Bobby Freeman was just 17 years old when he went top 10 on Billboard in 1958 with the Rock N Roll classic “Do You Want to Dance.” In 1965 the Beach Boys also went top 10 with their version. Freeman’s original 45 on Josie records is worth up to $30.00. His album with slight title change to “Do You Wanna Dance” can sell for $150.00. The Beach Boys’ single with picture sleeve can get you $75.00 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” at the top of the page.
Besides being a well-known record appraiser, Mighty John the Record Guy is also an author. Order a signed copy of John’s first novel, “Stung!” and we’ll send you a free signed copy of John’s second novel, “The Garden of Eva.” You’ll find “Stung!” in the lower right hand column of this page. ($12.95) Rock music plays in the background of “Stung!” But the novel itself is in part a love story, in part a coming-of-age tale, but like those written by Mighty John’s one-time employer, Stephen King, it’s largely a book of horror. Or you can download “Stung!” on Kindle for $1.99.
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In 1996 Johnny Depp and Billy Bob Thornton starred in the movie “Dead Man.” The music is provided by Neil Young, and on the album there is nothing but instrumentals and some poetry reading by Johnny Depp. Besides his guitar work on the soundtrack, Neil Young also uses a pump organ and piano. The film is also notable as the final movie appearance by the legendary Robert Mitchum. The soundtrack album, released on Vapor records, is worth up to $400.00 today. “Dead Man” is just one of the 10,000 soundtracks listed on our Soundtracks CD in Microsoft Word, covering movies, TV shows, and Broadway shows. It’s available in the left hand column for $19.95.
The first big hit for the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, came in 1967 with “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” The song is listed among the biggies on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. After 9 albums and little success with Columbia records, Aretha’s first album for Atlantic launched her as a superstar. The 45 of “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” is worth up to $15.00 but the album of the same name can sell for $100.00 today. Find the value for every record by Aretha Franklin and those by over 55,000 other recording artists with the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD in Microsoft Word. It’s available in the left hand column for $39.95 with free shipping.
In the early days of Rock N Roll many artists had hits with the same song such as “I’m Walkin’” for both Fats Domino and Ricky Nelson. Little Richard and Pat Boone each had hits with “Tutti Frutti.” Elvis and Carl Perkins both scored big with “Blue Suede Shoes.” And in 1957 the Kuf Linx and the Original Casuals each charted with “So Tough.” The 45 by the Kuf Linx on Challenge records is worth up to $50.00 but find the song on the EP “Three Kisses Past Midnight” by the Original Casuals and $500.00 could be yours. Find the most up-to-date value of your records from Mighty John the Record Guy within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.
The song that first made the Bee Gees a “disco” band was “You Should Be Dancing,” hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976. The song is also part of the soundtrack from “Saturday Night Fever.” The 45, released by RSO records, is not a big collectible at $5.00 but it was also released to radio as a 12-inch single. A copy is worth up to $125.00 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” at the top of the page.
Among the biggest hits for Connie Francis came in 1959 with the release of “Lipstick on Your Collar.” It hit #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The flip-side “Frankie,” about Frankie Avalon, also went top-10 making the single the most successful two-sided hit for Connie Francis. Released on M-G-M records, a mono copy is worth up to $20.00 while a stereo copy can get you $150.00 today. Both versions are shown here. Find the value for every record by Connie Francis and those by over 55,000 other recording artists with the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD in Microsoft Word. It’s available in the left hand column for $39.95 with free shipping.
Otis Blackwell wrote some of the greatest hits of the early Rock N Roll era including “Great Balls of Fire” for Jerry Lee Lewis and “Don’t Be Cruel” and “All Shook Up” for Elvis Presley. Blackwell’s first song to become a classic came in 1955 with “Fever” by Little Willie John and later a bigger smash for Peggy Lee. He was also a piano player and recorded many songs himself. In 1956 Davis records released the album “Singin’ the Blues” by Otis Blackwell. A copy is worth up to $500.00 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” at the top of the page.
The Chocolate Watch Band broke out of San Jose, California in the mid-60s. Their music was a mix of Garage Rock and Psychedelic Rock. Heavily influenced by the Rolling Stones, they found little commercial top-40 appeal but were good enough to be the opening act for the Doors. The first album for the Chocolate Watch Band was released by Tower records in 1967. “No Way Out” is worth up to $800.00 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” at the top of the page.
One of the few Elvis movie soundtracks to hit #1 on the Billboard album charts in the mid-60s was “Roustabout.” Also starring the legendary Barbara Stanwyck, the album featured no hit singles, unlike most Elvis films. Released on RCA, the value depends on several factors. A mono copy with “mono” at the bottom of the label is worth up to $400.00. A mono copy with “monaural” at the bottom of the label is up to $100.00. A stereo copy with “stereo” at the bottom of a black label can get you $400.00. A copy with the RCA logo in white on a black label and other print in silver is worth up to $75.00. A version where the label is orange and the vinyl is rigid can sell for $150.00. An orange label with flexible vinyl is no more than $30.00. The album with a tan label is valued up to $100.00, but a black label with dog near the top is no more than $20.00. Always know which issue you have of any record before you buy or sell.
Elvis and the Beatles are among the most collectible recording artists of all time. Now you can order the “Complete Elvis and Beatles” listings for just $5.00. You’ll get the current market value for every Elvis and every Beatles record including all 45s, 78s, and albums. (over 2,000 records). If you have an Elvis or Beatles record not listed we will do any additional research for free. The listings are in Microsoft word and will be sent to your email address within 24 hours after your order is placed. To get your copy of the “Complete Elvis and Beatles” listings for $5.00 click on Elvis/Beatles near the top of the page or call 1-800-653-2258.