Monday, January 09, 2012

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies

January 8th, 2012 to January 14th, 2012

Welcome back to Treasure Island Oldies. It was great to be back with you after the wonderful Christmas and New Year break. I hope you enjoyed yourself and your time with family and friends. And all the very best to you in 2012. Be well and be happy.

And what a great way to start off the new year than with our Annual New Year Dance Party Special! It sure was a party atmosphere and a great chance to dance away, with four hours of great oldies dance songs from the '50s, '60s and '70s, including some great Lost Treasures. If you missed hearing the Live show, be sure to listen to the Archive.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to long time listeners Judy Covington in Canton, Ohio, to Shirley Ham in Cincinnati, Ohio, and to James Monaco in Haileybury, Ontario. Jim and I have been good friends since we worked together at A&M Records in the '70s and '80s. If you have a birthday coming up, be sure to let me know. Send the details to I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and then play our official birthday song by The Beatles, Birthday.

The Treasure Island Oldies Blog is playing a real classic that is in keeping with out New Year Dance Party theme. Our Song of the Week is Mashed Potato Time by Dee Dee Sharp. Enjoy!

Voice Your Choice presents the transplanted rocker from Arkansas who has made Canada home for longer now than he ever lived in his home country. Ronnie Hawkins not only discovered and developed talent, and had them in his band including The Band, he was also a successful recording artist with several hits. This week we spotlight two of them: Forty Days and Mary Lou. Which Ronnie Hawkins song would you like to hear? Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page. We'll play the winner in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

I'm pleased to tell you the number of new friends on facebook continues week after week. I invite you to follow me on Facebook.

And be sure to stop by and visit the Treasure Island Oldies Store. It's filled with great Island Souvenirs and all priced right. Check it out. Shop The Island and get some swag for yourself.

Have a great week and see you next Sunday for the next live show.

Bye for now.