September 23, 2014 Record of the Day

One of the few Elvis movie soundtracks to hit #1 on the Billboard album charts in the mid-60s was “Roustabout.” Also starring the legendary Barbara Stanwyck, the album featured no hit singles, unlike most Elvis films. Released on RCA, the value depends on several factors. A mono copy with “mono” at the bottom of the label is worth up to $400.00. A mono copy with “monaural” at the bottom of the label is up to $100.00. A stereo copy with “stereo” at the bottom of a black label can get you $400.00. A copy with the RCA logo in white on a black label and other print in silver is worth up to $75.00. A version where the label is orange and the vinyl is rigid can sell for $150.00. An orange label with flexible vinyl is no more than $30.00. The album with a tan label is valued up to $100.00, but a black label with dog near the top is no more than $20.00. Always know which issue you have of any record before you buy or sell.

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September 22, 2014 Record of the Day

One of the most unusual ways to promote an album happened in 1968 when the Waleeco Candy Company hired a Boston band to cut a commercial. The band known as Flat Earth Society has been recognized over the years as truly innovative and talented. The way to obtain a copy of the album was to send proof of purchase of 6 Waleeco candy bars along with $1.60 to the candy company. It was a pretty good investment as the “Waleeco” album, released by Fleetwood records, can get you $400.00 today. Find the most up-to-date value of your records from Mighty John the Record Guy within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.

 

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September 21, 2014 Record of the Day

Ray Bloch and his orchestra first became famous as the band who played for performances on the “Ed Sullivan Show” when it was known as “Toast of the Town.” The band also played for the “Jackie Gleason Show.” Gleason would introduce him as “the flower of the musical world.” In 1953 Ray Bloch and his orchestra recorded the theme for the Academy Award winner “From Here to Eternity.” The picture sleeve for the single pictures the film cast including Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Donna Reed, and Deborah Kerr. Released by Coral records, the sleeve is worth up to $500.00 today. Find the most up-to-date value of your records from Mighty John the Record Guy within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.

 

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September 20, 2014 Record of the Day

The album “Smiley Smile” by the Beach Boys, released in 1967 on Brother records, was their least successful up until that time. But over the years it has become much more appreciated and sought after. Recorded in Brian Wilson’s home studio in Bel Air, the quality suffered as a result of not having the high tech gear of Capitol records’ studio. One of the tracks on the album called “Vegetables” features the sounds of Paul McCartney munching on celery. The “Smiley Smile” album in stereo is worth no more than $25.00 but a first-pressing mono copy can fetch $500.00 today. Find the value for every record by the Beach Boys and those by over 55,000 other recording artists with the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD in Microsoft Word. It’s available in the left hand column for $39.95 with free shipping.

 

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September 19, 2014 Record of the Day

Former Golden Glove boxing champ Johnny Burnette was one of the first and most successful Rockabilly singers. It all began in 1955 with “Go Mule Go” on Von records. An original copy is worth up to $750.00 today. His biggest and most memorable hits were “You’re Sixteen,” “Dreamin,” “Little Boy Sad,” and “Big Big World.” In 1961 Liberty records released the EP “Johnny Burnettes’ Hits” containing “You’re Sixteen,” which was his biggest hit. The EP can sell for $200.00 today. Find the value for every record by Johnny Burnette and those by over 55,000 other recording artists with the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD in Microsoft Word. It’s available in the left hand column for $39.95 with free shipping.

 

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September 18, 2014 Record of the Day

Ted Cassidy was an American actor best known for playing the butler on TV’s “The Addams Family.” As Lurch, he is famous for the line: “You rang?” Cassidy also played characters on “Star Trek,” “Daniel Boone,” and “I Dream of Jeannie.” But it is his portrayal or Lurch that lives in memory. In 1965 Capitol records released the single “The Lurch.” The 45 with picture sleeve is worth up to $150.00 today. Find the most up-to-date value of your records from Mighty John the Record Guy within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.

 

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September 17, 2014 Records of the Day

Weddings and marriage have been often-used themes for some of the classic Doo Wop songs of the 50s and 60s such as “To the Aisle” by the 5 Satins, “Three Steps from the Altar,” by Shep & the Limelights, and “Babalu’s Wedding Day” by the Eternals. Perhaps the most successful is “When We Get Married” by the Dreamlovers. It reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1961. A copy on Heritage records is worth up to $40.00, but their 1960 single “For the First Time” on Len records can get you $500.00 today. Find the most up-to-date value of your records from Mighty John the Record Guy within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.

 

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September 16, 2014 Record of the Day

Dead at the age of 29, Hank Williams lives on as a Country music superstar. Born with spina bifada, he was pretty much a loner as a child and found company with the various types of music he heard on the radio. One of those to have a tremendous influence on young Hank was not a Country artist but rather a Blues artist named Rufus Payne. And the Blues are definitely heard in his songs and voice. Hank’s earliest songs were on the Sterling record label. “Honky Tonkin,” released in 1947 as a 78, is worth up to $1,000.00 today. What other Hank Williams records are worth $1,000.00 or more? Find out with the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD in Microsoft Word. It lists the values for over a million records and is available in the left hand column for $39.95 with free shipping.

 

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September 15, 2014 Record of the Day

The most popular dance crazes of the early 60s included the Twist, the Pony,the Mashed Potatoes,the Hully Gully,the Swim,the Fish,and the Shimmy. And then there was the Stomp. “Foot Stomping” by the Flares, released on Felsted records in 1961, is worth up to $40.00 while their album “Encore of Foot Stompin’ Hits” can sell for $100.00 today. Find the most up-to-date value of your records from Mighty John the Record Guy within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.

 

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September 14, 2014 Record of the Day

The 78 rpm record had pretty much vanished by the end of the 50s as the 45 became the preferable way to release and hear the music of the day. One of the biggest hits for Ricky Nelson was one of the last Billboard Top 100 hits to be released both as a 78 and a 45. “It’s Late” reached # 9 in 1959. The 45, released on Imperial records, is worth up to $50.00 with picture sleeve. However, the 78 can sell for $500.00 today. It did not come with a picture sleeve. Both versions are pictured here. What other Ricky Nelson records are worth $500.00 or more? Find out with the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD in Microsoft Word. It lists the values for over a million records and is available in the left hand column for $39.95 with free shipping.

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