Monday, July 04, 2011

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

July 3rd, 2011 to July 9th, 2011

Can you say Made In Canada eh? LOL What a fantastic time on Treasure Island Oldies with our Annual Made In Canada Special. And it was a real treat for me to play some songs by artists I was responsible for discovering and signing to A&M Records when I was Vice-President of the A&R (Artist and Repertoire) Department. I've never had the opportunity to play Eddie Schwartz and All Our Tomorrows, or the great R&B group The Arrows where their fantastic hit single Heart Of The City. Of course, it was a pleasure to play my biggest discovery Bryan Adams with his summer anthem, Summer Of 69. I also enjoyed playing Eyes Of A Stranger by The Payolas, as well as Charity Brown. It was also fun to play People Gotta Move by Gino Vannelli, the first Gold Record I ever received. Coincidentally, it was given to me in August 1974 by A&M Records, before I even joined the record label in 1975. Another first on the show was Every Little Tear by Paul Janz. Not only did I sign him to A&M, I eventually left the company after nearly 11 years to become his manager. Every Little Tear was a Top 5 hit in Canada and a huge hit for Paul Janz. Incidentally, he is now Dr. Paul Janz and Head of the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King's College London, England. Well done, Paul!

Happy Birthday wishes go out to my son David Godin, celebrating his 28th birthday this week, as well as to my friend Bobbi Gutman in Richmond, British Columbia. She and her husband Aron are regular listeners of the show. If you have a birthday coming up, be sure to let me know. Send the details to I'll be pleased to announce your birthday on the show and play our official birthday theme song by The Beatles, Birthday.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing one of the great Canadian groups from the Rock & Roll Era, The Diamonds. Check out this great live performance of Little Darlin'. It's a perfect fit for our Made In Canada Special this week. I am also adding some other videos of The Arrows, Bryan Adams, The Payolas, and Paul Janz, artists I signed to A&M Records. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice presents Three Dog Night with two of their many hits for your votes: Let Me Serenade You and Family Of Man. Cast your vote for the song you'd like to hear at the Voice Your Choice page. We'll play the winning song in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

Take Treasure Island Oldies wherever you go this summer. You can listen to both the Live show as well as the 24/7 Stream on your smartphone. You'll need an app for listening. May I suggest They have a version for all types of smartphones, including Android and iPhone. It's fun to be able to listen on the go. 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.