Monthly Archives: August 2014

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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August 18, 2014 Records of the Day

Many think the Heavy Metal Psychedelic band, Blue Cheer, took their name from the famous soap detergent, but it actually referred to a type of LSD. However, the Cascades were named for the dish-washing detergent of the same name. In … Continue reading

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August 17, 2014 Record of the Day

Madeline Bell is best known for her 1968 hit “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me.” But she is much more than that. The demand for her as a back-up vocalist was tremendous as she worked with an array of talent … Continue reading

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August 16, 2014 Record of the Day

        One of the greatest love songs of all time is one of Elvis Presley’s greatest hits. “Can’t Help Falling in Love” was featured in one of his most popular movies, “Blue Hawaii.” The 45, released by … Continue reading

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August 15, 2014 Record of the Day

The Dovells, led by Len Barry, had their first big hit in 1961 with the million-selling “Bristol Stomp,” which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two years later the group reached #3 with “You Can’t Sit Down,” which was … Continue reading

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August 14, 2014 Record of the Day

“Sweet Home Chicago” was among the classics performed by the Blues Brothers, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, on record and in the “Blues Brothers” movie. The song has been recorded by several recording artists including the hit version in 1959 … Continue reading

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August 13, 2014 Record of the Day

Novelty records, in general, tend not to be very collectible. But, as with most everything, there are exceptions. In a case of if-at-first-you-don’t-succeed-try-try-again, the Doo-Wop group the Devotions scored their one big hit with “Rip Van Winkle.” First released on … Continue reading

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August 12, 2014 Records of the Day

“The Parent Trap” first came to the silver screen in 1961. Starring Haley Mills in a double role as twins, the Disney movie was nominated for two Academy Awards. A song from the movie called “Let’s Get Together” went top-10 … Continue reading

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