Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 21, 2014 Records of the Day

When it comes to the blues you won’t have them if you find some of those old Blues 78s. In 1930 Columbia records released “Big Rock Jail” by Barefoot Bill. A copy is now worth up to $2,000.00. In 1928 … Continue reading

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May 20, 2014 Records of the Day

The Beach Boys’ only EP “Four by the Beach Boys” was released in 1966 on Capitol records. In 1964 Capitol released the EP “Four by the Beatles.” In this battle of the Beatles vs. the Beach Boys who wins when … Continue reading

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May 19, 2014 Record of the Day

Without a doubt Chubby Checker is the king of the Twist. But that dance craze is also associated with the Mavelettes and “Twistin’ Postman,” with Gary U.S. Bonds and the “Dear Lady Twist,” and with Joey Dee and the Starliters … Continue reading

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May 18, 2014 Records of the Day

Tony Bennett is truly a legend who had his first hit in 1951 with “Because of You” followed by “Rags to Riches.” In 1962 he recorded the song he will forever be remembered, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” … Continue reading

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May 17, 2014 Record of the Day

In 1969 the Winstons hit big with the top-10 smash “Color Him Father.” The song is about a young boy honoring the man “with the big wide grin” who took in and married a widow with 7 children. The single, … Continue reading

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May 16, 2014 Record of the Day

One of the rarest Annette collectibles is the single “Meetin’ at the Malt Shop” from 1958. It’s unique in the sense that Annette is not heard on the record. Her name is listed only because she is pictured on the … Continue reading

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May 15, 2014 Record of the Day

The first solo album by a member of the Beach Boys came in 1977 with the release of “Pacific Blue Ocean” by Dennis Wilson. Sales are estimated at around 300,000 copies. A second album called “Bambu” was never completed as … Continue reading

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May 14, 2014 Record of the Day

The angels had their biggest hit in 1963 with “My Boyfriend’s Back,” a song they originally recorded as a demo for the most popular girl-group of the day, the Shirelles. But the demo was so good by the Angels that … Continue reading

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May 13, 2014 Record of the Day

The success of the Marlon Brando film “The Wild Ones” inspired a number of copy-cat motorcycle gang/hot rod movies such as the 1957 release “Hot Rod Rumble.” The plot was of no importance. It was the drag strip girls, the … Continue reading

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May 12, 2014 Record of the Day

The Andantes were among the least known girl-groups from Motown. They sang back-up for such Motown stars as the Temptations, the Four Tops, and Marvin Gaye. Andantes member, Marlen Barrow, even filled in for Florence Ballard in many Supremes concerts. … Continue reading

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