August 4, 2015 Record of the Day

Carolina-In-My-MindTaking-It-InThe sweet smooth sounds of James Taylor provide much of the soundtrack of the seventies with hits like “Fire and Rain” and “You’ve Got a Friend.” Most of his classics were on Columbia records but in 1969 Paul McCartney signed James Taylor to Apple records resulting in the single, “Carolina In My Mind.” The value depends on the flip side. If it’s “Something Wrong” then it’s only up to $10.00. However, if the flip side is “Taking It In,” as shown here, then the value jumps to $300.00. James Taylor 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 3, 2015 Record of the Day

Mary-WellsThe-One-Who-Really-Loves-YouThe title “First Lady of Motown” doesn’t go to Diana Ross but to the label’s first big female star, Mary Wells. The Beatles requested that she open for them on their 1964 tour. Her biggest hit came that same year with “My Guy.” Her first hit was “The One Who Really Loves You.” Both the single, with picture sleeve, and the album of the same name released on Motown in 1962 are worth up to $200.00 today.Both are seen here. FOR BIG SAVINGS ON OUR RECORD GUIDES, CLICK ON “MIGHTY JOHN’S DISCOUNT PACKAGES” IN THE YELLOW STRIP ABOVE.

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August 2, 2015 Record of the Day

Jack Scott 45Jack-Scott LPGiovanni Dominico Scafone Jr. recorded under the name Jack Scott. Starting in 1958 he began his ride on the top 40 charts with hits such as “My True Love” and “Goodbye Baby.” His mix of County and Rockabilly is best exemplified on his 1959 hit “The Way I Walk.” His biggest hit came in 1959 with “What In the World’s Come Over You.” The 45 is worth up to $25.00. The album of the same name on Top Rank records released in 1961 also includes his second biggest hit “Burning Bridges.” A copy of the album is worth up to $400.00 today. Jack Scott 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 1, 2015 Record of the Day

Bobby Lewis 45Bobby-Lewis LPBobby Lewis was an orphan who could play piano at five-years old. He was adopted at twelve. In his late twenties he was number one on the Billboard charts for seven weeks with his Rock N Roll classic “Tossin & Turnin’.” The 45 is worth no more than $20.00 but in 1961 Beltone records released the “Tossin’ &Turnin’” album. It’s worth up to $100.00 today. “Tossin’ & Turnin’” 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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July 31, 2015 Record of the Day

13th-Floor-ElevatorsThe 13th Floor Elevators never really had any hits but the Texas band that formed in the mid 60s still has a following today. Psychedelic music was what they lived for but drugs were their downfall. Member Rory Erickson was charged with marijuana possession in 1969, followed by three years at the Rusk Hospital for the criminally insane. Their most valuable album was released by International Artists in 1967. An original mono copy of “Easter Everywhere” is worth up to $2,500.00 today. FOR BIG SAVINGS ON OUR RECORD GUIDES, CLICK ON “MIGHTY JOHN’S DISCOUNT PACKAGES” IN THE YELLOW STRIP ABOVE.

 

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July 30, 2015 Record of the Day

Ya YaLee-DorseyA former boxer and marine, Lee Dorsey had his first hit (Sittin’ here la la waitin for my) “Ya Ya” in 1961, which is worth up to $40.00. John Lennon recorded the song several years later. Other hits followed like “Do Re Mi” and the top 10 hit “Workin In a Coal Mine,” covered by Devo in 1981. The “Ya Ya” album, released on Fury records in 1962, is worth up to $250.00 today. Have Mighty John the Record Guy appraise your records within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” near the top of the page.

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July 29, 2015 Records of the Day

RaindropsB.J-ThomasIn the mid 60s through the mid 70s B.J. Thomas owned the charts with hits like “Hooked On a Feeling” and “I Just Can’t Help Believing.” His biggest success came in 1970 with the number one hit “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head, which is worth no more than $10.00.” But it all began in 1965 with the single “Keep It Up.” Released on Joed records, its worth up to $400.00 today.

B.J. Thomas 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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July 28, 2015 Records of the Day

Bear CatTiger ManRufus Thomas was a Dee Jay in Memphis radio in the early 50s as was his best friend B.B. King. In 1953 Rufus recorded “Bear Cat” for Sam Phillips at Sun records. The song was an answer to “Hound Dog” by Big Mama Thornton. “Bear Cat” is worth up to $300 but his most valuable record, later recorded by Elvis,” is “Tiger Man.” The 45 is valued up to $1,200.00 today.

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July 27, 2015 Records of the Day

Donovan 45DonovanDonovan, like Elvis, Fabian, Cher and Madonna, is best known by just his first name. Donovan Leitch was a chart topper in the 60s with hits such as “Mellow Yellow” and “Sunshine Superman.” His most valuable album, “A Gift From a Flower to a Garden,” was issued in 1967 on Epic records. It contained the hit “Wear Your Love Like Heaven, which is worth no more than $10.00.” But the two record set in mono of “A Gift From a Flower to a Garden” is worth up to $200.00 today. Have Mighty John the Record Guy appraise your records within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” near the top of the page.

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July 26, 2105 Record of the Day

OrlonsOrlons 45The Orlons was one of the most popular groups to come out of Philadelphia, the city that had Cameo-Parkway records, which released hits by Bobby Rydell, the Dovells, and Chubby Checker. The Orlons were the back up group for Dee Dee Sharp on her mega-smash “Mashed Potato Time.” Soon, the Orlons had their own hits like “The Wah Watusi” and “South Street.” Their 1963 album “Not Me” on Cameo records is worth up to $100.00 today as is the “Not Me” 45 with its picture sleeve. Both are shown here. Find the value for every record by the Orlons 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.

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