In 1975 Freddy Fender hit #1 on both the Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart and the Billboard Hot 100 with “Before the Next Teardrop Falls.” He followed up with another million-seller called “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights.” The song was first recorded by Freddy in 1959 on Duncan records. However, upon his conviction for marijuana in 1960, the song and his popularity faded. But it’s hard to keep a good man and good song down. The version on ABC/Dot from 1975 that sold a million copies is worth no more than $5.00 while that 1959 original on Duncan records can sell for $150.00 today.Both versions are shown here. If you are not familiar with the Country music records that are worth big money, you will find them all listed on the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD in Microsoft Word, available in the left hand column. ($39.95).
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Topps is best known for its chewing gum that came with baseball cards, football cards, and various other sports trading-cards. Their most popular gum is Bazooka. Lesser known products issued by Topps with chewing gum are records, which were 6 inch picture discs like “I Can’t Help Myself” by the Four Tops and “My World is Empty Without You” by the Supremes. Released by Topps in 1967, each is worth up to $150.00 today. “I Can’t Help Myself” by the Four Tops and “My World is Empty Without You” by the Supremes are just two of the picture discs you’ll find listed on our Picture Discs Price Guide on CD in Microsoft Word. It’s available in the left hand column for $9.95.
One of the classic Pop songs of the early Rock N Roll era was “Lollipop.” Reportedly, songwriter Julius Dixon was late for a recording session as a result of his daughter getting a lollipop stuck in her hair. Thus, an inspiration for a song was born. First recorded by Ronald and Ruby, the song hit the charts in 1957. But it’s the version by the Chordettes that most remember. Their single hit #2 in 1958. Released on Cadence records, the 45 is worth up to $50.00 while the 78rpm version can sell for $100.00 today. Both versions are shown here.Find the most up-to-date value of your records within 24 hours from Mighty John the Record Guy. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.
Many say George Jones was the greatest Country music singer of all time. Waylon Jennings was quoted as saying, “If we could all sound like we wanted to, we’d all sound like George Jones.” With more than 150 hits, Jones is best known for the Country classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today.” Known for his alcohol, drug abuse, and being a no-show at many of his concerts, George Jones is still held in high regard for all those who knew and worked with him. In 1966 Starday records released the 2-record set “The George Jones Story.” A copy is worth up to $400.00 today. Which other records by George Jones are worth $100.00 or more? Find out with the Mighty John’s Record Appraisal Guide on CD in Microsoft Word. It’s available in the left hand column of this page. ($39.95)
The Chiffons was one of the most popular girl-groups of the 60s. They first hit big in 1961 when “He’s So Fine” soared all the way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. In 1963 the Chiffons scored again with the single “One Fine Day.” That same year they had more success with “A Love So Fine.” Their last top10-hit came in 1966 with “Sweet Talkin’ Guy.” The 45, released on Laurie records, is worth up to $40.00 but the “Sweet Talkin’ Guy” album can get you $100.00 today.
The Mighty John Complete Record Collector kit on CD in Microsoft Word ($69.95) lists the values for over a million records with over 65,000 recording artists from 1902 to the present day. It includes all 45s, 33s, & 78s. It covers all Rock N Roll, Doo Wop, Rockabilly, Surf, Blues, Soul, Motown, British Invasion, Disco, Punk, Heavy Metal, New Wave, Northern Soul, Country, Jazz, Pop, Big Band, Soundtracks, Comedy, Picture Discs and albums with various songs by various recording artists plus our Directory of Collectors and Dealers who buy records. Also included is Mighty John’s audio seminar “Records to Riches.” If you have records not listed we do any additional research for free.
“Layla” is one of the great classics in Rock history, written by Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon. Released by Derek and the Dominos on ATCO records in 1971, it featured both Clapton and Duane Allman on guitar. The 45 is worth no more than $10.00 but the “Layla” album, released on Polydor records in 1974, can sell for $100.00 today. Find the most up-to-date value of your records within 24 hours from Mighty John the Record Guy. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.
One of Rock N Roll’s first female songwriters is Jackie De Shannon. She had hits with “Needles and Pins” and “When You Walk in the Room” before each were hits for the Searchers. Among her biggest chart-makers are “What the World Needs Now” and “Put a Little Love in Your Heart.” Her only single to be released with a picture sleeve is “Faded Love” from 1963. Released on Liberty records the 45 with sleeve is worth up to $100.00 today. Which other records by Jackie De Shannon are worth $100.00 or more? Find out with the Mighty John’s Record Appraisal Guide on CD in Microsoft Word. It’s available in the left hand column of this page. ($39.95)
Those obscure Soul records from the 1960s and 70s continue to be among the biggest record collectibles on the market today. In 1969 Apollo records released “Popcorn ‘69” by Billy Ball and the Upsetters. A copy is worth up to $3,000.00 today. Lillie Bryant recorded for Tay-Ster records in 1967. As part of the duo, Billy and Lillie, she had two big hits in the 50s with “Lucky Ladybug” and “La De Dah.” But neither is worth more than $20.00. However, her single “Meet Me Halfway” is worth up to $2,500.00. If you are not familiar with the obscure Soul records that are worth big money, you will find them all listed on the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD in Microsoft Word, available in the left hand column. ($39.95)
There were a lot of novelty records about the Beatles in the 1960s. Among them was a song called “We Love You Beatles” by the Carefrees. The song was based on the “Bye Bye Birdie” song “We Love You Conrad” for the Conrad Birdie character. “We Love You Beatles” hit the top-40 and with its picture sleeve is worth up to $100.00 The album by the Carefrees, called “We Love You All,” contained their Beatles tribute. Released on London records in 1964, the album can get you $400.00 today.
Elvis and the Beatles are among the most collectible recording artists of all time. Now you can order the “Complete Elvis and Beatles” listings for just $5.00. You’ll get the current market value for every Elvis and every Beatles record including all 45s, 78s, and albums. (over 2,000 records). If you have an Elvis or Beatles record not listed we will do any additional research for free. The listings are in Microsoft word and will be sent to your email address within 24 hours after your order is placed. To get your copy of the “Complete Elvis and Beatles” listings for $5.00 click on “Elvis/Beatles” at the top of the page.
Bert Convy is best known as a TV game show host on “Tattletales,” “Win, Lose, or Draw,” and “Super Password.” As a actor he appeared on many shows like “Hawaii Five O,” and “Bewitched.” And in 1955 Convy was a member of a group called the Cheers who hit big with “Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots.” The 45 is worth up to $25.00 but the Cheers’ EP “Bazoom,” released on Capitol records, can sell for $100.00 today. Find the most up-to-date value of your records within 24 hours from Mighty John the Record Guy. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.