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Record Appraisal GuideNow you can order the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD for half-price, 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.

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May 28, 2015 Record of the Day

ScorpioDennis-CoffeyDennis Coffey played on several Motown records along with the Funk Brothers, the musicians who played behind the Motown stars. Coffey can be heard on the psychedelic “Cloud 9” by the Temptations and “Someday We’ll Be Together” by Diana Ross and the Supremes. His own single “Scorpio” sold a million copies in 1971 but is worth no more than $10.00. However, his 45 “Theme from Black Belt Jones,” released by Warner Brothers in 1974, is worth up to $150.00 today. Find the value for every 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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May 27, 2015 Record of the Day

Moby-GrapeAmong the many bands to come out of San Francisco in the mid to late 60s was Moby Grape. Their self-titled debut album caused quite a stir. Columbia records simultaneously released 8 cuts from the album as singles, greatly confusing radio programmers as which one to play. As a result, on some of the album covers (as shown here) band member Don Stephenson extended his middle finger (later airbrushed out.) The album, released in 1967, is worth up to $20.00 without the finger and up to $300.00 with the fingerFind the value for every 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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May 26, 2015 Record of the Day

Miles-DavisMiles Davis was a musician, arranger, composer, producer, band leader, and the essence of what it meant to be cool. Along the way, he also introduced other Jazz greats like Sonny Rollins and Horace Silver. The Miles Davis album “Young Man with a Horn,” released on Blue Note records in 1952, can fetch up to $750.00 today. Miles Davis is among the over 65,000 recording artists you’ll find in the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide, listing the values for over a million records. It’s available in the left hand column.


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May 25, 2015 Record of the Day

Eddie Cochran 45Eddie-CochranEddie Cochran was a true pioneer in the early days of Rock and Roll with classics like “C’mon Everybody” and “Summertime Blues.” As big a star as he was in the states, he was even more popular in England where a car crash took his life at the age of 21. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, his most valuable 45 is “Mean When I’m Mad.” Released on Liberty records in 1957, the single with its picture sleeve is worth up to $1500.00 today. Eddie Cochran is among the over 65,000 recording artists you’ll find in the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide, listing the values for over a million records. It’s available in the left hand column.

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May 24, 2015 Record of the Day

MetallicaMetallica is among the cream of the crop of Heavy Metal bands with their albums going platinum. Guitarist-singer James Hetfield struck a chord not only with suburban metal-heads but with critics as well for his songwriting. The bands’ music deals with teen obsessions, politics, and justice. In 1986 Megaforce records released a picture disc version of Metallica’s album “Kill ‘Em All.” A copy can sell for $250.00 today. “Kill ‘Em All” by Metallica is just one of the picture discs you’ll find listed on our Picture Discs Price Guide on CD. It’s available in the left hand column.

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May 23, 2015 Records of the Day

Etta James 45Etta-JamesBorn Jamesetta Hawkins and speculated to be the daughter of legendary pool-player Minnesota Fats, Etta James with hits like “Dance with me Henry” and “Tell Mama” is recognized as one of the all-time music greats. Her early 1960s hit “At Last (My Love Has Come Along)” has become a standard and wedding song favorite. The album on Argo records is worth up to $100.00 today. The original 45 can sell for $200.00 today. Etta James is among the over 65,000 recording artists you’ll find in the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide, listing the values for over a million records. It’s available in the left hand column.

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May 22, 2015 Record of the Day

rolling stones 45SatisfactionRolling Stone magazine ranks “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones as the second greatest song of all time. Released on London records in 1965 it became the Stones’ first #1 hit in the U.S. In Britain, the lyrics were considered too suggestive and initially got very little airplay. The 45 with picture sleeve can sell for $350.00 today. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” is just one of the over 1,000,000 record values you’ll find listed on the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD. It’s available in the left hand column.

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May 21, 2015 Record of the Day

comancheIn 1956 United Artists released the movie “Comanche,” which tells the story of Quana Parker, chief of the Comanche Antelope tribe.” Son of a Comanche chief and a white European, Quana Parker never lost a battle but eventually accepted the white man’s culture when he saw no alternative. Starring Dana Andrews and Linda Crystal, the original soundtrack album on Coral records from 1956 is worth up to $350.00 today. “Comanche” 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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May 20, 2015 Record of the Day

CoastersThe Coasters were the clown princes of Rock and Roll with classics like “Charlie Brown,” “Yakety Yak,” and “Along Came Jones.” In 1958 ATCO records released the EP “Rock and Roll with the Coasters,” which include their hits singles “Searchin’” and “Young Blood.” A copy can sell for $300.00 today. Find the value for every record by the Coasters 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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