Monday, July 16, 2018

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies - Week Of July 15th, 2018

July 15th to July 21st, 2018

I am enjoying presenting a different Spotlight Year every week on the show; and this week we shined the light on 1963. It was great to hear The Crystals, Major Lance, along with Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs, Jackie Wilson, and even a cool Lost Treasure, Surfin' Hootenanny by guitarist Al Casey. For the complete rundown of all the songs, go to the Listen page and scroll down to the Playlist.

While we are just half way into July, I wanted to remind you about our next special, the annual Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special. Mark you calendar for Sunday, August 5th starting at 6 pm Pacific. You'll hear some of the biggest and most popular instruments of all time. And you have time to let me know if there is a particular one you'd like to hear. Send an email to requests@treasureislandoldies.com.

It's my pleasure to wish Tom DePaux, in Macomb, Illinois, a very Happy Birthday. Tom and his partner Darryl own WTND-LP, one of the Treasure Island Oldies Broadcast Partners Network affiliate stations, which simulcasts the live show every week with a repeat broadcast Saturday. All the best, Tom. Do you have a birthday coming up soon? Please let me know so that I can help you celebrate your special day with the Island listeners around the world. Send the date info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from our Spotlight Year 1963. Jan & Dean are in the Number One spot with Surf City. It's now playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Voice Your Choice next week presents Paul McCartney and Wings. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Listen To What The Man Said or Jet. I'll play the winner on the next week's show.

Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for joining me this week. Looking forward to your company once again next Sunday for the live show.

Bye for now.
Michael

Paul McCartney and Wings Voice Your Choice

After the breakup of The Beatles, it was full steam ahead for Paul McCartney. His recorded his first solo album, McCartney, then he formed a new backup group Wings.

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Paul McCartney and Wings. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Listen To What The Man Said or Jet. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Jan & Dean Number One Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown

Jan & Dean were Jan Berry and Dean Torrence, who along with the Beach Boys, were the kings of surf music.

The Top Five Countdown this week on Treasure Island Oldies is from this week's Spotlight Year, 1963.

Here they are, Jan & Dean in a live TV show performance with Surf City, the Number One song this week.

Enjoy!



Monday, July 09, 2018

Island Update - This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of July 8th, 2018

July 8th to July 14th, 2018

Now that was another very enjoyable four hours spent together. It kind of reminds me of the days when friends would get together and would bring some records to play for everyone to enjoy. The good thing about Treasure Island Oldies is all you need to bring is your ears and memories. LOL I also enjoyed playing some songs from this week's Spotlight Year, 1970, including this week's Top Five Countdown. And what could be better on a hot summer day than to hear some cool summer songs. It was fun to play Summer Sand by Tony Orlando and Dawn, the classic instrumental, Lonely Surfer by Jack Nitzsche, Distant Shores by England's Chad and Jeremy, and many others. If there's a song you'd like me to play for you, send an email to requests@treasureislandoldies.com and I'll do my best.

I continue to receive huge compliments for our Webmaster, Eddy Fisher's beautiful and very creative ads for our specials. I've already had lots of great comments about the annual Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special. Thanks very much and rest assured I have passed them on to Eddy who appreciates it very much. So be sure to mark you calendar for Sunday, August 5th starting at 6 pm Pacific. There was a time when many hits were instrumentals and this special brings back some of the best and biggest instrumental hits throughout the four hours. Over the years, the Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders has become one of the most popular specials of the year with listeners. Be sure to listen.

It's my pleasure to wish my son, David Godin, a very Happy 36th Birthday. Looking forward to spending a few days together this week for a camping trip near Kamloops, British Columbia. Do you have a birthday coming up soon? Please let me know so that I can help you celebrate your special day with the Island listeners around the world. Send the date info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1970. Three Dog Night are in at Number One with Mama Told Me (Not To Come), now playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.
Voice Your Choice next week presents Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose, Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Too Late To Turn Back Now or Treat Her Like A Lady. I'll play the winner on the next week's show.

Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for joining me on The Island again this week.

Looking forward to your company once again next week.

Bye for now.
Michael


Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose - Voice our Choice

Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose originally began as a family trio from Dania, Florida. The original members were the siblings Carter Cornelius, Eddie Cornelius, and Rose Cornelius. Their sister, Billie Jo Cornelius, was added later.

They had a "short shelf life" on the charts between 1971 and 1973; however, in that short time, they attained 2 Top Ten hits and 2 Gold Records. Quite a success story!

Treasure Island Oldies presents Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose in the Voice Your Choice spotlight. Cast Your Vote for either Too Late To Turn Back Now or Treat Her Like A Lady. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Three Dog Night - Number One Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown

Three Dog Night were at the top this week in 1970. From their debut Hot 100 single, the Otis Redding cover, Try A Little Tenderness in 1969 through to their last charted single in 1975, Three Dog Night became huge. What was also interesting was the fact that they had three different lead vocalists: Danny Hutton, Cory Wells and Chuck Negron.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown has Three Dog Night in at Number One. Here they are in a live TV show performance with Mama Told Me (Not To Come).

Enjoy!

Michael


Monday, July 02, 2018

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of July 1st, 2018

July 1st to July 7th, 2018
Happy Canada Day once again. What a celebration we had with the Music Of Canada Special. Some folks might think that I would be hard pressed to try to come up with enough music by Canadians to fill up four hours. That is certainly not the case. In fact, there are so many great Canadian records released during the '50s, '60s, and '70s to completely fill many four hour shows. Having started my career in radio, later moving to the record business and then again for the last 21 years, back on the radio hosting my weekly show, I have such respect and admiration for the artists who achieved success, either regionally, nationally, or internationally. I wanted to highlight some of the artists who made an impression in just those ways. For example, it was cool to play Stood Up by Larry Lee & The Leesures, a group from London, Ontario, who scored a regional hit in 1963 via an American record label, Destiny Records, out of Ohio. Playing Golden Girl by Montreal's The Rabble brought back many memories for me, as I heard this played by Dave Boxer on CFCF Radio. We all have our unique memories and it was a real pleasure for me to share with you some songs and stories about artists I signed to A&M Records. Telling the story of Bryan Adams calling for me from Vancouver's Little Mountain Sound while I was in Toronto hosting a dinner for another new signing, The Arrows. It brought back such a great feeling. Bryan was so excited to tell me that Tina Turner had just left the studio and he couldn't wait for me to hear what they recorded together. So he held the phone up to the studio monitors and played It's Only Love! That was my first taste of this rock master. That's why I love preparing this Music Of Canada for you. It brings back so many memories for me of growing up in Montreal and hearing such great music coming out of my radio. The music and DJ Dave Boxer inspired me to want to also become a DJ. Unless you are also a DJ, it's hard to appreciate the excitement of introducing a hot record on the air. That's why I look forward to Treasure Island Oldies every week for the past 21 years. Thanks so much for listening to this special edition of the show.

We have a bit of a breather between specials, with the next one being the Annual Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders Special Live, Sunday, August 5th starting at 6 pm Pacific. There was a time when many hits were instrumentals and this special spotlights some of the best and biggest instrumental hits. Over the years, the Instrumental Gems Wordless Wonders has become one of the most popular specials of the year with listeners. Be sure to listen.

Do you have a birthday coming up soon? Please let me know so that I can help you celebrate your special day with the Island listeners around the world. Send the date info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1963. Appearing in the Number One spot it's United States Army Corps members, The Essex. Easier Said Than Done is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Voice Your Choice next week presents one of the early Girl Groups, The Cookies. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Chains or Don't Say Nothing Bad (About My Baby). I'll play the winner on the next week's show.

Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to the Music Of Canada Special.

In closing, I'd like to wish my American listeners and friends a very Happy 4th of July.

See you next Sunday here on The Island.

Bye for now.
Michael

The Cookies - Voice Your Choice

The original Cookies formed in 1954 in Brooklyn, New York. Doing a lot of background vocals session work for Atlantic Records, brought them to the attention of Ray Charles. For a period of time they became The Raelettes.

However, in 1961 a new line-up of The Cookies formed. They were Dorothy Jones, Earl-Jean McCrea, and Margaret Ross. They initially performed as background vocalists, singing on The Loco Motion by Little Eva, Neil Sedaka's Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, and many others. As The Cookies, they scored several hits.

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents The Cookies. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Chains or Don't Say Nothing Bad (About My Baby). I'll play the winner on next week's show.

The Essex Number One Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown 1963

The first two members of The Essex were Walter Vickers, Rodney Taylor. They then brought in Billy Hill and and Rudolph Johnson. Finally came Anita Humes and The Essex were complete and all members served in the United States Marine Corps.

In 1963 they scored very big with a number one single. This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown is from 1963. At the top of the charts it's The Essex with Easier Said Than Done.

Enjoy!

Michael



Monday, June 25, 2018

This week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of June 24th, 2018

June 24th to June 30th, 2018

Glad you got back to the mainland safely after our annual Summer Beach Party on the Island! What a fun time we had and the seagulls were not too much of a problem this year fortunately. LOL As always, I very much appreciate receiving your comments and it was great hearing from you this week. Johny Cole at our affiliate station RAG-FM in Raglan, New Zealand asked me to send some heat to go along with the summer songs. Hope it worked, Johny. :-) It was also nice to hear from listener Tammy Maynard in Nashville, Tennessee again this week. Glad you're enjoying the show Tammy. By the way, if by chance you didn't hear your favourite summer song on the summer special, don't worry; you have all summer long to hear it.

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, it's my annual tribute to the Music of Canada, in conjunction with Canada Day July 1st. I am always pleased and proud to present the soundscape of Canada with the artists and songwriters who have made an impact regionally, nationally and around the world with their music. Having been involved with the scouting, signing and development of many artists during my years with A&M Records, I will play some songs by artists I signed, and a few stories of how I came about signing them. The Music of Canada special gets underway next Sunday, July 1st at 6 pm Pacific. O Canada!

It's my pleasure to send Happy Birthday wishes to Linda Guy in La Habra, California. Both Linda and her husband Dave enjoy listening to the show every week. Do you have a birthday coming up soon? Please let me know so that I can help you celebrate your special day with the Island listeners around the world. Send the date info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1966. Appearing in the Number One spot it's The Beatles. Paperback Writer is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Voice Your Choice next week presents my friend from Montreal, Andy Kim. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Be My Baby or Rock Me Gently. I'll play the winner on the next week's Music of Canada Special.

Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to this week's show. See you next Sunday for the Music of Canada Special right here on the Island.

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. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Be My Baby or Rock Me Gently. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

The Beatles Number One Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown 1966

John, Paul, George, and Ringo are at the top of the chart (yet again) this week on the Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown from our Spotlight Year 1966.

Here are The Beatles with Paperback Writer.

Enjoy!

Michael


Monday, June 18, 2018

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies - Week of June 17th, 2018

June 17th to June 23rd, 2018

Thanks for joining me for my Annual Father's Day Special on the Island. Amazing...four hours of songs for and about our Dads. Thanks for your emails, chat room comments and facebook posts. You sure seem to have enjoyed the show. A big shoutout to Johny Cole at our affiliate station RAG-FM in Raglan, New Zealand who rightly pointed out that the southern hemisphere celebrates Father's Day in September. I remember that, as Father's Day was celebrated on the Sunday in September that I was in Sydney, Australia. As I mentioned in my note to Johny, he can always play the archive of the Father's Day special in September. Also a big hello to listener Tammy Maynard in Nashville, Tennessee who said she loves the show and the music, which brings back a lot of memories for her. Thanks very much, Tammy. I'd love to hear from you too. Got a thought or comment? Send it to michael@treasureislandoldies.com and I will definitely get it directly into my inbox.

Get out the sunscreen! It's the Annual Summer Beach Party next week on the Island. We will do the show from the beach and invite you to sail, row or swim over for the big celebration next week. The sun, the surf, the sand, and the MUSIC! Great summertime memories all next week, June 24th, beginning 6 pm Pacific. Just keep an eye out and a closed mouth for the seagulls flying overhead. LOL Listen either via the Yare Media stream or wtnd.org.

Do you have a birthday coming up soon? Please let me know so that I can help you celebrate your special day with the Island listeners around the world. Send the date info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1965. Appearing in the Number One spot it's the Four Tops. I Can't Help Myself is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Voice Your Choice next week the group that is the epitome of summer, the Beach Boys! Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either California Girls or Surfin' USA. I'll play the winner on the next week's Summer Beach Party Special.

Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to this week's show. See you next Sunday for the Summer Beach Party.

Bye for now.
Michael

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. And this summer they're back together, all original surviving members including Brian Wilson, and are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of The Beach Boys with a major tour.

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 on Treasure Island Oldies and the Annual Summer Beach Party, Voice Your Choice presents The Beach Boys. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice p[age for either California Girls or Surfin' USA. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Four Tops Number One Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown 1965

This week on the Father's Day Special on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown is from 1965.

At the top of the charts was one of my favourite Motown groups, The Four Tops. As mentioned at Wikipedia, Founded as the Four Aims, lead singer Levi Stubbs, Abdul "Duke" Fakir, Renaldo "Obie" Benson and Lawrence Payton remained together for over four decades, performing from 1953 until 1997 without a change in personnel.

Here they are with one of their most beloved hits, Number One this week in 1965, I Can't Help Myself.

Enjoy!
Michael


Saturday, June 16, 2018

DJ Fontana, Elvis Presley's Drummer and Last Surviving Member Has Passed Away At Age 87

DJ Fontana passed away in his sleep last night (June 15, 2018) aged, 87, according to an emotional Facebook post from his son. David Fontana wrote: "I told everyone that I would keep you posted. My Dad passed away in his sleep at 9:33 tonight. "He was very comfortable with no pain. I will post more tomorrow when I have more information. We ask for privacy at this time. Thank you for your love and prayers."

Sun Studio, in Memphis Tennessee, where Elvis famously began his career, also posted on their official Facebook page: "We are extremely saddened to hear about the passing of legendary drummer D.J. Fontana. The band is all back together now."

Dominic Joseph Fontana, known as DJ, was born in 1931 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He began playing the drums for Elvis in 1954 and worked with The King until 1968. Fontana featured on the recording of a host of Presley's biggest hits including Heartbreak Hotel, Hound Dog, Don't Be Cruel and Jailhouse Rock. The Louisiana native also featured on Elvis' iconic appearances on the Ed Sullivan show.

Fontana joined a band consisting of Scotty Moore on lead guitar, Bill Black on bass and Elvis Presley on rhythm guitar and vocals, originally calling themselves The Blue Moon Boys. The band was formed by record producer Sam Phillips and would go on to record many of The King’s top tunes.
Although the band officially broke up in 1958 Fontana and Elvis continued working together throughout the 1960s.



Monday, June 11, 2018

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies Week of June 10th, 2018

June 10th to June 16th, 2018

It's always a pleasure for me to bring you a new show every week, and this week was no exception. Having a very large music library, I enjoy preparing the playlist for the show. I'll look through the titles and come across that I think you would like to hear, then add it to the list. But it's more than just putting a list of songs together; it's about the feel and flow of the music that I really like.  For example, I really enjoyed playing My Back Pages by The Byrds, as well as the top 10 Manhattan Spiritual by Reg Owens and His Orchestra, That song was from 1959, the Spotlight Year this week on the show. You feedback to these and other songs I played makes it all worthwhile. Thanks very much.

We are now less than a week away from Father's Day and our Annual Father's Day Special. The tribute to Dads everywhere begins next Sunday, June 17th at 6 pm Pacific. Join me in this annual tribute to Father's Day.Listen either via the Yare Media stream or wtnd.org.

Do you have a birthday coming up soon? Please let me know so that I can help you celebrate your special day with the Island listeners around the world. Send the date info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1959, this week's Spotlight Year. At Number One it's Canada's Paul Anka. Lonely Boy is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Voice Your Choice next week spotlights the great keyboard player Ernie Freeman and his studio group B. Bumble and The Stingers. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Bumble Boogie or Nut Rocker. I'll play the winner on the next week's Father's Day Special.

Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to this week's show. See you next Sunday for the Father's Day live show.

Bye for now.
Michael

B. Bumble And The Stingers - Voice Your Choice

B. Bumble & The Stingers were actually Los Angeles studio session players. Ernie Freeman played piano; Tommy Tedesco was on guitar; Earl Palmer played drums and Red Callender played bass.

While they were short-lived as this group, they scored three hits on the charts in 1961 and '62. This week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice features two of their three hits for your votes, Bumble Boogie and Nut Rocker. Bumble Boogie was an adaptation of Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight Of The Bumble Bee, which was also a #7 hit in 1946 for Freddy Martin. Nut Rocker was adapted from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite.

Cast you vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Bumble Boogie or Nut Rocker. I'll play the winning song on next week's Father's Day Special.


Paul Anka Number One on Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown 1959

He hailed from Canada's National Capitol city, Ottawa, Ontario. When he signed with ABC Records and worked with arranger/producer Don Costa, his career took off, BIG time.

This week on Treasure Island Oldies the Spotlight Year is 1959. At the top of the charts this week in 1959 is Paul Anka. Here he is with Lonely Boy.

Enjoy!

Michael

Sunday, June 03, 2018

This Week On Treasure Island Oldies Week Of June 3rd, 2018

June 2rd to June 9th, 2018
Here we are, it's already June! Cannot believe just how quickly this year is flying by. And with it being June, I had to play that song about the 3rd of June, another sleepy, dusty delta day, The Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry. It's one of those song that plays out in your mind like a cinematic movie as you listen to it. It was also fun to play Convoy  by C.W. McCall, another song about June, "it was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June".

Be sure to make a note on your calendar for June 17th. It's Father's Day and the annual Treasure Island Oldies Father's Day special. There will be a lot of songs celebrating, saluting and paying tribute to Father, Dad, Papa, Daddy. We get started 6 pm Pacific. Listen either via the Yare Media stream or wtnd.org.

Birthday wishes go out this week to Paul Carter, Jr. in Ellicott City, Maryland, Michael Gee in Berkeley, California, and as well to long time listener, Nancy Turnbull in Niagara Falls, Ontario. I'd also like to celebrate you and  your birthday on the show. Send the date info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1968, this week's Spotlight Year. At Number One it's music from The Graduate with Simon and Garfunkel. Mrs. Robinson is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Voice Your Choice next week spotlights the legendary B.B. King. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either I Like To Live The Love or The Thrill Is Gone. I'll play the winner on the next week's show.

Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to this week's show. Take care. See you next Sunday for the live show.

Bye for now.
Michael

B.B. King Voice Your Choice

The great and highly respected B.B. King was born September 16, 1925 on the Berclair cotton plantation near the town of  Itta Bena, Mississippi.

He began his recording career in 1949 when he was signed to RPM Records in Los Angeles and built his reputation as a great blues guitarist and vocalist. He has been recognized other guitar greats such as Eric Clapton.

As for appearing on the Top 100 charts, he scored success 47 times between 1957 and 1989.

Sadly, B.B. King passed away May 14, 2015 from complications due to type 2 diabetes, leaving a rich legacy of recordings.

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present B.B. King in the Voice Your Choice spotlight. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either I Like To Live The Love or The Thrill Is Gone. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Simon & Garfunkel Number One Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown 1968

This week the Spotlight Year on Treasure Island Oldies is 1968.

At the top of the charts on this week's Top Five Countdown is Simon & Garfunkel with a great and memorable song from the movies.

Here are Simon & Garfunkel from The Graduate with this week's Number One song, Mrs. Robinson.

Enjoy!

Michael


Sunday, May 27, 2018

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of May 27th, 2018

May 27th to June 2nd, 2018
Thanks for keeping me company on the Island again this week. I always enjoy putting the show's playlist together and it sure feels good when I receive a comment, whether it be via email, in the chat room, or via my Facebook page, about how you loved hearing a particular song on the show. I'd love to play your favourite song too. Send a note to me with what you'd like to hear by emailing requests@treasureislandoldies.com I look forward to hearing from you.

Please listen to my annual Father's Day special on Father's Day, June 17th. There will be a lot of songs celebrating, saluting and paying tribute to Father, Dad, Papa, Daddy. We get started 6 pm Pacific. Listen either via the Yare Media stream or wtnd.org.

Birthday wishes go out to Daryl Darnell in Jacksonville, Illinois, and to Bruce Toews in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I'd also like to celebrate your birthday on the show. Send the date info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1971, this week's Spotlight Year. At Number One it's the Rolling Stones. Brown Sugar is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Voice Your Choice next week spotlights the soulful Arthur Alexander. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either You Better Move On or Anna (Go To Him). I'll play the winner on the next week's show.

Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to this week's show. Have a great week.
See you next Sunday for the live show.

Bye for now.
Michael


Arthur Alexander Voice Your Choice

Now here is a bit of a twist. Arthur Alexander, our artist in the Voice Your Choice spotlight was both a country music  songwriter and a soul singer. He was born in Sheffield, Alabama on May 10, 1940.

He influenced many recording artists and his songs have been recorded by the likes of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Otis Redding, Tina Turner and Jerry Lee Lewis. Surprisingly and interestingly too, many North Americans heard Arthur Alexander's music first via the aforementioned recording artists. I know I heard Anna (Go To Him) and You Better Move One, for example, by the Beatles and Rolling Stones respectively years before I heard the original versions by Arthur Alexander.

So in a way, Voice Your Choice is a bit of an education this week as Arthur Alexander is in the spotlight. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either You Better Move On or Anna (Go To Him). I'll Play the winner on next week's show.

Rolling Stones Number One Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown 1971


The Spotlight Year this week on Treasure Island Oldies is 1971 and that includes this week's Top Five Countdown.

Here are The Rolling Stones with Brown Sugar, Number One!

Enjoy.

Michael


Monday, May 21, 2018

This week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of May 20th, 2018

May 20th to 26th, 2018
As I mentioned on my Facebook page at the end of this week's show, it is surprising how quickly four hours can go by. I often find myself all wrapped up in the show when I discover that there is only maybe an hour and ten minutes or so left. As they say, time flies when you're having fun. And as usual, we had lots of fun in the chat room once again this week. The humour is everywhere with some very quick minds contributing to the conversation. As some recent new friends in the chat room say, it really does add an extra dimension to the enjoyment of the show. I invite you to give it a try next Sunday during the live show. Just click Chat on the menu and then follow the easy instructions. We'd love to welcome you to being one of the Nuts in the Hut. Cheers!

June 17th is not only Father's Day, it's also the date for our annual Father's Day Special here on the Island. There will be a lot of songs celebrating, saluting and paying tribute to Father, Dad, Papa, Daddy. We get started next Sunday, June 17th at 6 pm Pacific. Listen either via the Yare Media stream or wtnd.org.

I would like to wish long time listener Cora Quinn in Peoria, Illinois Happy Birthday. And if your birthday is coming up soon, please let me know the date. Send the date info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1960, this week's Spotlight Year. The Number One song is by the Everly Brothers and their fist release for Warner Brothers Records. Cathy's Clown is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Voice Your Choice next week spotlights Lady Soul, Aretha Franklin. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Ain't No Way or Baby I Love You. I'll play the winner on the next week's show.

Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to this week's show. See you next week on the Island.

Bye for now.
Michael

Aretha Franklin Voice Your Choice

There is only one Aretha Franklin! "Lady Soul" was born in Memphis, Tennessee on March 25, 1942 and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She was heavily influenced musically by her famous gospel preacher father, Reverend Cecil L. Franklin. Despite recording for two labels JVB/Battle in 1956 and Columbia Records in 1960, she had little success until she was wooed to sign with Atlantic Records where she worked with producer Jerry Wexler.

Between 1961 and 1998 Aretha appeared on the charts a total of 76 times, achieving 17 Top Ten Hits and 15 Gold Records. Isn't that astounding!!!

Treasure Island Oldies presents Aretha Franklin in the Voice Your Choice spotlight. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Ain't No Way or Baby I Love You. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Everly Brothers Number One Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown 1960

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Spotlight Year is 1960. And the unmistakable sound of the Everly Brothers vocal harmonies combined with great songwriters, provided them with many hits over the years.

In 1960 Don and Phil moved from Cadence Records to Warner Brothers and scored their first number one hit with their new label.

Here are the Everly Brothers with the Number One song this week from 1960, Cathy's Clown.

Enjoy!

Michael



Monday, May 14, 2018

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies Week of May 13th to 19th, 2018

May 13th to 19th, 2018

Happy Mother's Day! It was my pleasure to bring the annual Mother's Day Special to you once again this year. I really enjoy preparing the playlist for this particular show; and there is a vast amount of mother type songs to choose from. Surprisingly, there are so many songs about Mom that I could not play them all. However, for a complete list of all songs I played on the show, just go to the Listen page and scroll down to the playlist.


For our next special, we will salute Dads all around the world with the Annual Father's Day Special. There will be a lot of songs celebrating, saluting and paying tribute to our dear Papa. We get started next Sunday, May 17th at 6 pm Pacific. Listen either via the Yare Media stream or wtnd.org. Be sure to check out the Father's Day Special promo billboard that Eddy Fisher, my Webmaster, has created. Similar to the Miother's Day promo,   you'll find Father in every language! Many thanks Eddy.

I would like to wish Toni Howerton in Middletown, Ohio a very Happy Birthday. And if your birthday is coming up soon, please let me know the date. Send the date info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1964, this week's Spotlight Year. The Number One song is by Motown's Mary Wells. My Guy is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Voice Your Choice next week spotlights Archie Bell and The Drells, from Houston, Texas. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Tighten Up or I Just Can't Stop Dancing. I'll play the winner on the next week's show.

Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Thanks again for listening to the Mother's Day Special on this week's show. I look forward to your company next week on the Island.

Bye for now.
Michael

Archie Bell and The Drells Voice Your Choice

Archie Bell and The Drells were from Houston, Texas. Archie himself came from quite the family. One of his brothers, Jerry Bell, was a world karate champion and  lead vocalist with Motown's Dazz Band. Another brother, the late Ricky Bell, was a player in the NFL.

One of their biggest hits, Tighten Up, was released after Archie received his draft notice. The single was released on a local label but went all the way when it was picked up for national distribution by Atlantic Records.

Archie Bell and The Drells are in the Voice Your Choice spotlight next week on Treasure Island Oldies. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Tighten Up or I Just Can't Stop Dancing. I'll play the winning song on next week's show.

Mary Wells Number One Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown 1964

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Top Five Countdown is from this week in 1964.

At the top of the charts is the major smash by Motown's Mary Wells.

Here she is in a clip from the TV show Shindig, performing her million seller, My Guy.

Enjoy!
Michael


Monday, May 07, 2018

Treasure Island Oldies 21st Anniversary Special Update Week of May 6th, 2018

May 6th to 12th, 2018

As the Irish Rovers sang, Wasn't That A Party! I had a wonderful time celebrating the 21st Anniversary of Treasure Island Oldies with you on this week's show. I enjoyed playing some montages of the many affiliate station IDs that have carried the show over the years. It was also really nice to hear from some listeners who left a message on the Listener Line. My thanks to Judy Covington in Canton, Ohio; California Barb in California; and Shirley Ham in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Chat Room had a party atmosphere with everyone in a great mood to celebrate. Also, a big thank you to the dozens of people who sent congratulations notes to me via my Facebook page. And of course, the music reflected the occasion with Rare Earth's I Just Want To Celebrate, We Are Family by Sister Sledge,  There Dog Night's Celebrate, and Celebration with Kool And The Gang, and many other party tunes. Thank you all so very much. It really astounds me that I have been getting together with you weekly since 1997! Here's to many more years of fun on the Island. I'd like to also say thank you to Hugh Dobbie Jr., with whom I have been working with since the show began in 1997. Hugh has continued to be the live online streaming provider to this day. Cheers, Hugh!

Next week we will salute Moms all around the world with the Annual Mother's Day Special. There will be a lot of songs celebrating, saluting and paying tribute to mothers. We get started next Sunday, May 13th at 6 pm Pacific. Listen either via the Yare Media stream or wtnd.org Be sure to check out the Mother's Day Special promo billboard that Eddy Fisher, my Webmaster, has created. You'll find Mother in every language! Thanks Eddy for another fun and creative promotional ad.

It would be my pleasure to help celebrate your birthday on the show. If it's coming up soon, please me know by sending the date info to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1962, this week's Spotlight Year. The Number One song is by The Shirelles. Soldier Boy is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Voice Your Choice next week spotlights Annette, one of the original Mouseketeers on The Mickey Mouse Club TV show. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Pineapple Princess or Tall Paul. I'll play the winner on the next week's show.
Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

In closing for this week, I wanted to thank you again for your many kind wishes and congratulations for the 21st Anniversary of Treasure Island Oldies. I look forward to your company next week on the Mother's Day Special.

Bye for now.
Michael

Annette Voice Your Choice on Treasure Island Oldies

Annette was born Annette Joanne Funicello on October 22, 1942w in Utica, New York, but relocated with her family to Southern California when she was four years old. At twelve she became part one of the original Mouseketeers when she was chosen to be part of The Mickey Mouse Club.

As a teenager, she established herself as an actress and starred in several movies including Beach Party, Babes In Toyland, Beach Blanket Bingo, and others.

Sadly Annette passed away at age 70 on April 8, 2013 from Multiple Sclerosis.

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present Annette in the Voice Your Choice spotlight. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either Pineapple Princess or Tall Paul. I'll play the winner on next week's Mother's Day Special

The Shirelles Top Five Countdown 1962 Treasure Island Oldies

This week on the 21st Anniversary Special of Treasure Island Oldies, the Spotlight Year is 1962.

At the top of the charts was a very timely song for the times. Here are The Shirelles with Soldier Boy, Number One this week in 1962.

Enjoy!
Michael


Monday, April 30, 2018

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies Week of April 29th to May 5th, 2018

April 29th to May 5th, 2018
 
It was fun to back together with you on The Island this week. Had a great vacation in Maui, that other island. LOL The Chat Room was filled with lots of good friends who all gave me a warm welcome home. Thanks very much. This week our Spotlight Year was 1966 and what a year it was for some fantastic music! As a  teenager, I always thought the Summer of '66 had some of the best records ever released. A few examples of songs I played include Paint It, Black by The Rolling Stones, Eddie Floyd's Knock On Wood, Stop Stop Stop by The Hollies, I'm Ready For Love by Motown's Martha and The Vandellas, and so many more. Even our Vinyl 45 of the Week, Nancy Sinatra's These Boots Are Made For Walking, sounded good and "scratchy". For a complete list of the songs I played on the show this week, please go to the Listen page and scroll down.

I sure hope that you can join me next week as we will celebrate the 21st Anniversary of Treasure Island Oldies. This is a milestone, not just for the show but for online and terrestrial radio, as it will mark one of the longest running weekly radio shows in the world.  My Webmaster, Eddy Fisher, asked me to thank you for all the great comments you've made on the cool 21st Anniversary Special video promo billboard. Love that revolving mic!

Speaking of my Webmaster, it is my great pleasure to wish Eddy Fisher a very Happy Birthday this week. In addition, long time listener, Marc Baillergeon in Montreal, Quebec is also celebrating his birthday. If your birthday coming up soon, please me know by sending the date to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1966, this week's Spotlight Year. The Number One song is by The Young Rascals. Good Lovin' is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Voice Your Choice next week spotlights The Arbors, a group named after their hometown, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either A Symphony For Susan or The Letter. I'll play the winner on the next week's 21st Anniversary show.

Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

In closing for this week, I wanted to thank you again for such a great welcome home from vacation and I sure look forward to your company next week as we celebrate the 21st Anniversary of Treasure Island Oldies.

Bye for now.
Michael
 

The Arbors Voice Your Choice

The Arbors were from Ann Arbor, Michigan, and consisted of two pairs of brothers: Edward and Fred Farran, and Scott and Tom Herrick.

They only appeared on the Billboard chart a total of five times, and one of those times they peaked at #114, bubbling under the Hot 100. However they recorded a number of memorable songs, including their cover version of The Letter, originally a hit for the Box Tops.

Voice Your Choice presents The Arbors. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either A Symphony For Susan (their first charted hit) or The Letter (their 4th single and biggest hit). I'll play the winner in the 3rd hour of next week's 21st Anniversary show.

Young Rascals Number One Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown 1966

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Spotlight Year is 1966 and the Top Five Countdown features The Young Rascals in fine form.

Here they are, The Young Rascals with Good Lovin'.

Enjoy!

Michael


Monday, April 16, 2018

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of April 15th, 2018

April 15th to 28th, 2018
Have you ever heard so many names mentioned in a single four hour period!! We sure had our share on this week's Name Game Special. If this was you, you heard your song: Danny, Loreli, Carol, Norman, Terry, Mary, Randy, Ruby, Mary Lou, Jack, Shirley, and so many others. To find out all the names I played on the show, go to the Listen page and scroll down to the Playlist.

As this week's Spotlight Year was 1959, I was pleased to be able to include some name songs from that year, as part of the special.  Some of the names included Charlie, Margie, Mona Lisa, Lee, and Frankie, The Vinyl 45 of the week, was Sheila by Tommy Roe, sounding so good in vinyl.

Our next special will be a milestone, not just for the show but for online and terrestrial radio. Join me Sunday May 6th for the Treasure Island Oldies 21st Anniversary Special. This special will mark one of the longest running weekly radio shows in the world.  And check out the cool video promo billboard created by Eddy Fisher, our webmaster. WOW, thanks Eddy!

I am pleased to welcome yet another new station to the Treasure Island Oldies Broadcast Partners Network. A big hello to GCR Global Community Radio! Based in Geneva, New York, you'll be able to listen to the latest show every Friday from 6 to 10 am Eastern time. This is great!

Is your birthday coming up soon? If so, please me know by sending the date to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1959, this week's Spotlight Year. The Number One song is by The Fleetwoods: Gretchen, Gary and Barbara. Come Softly To Me is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Voice Your Choice will return April 29th with B.J. Thomas. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either I Just Can't Help Believing or (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song. I'll play the winner on the April 29th show.

Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

In closing for this week, I wanted to let you know I am taking a vacation and there will be no live show next week. However, please go to the Listen page and there will be a replay of the show from April 23, 2017 for your enjoyment. And the Chat Room will also be open as usual. I'll be back in time for the next live show, Sunday, April 29th.

Bye for now.
Michael
 

B. J. Thomas Voice Your Choice

B.J. Thomas was born Billy Joe Thomas on August 7, 1942 in Hugo, Oklahoma and later moved to Rosenberg, Texas, where he was raised. While in high school he joined a band, The Triumphs and together they recorded their first hit single, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, a song written in 1949 by Hank Williams.

B.J. Thomas had 26 songs hits hit the charts between 1966 and 1983, with an impressive 5 Top Ten hits and 3 Gold Records. And he continued his success after the pop hits with an even longer streak of success in country music.

Treasure Island Oldies is pleased to present B. J. Thomas in the Voice Your Choice Spotlight. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either I Just Can't Help Believing or (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song. I'll play the winner on the next show, April 29th.

Treasure Island Oldies Top Five Countdown 1959 The Fleetwoods Number One

This week on Treasure Island Oldies, the Spotlight Year is 1959, including the Top Five Countdown.

Here at Number One are Gretchen, Gary and Barbara, The Fleetwoods with Come Softly To Me.

Enjoy!

Michael



Monday, April 09, 2018

This Week on Treasure Island Oldies - Week of April 8, 2018

April 8th to 14th, 2018
 
I had a great time once again this week with you, both on the air as well as in the Chat Room. We had a great turnout this week and it was so nice to welcome back and visit with friends including Sean in  Louisville, Kentucky, and Fay and Matt in Langley, British Columbia. I wanted to make mention of one of our recent new regulars, Bill in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Bill is a nurse and was on duty the night the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team had the horrific bus crash resulting in 15 deaths. Bill and many others devote their lives to helping others. Thank you Bill! And out hearts go out to the families affected by this tragedy.

This week we spotlighted the year 1968 and featured many songs from that year by The Equals, The Foundations, The Impressions, Cowsills, and many more, including the Top Five Countdown. It was also cool to play the Vinyl 45 of the week, Rit It Up by Little Richard. I actually played it from a 45 EP or Extended Play, with two songs per side. I'm really enjoying playing vinyl live on the show. Just like the old days! :-)

Next week is our annual Name Game Special, with people's names in the song titles. Be sure to have a listen, and these names will be like visiting with old friends once again. The special airs live next Sunday, April 15th starting at 6 pm Pacific time, and at various times throughout the week on the Broadcast Partners Network affiliate stations. Speaking of affiliate stations, I am pleased to welcome MCBVI, Michigan Counsel Of The Blind And Visually Impaired, to the Broadcast Partners Network. MCBVI will air the show Sundays at 3 pm Eastern. Be sure to check out their website at blindmi.org 

Is your birthday coming up soon? If so, please me know by sending the date to birthdays@treasureislandoldies.com. I'll wish you Happy Birthday on the show and also play Birthday by The Beatles for you.

The Top Five Countdown this week is from 1968, this week's Spotlight Year. The Number One song, quite the tear-jerker, is by Bobby Goldsboro. Honey is playing at the Treasure Island Oldies Treasure Island Oldies Blog.

Next week on Treasure Island Oldies, Voice Your Choice presents Don and Phil, the Everly Brothers. Cast your vote at the Voice Your Choice page for either This Little Girl Of Mine or Ebony Eyes. I'll play the winner on next week's show.

Listen to this week's Rock and Roll News Podcast.

Have a great week.

Bye for now.
Michael