Monday, August 21, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of August 20th, 2017

Week of August 20th, 2017 to August 26th, 2017
We're in those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer and what better way to relax and enjoy yourself than listen to Treasure Island Oldies and hear all your favourite music. There isn't a lot going on this week, but I did want to remind you of a couple of items.


The deadline for entering the Blue Suede Shoes Contest is coming up fast: this Friday, August 25th at 12 Midnight pacific time. Remember you must include the list of 8 Elvis Presley songs that I played on the show last week, along with your name and mailing address to contest@treasureislandoldies.com. Here's your chance to win a copy of the brand new coffee table-sized book, Blue Suede Shoes - The Culture Of Elvis, written by Thom Gilbert, with a Foreward by Kim Novak. I'll announce the winner on the show on Sunday, August 27th.

Join me for the next special on September 3rd. when it'll be the End Of Summer, Back To School, Labour Day Special . You'll hear the last of the summer songs, along with songs about going back to school and working tunes. It's a nice set up for Fall. It will get underway at 6 pm Pacific.

I'd like to send out my best birthday wishes to Fay Greenwood in Langley, British Columbia.  You'll recall that Fay presented the Hits From Across The Pond feature on the show for several years and I'm pleased to wish my good friend Happy Birthday. If your birthday is coming up soon, I'd like to know so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also by playing Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

This week's Top Five Countdown is from 1969. And the Number One song is Honky Tonk Women by The Rolling Stones and it's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights The Diamonds. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Ka Ding Dong or The Stroll. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to the show. I look forward to your company next week.

Bye for now.
Michael

The Diamonds - Voice Your Choice

The Diamonds were four guys from Toronto, Ontario who rose to stardom during the 1950s and continued into the 1960s. While Dave Sommerville was working as a sound engineer at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), he met three other guys who liked to sing just as much as he did. Dave Sommerville, Ted Kowalski, Phil Levitt and Bill Reed were the original members.

After auditioning for Cleveland DJ Bill Randle, they were introduced to Mercury Records which signed them to a recording contract. Their debut single was a cover of Why Do Fools Fall In Love, a big R&B hit for Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers. Overall they appeared on the Billboard charts a total of 16 times. But their breakout record, Little Darlin', was a cover a an R&B song by The Gladiolas and written by Maurice Williams.

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present The Diamonds in the Voice Your Choice spotlight. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either  Ka Ding Dong or The Stroll. I'll play the winner during next week's show.



The Rolling Stones - Number One on the Top 5 Countdown 1969

The Rolling Stones have the Number One song on this week's Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown from 1969.

Here they are with Honky Tonk Women from a Top Of The Pops TV performance.

Enjoy!

Michael



Monday, August 14, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of August 13th, 2017

Week of August 13th, 2017 to August 19th, 2017

I was very pleased to pay tribute to the late Glen Campbell on this week's show. He was a tremendously talented guitar player; was a member of the Wrecking Crew studio musicians in Los Angeles, substituted for a period of time for Brian Wilson as lead vocalist with the Beach Boys; and when he was signed to a record contract with Capitol Records, his career really took off. In my opinion, the best way  for me to pay tribute to an artist is to play their music people love to hear. It was also very poignant to play Adios, the title song of his latest album that was released in June. Glen Campbell, R.I.P.

The Blue Suede Shoes Contest has come to Treasure Island Oldies. Here's your chance to win a copy of the brand new coffee table-sized book, Blue Suede Shoes - The Culture Of Elvis, written by Thom Gilbert, with a Foreward by Kim Novak. I played 8 Elvis Presley songs throughout the four hours of this week's show. What you need to do is send an email to contact@treasureislandoldies.com with the list of the 8 Elvis songs. your name and complete mailing address. The deadline for entering the contest is 12 Midnight Pacific time, Friday, August 25th. I'll announce the winner on the show on Sunday, August 27th.

If you missed hearing some of the live show, remember you can hear the entire show played back on one of our Broadcast Partners Network radio stations throughout the week. To find a day and time convenient for you, please click on the tab to the Broadcast Partners Network page. We are very fortunate to have so many stations air the show throughout the week, so you have 14 different times to hear the latest show.

I'd like to wish my good friend and long time listener Matt Meaney in Langley, British Columbia a very Happy Birthday. If your birthday is coming up soon, I'd like to know so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also by playing Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

Our next special will be the End Of Summer, Back To School, Labour Day Special on September 3rd. You'll hear the last of the summer songs, along with songs about going back to school and working tunes. It's a nice set up for Fall. It will get underway at 6 pm Pacific.

This week's Top Five Countdown is from 1965. And the Number One song is the classic I Got You Babe by Sonny & Cher and it's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights the fantastic Dusty Springfield. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either All Cried Out or All I See Is You. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to the show. I look forward to your company next week.

Bye for now.
Michael

Dusty Springfield Voice Your Choice

She was born Mary O'Brien in London, England on April 16, 1939, but you know her as Dusty Springfield. Very sadly, Dusty passed away March 2, 1999 at age 59 from cancer. She was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1999.

Dusty and her brother Tom Springfield, along with Tim Field formed The Springfields and had two hits under that banner, Silver Threads And Golden Needles and Dear Hearts And Gentle People.

Dusty split from The Springfields in favour of a solo career, and was that ever a great decision, as she scored 19 hits on the Hot 100 chart in Billboard Magazine.

On Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights the fantastic Dusty Springfield with two of her many hits for your votes. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either All Cried Out or All I See Is You. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Sonny & Cher Number One on Top 5 Countdown on Treasure Island Oldies

Sonny & Cher hold down the Number One spot on this week's Top Five Countdown from 1965 on Treasure Island Oldies.

Here's the former Specialty Records Artist and Repertoire man and former Phil Spector background singer with their number one song, I Got You Babe.

Enjoy!

Michael


Sunday, August 06, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of August 6th, 2017

Week of August 6th, 2017 to August 12th, 2017
It's no wonder that the Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Specials gets so much response every year. First off the same show is not repeated year after year, and second, it is so rare to hear an entire 4 hours of great Instrumental Hits of the '50s, '60s and '70s. I know of no other show anywhere that features instrumental hits as a special. Thanks so much for your feedback and requests. It was great to play them for you. By the way, in case you missed out on a song title or artist, be sure to go to the Listen page and scroll down. That's where you can find the playlist for the show every week. And if you'd like to hear the show again this week, just go to the Broadcast Partners Network page to find a day and time then this week's show will be re-broadcast on one of our affiliate stations.

I am very pleased to welcome another new radio station to the ever-growing list of Broadcast Partners Network affiliate radio stations. A big hello and welcome to The VIP Lounge Oldies Funhouse Radio. Based in the UK, they will simulcast the Live show Sunday nights and also replay the show every Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm Eastern time. Please visit their website at The VIP Lounge Oldies Funhouse Radio.

The Blue Suede Shoes Contest comes to Treasure Island Oldies next week, August 13th. Here's your chance to win a copy of the brand new coffee table book, Blue Suede Shoes - The Culture Of Elvis, written by Thom Gilbert, with a Foreward by Kim Novak. 
This book is NOT yet available, but courtesy of the publisher, Glitterati Incorporated, I have a copy that you could win. Be sure to listen to the ENTIRE show the week of August 13th. I'll play two Elvis Presley songs per hour and all you have to do is send a list of the 8 Elvis songs in total, along with your name and mailing address to contest@treasureislandoldies.com. In order to give our Broadcast Partners Network affiliate stations the chance to air the show throughout the week, the deadline for submitting your email is 12 Midnight Pacific time, Friday, August 25th. I'll announce the winner of the contest on the Live show Sunday, August 27th.

If your birthday is coming up soon, I'd like to know so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also by playing Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. 

Our next special will be the End Of Summer, Back To School, Labour Day Special on September 3rd. You'll hear the last of the summer songs, along with songs about school and working. It's a nice set up for Fall. It will get underway at 6 pm Pacific.

This week's Top Five Countdown is from 1966. And the Number One song is Wild Thing by The Troggs and it's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Buddy Know. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Lovey Dovey or Rock Your Little Baby To Sleep. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to the show. I look forward to your company next week.

Bye for now.
Michael

Buddy Knox - Voice Your Choice

Buddy Knox was born in the small farming community of Happy, Texas, on July 20, 1933. When he got into high school, he teamed up with some friends and formed the Rhythm Orchids. After they performed on the same radio show in 1956, Roy Orbison suggested Buddy Knox approach producer Norman Petty in Clovis, New Mexico, who had produced That'll Be The Day for Buddy Holly and the Crickets. Norman Petty produced what would become the trademark song of Buddy Knox's career, Party Doll.

Treasure Island Oldies presents Buddy Knox in the Voice Your Choice spotlight. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Lovey Dovey or Rock Your Little Baby To Sleep. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

The Troggs - Number One on Treasure Island Oldies Top 5 Countdown from 1966

The Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown this week spotlights 1966.

At the top of the charts this week is The Troggs with Wild Thing.

Enjoy!

Michael


Monday, July 31, 2017


Week of July 30th, 2017 to August 5th, 2017

What a fun get together again this week on The Island. The Chat Room was hopping with the regular Nuts in the Hut as well as some new visitors. Welcome! It's always great to share the enjoyment of the music and the chat room in combination with everyone. I truly urge you to check out the Chat Room for yourself during the live show Sunday nights. It does an an extra touch to the show itself. Just click the Chat on the Menu and follow the instructions.

Next week is the return of the annual Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special and I really look forward to playing many of the instrumental records that were so prevalent during the '50s, '60s and to a certain extent, the '70s too. It's not too late to make a request for this special; just send an email to requests@treasureislandoldies.com. I look forward to playing "Your" song for you next week. It all gets underway at 6 pm Pacific.

I am very pleased to welcome another new radio station to the ever-growing list of Broadcast Partners Network affiliate radio stations. A big hello and welcome to The VIP Lounge Oldies Funhouse Radio. Based in the UK, they will simulcast the Live show Sunday nights and also replay the show every Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm Eastern time. Please visit their website at The VIP Lounge Oldies Funhouse Radio.

The Blue Suede Shoes Contest comes to Treasure Island Oldies August 13th. Here's your chance to win a copy of the brand new coffee table book, Blue Suede Shoes - The Culture Of Elvis, written by Thom Gilbert.

This book is NOT yet available, but courtesy of the publisher, Glitterati Incorporated, I have a copy that you could win. Be sure to listen to the ENTIRE show the week of August 13th. I'll play two Elvis Presley songs per hour and all you have to do is send a list of the 8 Elvis songs in total, along with your name and mailing address to contest@treasureislandoldies.com. In order to give our Broadcast Partners Network affiliate stations the chance to air the show throughout the week, the deadline for submitting your email is 12 Midnight Pacific time, Friday, August 25th. I'll announce the winner of the contest on the Live show Sunday, August 27th.

If your birthday is coming up soon, I'd like to know so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also by playing Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

This week's Top Five Countdown is from 1964. And the Number One song is A Hard Day's Night by The Beatles and it's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, and in keeping with our Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special, Voice Your Choice spotlights Al Caiola. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Magnificent Seven or Bonanza. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to the show. I look forward to your company next week for our Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special.

Bye for now.
Michael

Al Caiola - Voice Your Choice

Al Caiola is the featured artist for our Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special with Voice Your Choice.

Here's more about him from Wikipedia: Alexander Emil Caiola (September 7, 1920 – November 9, 2016) was a guitarist, composer and arranger who spanned a variety of music genres including jazz, country, rock, and pop. He recorded over fifty albums and worked with some of the biggest names in music during the 20th century, including Elvis Presley, Paul Anka, Ferrante & Teicher, Frank Sinatra, Percy Faith, Buddy Holly, Ben E. King, Mitch Miller, and Tony Bennett, plus many others.

As a recording artist, Al Caiola was signed with United Artists Records and he appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 twice with two theme songs for a movie and a television series.

On Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Al Caiola. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Magnificent Seven or Bonanza. I'll play the winner during the 3rd hour of next week's Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special on Treasure Island Oldies.

The Beatles - Top 5 Countdown 1964 on Treasure Island Oldies

The Fab Four are at the top of the chart on this week's Top Five Countdown from 1964. It's the title song from their debut motion picture.

Here are The Beatles, Number One on the Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown, from 1964 with A Hard Day's Night.

Enjoy!
Michael

Monday, July 24, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of July 23rd, 2017

Week of July 23rd, 2017 to July 29th, 2017
What a summer! It seems it is either raining or there are fires burning. In recognition and with no disrespect for anyone affected by either of these events, I played Fire and Rain by James Taylor as this week's Weather song. It sure seemed fitting. Hopefully things will return to normal before too long in both Canada and the United States. As the British expression goes "Keep Calm and Carry On".

I am excited about a new contest coming to Treasure Island Oldies. You will have an opportunity to win a brand new high-end coffee table book called Blue Suede Shoes - The Culture Of Elvis, written by Thom Gilbert.
The cover of this brand new and very cool book is actually blue suede with gold tassels, and carries a suggested list price of $84.00.
The interesting thing about the book is that it is about the people who knew Elvis and whose lives were affected by knowing him. This is NOT yet available, but courtesy of the publisher, Glitterati Incorporated, I have a copy that you could win. Be sure to listen to the ENTIRE show the week of August 13th. I'll play two Elvis Presley songs per hour and all you have to do is send a list of the 8 Elvis songs in total, along with your name and mailing address to contest@treasureislandoldies.com. In order to give our Broadcast Partners Network affiliate stations the chance to air the show throughout the week, the deadline for submitting your email is 12 Midnight Pacific time, Friday, August 25th. I'll announce the winner of the contest on the Live show Sunday, August 27th.

Be sure to mark your calendar for our next special in a couple of weeks, one of the most popular specials of the entire year. The Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special will air Live Sunday, August 6th. Get your requests in to me quickly to be sure I will be able to include them in the special for you.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Mark in Georgetown, Texas, and to Patty in Port Hope, Ontario. If your birthday is coming up soon, I'd like to know so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also by playing Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com.

This week's Top Five Countdown is from 1958. And the Number One song is a rocking classic by Elvis Presley. Hard Headed Woman is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Roger Miller. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Dang Me or England Swings. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to the show. I look forward to your company again next week.

Bye for now.
Michael

Roger Miller - Voice Your Choice

Roger Miller was born on January 2, 1936 in Fort Worth, Texas and raised in Erick, Oklahoma. Sadly, he died of cancer on October 25, 1992 at the age of 56.

He charted 42 country hits, with 16 of them appearing on the pop charts, garnering success, recognition and fame, plus six Grammy Awards. Of the 16 pop hits, five were Top Ten and one became a Gold Record, for his signature song King Of The Road.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Roger Miller with two of his much-loved hit songs.

Cast your vote at the Voice Your page for either Dang Me or England Swings. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Elvis Presley - Number One on Top 5 Countdown 1958


This week on the Top Five Countdown on Treasure Island Oldies, the year is 1958.

Here's Elvis Presley with the Number One song, Hard Headed Woman.

Enjoy! 

Michael

P.S. Be sure to check out this week's Island Update for information about an Elvis Presley contest coming to Treasure Island Oldies.


Monday, July 17, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of July 17th, 2017

Week of July 16th, 2017 to July 22nd, 2017

I sure enjoyed sharing the music with you on this week's show. Every week I prepare the playlist for the coming week's show, including your requests. I also really love hearing all the great music unfold during the four hours of the show. In other words, we all dig the music together. And your requests are important. For example, it was great to be able to play Happy Jack by The Who, Lay Lady Lay by Bob Dylan, Tommy Edwards' It's All In The Game, as well as Tired Of Being Alone by Al Green. If there is a song you'd like for me to play on the show, please don't hesitate to let me know, Send an email to requests@treasureislandoldies.co. I look forward to hearing from you and to playing "your song".

Be sure to mark your calendar for our next special, one of the most popular of the entire year. The Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special will air Live Sunday, August 6th. Get your requests in to me quickly to be sure I will be able to include them in the special for you.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Tom DePauw from WTDN-LP in Macomb, Illinois, one of the many stations that airs Treasure Island Oldies every week. If your birthday coming up soon, I'd like to know so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also by playing Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureidlandoldies.com birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

This week's Top Five Countdown is from 1966. And the Number One song is a classic by Tommy James and The Shondells. Hanky Panky is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Rod Stewart. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either (I Know) I'm Losing You or Maggie May. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to the show. I look forward to your company on next week's show.

Bye for now.
Michael

Rod Stewart Voice Your Choice on Treasure Island Oldies

Rod Stewart was born in in the Highgate area of London, England on January 10, 1945. Prior to his solo career, he was a member of various groups including the Hoochie Coochie Men, Steampacket, Shotgun Express, and the biggest group, Faces. From his initial solo release, Maggie May, Rod Stewart became one of the leading hit-makers for over 28 consecutive years.

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present Rod Stewart in the Voice Your Choice spotlight. Cast you vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either (I Know) I'm Losing You or Maggie May. I'll play the winner in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

Tommy James and The Shondells Hanky Panky - Number One on the Top Five Countdown 1966

The Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown this week is from 1966. At the top of the chart in the Number One spot is Tommy James and The Shondells.

Here's Hanky Panky!

Enjoy.

Michael

Monday, July 10, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of July 9th, 2017

Week of July 9th, 2017 to July 15th, 2017
It was fun spending time together again this week on the Island. It was nice getting back to a regular show after the three consecutive weeks of specials. Speaking of Specials, bet you can't have helped but see the great billboard for our upcoming Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special on August 6th. As our webmaster, Eddy Fisher, visually created, the special will have great instrumental hits from artists around the world. Eddy, thanks for such a great looking billboard!

Is your birthday coming up soon? I'd like to know so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also by playing Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

This week's Top Five Countdown is from 1961. And the Number One song is Tossin' And Turnin' by Bobby Lewis. It's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights an artist who can claim that the interview he did with yours truly, was the first ever Internet Radio interview. We spotlight Paul Evans. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Happy Go Lucky Me or Midnight Special. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to the show. I look forward to your company on next week's show.

Bye for now.
Michael

Paul Evans Voice Your Choice

Paul Evans is a successful songwriter and recording artist. He was born on March 3, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York.  He first recorded for RCA in 1957 but without much success.

His first smash hit happened in 1959 and was the novelty type tune Seven Little Girls (Sitting In The Back Seat). The female vocal duo, The Curls (Sue Singleton and Sue Terry) provided the background vocals. Together they hit the Top Ten. Paul also had hits with his version of Midnight Special, Happy Go Lucky Me and The Brigade Of Broken Hearts.

But he was not only a recording artist. As a songwriter he wrote the hits "When" for the Kalin Twins, "Roses Are Red" for Bobby Vinton, "I Gotta Know" and "The Next Step Is Love" for Elvis Presley. And he also wrote the score for the Broadway show Loot and the movie Live Young.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents our good friend, Paul Evans with two of his hits for your votes.

Come to the Voice Your Choice page and cast your vote for either Midnight Special or Happy Go Lucky Me. I'll play the winner in the 3rd hour of next week's show.

Bobby Lewis Number One on Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown 1961

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown was from 1961. At the top of the chart was this R&B singer from Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Number One song is Tossin' and Turnin' by Bobby Lewis.

Enjoy!
Michael


Monday, July 03, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of July 2nd, 2017

Week of July 2nd, 2017 to July 8th, 2017

This year's Canada Day on July 1st was the 150th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada. I could not think of a better way to celebrate than with the annual Music of Canada Special. The singers, songwriters, musicians, recording engineers, record producers, and recording studios, along with the record companies and music publishers, have all greatly contributed to the success Canadian music enjoys around the world. Today, Canada is a world leader with so many key artists enjoying worldwide fame, including Drake, Justin Beiber, The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, and so many more. So it was with great pride and excitement that I could present some music history for you on the Music of Canada Special this week on Treasure Island Oldies. And wasn't that a great billboard that our webmaster, Eddy Fisher, created for the Music of Canada special? Love that flag proudly waving! And be sure to check out the new billboard he has posted for our next special, the Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders, coming up August 6th.  Eddy, this is fantastic! Thank very much.

As I mentioned, the Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special will happen August 6th. Judging from the response this special generates, it has become one of the most popular and thoroughly enjoyed specials of the entire year. There was a time when instrumental hits were common. Not only has that changed, but you hardly ever hear any instrumentals on the radio anymore. It's no wonder an entire four hour show dedicated to playing all those great instrumentals, generates such great response. Be sure to join me August 6th. You'll remember every note!

Is your birthday coming up soon? I'd like to know so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also by playing Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

This week's Top Five Countdown is from 1967. And landing in at Number One is Windy by The Association. It's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Motown's Firs Lady, Mary Wells. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either The One Who Really Loves You or Two Lovers. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to the show. See you next week.

Bye for now.
Michael

Mary Wells Voice Your Choice

Mary Wells was born on May 13, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, the home of Motown Records. She was the very first artist to score a Top 10 and #1 single for Motown Records. When she was just 17, she presented the song Bye Bye Baby to Jackie Wilson's producer, Berry Gordy Jr. Gordy signed her to his brand new record label, Motown Records. She ended up recording Bye Bye Baby herself, and hit became her first charted record in 1961, peaking at number 45. She went on to have a total of twenty-three appearances on the Billboard charts, including four Top Ten hits and a Number One record with My Guy.
Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present Motown's First Lady, Mary Wells, on Voice Your Choice. Cast you vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either The One Who Really Lovers You or Two Lovers. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

The Association - Number One on the Top 5 Countdown from 1967 on Treasure Island Oldies

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown featured the year 1967.

And appearing at the top of the chart was the Number One song by The Association with Windy.

Enjoy!

Michael


Monday, June 26, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of June 25th, 2017

Week of June 25th, 2017 to July 1st, 2017

What a fun Summer Beach Party we had this year on the Island! It was high tide with lots of splashing waves, and a ton of seagulls flying overhead. Good thing everyone was wearing seagull repellent. LOL I must say, I sure love those summertime hits. And as there are so many and I was unable to fit every summer song into the four hour show, I will definitely be playing more great summer songs throughout the season. I must also take a moment to acknowledge and thank my partner and webmaster, Eddy Fisher for the amazing Summer Beach Party billboard he created and posted on the site last week! And you sure can't miss the very cool billboard for next week's Music of Canada special. Eddy, this is fantastic! Thank very much. I must say that I am not the only one who appreciates his efforts. Many listeners have been complimenting Eddy on the most recent work he's been doing for the show!

Next week on the show the Music Of Canada will be very special for me. All throughout my career, I've been championing Canadian songwriters and recording artists. Whether it was as Music Director for various radio stations in the 70s, to the incredibly talented artists I discovered and signed to A&M Records, like Bryan Adams, Paul Janz, The Payolas, The Arrows, CANO, Malcolm Tomlinson, David Bradstreet, and so many others, it has been a thrill for me to recognize and help develop talent and to have it so well received by music fans, the retail sector and the media. So it is very fitting that with Canada Day approaching July 1st and the 150th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation, I am pleased and honoured to present the Music of Canada on next week's show. Like the billboard that Eddy Fisher created above, I'll be waving the Canadian flag in proud support of the contributions these artists have made regionally, nationally and internationally. As an aside, I was very honoured to be invited by talent manager extraordinaire, Bruce Allen, to produce a video greeting for Bryan Adams who was being presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in Toronto June 19th. It was wonderful to reminisce with a couple of great memories of Bryan's early days before his career exploded.

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Linda Guy in LaHabra, California, and to my nephew Tony Gize in Airdrie, Alberta. Both Linda and Tony are frequent visitors to the Chat Room. Is your birthday coming up soon? I'd like to know, so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com 

Last week I made a typo when I was writing about the Top Five countdown, which was from 1955. By mistake, my finger keyed in 1966. Sheesh! LOL However, don't be confused. This week's Top Five Countdown really IS from 1966! And landing in at the Number One song is Paperback Writer by The Beatles. And it's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog.  Enjoy!

For next week's Music of Canada Special on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights Montreal's Andy Kim with two of his early hits. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Fire, Baby I'm On Fire or Shoot 'Em Up Baby. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to the show. See you next week for the Music of Canada Special. O Canada!

Bye for now.
Michael



Andy Kim - Voice Your Choice




Andy Kim was born Androwis Jovakim December 5, 1952 in Montreal, Quebec. As a songwriter, Andy teamed up with Jeff Barry to co-write four out of the six hits for The Archies, including Sugar Sugar, a Number One song that remained at the top of the chart for one month and it also became a Gold record.

I first got to know Andy around 1970 when we were both still in Montreal and I was working at CFCF Radio, and we have remained friends ever since. When he was a guest on my show a number of years ago, and we had a wonderful time reminiscing; and I played his then-new single, I Forgot To Mention, which he co-produced with Ed Robertson of the Barenaked Ladies.

It's a pleasure for me to have Andy Kim in the Voice Your Choice spotlight for next week's Music Of Canada Special on Treasure Island Oldies with two of his early hits. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Fire, Baby I'm On Fire or Shoot 'Em Up Baby. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

The Beatles - Number One on the Top Five Countdown This Week 1966

The Fab Four continued their amazing streak of hit albums and singles, and in 1966 this week they were at the top of the charts.

Here are The Beatles with Paperback Writer. Unfortunately, I could locate an actual video clip for the song, so here is the great master recording. Incidentally, this is another example of a great song that was not on any album. It only appeared on volume 1 of the compilation set, Past Masters.

Enjoy!

Michael





Monday, June 19, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies -= Week of June 18th, 2017

Week of June 18th, 2017 to June 24th, 2017

I am so pleased you were able to join me for the annual Father's Day Special. I must say I was thrilled with the immediate feedback on this year's special. One listener commented that "I outdid myself". Another new listener said they have never heard a better Father's Day special anywhere! Thanks so much! I always try to make sure that it isn't the same songs in the same order year after year. This year I was able to play some dad-related songs for the first time. I love presenting these specials for your enjoyment.

Speaking of specials, time to get out the sunscreen and slather it on. Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, it's the annual Summer Beach Party. We'll be at the shore with the BBQ and bar; and both will be well stocked. And the summer songs will flow from start the finish. A word of caution though. There are lots of seagulls flying over the Island, so be sure you don't look up! :-) The fun starts at 6 pm Pacific and if you aren't able to hear the live show, be sure to go to the Broadcast partners Network page here at the website and check out the days and times when the current show will air during the week.

I'd like to wish Mary Lee in Floresville, Texas a very Happy Birthday. When is your birthday? I'd like to know so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com 

The Top Five Countdown on this week's show is from 1966. And the Number One song is by Gogi Grant, an unforgettable name and unforgettable voice. The Wayward Wind is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

We get in the summer groove next week with Voice Your Choice on Treasure Island Oldies as we present The Beach Boys. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either It's OK or Catch A Wave. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to the show. See you next week here on the Island for our Summer Beach Party.

Bye for now.
Michael

The Beach Boys - Voice Your Choice

The city of Hawthorne, California is more famous for being the home of The Beach Boys than the Western Museum of Flight. The group consisted of three Wilson brothers: Brian, Carl and Dennis, and also included cousin Mike Love and Al Jardine. Glen Campbell joined the group briefly in 1964 until Bruce Johnston became a permanent member in April 1965.

In high school they were known variously as Kenny & The Cadets, Carl & The Passions, then The Pendletones. Their first record, Surfin, on the tiny Candix label, is worth about $250 today if you can find a copy. In 1962, they signed with Capitol Records in Hollywood, California and they ignited the surf-rock craze. Their popularity has never really waned throughout all the years and they continue performing today. The Beach Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988, and received a Lifetme Achivement Award at the Grammy's in 2001.

Throughout their career they charted 60 singles on the Billboard chart, and incredibly their second to last song to hit the charts, Kokomo from the movie Cocktail, became one of their biggest songs ever, reaching #1 and selling in excess of Platinum. Eighteen hits landed in the Top Ten, with two of them reaching Gold and one Platinum status; but all have become classics.

Next week on the Summer Beach Party on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Voice presents the  perennial favourite summer group, The Beach Boys. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either It's OK or Catch A Wave. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Gogi Grant Number One Song on Top 5 Countdown from 1956

Gogi Grant had two massive hits in the mid-1950s, Suddenly There's a Valley and The Wayward Wind. And this week on the Treasure Island Oldies, the Top 5 Countdown is from 1956.

Gogi Grant is at the top of the chart this week with her Number One song, The Wayward Wind. Here she is in a live TV performance singing her smash hit at 80 years old!!

Enjoy!
Michael


Monday, June 12, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of June 11th, 2017

Week of June 11th, 2017 to June 17th, 2017
Another four hours went by furiously fast again this week. The tunes were spinning and the chat room was buzzing. A great time had by all. Thanks so much for listening. I'm looking forward to your company on the show next week for our annual Father's Day Special. There will be a lot of songs about our dads, fathers, pops, etc. And it all starts next Sunday at 6 pm Pacific.

I was so pleased to be able to play the brand new first single from the soon to be released Herb Alpert album, Music Volume 1. Herb has always had a soft spot and been a big fan of The Beatles. And the first single is a very cool version of Michelle. I just love the Duane Eddy sounding guitar that immediately gets into this very funky groove and just draws you in till the end of the song. I even wrote on Herb's facebook page about how much I like it. As you are probably aware, Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss teamed up to form A&M Records in 1962 and starting in 1975 I worked as the head of Artist and Repertoire for just shy of 11 years. So it was great to send a note to him. If you're interested in hearing it, go to the Broadcast Partners Network page to find a station and time that will air this week's show. I played it during the first hour of this week's show.

When is your birthday? I'd like to know so that I can help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com 

The Top Five Countdown on this week's show is from 1963. And the Number One song is one of the rare foreign language songs that hit the charts and became a hit in its original language. Number One this week in 1963 is Sukiyaki by Kyu Sakamaoto, and it's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

We get "blue-eyed" soulful next week with Voice Your Choice on Treasure Island Oldies as we present Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield, the Righteous Brothers. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Hung On You or Unchained Melody. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to the show. See you next week here on the Island for our Father's Day Special.

Bye for now.
Michael

Righteous Brothers - Voice Your Choice


The Righteous Brothers, known for their "Blue-Eyed Soul" records, were not, in fact, brothers. Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield formed as a duo in 1962 and first recorded as The Paramours but had no hits. It wasn't until they became knows as the Righteous Brothers that things started to turn around for them. Their fist single, Little Latin Lupe Lu hit the mid-way point on the Hot 100 chart in 1963, but things changed forever for them in 1964 when they teamed up with producer Phil Spector and released You've Lost That Loving Feeling. That song, released in December 1964 hit Number One in 1965 and went on to become one of the most played songs on radio, logging over 8 million plays!

Over the years they had many other hits but they split up in 1968 when Jimmy Walker from The Knickerbockers replaced Bill Medley. They reunited in 1974 and released Rock and Roll Heaven.

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to spotlight The Righteous Brothers on Voice Your Choice. Cast your vote for either Hung On You or Unchained Melody. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Top Five Countdown from 1963 on Treasure Island Oldies

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown was from 1963 and at the number one spot was the first and only Asian song to ever hit number one in North America. Its original title "Ue o Muite ArukĊ" was changed to Sukiyaki. The song had nothing to do with food, but was a reflective song that could be translated to I Look Up When I Walk.

Sadly, Kyu Sakamoto was one of 520 people who died in the Japan Airlines crash on August 12, 1985.  He was only 43 years old at the time of his death. Fortunately, he left us with a very beautiful song with a haunting melody and it reached number one this week in 1963.

 Here's Kyu Sakamoto with Sukiyaki, the Number One song of the week from 1963.

Enjoy!

Michael


Monday, June 05, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of June 4th, 2017

Week of June 4th, 2017 to June 10th, 2017
Boy that was another fun and fast four hours again this week! I can't emphasize enough how much fun the folks have who come by the Chat Room, initially just to say hi. However, before they know it, they are getting engaged in the conversation. And before they know it, they've had such a good time that they return the next week, and the next. Before you know it, they too say that the Chat Room brings a whole new level of enjoyment to the show, with everyone listening to the music together. Every week there are at least one or two new people who stop by to say. Everyone would love to say hi to you and to welcome you to what everyone refers to themselves as the Nuts in the Hut.  Check it out for yourself during the next Live show. Just click on the Chat tab for more information. 

Treasure Island Oldies will pay its annual tribute to Dads everywhere with our Father's Day Special. Join me Sunday, June 18th as we celebrate with some great fathers, pop, and dad songs throughout the show. It'll get underway at 6 pm Pacific. 

Lots of listeners having birthdays this week and we are pleased to help them celebrate their special day. Happy Birthday to Paul Carter Jr. in Ellicott City, Maryland; Michael Gee in Berkeley, California; Nancy Turnbull in Niagara Falls, Ontario; and Sean in Louisville, Kentucky. Wow a big week for birthdays on the Island! If your birthday is coming up soon, I'd like to help celebrate your special day by wishing you Happy Birthday on the air and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you. Send the details to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

The Top Five Countdown on this week's show is from 1967. And the Number One song is by the Lady Soul, Aretha Franklin. Respect is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

We get soulful next week with Voice Your Choice on Treasure Island Oldies as we present Percy Sledge. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Take Time To Know Her or When A Man Loves A Woman. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Here's this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to the show. See you next week here on the Island.

Bye for now.
Michael

Percy Sledge - Voice Your Choice

Percy Sledge, one of the great soul singers and part of the Atlantic Records stable of R&B giants, was born November 25, 1940 in Leighton, Alabama. Prior to his solo career, he was a member of the Esquires Combo performing in local clubs.

His debut single, When A Man Loves A Woman went all the way to #1 on the charts and became a Gold Record. Between 1966 and 1974, he appeared on the charts a total of 14 times. While never repeating his debut record's success, he did have many memorable hits, including two that we are featuring.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice spotlights the great Percy Sledge with two of his well known songs. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Take Time To Know Her or When A Man Loves A Woman. I'll play the winner on next week's show in the 3rd hour.

Aretha Franklin - Number One on Top Five Countdown from 1967

Lady Soul, Aretha Franklin sped up the charts with her excellent cover of the Otis Redding classic, Respect. In fact, it went all the way to the top. This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown is from 1967.

The Number One Song of the Week is Respect by Aretha Franklin.

Enjoy!

Michael