number of Christmas tunes you haven't heard in years.

Be sure to keep your calendar open for next Sunday, December 19th for the 14th Annual Christmas Special, my most favourite show of the year. And yes, I promise to close the show again this year with the great Mahalia Jackson. Christmas wouldn't be Christmas here on the Island if I didn't play her stirring interpretation of Silent Night. However if for some reason you can't be around to listen to it live next Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m. Pacific, don't worry. The Christmas Special show archive will be available on the Listen page all throughout the Christmas Holidays.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is also in the thick of the Christmas Season and is celebrating by giving you the Music of Christmas, 14 days of a new Christmas video every day leading up to and including Christmas Day. I hope you can come back often and enjoy a classic Christmas song, and believe me, there are some fantastic songs and performances and wonderful memories waiting for you.

Speaking of the Treasure Island Oldies Blog, our Song of the Week is by my good friend from New York City, Paul Evans. Paul just reminded me that when I interviewed him on the show, Treasure Island oldies was his first ever Internet radio interview. And he has never forgotten that the show has been helping to keep his music alive by playing his great hit songs including Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat), Happy Go Lucky Me, Midnight Special, and several other hits. A few years ago he wrote and recorded a fun Christmas novelty song and I am pleased to play it for you again this year. Here is Paul Evans and Santa's Stuck Up In The Chimney, our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Happy Birthday wishes go out to my sister-in-law, Joanne Fisher in Toronto, Ontario, and my friend Isaac Shane in San Diego, California. Isaac and I worked together many years ago at CFOM in Quebec City. Best wishes also go out to Facebook friends Stephen Pickford in Montreal, Quebec, Lou Watson in Austin, Texas, Gary Vidler in the Vancouver suburb of White Rock, British Columbia, and Alain Côté from Quebec City, Quebec. If you have a birthday coming up, I'd sure like to help celebrate your special day with you and the Treasure Island Oldies Listeners. Send the info on your upcoming birthday to I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and play our official birthday song for you, Birthday, by The Beatles.

There will be no Voice Your Choice next week due to our Christmas Special. We'll return with another Voice Your Choice January 9th with The Beach Boys with Dance, Dance, Dance and Do You Wanna Dance. Both songs are very fitting after all the food you'll have eaten over the holidays. They'll help you get some exercise by dancing! If you already know the song you'd like to hear, you can cast your vote now at the Voice Your Choice page. We'll play the winning song January 9th in the 3rd hour of the show.

Have you heard Treasure Island Oldies on your Smartphone yet? Didn't know you could? Well you sure can! Check out a cool app, WunderRadio. There is a version for an Android, iPhone, Blackberry, or the new Windows Phone. Once installed, you'll be able to listen to Treasure Island Oldies whenever and wherever you are. Check it out. Happy Listening! By the way, I'd really like to hear from you once you've listened to the show using WunderRadio. Send your comments to

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I hope you have a great week and see you next Sunday for the live show, the 14th Annual Christmas Special.

Bye for now.