Monthly Archives: October 2014

October 31, 2014 Record of the Day

What would Halloween be without something scary? In 1963 Mercury records released the Boris Karloff album “Tales of the Frightened.” The man who brought Frankenstein’s monster and the Mummy to the silver screen tells creepy tales in that familiar eerie … Continue reading

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October 30, 2014 Records of the Day

In 1967 Van Morrison had his first solo hit with “Brown-Eyed Girl.” Two years earlier the Golliwogs came out with their single “Brown-Eyed Girl.” It’s the same title but different song. The Golliwogs would later be known as Creedence Clearwater … Continue reading

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October 29, 2014 Records of the Day

Marv Johnson had his biggest hit in 1959 with “You’ve Got What it Takes” for United Artists.  He was also the first recording artist to have a record released by what would become the giant Motown record empire. “Come to … Continue reading

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October 28, 2014 Record of the Day

In 1981 Sweet Thunder records released the album “Reunited Live” featuring Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. But the only original members were Valli and Bob Gaudio. During the concert less emphasis was put on their big hits from the … Continue reading

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October 27, 2014 Record of the Day

In 1967 20th Century Fox released the film “Bedazzled” starring Dudley Moore and Peter Cook who also wrote the script. In the movie, Cook plays the devil offering Moore seven wishes in return for his soul. Dudley Moore also composed … Continue reading

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October 26, 2014 Record of the Day

He was called a genius and it’s hard to disagree. Beginning in the early 1950s Ray Charles began to craft and form the style that would make him a legend. Taking a blend of Rhythm & Blues and infusing it … Continue reading

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October 25, 2014 Records of the Day

Among the one-hit wonders of the early 60s is Kris Jensen thanks to songwriter and hit-maker John D Loudermilk. After the Everly Brothers turned down Loudermilk’s composition of “Torture,” it was given to Kris Jensen who took it to the … Continue reading

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October 24, 2014 Records of the Day

The Isley Brothers were there at the beginning of Rock N Roll and, with some sibling changes, lasted on the music scene for almost 50 years. In the early years it was brothers, Ronald, Rudolph, and O’Kelly with Doo Wop … Continue reading

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October 23, 2014 Record of the Day

Joni James was one of the most popular girl-singers of the pre-Rock N Roll era. She had over twenty hits including “Why Don’t You Believe Me,” which hit #1 in 1952. Her version of Hank Williams’ “Your Cheatin’Heart” reached #2 … Continue reading

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October 22, 2014 Records of the Day

“12 x 5” is the second album released in the U.S. by the Rolling Stones. From the album, London records issued two singles. “Time is on My Side” with picture sleeve is worth up to $100.00. The other single is … Continue reading

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