Monday, December 12, 2011

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies

December 11th, 2011 to December 17th, 2011

It was such a pleasure to play all that great Christmas music on this week's radio show. I hope you enjoyed your trip down memory lane when I played the B sides of some all-time-favourites. Judging from the response from the Chat Room, your eyes must have lit up when you heard Papa Noel by Brenda Lee (the B side of Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree), the great flip of Jingle Bell Rock by Bobby Helms, Captain Santa Claus (And His Reindeer Space Patrol) and  also Gene Autry's If It Doesn't Snow On Christmas, the B side of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. So many of us had those records on either 78 rpm or 45 rpm records when we were kids, and we listened to both sides of those records. And thanks for your requests for this week's show. It was a pleasure to play them for you.

Don't forget to get your Christmas Greeting into me in time for playing it back on the 15th Annual Christmas Special, Live next Sunday, December 18th. Call the 24/7 Treasure Island Oldies Listener Line at 206-339-0709 to record your greeting. I hope to hear from you.

And be sure to set aside four hours either next Sunday, December 18th at 6 pm Pacific time or throughout the Christmas holidays on the Archive at the Listen page for our 15th Annual Christmas Special. It is my most favourite show of the year and it is my annual Christmas gift to you.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing the R&B Classic by The Drifters featuring the lead vocal by Clyde McPhatter and the bass voice of Bill Pinkney. White Christmas, from 1954, is our Song of the Week. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice returns on our first show of 2012 on January 8th. Please check back right after Christmas for the artist and songs awaiting your votes.

Just a quick reminder to you that If you've got a birthday coming up, send the details to me at I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and play our official birthday song for you by The Beatles, Birthday.

I really look forward to your company next week for our 15rth Annual Christmas Special. See you then.

Have a good week.