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