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October 26, 2016 Records of the Day

Lightnin Hopkins 45Lightnin-HopkinsRolling Stone magazine lists Lightnin’ Hopkins as one of the greatest guitarists of all time. It is said that he recorded almost 1000 songs. His recording career began in the 1940s with Aladdin records. It was the first of many labels that he worked for. Among the most successful was Fire records with whom he recorded one of his biggest hits “Mojo Hand.” The 1961 singe “Mojo Hand” is worth no more than $20.00 but the 1962 “Mojo Hand” album can get you $1,200.00 today.

October 25, 2016 Record of the Day

Led-Zeppelin-lll“Led Zeppelin lll” was the third album for the band and featured more folk rock and acoustic renditions. The “Immigrant Song” is the best known track. The album features a movable wheel behind the front cover with more images than those on the front. Released on Atlantic records in 1970, a copy can get you $200.00 today.

October 24, 2016 Records of the Day

Ben E King 45Ben-E-KingBen E King had several hits in the early 1960s including “Stand By Me,” which also became a hit again in 1986 with the release of the movie of the same name, based on a novel by Stephen King. Ben E King was also one of the lead singers for the Drifters on such hits as “Save the Last Dance for Me.” In 1961 he recorded “Spanish Harlem” his first solo hit. The single “Spanish Harlem” is worth up to $25.00. The album “Spanish Harlem,” released on ATCO records, can get you $100.00 today.

October 23, 2016 Records of the Day

Left-BankeLeftBankeTwoThe Left Banke was one of the many American bands who capitalized on the British Invasion with similar harmonies like their English contemporaries. Their biggest hit came in 1966 with “Walk Away Renee.” Their second album “The Left Banke Too” had a young Steven Tyler as a backing vocalist. This was well before his Aerosmith fame. The ”Walk Away Renee” album and  “The Left Banke Too” album, released on Smash records, can each get you $75.00 today.

October 22, 2016 Records of the Day

Little Willie John 45Little-Willie-John“Fever” was first a hit for Little Willie John in 1956 but was later covered by many stars like Peggy Lee, Nancy Sinatra, Elvis, and even Madonna. Little Willie John shot to stardom with 15 hits on the R & B charts. Unfortunately, like so many others to break out in the 50s, his career ended tragically, dying in prison in 1968 under mysterious circumstances. Marvin Gaye once called Little Willie John “the soul singer’s soul singer.” The single “Fever” is worth up to $40.00. The album “Fever,” released on King records in 1956, can get you $100.00 if the cover is blue and $600.00 if the cover is brown.

October 21, 2016 Record of the Day

Return-To-ParadiseIn 1953 United Artists released the film “Return to Paradise” starring one of Hollywood’s all-time greats, Gary Cooper. The plot, based on a story by James Michner, tells of the conflict between a strict missionary and the American drifter whose carefree ways caused trouble in paradise. The soundtrack album, released on Decca records, is worth up to $175.00 today. “Return to Paradise” is just one of the 10,000 soundtracks listed on our Soundtracks CD in Microsoft Word, covering movies, TV shows, and Broadway shows. It’s available in the left hand column.

October 20, 2016 Records of the Day

Kool 45Kool-and-the-GangFrom out of Jersey City, New Jersey comes Kool & the Gang. They have sold over 50,000,00 records since the release of their first album in 1969, Their biggest hits include “Ladies Night” and “Celebrate.” Their 1973 hit of “Jungle Boogie” was heard in the movie “Pulp Fiction” and is worth no more than $10.00 but their debut self-titled album, released on De-Lite records in 1969, can get you $300.00 today.

October 19, 2016 Record of the Day

Waylon-JenningsWaylon Jennings is a Country music legend, but like many Country stars his roots were in Rock N Roll. It was Buddy Holly who was responsible for Waylon getting his first record “Jole Blon.” And in a strange twist of fate it was Waylon who gave up his seat to Buddy on that doomed flight that took his life and that of Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. “Jole Blon,” released on Brunswick records in 1959, is worth up to $200.00 today.

October 18, 2016 Records of the Day

Screamin Jay 45Screamin-Jay-HawkinsScreamin Jay Hawkins was not only known for his raucous voice and style but for using elaborate stage props, many times rising from a coffin to perform his classic “I Put A Spell On You,” which is now worth up to $200.00. Often wearing leopard skins and colorful leather, Hawkins originally wanted to be an opera singer. It has also been reported that he fathered up to 75 children. So maybe there are lot of Screamin Jays out there. An original 1956 album “At Home With Screamin Jay Hawkins,” released on Epic records, can get you $600.00 today.