Monthly Archives: December 2014

December 21, 2014 Records of the Day

Among the Blues artists that came out of Chicago after World War ll was Little Walter, a one-time band member with Muddy Waters. In 1952 he hit big with “Juke,” which led to the formation of his own band. Inducted … Continue reading

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December 20, 2014 Record of the Day

In 1964, at the start of the Beatles success in America, M-G-M records released the album “The Beatles with Tony Sheridan and Guests.” It featured the Beatles singing “Cry for a Shadow.” Also on the album were 5 songs by … Continue reading

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December 19, 2014 Record of the Day

The Osmonds scored big in 1971 with “One Bad Apple.” The hit single stayed at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 5 weeks. The song was almost recorded first by the Jackson 5. At first, a lot of listeners … Continue reading

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December 18, 2014 Records of the Day

Lightnin’ Slim has been listed among the five great Blues artists of the 1950s along with Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Muddy Waters. In 1959 Excello records released “Rooster Blues,” one of Lightnin’ Slim’s best known records. … Continue reading

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December 17, 2014 Records of the Day

It was Johnny Cash who told his young friend Roy Orbison to call Sam Phillips at Sun records about a recording contract. Sam took the call but hung up saying, “Johnny Cash doesn’t run my record company.” But Roy’s persistence … Continue reading

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December 16, 2014 Records of the Day

“Records You Should Know About” are records that most people have never heard of but can be worth a lot of money such as the 45 “Black Cadillac” by Joyce Green. Released by Vaden records in 1960, an original copy … Continue reading

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December 15, 2014 Records of the Day

Gospel was the only type of music for which the King of Rock N roll won a Grammy. Elvis Presley’s second Grammy Award came in 1972 with the album “He Touched Me,” featuring spiritual songs like “Amazing Grace” and “Reach … Continue reading

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December 14, 2014 Record of the Day

Darlene Love first hit it big as lead singer of the Crystals in 1962 with the Billboard Hot 100 smash “He’s a Rebel.” She can also be heard singing back-up vocals on many hits such as the “Monster Mash” by … Continue reading

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December 13, 2014 Record of the Day

In 1971, in cooperation with Post Cereal, RCA Special Products released “Golden Hits” by the Monkees on the Colgems label. The album contained such classics as “Last Train to Clarksville,” “I’m a Believer,” “Pleasant Valley Sunday” and the “Monkees Theme.” … Continue reading

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December 12, 2104 Record of the Day

It was the single “Searchin’” with “Young Blood” on the flip side that really launched the multi-hit career for the Coasters. When the Beatles auditioned for Decca records in 1962, Paul McCartney chose “Searchin’” to perform. The song featured lyrics … Continue reading

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