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Stung!ROCK ‘N’ READ AND SAVE BIG ON RECORD APPRAISALS! Besides being a well-known record appraiser, Mighty John the Record Guy is also an author. If you order an autographed copy of “Stung” for $12.95 in the lower right hand column of this page, you’ll receive a coupon for 25 free record appraisals (No expiration date).  Add a copy of John’s second novel, “Garden of Eva,” ($17.95) and we’ll email you a coupon for 75 free record appraisals (No expiration date).

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July 27, 2015 Records of the Day

Donovan 45DonovanDonovan, like Elvis, Fabian, Cher and Madonna, is best known by just his first name. Donovan Leitch was a chart topper in the 60s with hits such as “Mellow Yellow” and “Sunshine Superman.” His most valuable album, “A Gift From a Flower to a Garden,” was issued in 1967 on Epic records. It contained the hit “Wear Your Love Like Heaven, which is worth no more than $10.00.” But the two record set in mono of “A Gift From a Flower to a Garden” is worth up to $200.00 today. Have Mighty John the Record Guy appraise your records within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” near the top of the page.

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July 26, 2105 Record of the Day

OrlonsOrlons 45The Orlons was one of the most popular groups to come out of Philadelphia, the city that had Cameo-Parkway records, which released hits by Bobby Rydell, the Dovells, and Chubby Checker. The Orlons were the back up group for Dee Dee Sharp on her mega-smash “Mashed Potato Time.” Soon, the Orlons had their own hits like “The Wah Watusi” and “South Street.” Their 1963 album “Not Me” on Cameo records is worth up to $100.00 today as is the “Not Me” 45 with its picture sleeve. Both are shown here. Find the value for every record by the Orlons and those by over 65,000 other recording artists with the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD, listing the values for over a million records. It’s available in the left hand column.

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July 25, 2015 Records of the Day

Ral Donner 45Ral-DonnerSome say Ral Donner sounded more like Elvis than Elvis. He wasn’t an Elvis impersonator like we see today. He was the real thing, even backed up by the Jordanaires who were Elvis’ backup singers. Elvis’ main guitar player Scotty Moore and drummer D.J. Fontana also played on Ral Donner records. Ral Donner’s biggest hit came in 1963 with “You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Until You Lose It.” A copy can get you $25.00 today. His album “Taken Care of Business,” released on Gone records in 1961, is now worth up to $200.00. Ral Donner is among the over 65,000 recording artists you’ll find on the “Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide” on CD listing the values for over a million records (albums, 45s, & 78s). It’s available in the left hand column. Also check out our new companion guide, “Records You Should Know About.” Just click on the link in the yellow strip above.

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July 24, 2015 Records of the Day

Ten Years After (45)Ten-Years-AfterTen Years After was formed in England in 1967 with Alvin Lee as their controversial leader. Two years later they rocked Woodstock with their exciting rendition of “I’m Going Home.” They had little success on the singles charts but their albums sold well. Their biggest hit came in 1971 with “I’d Love to Change the World,” which is worth no more than $10.00. Their 1968 album “Undead” on Deram records, featuring George Gershwin’s “Summertime” and Woody Herman’s “Woodchoppers Ball,” is worth up to $125.00. Add another $100.00 if cover has sticker promoting “I’m Going Home.” Have Mighty John the Record Guy appraise your records within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” near the top of the page.

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July 23, 2105 Records of the Day

Fats-DominoKorea BluesFats Domino is a national treasure whose contributions to Rock and Roll can’t be measured by radio-play and record sales. Among his biggest hits are “Ain’t It a Shame,” “Blue Monday,” and “Blueberry Hill.” His first record “The Fat Man” came in 1950 well before the acknowledged birth of Rock and Roll. Released on Imperial records, a copy of the 78 is worth up to $400.00. His first 45 “Korea Blues” can get you $1,000.00 today. Fats Domino is among the over 65,000 recording artists you’ll find on the “Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide” on CD listing the values for over a million records (albums, 45s, & 78s). It’s available in the left hand column. Also check out our new companion guide, “Records You Should Know About.” Just click on the link in the yellow strip above.

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July 22, 2015 Record of the Day

Three Dog NightThreeDogNight (Naked cover)One of the most prolific hit-makers of the late 60s and early 70s was Three Dog Night. They had 18 consecutive top-20 hits with several number ones including “Mama Told Me Not to Come” and “Joy to the World.” In 1970 ABC/Dunhill released the Three Dog Night album “It Ain’t Easy.” There were two different album covers. One shows the group fully clothed and worth no more than $15.00. Another version pictures three vocalists, four musicians and one unidentified girl—all nude. The cover can sell for $200.00 today. Both are shown here. Three Dog Night is among the over 65,000 recording artists you’ll find on the “Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide” on CD listing the values for over a million records (albums, 45s, & 78s). It’s available in the left hand column. Also check out our new companion guide, “Records You Should Know About.” Just click on the link in the yellow strip above.

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July 21, 2015 Record of the Day

Dixie Cups (45)Chapel-of-LoveAmong the girl-groups of the 60s who had a short-lived but very successful chart-run was the Dixie Cups. When Phil Spector refused to let the Ronettes release “Chapel of Love,” it was given to the Dixie Cups and the rest is history with a song almost as popular today as it was in 1964. An original copy of the 45 is worth up to $25.00 but the album, released on Red Bird records, is worth up to $100.00 today. Both 45 and the album are pictured here.

“Chapel of Love” is just one of the over 1,000,000 record values you’ll find listed on the “Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide” on CD, available in the left hand column. It covers albums, 45s, and 78s by over 65,000 recording artists. Also check out our new companion guide, “Records You Should Know About.” Just click on the link in the yellow strip above.

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July 20, 2015 Records of the Day

Funky Cold MedinaTone-LocTone-Loc is the first black artist to have a number one album on the pop charts. “Loc-ed After Dark” contains the smash single “Wild Thing.” He is best known for his hit “Funky Cold Medina,” which is worth no more than $10.00. His gravelly voice was caused by his mother’s cold remedy of hot tea and brandy. Tone-Loc’s 12 inch single “On Fire/ Cheeba Cheeba Hey Bro,” released by Delicious records in 1987, is worth up to $200.00 today. If you’re a record collector or dealer who would like to be listed in “Mighty John’s Directory of Collectors and Dealers” who buy records, just email mightyjohn@maine.rr.com  for information.

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July 19, 2015 Record of the Day

Runaround-SueDion-green-vinylDion is one of the most successful singers to leave a successful group, the Belmonts, and become even more successful as a solo artist. In 1989 he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His biggest hit came in 1961 with “Runaround Sue.” The album of the same name was released on Laurie records that same year. A black vinyl copy is no more than $25.00 but a copy on green vinyl, as seen here, can sell for $700.00 today. Dion is among the over 65,000 recording artists you’ll find on the “Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide” on CD listing the values for over a million records (albums, 45s, & 78s). It’s available in the left hand column. Also check out our new companion guide, “Records You Should Know About.” Just click on the link in the yellow strip above.

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