Saturday, December 23, 2017

Treasure Island Oldies 21st Annual Christmas Special Airing Today On BPR Boomer Public Radio and Okanagan Valley Radio

I am pleased to let you know that my 21st Annual Treasure Island Oldies Christmas Special will be airing today starting at 5 pm Pacific on both BPR Boomer Public Radio as well as on Okanagan Valley Radio.

I hope you are able to join the thousands of listeners to BPR later today.

I will have more news and information about this network and station in the New Year.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Final Island Update for 2017

Christmas and Year End Wrap-Up

Thank you for listening to my 21st Annual Christmas Special on Treasure Island Oldies. In case you missed it or would like to hear it again, the Christmas Special Archive will be available on demand throughout the Holiday Season at the Listen page. I would like to thank you for being such loyal listeners throughout the year. And to the folks who are regular visitors to the Chat Room, the Nuts in the Hut, it's great spend time with you each week as we enjoy each other's company sharing great memories and the music we so love. 

I'd also very much like to thank the listeners who provide their financial support of the show via PayPal donations. This is most appreciated by me, as there is no other source of revenue to offset the costs associated with the show. I'm taking a break and some rest and look forward to returning with the first show of 2018, the New Year's Dance Party, Live, January 7th.

In the meantime, I would like to extend my very best wishes to you for a very Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, and a Happy New Year filled with good health, peace and love.

All the best to you.

Monday, December 11, 2017

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of December 10th, 2017

Week of December 10th, 2017 to December 16th, 2017
Thanks for joining me this week in the Island! I had many listeners ask if it was actually the Christmas special because of all the Christmas music I was playing. It was not the Christmas Special. In fact, the 21st Annual Christmas Special is next week, December 17th.
I sure enjoyed all the Christmas tunes I played for you and it was a a special treat for me to play some of the songs from the newly released on vinyl album by Ringo Starr, I Wanna Be Santa Claus. I am so impressed with how much fun has been conveyed in the songs from the studio. The wonderful production is by Mark Hudson (remember the Hudson Brothers with their Beatles sounding hit So You Are A Star?), along with Ringo. And the new original songs are also co-written by Mark Hudson and Ringo. I was pleased to play his take on Winter Wonderland, as well as the Beatles fan club members-only record, Christmastime Is Here Again. As the drummer with The Beatles and throughout his solo career, I was pleasantly surprised to hear his version of Little Drummer Boy. And the original songs, including Dear Santa and I Wanna Be Santa Claus, make this album a Christmas classic, at least in my opinion.
It was also made me proud to play Shawn Hook and Serena Ryder with their version of Happy Xmas (War Is Over). And the feedback I received after playing it was impressive.You may recall several years back now when Shawn, then known in the early days of his career, by his full name Shawn Hookloff. He came to the studio for an interview and performed several songs live on the show. So cool to see him achieving success these days. These and so many other Christmas songs made for a really fun and enjoyable playlist for you. And there will be much, much more next week on my 21st Annual Treasure Island Oldies Christmas Special, Live, next Sunday, December 17th at 6 pm Pacific. We will make the Christmas Special available on demand on the Listen page throughout the Christmas period. I look forward to sharing this special with you.

Voice Your Choice will be on hiatus until the first show of 2018, the New Year's Dance Party, live January 7th.
The Treasure Island Oldies Countdown this week is from 1961. In at Number One is one of Motown's great early groups, The Marvelettes, with Please Mr. Postman. It's playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Thanks again for listening. Please be sure to join me again next week for my Christmas Special.

Bye for now.

The Marvelettes Number One Top 5 Countdown on Treasure Island Oldies

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown is from 1961. At the top of the charts at Number One is Please Mr. Postman by The Marvelettes.

Here they are performing this Motown classic.