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