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Record Appraisal GuideNow you can order the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD for just $19.95.  Get the values for over a million records by over 65,000 recording artists from 1902 to the present day. You’ll find the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide at the top of the left hand column. Also check out the companion guide, “Records You Should Know About.” Just click on the link in the yellow strip above.

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July 1, 2015 Record of the Day

ventures (dolton)VenturesThe Ventures are often considered to be a surf-music band, but they were around long before surf music captured the nation’s interest in the early 60s. The Ventures are probably best known for two of their hits, “Hawaii Five-O” and “Walk Don’t Run.” Most copies of “Walk Don’t Run” can be found on Dolton records and worth up to $40.00. But if you have or find a copy on Blue Horizon records, then don’t walk—run to pick it up. A copy is worth up to $1,000.00 today. “Walk– Don’t Run” is just one of the over 1,000,000 record values you’ll find listed on the “Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide” on CD, available in the left hand column. Also check out our new companion guide, “Records You Should Know About.” Just click on the link in the yellow strip above.

 

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June 30, 2015 Record of the Day

Thriller Usually the death of a recording artist does not affect the value of his or her records. Speculation kicks in immediately after the loss of a superstar. It might be a good time to sell but not to buy. Prices tend to settle back down to pre-death values after sixty days. However, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album went up in value and stayed there. A standard black vinyl copy is worth up to $40.00 for an original but the picture disc version is worth up to $400.00 today. Michael Jackson is among the over 65,000 recording artists you’ll find on the “Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide” on CD listing the values for over a million records. It’s available in the left hand column. Also check out our new companion guide, “Records You Should Know About.” Just click on the link in the yellow strip above.

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June 29, 2015 Records of the Day

Love is StrangeMickey-SylviaMickey & Sylvia had one of the biggest hits of 1956 with “Love is Strange.” Released on Groove records, a copy of the 45 is worth up to $50.00. But you can’t say Sylvia Vanderpool is a one-hit-wonder as she went on to produce hits like “Love On a Two Way Street” for the Moments in 1970 and “Shame Shame Shame” for Shirley & Company in 1975. In 1973 Sylvia also recorded the hit “Pillow Talk,” which went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her debut album with Mickey, “New Sounds,” was released by Vik records in 1957 and can sell for $350.00 today. “Love is Strange” is just one of the over 1,000,000 record values you’ll find listed on the “Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide” on CD, available in the left hand column. Also check out our new companion guide, “Records You Should Know About.” Just click on the link in the yellow strip above.

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June 28, 2015 Record of the Day

Spencer-DavisThe Spencer Davis Group is best known for hits like “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man.” Best known member of the band is Stevie Winwood who in 1967 would leave Spencer Davis to form the band known as Traffic. Winwood would also go on to produce for diverse bands like Dire Straits and the Bay City Rollers. The most valuable album from the Spencer Davis Group is called “Spencer Davis.” Released in 1967 on Stone records, a copy is worth up to $200.00 today. Find the value for every record album, 45, and 78 by over 65,000 recording artists with the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD, listing the values for over a million records. It’s available in the left hand column.

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June 27, 2015 Records of the Day

Impalas 45ImpalasOne of the great one-hit-wonders of the early Rock and Roll era is “Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)” by the Impalas, a vocal group from Brooklyn. It was the legendary Dee Jay Alan Freed who got them a recording contract. The 45 is worth up to $25.00 if it shows the title as “Sorry” (I Ran All the Way Home” but up to $100.00 if the label reads “I Ran All the Way Home” as shown here. Their one and only album was released by Cub records in 1959. A mono copy is worth up to $350.00. A stereo version can sell for $500.00 today. To have Mighty John the Record Guy personally appraise your records within 24 hours, just click on “Online Appraisals” near the top of the page.

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June 26, 2015 Record of the Day

Bobby-DarinBobby Darin was truly a man of many talents. He was a 1950s teen idol, a swinging Big Band crooner in the style of Frank Sinatra, a Blues singer rivaling Ray Charles, and a successful actor. Darin was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in “Capt. Newman M.D.” He was also somewhat of a psychic, predicting that he would die at an early age. He was only 37 when his heart gave out. His 1960 album “Bobby Darin for Teenagers Only,” released on ATCO records, is worth up to $150.00 today. Bobby Darin is among the over 65,000 recording artists you’ll find on the “Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide” on CD listing the values for over a million records. It’s available in the left hand column. Also check out our new companion guide, “Records You Should Know About.” Just click on the link in the yellow strip above.

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June 25, 2015 Record of the Day

7th-Voyage-of-Sinbad“The 7TH Voyage of Sinbad,” released by Columbia pictures in 1958, was the first in a series of Sinbad movies. It featured the animation of the legendary Ray Harryhausen. Starring Kerwin Matthews and Kathryn Grant, the original soundtrack on Colpix records can sell for $200.00 today. “The 7TH Voyage of Sinbad” is just one of the 10,000 soundtracks listed on our Soundtracks CD, covering movies, TV, and Broadway shows. It’s available in the left hand column.

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June 24, 2015 Records of the Day

At the HopDanny-The-JuniorsOne of Rock and Roll’s greatest anthems of the 50s is “At the Hop” by Danny & the Juniors. Supposedly, it was Dick Clark who suggested the original title of “Do the Bop” be changed to “At the Hop.” First released on Philadelphia’s local label, Singular, the 45 is worth up to $400.00. Copies on ABC Paramount are worth up to $50.00. However, the “At the Hop” EP on ABC Paramount can also fetch $400.00 today. To have Mighty John the Record Guy personally appraise your records within 24 hours, just click on “Online Appraisals” near the top of the page.

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June 23, 2015 Record of the Day

Whats-Goin-OnFollowing the death of his singing partner, Tammi Terrell, Motown superstar Marvin Gaye fell into a deep depression. After years of well-crafted top-40 airplay it was a song of political consciousness that brought him out of the doldrums. “What’s Going On” was released in 1971. Ironically, it was the first album on which Motown’s studio band, the Funk Brothers, were given credit. Released on Motown’s subsidiary Tamla label, the album is worth up to $100.00 today. Marvin Gaye is among the over 65,000 recording artists you’ll find on the “Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide” on CD listing the values for over a million records. It’s available in the left hand column. Also check out our new companion guide, “Records You Should Know About.” Just click on the link in the yellow strip above.

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