August 31, 2015 Records of the Day

Beach BoysBeatles LPAs “Sgt. Peppers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band” was the most heralded of all Beatles albums so is “Pet Sounds” for the Beach Boys.  With songs like “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “God Only Knows,” Rolling Stone magazine lists “Pet Sounds” as the second greatest album of all time. Released on Capitol records in 1966, a mono copy is worth up to $800.00. A mono copy of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” can sell for $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 30, 2015 Records of the Day

Thats-My-DesireFlamingos LPMany think the Flamingos were the cream of the crop in Doo-wop with classics such as “I Only Have Eyes for You” and “Lovers Never Say Goodbye.” As a matter of fact they have over a dozen records worth up to $1,000.00 each or more. Many of their original 45s like “That’s My Desire” on Chance records on red vinyl (as seen here) sell up to $1500.00. Their 1959 album “The Flamingos,” released on Checker records in 1959, is worth up to $700.00 today. The Flamingos 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 29, 2015 Records of the Day

Wooly BullySam-the-ShamDomingo Samudio had one of the biggest hits in the history of Rock ‘N’ Roll. In 1965 he recorded as Sam the Sham. Along with his group the Pharaohs, he made “Wooly Bully” a true classic, selling 3 million copies that year alone. Most copies are found on MGM records and worth up to $50.00.  But he first tasted success in 1964 with “Haunted House.” Released on Dingo records, that 45 is worth up to $100.00 today. “Wooly Bully” 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 28, 2015 Record of the Day

Huckleberry-HoundWith the opening theme “The biggest show in town is Huckleberry Hound. For all you guys and gals. The biggest clown in town is Huckleberry Hound with all his cartoon pals,” this animated series debuted in 1958. Sponsored by Kellogg’s, the show was the creation of Hanna & Barbera. The 1959 soundtrack album, released in 1959 on Colpix records, is worth up to $200.00 today. “Huckleberry Hound” 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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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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