Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 20, 2015 Record of the Day

A former high school cheerleader and valedictorian, Emmylou Harris was a Country Music hit maker in the 1970s. Her debut album was released on Jubilee records and was called “Gliding Bird.” It consisted of mostly folk songs and Country Rock. … Continue reading

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April 19, 2015 Record of the Day

In the movie “Jailhouse Rock,” Elvis Presley played a character by the name of Vince Everett. In the film, Vince (Elvis) is an ex-con who gets a recording contract with Laurel records. As part of the story, a single is … Continue reading

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April 18, 2015 Record of the Day

Kenny & the Cadets never scored big with their 1962 single “Barbie.” But because Beach Boy Brian Wilson sang lead with back-up vocals by Beach Boys Carl Wilson and Al Jardine, it has become very valuable. Released on Randy records, … Continue reading

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April 17, 2015 Records of the Day

Kim Weston isn’t as well-known as other female Motown artists like Diana Ross, Mary Wells, or Martha Reeves but that doesn’t mean that some of her records are not collectible. Her biggest hit came in 1966 when she teamed up … Continue reading

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April 16, 2015 Record of the Day

The Moody Blues played an array of Motown, James Brown, and American Blues in the early to mid-60s. By 1965 they had adapted more to what was known as the Mersey Beat in Britain as exemplified in their first hit … Continue reading

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April 15, 2015 Record of the Day

Johnny Burnette was a prolific song-writer who wrote many hits for Ricky Nelson and others as well as himself. Among his own big hits in the early 60s are “You’re Sixteen” and “Dreamin’.” His album on Coral records in 1956 … Continue reading

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April 14, 2015 Record of the Day

In 1967 Decca records released the Who’s third album “The Who Sell Out.” It is unique in that it not only features songs like “I Can See for Miles,” but the album also mocks advertising songs and jingles. Rolling Stone … Continue reading

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April 13, 2015 Record of the Day

He was known as Luke the Drifter, the Lovesick Blues Boy, and the Hillbilly Shakespeare but mostly by the name the world knows him as, Hank Williams. His influence on the Country artists to follow is enormous. All of his … Continue reading

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April 12, 2015 Record of the Day

Jimmy Buffett is an author, song-writer, singer, and environmentalist. His persona was formed with his first song “A White Sport Coat and a Pink Crustacean.” His biggest hit came in 1977 with “Margaritaville.” But his most valuable record is the … Continue reading

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April 11, 2015 Record of the Day

One of the all-time favorite cartoon characters is Mr. Magoo, originally created by Millard Kaufman to mock Senator Joe McCarthy in his relentless search for American communists. In 1957 RCA released “Magoo in Hi-Fi” featuring the voice of Jim Backus. … Continue reading

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