Monday, March 21, 2011

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

Week of March 20th, 2011 to March 26th, 2011

I always look forward to our annual Name Game Special on the show, and this year was no exception. It is amazing just how many songs have been recorded in the '50s, '60s, and '70s with someone's first name in the song title. You might think it would be difficult to prepare a four hour show with just "name" songs. Actually, you'd be surprised at how many songs I couldn't fit into the show. Yes, there's that many. We'll do it all over again next year with a new batch of Name Game songs. And thank you very much for your comments via email and in the chat room and how much you enjoyed hearing all those great songs. It was also fun to play a couple of "name" songs during the Spot Dance near the end of the show. It's fascinating how there could be two, three or even four versions of the same song on the chart at the same time. So I decided to play the not heard every day version of Debbie Reynolds' Tammy by the Ames Brothers; and instead of the Teen Queens, I played The Chordettes' version of Eddie My Love. Both were significant hits at the same time, but are rarely heard anymore today. I'm glad to have refreshed your memory.

Be sure to join us for our next Annual Special on April 10, 2011. It's the One Hit Wonders Special, and yes again, there are enough One Hit Wonders, artists who had a big hit on the charts, but were never able to repeat that initial success. When you hear some of the songs, you'll be thinking to yourself, "How is it that they never had another hit. This song is so good!". If there is a song by an artist who only had one hit record that you'd like to hear, be sure to let me know. Click the Requests button on any page of the website, or call the 24/7 Listener Line at 206-339-0709 to record your voicemail greeting and song request. I look forward to hearing from you.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to long time listener, Joel Drucker in Randolph, New Jersey. All the very best to you, Joel and Happy Birthday from the Treasure Island Oldies listeners from all around the world. If you have a birthday coming up, I'd like to help celebrate it with all the Treasure Island Oldies listeners. Send the details of your birthday to I'll then wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play our official birthday song for you, Birthday by The Beatles.

Be sure to check out the new website for MediaOnTap, our online network for the show, at I am pleased that they are prominently featuring Treasure Island Oldies.

In keeping with our Name Game Special, the Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing classic The Name Game by Shirley Ellis. It's our Song of the Week. Oh by the way, if you'd like to sing along with Shirley, I've also included the lyrics. Have fun!

Voice Your Choice features a duo from the British Invasion era, Peter and Gordon, with two of their many hits: Nobody I Know and A World Without Love. Which song would you like to hear? Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page. The winning sing will be played in the 3rd hour of next week's show. Go vote! lol

It brings me back to the transistor radio era all over again! I'm having a blast showing friends and colleagues how cool it is to be able to listen to the show via a smartphone, and in my case my iPhone. If you own a smartphone, this is for you. You  can now listen to the live show Sunday nights as well as the Treasure Island Oldies 24/7 Stream on your smartphone (Android,  iPhone or  Windows). WunderRadio is the app you need to buy; and reasonably priced at only $6.99. You can get the app at Here's the link for the live stream: And this is the link for the 24/7 Stream:

Let the world know you're a proud listener of Treasure Island Oldies. Send in your name, photo, city and province or state for the Listener Gallery to and our Webmaster, Eddy Fisher, will post it on the Listener Gallery page along with the many already received.

You can also let all your friends know you enjoy the show with your personal Treasure Island Oldies Email Signature. A selection of complimentary signatures to be placed at the end of your outgoing emails is available for download. Click Goodies on the upper menu on any page on the website. Thanks to the many folks that have downloaded their own copy of the Email Signature. That's great!

I hope you have a great week and see you next Sunday for the live show.

Bye for now.