February 26, 2015 Records of the Day

The Crystals were one of the most successful girl-groups of the 60s. Produced by Phil Spector, they gave us classics like “He’s a Rebel,” “Da Doo Ron Ron,” and “Then He Kissed Me.” Their first record “There’s No Other Like My Baby” on Philles records in 1961 is worth up to $40.00 but their last record “I Got a Man,” released by United Artists in 1966, can get you $400.00 today.Find the value for every record by the Crystals and those by over 65,000 other 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 for $39.95 with free shipping.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

February 25, 2015 Record of the Day

Jimmy Clanton is a rare New Orleans star in that most sons of the city who made it famous were black like Fats Domino, Smiley Lewis, Lloyd Price, and Huey “Piano” Smith. Clanton first hit it big in 1958 with the million-seller “Just a Dream.” He followed up with hits like “Go Jimmy Go” and “Venus in Blue Jeans.” In 1960 Ace records released the album set “Jimmy’s Happy/Jimmy’s Blue.” It’s worth up to $100.00 today. Find the value for every record by Jimmy Clanton and those by over 65,000 other 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 for $39.95 with free shipping. 

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

February 24, 2015 Record of the Day

One of the most iconic movies of all time, “Dirty Harry,” has one of the great iconic lines of all time spoken by Clint Eastwood. “I know what you’re thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all the excitement I’ve kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 magnum-the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question-do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?” In 1973 Verve records released a 45 of “Dirty Harry” by Lalo Schifrin. A copy would make it a lucky day, punk. It’s 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” near the top of the page.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

February 23, 2015 Records of the Day

Born into a musical family, one of Lavern Baker’s aunts was Jazz singer Merline Johnson. Another one of her aunts was legendary Blues artist Memphis Minnie. Lavern Baker was one of the most successful solo female singers in the early days of Rock and Roll with classics like “Jim Dandy” and “I Cried a Tear.” But her first hit came in 1955 with “Tweedle Dee.” The 45, released on Atlantic records is worth up to $50.00 while the “Tweedle Dee” EP can sell for $300.00 today. Both 45 and EP are pictured here. Find the value for every record by Lavern Baker and those by over 65,000 other 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 for $39.95 with free shipping.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

February 22, 2015 Records of the Day

Soupy Sales had the #1 TV show in Los Angeles in the early 60s. Even Frank Sinatra was a guest. In 1964 Soupy moved his show to New York and was syndicated throughout the country. Famous for getting pies shoved in his face, he also played clubs and Broadway. In 1962 Reprise records released the Soupy Sales album “Up in the Air.” That’s not worth more than $30.00 but the single “My Baby’s Got a Crush on Frankenstein,” contained on the album, is worth up to $100.00 whether it’s a commercial or promo copy. Find the most up-to-date value of your records from Mighty John the Record Guy within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” near the top of the page.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

February 21, 2015 Record of the Day

Dressed as a cowboy on the album cover, Bo Diddley’s 5th album was called “Bo Diddley is a Gunslinger.” The album not only incudes the “Gunslinger” single but also “Sixteen Tons,” first made famous by Tennessee Ernie Ford. Bo Diddley was invited on the Ed Sullivan Show to sing “Sixteen Tons,” but he surprised Sullivan on the live Sunday night broadcast by singing “Bo Diddley” instead. Sullivan was not amused. The “Gunslinger” album, released on Checker records in 1961, is worth up to $200.00 today. Find the value for every record by Bo Diddley and those by over 65,000 other 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 for $39.95 with free shipping.

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

February 20, 2015 Record of the Day

In 1968 Apple records signed the band Badfinger when they were known as the Iveys. As Badfinger they had 4 hits in a row between 1970 and 1972. Their first chart-buster was “Come and Get It” written by Paul McCartney. That was followed by “No Matter What,” “Day After Day,” and “Baby Blue.” Their one record as the Iveys was “Maybe Tomorrow.” Released on Apple records in 1969, the 45 is worth up to $30.00. However, it was also issued as a 4-inch pocket-disc. That version can sell for $400.00 today. Both versions are shown here. Find the most up-to-date value of your records from Mighty John the Record Guy within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” near the top of the page.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

February 19, 2015 Record of the Day

In the 1950s End records was a very successful label with recordings artists like Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Dubs, the Chantels, and many other Doo Wop stars of the day. In 1958 End records released the album “Rock and Roll Jamboree,” featuring the singers mentioned above along with others. Albums with various songs by various recording artists can be worth money, in this case up to $200.00. Find the value for all albums with various hits by various recording artists on the Mighty John Compilation Album Price Guide on CD, available for $19.95 in the left hand column on this page.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

February 18, 2015 Record of the Day

Tom Rush was a major part of the Folk music movement in the 60s as a songwriter and performer. It all began for him while he attended Harvard in 1961. It was through his performances there that two superstars, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell, first gained recognition. Many of his early recordings are also those of Appalachia.  The first album for Tom Rush was released in 1962 by LyCornnu records. An original copy of “At the Unicorn” is worth up to $250.00 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” near the top of the page.

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

February 17, 2015 Records of the Day

The EP (extended play), which are 7 inch albums, were a staple of the early Rock and Roll era. In 1957 Cadence records released two EPs by the Everly Brothers. The first features their hits “Wake Up Little Susie” and “Bye Bye Love.” Vol.2 features “This Little Girl of Mine” and “Be-Bop-A-Lula.” Each EP, as shown here,” can get you $100.00 today.

 

6 CDs

The Mighty John Complete Record Collector kit on CD in Microsoft Word ($89.95) lists the values for over a million records with over 65,000 recording artists from 1902 to the present day. It includes all 45s, 33s, & 78s. It covers all Rock N Roll, Doo Wop, Rockabilly, Surf, Blues, Soul, Motown, British Invasion, Disco, Punk, Heavy Metal, New Wave, Northern Soul, Country, Jazz, Pop, Big Band, Soundtracks, Comedy, Picture Discs and albums with various songs by various recording artists plus our Directory of Collectors and Dealers who buy records. Also included is Mighty John’s audio seminar “Records to Riches.” If you have records not listed we do any additional research for free.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment