August 22, 2014 Record of the Day

Bob Wills was known as the “King of Western Swing.” Playing fiddle, Wills formed his band, the Texas Playboys, in 1934. Their hits began in the 1940s with songs like “San Antonio Rose” and “Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima.” Their last biggest hits came in the 1950s with “Faded Love” and “Ida Red Likes the Boogie.” Bob Wills was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1968. The album “The Texas Playboys,” released on Antone records, is worth up to $200.00 today. Find the most up-to-date value of your records from Mighty John the Record Guy within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.

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August 21, 2014 Record of the Day

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. Find the value for every record by Bob Dylan and those by over 55,000 other recording artists with the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD in Microsoft Word. It’s available in the left hand column for $39.95 with free shipping.

 

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August 20, 2014 Records of the Day

Doo Wop and Rockabilly records have always been prized by record collectors and that trend continues. In 1953 Chance records released “That’s My Desire” by the Flamingos, one of the best known groups of the day. A black vinyl copy is worth up to $500.00 but an original red vinyl single can get you $1,000.00 today. In 1957 Rockabilly singer Wayne Williams recorded “Red Hot Mama” for Sure records. A copy is now valued up to $2,000.00. What other Doo Wop and Rockabilly records are worth $500.00 or more? Find out with the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD in Microsoft Word. It’s available in the left hand column for $39.95 with free shipping.

 

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August 19, 2014 Record of the Day

“Tequila” hit # 1 in 1958. The instrumental, recorded by the Champs, is a Rock N Roll classic, but Jazz versions have been recorded by people like Dizzy Gillespie and Wes Montgomery. The song has been featured in numerous movies such as “Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie” and “The Sandlot.” The original 45, released on Gene Autry’s Challenge label, is worth up to $20.00 while the “Tequila” EP can get you $400.00 today. What other instrumentals are worth $100.00 or more? Find out with the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD in Microsoft Word. It’s available in the left hand column for $39.95 with free shipping.

 

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August 18, 2014 Records of the Day

Many think the Heavy Metal Psychedelic band, Blue Cheer, took their name from the famous soap detergent, but it actually referred to a type of LSD. However, the Cascades were named for the dish-washing detergent of the same name. In 1963 they were all over top-40 radio with “(Listen to the) Rhythm of the (Falling) Rain.” Released on Valiant records, a copy of the 45 is worth up to $20.00. But look for the Cascades’ single “Cinderella.” Released on RCA in 1963, a copy with picture sleeve is worth up to $200.00 today. Find the most up-to-date value of your records from Mighty John the Record Guy within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.

 

 

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August 17, 2014 Record of the Day

Madeline Bell is best known for her 1968 hit “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me.” But she is much more than that. The demand for her as a back-up vocalist was tremendous as she worked with an array of talent including Dusty Springfield, Joe Cocker, and Elton John. Her last solo album came in 1976 for Themes Int’l records. “Voice of Soul” is worth up to $200.00 today. Find the most up-to-date value of your records from Mighty John the Record Guy within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.

 

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August 16, 2014 Record of the Day

 

 

 

 

One of the greatest love songs of all time is one of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” was featured in one of his most popular movies, “Blue Hawaii.” The 45, released by RCA in 1961, is worth up to $50.00 with its picture sleeve. However, RCA also released the single as a 7 inch 33, which is the size of a 45 but plays at the speed of an album. As seen here in the middle, it’s worth up to $8,000.00. The picture sleeve for the 7 inch 33, as seen here on the right, can get you an additional $8,000.00.

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August 15, 2014 Record of the Day

The Dovells, led by Len Barry, had their first big hit in 1961 with the million-selling “Bristol Stomp,” which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two years later the group reached #3 with “You Can’t Sit Down,” which was a vocal version of the 1961 instrumental hit by Phil Upchurch. The Dovells’ 45, released on Parkway records in 1963, is worth up to $30.00 while their “You Can’t Sit Down” album can sell for $100.00 today. Find the value for every record by the Dovells and those by over 55,000 other recording artists with the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD in Microsoft Word. It’s available in the left hand column for $39.95 with free shipping.

 

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August 14, 2014 Record of the Day

“Sweet Home Chicago” was among the classics performed by the Blues Brothers, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, on record and in the “Blues Brothers” movie. The song has been recorded by several recording artists including the hit version in 1959 by Little Junior Parker. Released by Duke records, a copy can sell for $75.00 today. However, the first release by the great Robert Johnson is a huge collectible. Issued as a 78 on Vocalion records in 1937, it’s worth up to $10,000.00. If you are not familiar with those old Blues 78s 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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August 13, 2014 Record of the Day

Novelty records, in general, tend not to be very collectible. But, as with most everything, there are exceptions. In a case of if-at-first-you-don’t-succeed-try-try-again, the Doo-Wop group the Devotions scored their one big hit with “Rip Van Winkle.” First released on Delta records in 1961, the song was a bust. Roulette records released the song again in 1962. Still no success. But in 1964 Roulette gave it one more try and it became a top-40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The Roulette release is worth up to $15.00 but the original issue on Delta records can get you $150.00 today. Find the most up-to-date value of your records from Mighty John the Record Guy within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.

 

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