Monthly Archives: June 2015

June 30, 2015 Record of the Day

 Usually the death of a recording artist does not affect the value of his or her records. Speculation kicks in immediately after the loss of a superstar. It might be a good time to sell but not to buy. Prices … Continue reading

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June 29, 2015 Records of the Day

Mickey & Sylvia had one of the biggest hits of 1956 with “Love is Strange.” Released on Groove records, a copy of the 45 is worth up to $50.00. But you can’t say Sylvia Vanderpool is a one-hit-wonder as she … Continue reading

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June 28, 2015 Record of the Day

The Spencer Davis Group is best known for hits like “Gimme Some Lovin’” and “I’m a Man.” Best known member of the band is Stevie Winwood who in 1967 would leave Spencer Davis to form the band known as Traffic. … Continue reading

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June 27, 2015 Records of the Day

One of the great one-hit-wonders of the early Rock and Roll era is “Sorry (I Ran All the Way Home)” by the Impalas, a vocal group from Brooklyn. It was the legendary Dee Jay Alan Freed who got them a … Continue reading

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June 26, 2015 Record of the Day

Bobby Darin was truly a man of many talents. He was a 1950s teen idol, a swinging Big Band crooner in the style of Frank Sinatra, a Blues singer rivaling Ray Charles, and a successful actor. Darin was nominated for … Continue reading

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June 25, 2015 Record of the Day

“The 7TH Voyage of Sinbad,” released by Columbia pictures in 1958, was the first in a series of Sinbad movies. It featured the animation of the legendary Ray Harryhausen. Starring Kerwin Matthews and Kathryn Grant, the original soundtrack on Colpix … Continue reading

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June 24, 2015 Records of the Day

One of Rock and Roll’s greatest anthems of the 50s is “At the Hop” by Danny & the Juniors. Supposedly, it was Dick Clark who suggested the original title of “Do the Bop” be changed to “At the Hop.” First … Continue reading

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June 23, 2015 Record of the Day

Following the death of his singing partner, Tammi Terrell, Motown superstar Marvin Gaye fell into a deep depression. After years of well-crafted top-40 airplay it was a song of political consciousness that brought him out of the doldrums. “What’s Going … Continue reading

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June 22, 2015 Records of the Day

Dick Dale, originally from Boston, is credited with being the earliest pioneer of Surf music, which blossomed after he moved to California. His is known as the “King of the Surf Guitar.” His 1958 hit “Miserlou” on Deltone records is … Continue reading

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June 21, 2015 Record of the Day

Smokey Robinson is as important to the Motown story as its founder, Barry Gordy. Bob Dylan has called Smokey Robinson “America’s greatest living poet.” With the Miracles, Smokey had 27 top-40 hits and many more as a solo performer. In … Continue reading

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