August 27, 2015 Record of the Day

MonotonesBook-of-LoveSome hits come about in the strangest ways. Legend has it that Monotones member Charles Patrick heard a commercial for Pepsodent toothpaste including the line “You’ll wonder where the yellow went…” and wrote a hit. From that was born “(Wonder Who Wrote) The Book of Love.” Released in 1958 on Argo records, the 45 is worth up to $50.00. But it was first issued in 1957 on Mascot records. A copy on that label can sell for $600.00 today. “Book of Love” 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. It covers albums, 45s, and 78s by over 65,000 recording artists. 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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August 26, 2015 Records of the Day

As Tears Go ByMarianne-FaithfullMarianne Faithful had her first hit in 1964 when she was just seventeen. “As Tears Go By,” written by boyfriend Mick Jagger, would be her biggest hit. An original copy on London records can get you $50.00. However, another song written for her by Jagger during her drug use is her most collectible. “Sister Morphine,” recorded in 1969 with the Rolling Stones backing her up and released on London records, is worth up to $150.00 today. Now you can have Mighty John the Record Guy personally appraise your records for as little as 41 cents per record. Click on Mighty John’s Rock and Read Special in the yellow strip above for details.

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August 25, 2015 Record of the Day

Pushin Too HardYoure-Pushin-Too-HardWith a mixture of garage-rock and flower power, the Seeds, a Los Angeles band in the mid 60s, created a classic in 1965 with ” You’re Pushing Too Hard.” In 1966 copies read “Pushin’ Too Hard.” What a difference a word makes. “Pushin Too Hard” copies are worth up to $20.00, but copies that read “You’re Pushing Too Hard” are worth up to $400.00 today. Both versions are seen here. 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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August 24, 2015 Records of the Day

Shoop Shoop SongBetty EverettIt’s called “The Shoop Shoop Song” and went as high as number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964. But everyone seems to know Betty Everett’s hit as “It’s In His Kiss.” Released on Vee Jay records, it’s worth no more than $15.00. In 1991 the song became a smash hit again, this time by Cher. Betty Everett’s next biggest hit was “Let It Be Me” with singing partner Jerry Butler. But her first record from 1957 is where the money is. “My Love,” released on Cobra records, can fetch $500.00 today. FOR BIG SAVINGS ON OUR RECORD GUIDES, CLICK ON “MIGHTY JOHN’S DISCOUNT PACKAGES” IN THE YELLOW STRIP ABOVE.

 

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August 23, 2015 Records of the Day

I'll Cry InsteadIll-Cry-Instead“I’ll Cry Instead” was originally recorded by the Beatles for the movie “A Hard Day’s Night.” It can be found on the soundtrack album but was cut from the film with its flip side “I’m Happy Just to Dance with You.” The 45 with its picture sleeve, released in 1964 on Capitol records, is worth up to $400.00 today. Now you can have Mighty John the Record Guy personally appraise your records for as little as 41 cents per record. Click on Mighty John’s Rock and Read Special in the yellow strip above for details.

 

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August 22, 2015 Records of the Day

Jim LoweEsqueritaEskew Reeder is not well known to your average music fan. Recording as Esquerita, he was a major influence on Little Richard with his wild, screaming, racy songs. He was Little Richard before Little Richard was Little Richard. Esquerita never made the charts himself but did write “Green Door,” a number one hit in 1956 on Dot records for Jim Lowe, which can get you $25.00. In 1959 Capitol records released the album “Esquerita.” It’s worth up to $500.00 today. FOR BIG SAVINGS ON OUR RECORD GUIDES, CLICK ON “MIGHTY JOHN’S DISCOUNT PACKAGES” IN THE YELLOW STRIP ABOVE.

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August 21, 2015 Record of the Day

Love is StrangeCaesar-CleoSonny and Cher had their first hit in 1965 with “I Got You Babe.” And then the hits just kept coming like “Baby Don’t Go” and “The Beat Goes On.” However, before they became world famous as Sonny & Cher they recorded as “Caesar & Cleo.” Their 1964 single of “Love is Strange” on Reprise records in 1964, with its picture sleeve, is worth up to $200.00 today. Sonny and Cher are 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 (albums, 45s, & 78s). 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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August 20, 2015 Records of the Day

Duke-EllingtonDuke EllingtonDuke Ellington was a giant in Jazz music with a career that began in 1916 and conducted successfully until his death in 1974. Asked what kind of music he played, he would reply “American music.” His biographers say his last words were, “Music is how I live, why I live, and how I will be remembered.” He has 40 records worth over $100.00 or more such as “Immigration Blues.” Released in 1927 on Vocalion records it’s worth up to $400.00. In 1926 Buddy records issued “If You Can’t Hold the Man You Love”. A copy can sell for $750.00 today. Duke Ellington 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 (albums, 45s, & 78s). 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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August 19, 2015 Records of the Day

Dance to the BopGene VincentThe 1950s were golden times for movies dedicated to Rock N Roll and the hoodlum atmosphere. Marlon Brando in the “Wild Bunch” might have started it all. Many more were to follow like 1958’s “Hot Rod Gang” starring John Ashley and Gene Vincent. The soundtrack released on Capitol records features songs by Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps including the 1957 hit single “Dance To The Bop,” which can sell for $50.00. The “Hot Rod Gang” EP as shown here is worth up to $600.00 today. FOR BIG SAVINGS ON OUR RECORD GUIDES, CLICK ON “MIGHTY JOHN’S DISCOUNT PACKAGES” IN THE YELLOW STRIP ABOVE.

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August 18, 2015 Records of the Day

John LennonElephants-MemoryElephant’s Memory was known for their funky Jazz/Rock, but mostly they are remembered as the band John Lennon used to back him up on his album “Some Time in New York City” in 1972, an album worth up to $30.00. Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley also used them as a back up band in some of their concerts. In 1972 Apple records released the 45 “Power Boogie” by Elephant’s Memory. It’s worth up to $400.00 today. Now you can have Mighty John the Record Guy personally appraise your records for as little as 41 cents per record. Just click on “Mighty John’s Rock ‘N’ Read Special” in the yellow strip above for details.

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