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The biggest hit for Motown artist Brenda Holloway came in 1964 with “Every Little Bit Hurts.” The 45 can now fetch $50.00. She had a lesser hit with “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” which later became a major hit for Blood, Sweat & Tears. In 1964 Holloway toured with Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars, which also featured a new struggling girl group called the Supremes. The “Every Little Bit Hurts” album, released on Motown’s Tamla label in 1965, is worth up to $300.00 today.
Beginning in the mid-60s and going through the mid-70s, the Hollies scored 17 top-10 hits. Among the biggest was their first single “Bus Stop” followed by “On a Carousel” and “Carrie Ann,” which can now sell for $40.00 with picture sleeve as seen here. Their biggest hit came in 1969 with “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.” In 1967 the Hollies released their second psychedelic album “Dear Eloise/King Midas in Reverse.” Released on Epic records, the album is worth up to $100.00 today.
Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald were two iconic musical giants in the 20th century. In 1972 Armstrong was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award. Ella was known as the Queen of Jazz. On their own they had numerous hits and when they got together it was pure joy. They did their first album together in 1956. It would be the first of three such collaborations. The album “Ella and Louis,” released on Verve records, can get you $300.00 today.
“The Cry of Love” was the first album released after the death of Jimi Hendrix. The album climbed to #3 on the Billboard album chart in 1971. The album includes “Belly Button Window,” which was the last song recorded by Hendrix. Released on Reprise records, the value depends on the color of the record label. If the label is brown the value is no more than $15.00 but if the label is orange the value jumps up to $400.00.
Frankie Laine had a career that lasted 75 years. He had numerous hits beginning with “That’s My Desire” in 1947. More hits followed like “Jezebel” and “Moonlight Gambler,” which can now sell for $40.00 with picture sleeve.” But many baby-boomers associate him with singing the theme from the TV show, “Rawhide.” Frankie Laine’s highly energized style beginning in the 1940s was a hint of what was to dominate the 1950s, Rock N Roll. In 1947 Mercury records issued the 78 “Mam’selle” by Frankie Laine. The picture disc version, as seen here, can get you $750.00 today. “Mam’selle” by Frankie Laine is just one of the picture discs you’ll find listed on our “Picture Discs Price Guide” CD. It’s available in the left hand column.
“Suzy-Q” is a Rock N Roll classic written and first recorded by Dale Hawkins. An original 45 is worth up to $50.00. Also on guitar was 15-year-old James Burton who would go on to play with Ricky Nelson and Elvis Presley. “Suzy-Q” is included in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame’s “500 Songs That Shaped Rock And Roll” list. The album “Oh! Suzy-Q,” released on Chess records in 1958, can get you $1,000.00 today. Beware of counterfeits that have a black and white cover! All known counterfeit records are listed and described on the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD. It’s available in the left hand column.
“Garage” bands continue to occupy an honored place in collectible Rock N Roll. Here are two examples. In 1966 Kado records released “Moments” by the Gentrys. It’s worth up to $1,500.00 today. But look for more money in “I Need You Near” by John English lll and the Heathens. Released on Sabra records a copy can get you $7,000.00 today.
In February of 1971 George Harrison hit the top 10 with “What Is Life.” Harrison originally wrote the song for Apple records label-mate, Billy Preston, thinking it would be a “catchy pop song” to follow up Preston’s “That’s The Way God Planned It.” But when Harrison realized that Preston was then going for a more funky sound, he decided to record it himself. The 45, released on Apple records, is now worth up to $100.00 with its picture sleeve.
“That Stubborn Kinda Fellow” was the second album by Marvin Gaye and showed a departure from the Jazz and Blues influence of his first. Motown was realizing that the money and success was going to emerge from a younger market. Two of the biggest hits from Gaye’s second album included “Hitch Hike” and “Pride And Joy” as well as the title track. “That Stubborn Kinda Fellow” 45 can now sell for $40.00 but the album, released on Motown’s Tamla label in 1963, can get you $500.00 today.