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“Aaron Slick From Punkin Crick” was a movie musical released in 1952. It starred Alan Young who ten years later would play Wilbur on TV’s “Mr. Ed.” Dinah Shore played the female lead in the story of a country bumpkin outsmarting a city slicker. The soundtrack album, released by RCA, is worth up to $150.00 today. “Aaron Slick From Punkin Crick” is just one of the 10,000 soundtracks on our Soundtracks guide on CD. It lists the values for all movies, TV, and Broadway shows and is available in the left hand column.
Following the success of their 1961 hit “Shop Around,” Smokey Robinson and the Miracles found a bigger smash with “You Really Got a Hold on Me.” The 45 can get you $25.00. It’s one of the most covered songs of all time including one by the Beatles. In 1963 Tamla records released the album “The Fabulous Miracles.” The title of the album was later changed to “You Really Got a Hold on Me” to capitalize on the well-known single. The original album is worth up to $500.00 today.
Brother/sister Karen and Richard Carpenter made up the most successful singing duo of the 1970s. With over 100 million records sold, they had 10 singles that went gold. On many of their early recordings Karen also played drums. Their first single, a re-make of the Beatles’ “Ticket to Ride,” can now sell for $15.00 but their 1969 debut album, “Offering,” released on A & M records, is worth up to $150.00 today.
Obscurity and rarity can often add up to big money when it comes to Doo Wop records. The Five Chances was a Doo Wop group from the south side of Chicago. It was thought that theirs would be a successful career, but it just didn’t happen. Their 1954 single “I May Be Small” on Chance records can fetch $4,000.00. In 1955 Blue Lake records released “All I Want” by the Five Chances. That too is worth up to $4,000.00 today.
The Angels was one of the girl groups of the 60s that had a few lesser-hits like “Til” and “Cry Baby Cry,” The “Cry Baby Cry” single on Caprice records can now sell for $40.00. But it’s their 1963 number 1 smash “My Boyfriend’s Back” that solidifies their place in Rock N Roll history. A mono copy of the “My Boyfriend’s Back” album, released on Smash records, is worth up to $75.00 while a stereo copy can get you up to $100.00 today.
The first single for the Rolling Stones in the U.S. came in 1964 with a cover version of Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away.” It wasn’t a big hit for the Stones, reaching only number 48 on the Billboard Hot 100. However, it’s a hit with record collectors especially when a copy is found with its picture sleeve as shown here. It’s worth up to $500.00 today.
In 1959 a young Neil Sedaka first broke the top 10 with a song about his girlfriend, Carol Kline. She would later change her name to Carole King and go on to have one of the greatest musical careers of all time. Neil’s song about her “Oh Carol,” released by RCA, is worth no more than $20.00. But her song about him “Oh Neil,” released on Alpine records in 1960, is worth up to $500.00 today.
On January 14, 1973 Elvis’ “Aloha from Hawaii” was a concert broadcast live via satellite from the Honolulu International Center, but wasn’t shown in the U.S. until April 4 as the original date was the same as the Super Bowl. Most copies of the album are worth no more than $50.00, but on some copies there was a special “sneak preview sticker” from “Chicken of the Sea” who sponsored the TV special. The sticker, shown here on the lower right of the cover, jumps the value up to $3,000.00.
Sam Cooke set the pace for the soul singers to follow. His first hit “You Send Me” went all the way to number 1 in 1957. Then a deluge of smashes followed like “Only Sixteen,” “Wonderful World,” and “Chain Gang.” In January 1962 Cooke was on top of the charts with “Twistin’ The Night Away,” which he had also written. The 45, released on RCA, is worth up to $25.00 today. Up to $100.00 for the album. Both are shown here.