Monthly Archives: January 2015

January 31, 2015 Record of the Day

In November of 1996 Web Entertainment released the first album by rapper Eminem, born Marshall Mathers. The “Infinite” album was criticized for its production values but highly praised for lyrics by Eminem. Original copies with “EMLP1-A” and “EMLP1-B” in the … Continue reading

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January 30, 2015 Record of the Day

Many consider “Night Beat” the best album that Sam Cooke ever recorded. It doesn’t contain pop hits like “Wonderful World” and “Havin’ a Party.” It is much more reflective of the real Sam Cooke, intimate and contemplative. The album showcases … Continue reading

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January 29, 2015 Record of the Day

“12 X 5” was the second album in America for the Rolling Stones and, like the first, didn’t feature many hits written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards as future albums would. The two hits on the album are “Time … Continue reading

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January 28, 2015 Record of the Day

Before Bruce Johnston became a member of the Beach Boys in the mid-60s he was with a group called the Rip Chords, best known for their hits “Hey Little Cobra” in 1963 and “Three Window Coupe” in 1964. But their … Continue reading

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January 27, 2015 Record of the Day

Albums with various songs by various recording artists can be worth money. In 1964 King records released the album “Turn Back the Clock,” featuring Memphis Slim, Lonnie Johnson, Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson, Jack Dupree, John Lee Hooker, and other well-known Blues … Continue reading

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January 26, 2015 Record of the Day

Here’s a trivia question. Who was the first group to appear on American Bandstand when the legendary TV show went national on August 5, 1957? The answer is the Chordettes whose big hit of “Lollipop” would follow a year later. … Continue reading

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January 25, 2015 Record of the Day

The long list of hits for Jackie Wilson began in 1958 with “Reet Petite.” More hits followed like “Lonely Teardrops,” “I’ll be Satisfied,” and “(Your Love Keeps Liftin’ Me) Higher and Higher.” But his biggest hit came in 1963 with … Continue reading

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January 24, 2015 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. Here are 2 that fall into the very collectible category known as Northern Soul. “I’m Comin’Over” by Johnny … Continue reading

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January 23, 2015 Records of the Day

In 1953 Doris Day starred in the movie “Calamity Jane” where she sang one of her biggest hits, “Secret Love,” reaching #1 on the Billboard charts. The 45, released by Columbia records, is worth up to $20.00. But the secret … Continue reading

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January 22, 2015 Records of the Day

In 1966 the Beach Boys hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Barbara Ann.” Lead singers on the record are Beach Boy Brian Wilson and Dean Torrence of famed singing duo Jan & Dean. But the song first hit … Continue reading

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