July 28, 2014 Record of the Day

Baby-boomers, remembering their childhood, still fondly recall “The Howdy Doody Show” and Clarabelle the Clown. There were three Clarabelles during the show’s run including Bob Keeshan who would later find more fame as Captain Kangaroo. The last to play Clarabelle was Lew Anderson. Host, Buffalo Bob, said Lew was the best at entertaining the kids in the Peanut Gallery. Anderson was also a Jazz musician. His album “Clarabelle Clowns with Jazz,” released on Golden Crest records in 1957, is worth up to $300.00 today. If you are not familiar with the Jazz 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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July 27, 2014 Record of the Day

“Little Latin Lupe Lu” was written by Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers and first recorded by them. Released on Moonglow records in 1962 a copy is worth up to $40.00. Since then it has become a standard for many Rock N Roll bands like Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels who had the biggest hit with it, although worth no more than $10.00. However, the 1965 version by the Chancellors, released on Soma records, is worth the most. With picture sleeve, a copy is worth up to $600.00 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.

 

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July 26, 2014 Record of the Day

Lola Albright had appeared in several movies in the 1940s and 50s before she gained fame playing a nightclub singer and the romantic interest for Craig Stevens on the hit TV show “Peter Gunn.” She later had a major role in the Elvis Presley movie “Kid Galahad.” As a result of her singing on “Peter Gunn,” she was given a recording contract. In 1958 KEM records released “Lola Wants You” on red vinyl. A copy can get you $850.00 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.

 

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July 25, 2014 Record of the Day

The hits began for Lou Christie in 1962 with “The Gypsy Cried.” That was followed by more smash singles, “Two Faces Have I” and “Lightnin’ Strikes.” Next up would be his last hit. “Rhapsody in the Rain” would also become his most controversial. Some radio stations wouldn’t play the version with the lyrics that included “makin’ out in the rain.” Versions had to be re-cut replacing the objectionable lyrics with “fell in love in the rain.” Despite that, Christies next single “If My Car Could Only Talk” continued the passion of the two lovers in “Rhapsody in the Rain.” The 45 of “If My Car Could Talk,” released my M-G-M records in 1966, is now worth up to $400.00 with its picture sleeve. 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.

 

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July 24, 2014 Record of the Day

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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July 23, 2014 Records of the Day

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.

 

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July 22, 2014 Record of the Day

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.

 

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July 21, 2014 Record of the Day

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)

 

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July 20, 2014 Record of the Day

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.

 

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July 19, 2014 Record of the Day

“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.

 

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