August 28, 2014 Records of the Day

Just like Rock ‘N’ Roll, horror movies were a huge staple of the 1950s and 60s. And many times Rock ‘N’ Roll and horror were merged together. In 1960 Bob McFadden recorded the single “Dracula-Cha-Cha” on Coral records. With picture sleeve, the 45 is worth up to $250.00 today. In 1964 Don Hinson recorded the album “Monster Dance Party” featuring the single “Riboflavin-Flavored, Non- Carbonated, Polyunsaturated Blood.” The album on Capitol records can get you $200.00. 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.

 

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August 27, 2014 Record of the Day

Some of the biggest hits for Dion include “Ruby Baby” and “Drip Drop.” Elvis hit with “Fools Fall in Love.” However, all these songs were recorded earlier and many say performed better by the Drifters. The Drifters had their biggest hits when either Clyde McPhatter or Ben E. King was singing lead. The Drifters album containing the songs mentioned here is “Rockin’ and Driftin’,” released on Atlantic records in 1959. It’s worth up to $200.00 today. Find the value for every record by the Drifters 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.

 

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August 26, 2014 Records of the Day

The 1960s produced a lot of bands in the U.S. that were influenced by the sounds of the British Invasion. Some were quite successful; some were not. But that doesn’t mean these lesser-known bands are not collectible. In 1966 the Mojos released “I Like It” for Mojo records. The 45 with picture sleeve is worth up to $400.00. That same year Revelation VII records released the single “Satisfaction” by the Mods. An original copy with picture sleeve can fetch $1,000.00 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.

 

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August 25, 2014 Records of the Day

Shelley Fabares first found fame on “The Donna Reed Show” (1958-1963). She also co-starred in the TV show “Coach” from 1989-1997 and with Elvis in three of his movies. She hit #1 in 1962 with “Johnny Angel.” She recorded two albums for Colpix records, both released in 1962. ”Things We Did Last Summer” is worth up to $150.00. Her first album “Shelley” can sell for $450.00 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.

 

 

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August 24, 2014 Record of the Day

With nine Grammy Awards, Miles Davis was a Jazz giant as a band leader and trumpet player. Unlike many of his contemporaries, he was born into a wealthy home. While at the Julliard School he began playing with Charlie Parker and other Jazz greats. But, like many of his contemporaries, he became addicted to drugs. It was actress Cicely Tyson who helped him beat his addictions. They were married in 1981. His 1952 10-inch album “Young Man With a Horn,” released on Blue Note records, is worth up to $750.00 today. What other Jazz records are worth $500.00 or more? Find out 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.


 

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August 23, 2014 Record of the Day

A lot of singles in Rock N Roll history had the name of a girl in the title such as “Donna” by Ritchie Valens, “Peggy Sue” by Buddy Holly, “Hello Mary Lou” by Ricky Nelson, and “Runaround Sue” by Dion. But Duane Eddy did an entire album with nothing by girls’ names in the titles including “Brenda” and “Annette.” On the cover Eddy is pictured with “Brenda,” Brenda Lee, and “Annette,” Annette Funicello. The Album, “Girls, Girls, Girls,” released in 1961 can sell for $125.00 today. Find the value for every record by Duane Eddy 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.

 

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August 22, 2014 Record of the Day

Bob Wills was known as the “King of Western Swing.” Playing fiddle, Wills formed his band, the Texas Playboys, in 1934. Their hits began in the 1940s with songs like “San Antonio Rose” and “Stars and Stripes on Iwo Jima.” Their last biggest hits came in the 1950s with “Faded Love” and “Ida Red Likes the Boogie.” Bob Wills was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1968. The album “The Texas Playboys,” released on Antone records, is worth up to $200.00 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.

 

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August 21, 2014 Record of the Day

One of the strangest albums of all time is “Bob Dylan VS. A. J. Weberman.” It consists of phone interviews between Dylan and his stalker. Rolling Stone magazine refers to Weberman as the “king of all Dylan nuts.” Many wondered why Folkways records would release such an album. Producer Gary Green reasoned the album is noteworthy from an historical point of view. An original copy from 1977 can sell for $250.00 today. Find the value for every record by Bob Dylan 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.

 

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August 20, 2014 Records of the Day

Doo Wop and Rockabilly records have always been prized by record collectors and that trend continues. In 1953 Chance records released “That’s My Desire” by the Flamingos, one of the best known groups of the day. A black vinyl copy is worth up to $500.00 but an original red vinyl single can get you $1,000.00 today. In 1957 Rockabilly singer Wayne Williams recorded “Red Hot Mama” for Sure records. A copy is now valued up to $2,000.00. What other Doo Wop and Rockabilly records are worth $500.00 or more? Find out 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.

 

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August 19, 2014 Record of the Day

“Tequila” hit # 1 in 1958. The instrumental, recorded by the Champs, is a Rock N Roll classic, but Jazz versions have been recorded by people like Dizzy Gillespie and Wes Montgomery. The song has been featured in numerous movies such as “Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie” and “The Sandlot.” The original 45, released on Gene Autry’s Challenge label, is worth up to $20.00 while the “Tequila” EP can get you $400.00 today. What other instrumentals are worth $100.00 or more? Find out 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.

 

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