Monday, May 22, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of May 21st, 2017

Week of May 21st, 2017 to May 27th, 2017

That was another fun four hours spent together on the Island again this week. And yet again, the Chat Room was hopping with the regular Nuts in the Hut, but also some first time visitors came  by to say hello and have a visit. I know I've said this before, but you really should try dropping into the Chat Room for yourself. The conversation often revolves around a particular song playing and the memories start flowing. It is a great enhancement to the show. Why not stop by during next week's Live show Sunday night. Click Chat on the Menu and choose either web based chat or mIRC. Simple and lots of fun! 

I am pleased to let you know that another station has joined the Treasure Island Oldies Broadcast Partners Network. A big hello to RFD - Radio Free Dishnuts. They will be airing the current week's show every late Friday night at 2 am. As our jingle says, Welcome Aboard! By the way, if you missed the Live show or would like to enjoy hearing it again, just go to the Broadcast Partners Network page. There you'll see a program schedule of what days, times and stations which air the latest show. Just click on the station of your choice and you'll be brought right to their website.  There are FM, AM, Online and even Shortwave radio stations around the world that carry the show. I am sure you will find this schedule very handy! 

If you have a birthday 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 1960. And the Number One song is by one of the greatest musical duos, the Everly Brothers. Cathy's Clown is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

The Staple Singers are in the spotlight next week for Voice Your Choice on Treasure Island Oldies. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Respect Yourself or I'll Take You There. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Have a great week and thanks again for your company on the show. See you next week here on the Island.

Bye for now.
Michael

Staple Singers - Voice Your Choice

The Staple Singers were a family R&B group formed by Roebuck "Pop" Staples, and included his son Pervis, and daughters Cleotha and Yvonne, plus lead singer Mavis Staples.

Prior to being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio in 1999, they appeared on the Billboard charts a total of 18 times, including 4 Top Ten hits, two Gold Records and One Platinum Record. Sadly, Pop Staples died December 19, 2000 at age 84.

This week Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present The Staple Singers on Voice Your Choice. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Respect Yourself or I'll Take You There.

I'll play the winning song during next week's show.

The Everly Brothers - Number One Song on Top Five Countdown From 1960

The Everly Brothers, Don and Phil Everly, had some of the greatest harmonies of the Rock and Roll Era. And this week they are at the top of the chart on the Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown.

It's 1960 and Cathy's Clown is Number One. Here are the Everly Brothers.

Enjoy!

Michael


Sunday, May 14, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies We Celebrate Mother's Day - Week of May 14th. 2017

Week of May 14th, 2017 to May 20th, 2017

Thank you for joining me for the annual Mother's Day Special. I love playing all these great songs for Moms everywhere. If you missed hearing the title or artist for a particular song, you can go to the Listen page and scroll down to this week's Playlist. It is very cool to be able to play so many songs that have a mother oriented theme. Thank you too for your requests for this special. I always appreciate hearing from you. Anytime, get in touch with me michael@treasureislandoldies.com Our next special is about a month away. We'll salute all the Dads on our Annual Father's Day Special Live Sunday, June 18th. 

Do you ever miss hearing the live show and wonder how you can hear the archive? Well we have lots of radio stations around the world that are part of the Broadcast Partners Network who air the current week's show. Just Click on the Broadcast Partners Network button on the menu. There you will find a weekly calendar of the day and time when you can click on the affiliate station to hear the show. When you click on the link, it will open a new page and you will be brought to that station's website where you can click on their feed.  There are FM, AM, Online and even Shortwave radio stations around the world that carry the show. I am sure you will find this schedule very handy! 

Happy Birthday wishes go out to Toni Howerton in Middletown, Ohio and to Cora Quinn in Peoria, Illinois. (my thanks to California Barb who called in to let me know about Cora's birthday and also with her request to play CCR for her). If you have a birthday 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 1959. And the Number One song is a real classic by Wilbert Harrison. Kansas City is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

The Standells from Los Angeles, California are in the spotlight next week for Voice Your Choice on Treasure Island Oldies. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White or Dirty Water. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Have a great week and thanks again for celebrating Mother's Day on the show with me. See you next week here on the Island.

Bye for now.
Michael

The Standells - Voice Your Choice

The Standells, from California, had one member who was already famous before they recorded one note. Dick Dodd, at age 9, became one of the Mousketeers on Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Club. He later went on to become a member of the surf music pioneering group, the Bel-Airs, which scored a hit in 1961, Mr. Moto. He went on to movies and was a dancer in the 1963 film version of the
musical Bye Bye Birdie.

Dick Dodd and the rest of the members Larry Tamblyn, Tony Valentino and Gary Lane, became a big success in 1966 with their garage-rock sound. Dirty Water went all the way to Number 11 on the Hot 100 chart. Their follow-up single ins one that became overshadowed with time. But we've got both songs for your votes.

Treasure Island Oldies presents Voice Your Choice with The Standells. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for wither Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White or Dirty Water. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Wilbert Harrison - Number One Song on Top 5 Countdown from 1959

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown featured the year 1959.

At the top of the chart is a song that has become a classic and a Rock and Roll standard. Here is Wilbert Harrison and Kansas City, our Number One Song of the Week from 1959.

Enjoy!

Michael



Monday, May 08, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Special 20th Anniversary Edition

Island Update: Special 20th Anniversary Edition

Week of May 7th, 2017 to May 13th, 2017

Wasn't that a Party! Thank you for such a great celebration. It was great to have usual special features being extra special on the show this week including the artist greetings, and a very cool Rick's Rare Rock and Roll Relic with "Rock and Roll Radio" by Joe Boot and the Fabulous Winds, and a great Moment In Time from Tom Locke that had a retrospective feel with the addition of former Moment In Time sponsor  Sorrells Pickard Gourmet Peanut Butter and a fantastic commercial plus a great story and song by Kenny Rogers, Twenty Years Ago. We had a record crowd in the Chat Room and the "Nuts in the Hut" were all having a ball. We had our regulars, occasional visitors and some brand new folks who soon became honorary "Nuts". LOL It was great to reminisce about the early days of the show, played back phone messages I received right up to show time, read some wonderful emails from listeners, played some classic IDs of radio stations that have aired the show over these past twenty years, and also played back some wonderful phone calls and greetings from folks who called in 10 years ago for our 10th Anniversary. They all wished the show at least 10 more years, and this week we in fact reached that additional ten year milestone. There are just too many individuals over the years to thank by name; but I do thank you all so much. By the time the four hours were over, I was exhausted and drained. But what a great feeling! 

I am pleased to let you know that we completed in time for the show, brand new Broadcast Partners Network page. It is now no longer just a list of stations that carry the show. The page now spotlights the various FM, AM, Online and even Shortwave radio stations around the world that carry the show. You can now also check out the weekly program grid and find a day and time that is convenient to you to hear the latest show played back on our Broadcast Partners stations. You can click on the click for any station and it will bring you to that station's website in a new window. My very special thanks to my partner and Webmaster extraordinaire, Eddy Fisher, for this great new addition to the website.
When I began the show on May 4, 1007, it was a three hour show Sunday afternoons, but before long switched to the current evening time and expanded to four hours. I had no idea it would endure and be picked up by radio stations around the world. 20 years later, I am still having a blast bringing you a new show every week. I sure hope we have many more years together. 

Next week on the show we pay respect and show our love for our Moms, whether still with us or not, for our annual Mother's Day SpecialIf you have a birthday 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 tobirthdays@treasureislandoldies.com

The Top Five Countdown on this week's show is from 196. And the Number One song is by The Shirelles with a real '60s classic, Soldier Boy. It's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

The Skyliners are in the spotlight next week for Voice Your Choice on Treasure Island Oldies. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Since I Don't Have You or This I Swear. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Have a great week and thanks again for celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the show with me. I look forward to your company next week for our annual Mother's Day Special, here on the Island.

Bye for now.

Michael

The Skyliners - Voice Your Choice

The Skyliners hailed from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The members of this white doo-wop group were Jimmy Beaumont on lead vocals; Janet Vogel and Wally Lester, tenors; Joe VerScharen, baritone; and Jackie Taylor, on bass vocals and guitar.

They had a relatively successful record career, scoring eight songs on the Hot 100  between 1959 and 1975. Among their hits are the two songs for your votes this week.

Treasure Island Oldies presents The Skyliners on Voice Your Choice. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Since I Don't Have You or This I Swear. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

The Shirelles - Number One Song of the Week from 1962

The song became an anthem representing the Vietnam War and how America experienced it at home. This week on the 20th Anniversary show of Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown is from 1962.

Here at the top of the chart are The Shirelles with Soldier Boy. It's our Number One Song of the Week.

Enjoy!
Michael


Monday, May 01, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of April 30th to May 6th, 2017

Week of April 30th, 2017 to May 6th, 2017

I am so pleased to welcome another new station to the ever-growing list of Broadcast Partner Network Affiliate Stations. A big hello to MUSHROOM FM in Wellington, New Zealand. We'll be on their station twice every week, Mondays at 10 pm Eastern time and again Saturdays at 7 am Eastern. My thanks to Bruce Toews and Jonathan Mosen; it is great to feel the excitement they have for carrying Treasure Island Oldies on Mushroom FM. Be sure to check them out at mushroomfm.com and send them an email to let them know you are enjoying hearing the show on their station; they'd very much appreciate hearing from you. 

Boy am I excited! Next week is the 20th Anniversary of Treasure Island Oldies and we'll have a big party Sunday, May 7th. What started out as a little internet radio show in 1997, has to my delight, grown and heard on FM, AM and Online radio stations around the world. I'll look back over the past 20 years and share some memories of the times with you. I hope you can join me for the party and if you care to, send an email to me and I'll read your greeting on the air. The address is michael@treasureislandoldies.com

Speaking of anniversaries, I would like to wish a very Happy 31st Wedding Anniversary to Rick and Connie Canode in Madison, Wisconsin. They have been long time listeners, friends and supporters of the show for many years, and Rick also contributes the weekly feature, Rick's Rare Rock and Roll Relic. All the best to you both!

I'd also like to give a shout out to Matt Meaney in Langley, British Columbia. Matt is also a good friend of mine who is recovering well at home now after a surgical procedure to implant a pacemaker. Had to play Gerry and The Pacemakers for Matt! Couldn't resist. Recover fully and soon, Matt.

Happy Birthday to listener Marc Baillergeon in Edmonton, Alberta. I would also like to say Happy Birthday to Eddy Fisher, my partner and Webmaster Extraordinaire! Thanks for all you do every week with the website and our Broadcast Partners Network of stations around the world. If you too have a birthday 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 1963. And the Number One song is by Little Peggy March. Originally a French song, Chariot, I Will Follow Him is Number One this week and it's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog. Enjoy!

The smooth falsetto soul sound of The Stylistics is in the spotlight next week for Voice Your Choice on Treasure Island Oldies. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either You Make Me Feel Brand New or Break Up To Make Up. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

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

Have a great week and I look forward to celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the show with you next week.

Bye for now.
Michael

The Stylistics - Voice Your Choice

The city of Philadelphia developed a reputation for having a large number of successful recording artists including The Dovells, Bobby Rydell, Dee Dee Sharp, Chubby Checker, Frankie Avalon, and many more.

Another Philly group that made a great impression with a string of hits internationally was The Stylistics. They were Russell Thompkins, lead vocalist, plus James Smith, James Dunn and Herbie Murrell.

Treasure Island Oldies presents The Stylistics in the Voice Your Choice spotlight. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either You Make Me Feel Brand New or Break yup To Make Up. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Little Peggy March - Number One Song on the Top 5 Countdown from 1963.

She was born Margaret Battivio in Landsale, Pennsylvania. In 1963 when she was only 15 years old, she recorded a song that had originally been a hit in French called Chariot. With English lyrics written for the melody, it became I Will Follow Him.

This week the Treasure Island Oldies Top 5 Countdown is from 1963 and at the top of the chart was Little Peggy March with I Will Follow Him.

Enjoy!

Michael