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Albums with various songs by various recording artists can also be collectible. In 1961 Tamla and Motown released the album “Tamla/Motown Special #1.” It contained some of the labels’ biggest and earliest hits like “Shop Around” by the Miracles, “Money” by Barrett Strong, and “Bye Bye Baby” by the first lady of Motown, Mary Wells. A copy of the album is worth up to $150.00 today. Find the value for all albums with various hits by various recording artists on the Mighty John Compilation Album Price Guide on CD in Microsoft Word, available in the left hand column.
Just like Rock ‘N’ Roll, horror movies were a huge staple of the 1950’s and 60’s. And many times Rock ‘N’ Roll and horror were merged together. In 1960 poet Rod McKuen, recording under the name Bob McFadden, recorded the single “Dracula-Cha-Cha” on Coral Records. With picture sleeve, the 45 is worth up to $250.00 today. In 1964 Don Hinson recorded the album “Monster Dance Party” featuring the single “Riboflavin-Flavored, Non- Carbonated, Polyunsaturated Blood.” The album on Capitol Records can get you $200.00.
Some of the biggest hits for Dion include “Ruby Baby” and “Drip Drop.” Elvis hit with “Fools Fall in Love.” However, all these songs were recorded earlier and many say performed better by the Drifters. The Drifters had their biggest hits when either Clyde McPhatter or Ben E. King was singing lead. The Drifters’ album containing the songs mentioned here is “Rockin’ and Driftin’” released on Atlantic Records in 1959. It’s worth up to $200.00 today.
The 1960’s produced a lot of bands in the U.S. that were influenced by the sounds of the British Invasion. Some were quite successful; some were not. But that doesn’t mean these lesser-known bands are not collectible. In 1966 the Mojos released “I Like It” for Mojo Records. The 45 with picture sleeve is worth up to $400.00. That same year Revelation VII Records released the single “Satisfaction” by the Mods. An original copy with picture sleeve can fetch $1,000.00 today.
Shelley Fabares first found fame on “The Donna Reed Show” (1958-1963). She also co-starred in the TV show “Coach” from 1989-1997 and with Elvis in three of his movies. She hit #1 in 1962 with “Johnny Angel.” She recorded two albums for Colpix Records, both released in 1962. ”Things We Did Last Summer” is worth up to $150.00. Her first album “Shelley” can sell for $450.00 today.
With nine Grammy Awards, Miles Davis was a Jazz giant as a band leader and trumpet player. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he was born into a wealthy home. While at the Julliard School he began playing with Charlie Parker and other Jazz greats. But, like many of his contemporaries, he became addicted to drugs. It was actress Cicely Tyson who helped him beat his addictions. They were married in 1981. His 1952 10-inch album “Young Man With a Horn,” released on Blue Note Records, is worth up to $750.00 today.
A lot of singles in Rock N Roll history had the name of a girl in the title such as “Donna” by Ritchie Valens, “Peggy Sue” by Buddy Holly, “Hello Mary Lou” by Ricky Nelson, and “Runaround Sue” by Dion. But Duane Eddy did an entire album with nothing by girls’ names in the titles including “Brenda” and “Annette.” On the cover Eddy is pictured with “Brenda,” Brenda Lee, and “Annette,” Annette Funicello. The Album, “Girls, Girls, Girls,” released in 1961 on the Jamie label, can sell for $125.00 today.
In 1965 the Beatles released one of their biggest hits. The song has been recorded over 2000 times by various recording artists. The Beatles’ version features only Paul McCartney, an acoustic guitar and a string quartet. John, George and Ringo are not on it. The working title was ” Scrambled Eggs. Thank goodness the title is changed to “Yesterday.” The original 45 on Capitol Records is worth up to $100.00 with its picture sleeve.
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 List in the right hand column.
One of the strangest albums of all time is “Bob Dylan VS. A. J. Weberman.” It consists of phone interviews between Dylan and his stalker. Rolling Stone magazine refers to Weberman as the “king of all Dylan nuts.” Many wondered why Folkways records would release such an album. Producer Gary Green reasoned the album is noteworthy from an historical point of view. An original copy from 1977 can sell for $250.00 today.