Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 31, 2015 Records of the Day

As “Sgt. Peppers’ Lonely Hearts Club Band” was the most heralded of all Beatles albums so is “Pet Sounds” for the Beach Boys.  With songs like “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “God Only Knows,” Rolling Stone magazine lists “Pet Sounds” as … Continue reading

August 30, 2015 Records of the Day

Many think the Flamingos were the cream of the crop in Doo-wop with classics such as “I Only Have Eyes for You” and “Lovers Never Say Goodbye.” As a matter of fact they have over a dozen records worth up to $1,000.00 … Continue reading

August 29, 2015 Records of the Day

Domingo Samudio had one of the biggest hits in the history of Rock ‘N’ Roll. In 1965 he recorded as Sam the Sham. Along with his group the Pharaohs, he made “Wooly Bully” a true classic, selling 3 million copies … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 Record of the Day

With the opening theme “The biggest show in town is Huckleberry Hound. For all you guys and gals. The biggest clown in town is Huckleberry Hound with all his cartoon pals,” this animated series debuted in 1958. Sponsored by Kellogg’s, … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 Record of the Day

Some hits come about in the strangest ways. Legend has it that Monotones member Charles Patrick heard a commercial for Pepsodent toothpaste including the line “You’ll wonder where the yellow went…” and wrote a hit. From that was born “(Wonder Who Wrote) The … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 Records of the Day

Marianne Faithful had her first hit in 1964 when she was just seventeen. “As Tears Go By,” written by boyfriend Mick Jagger, would be her biggest hit. An original copy on London records can get you $50.00. However, another song written … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 Record of the Day

With a mixture of garage-rock and flower power, the Seeds, a Los Angeles band in the mid 60s, created a classic in 1965 with ” You’re Pushing Too Hard.” In 1966 copies read “Pushin’ Too Hard.” What a difference a … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 Records of the Day

It’s called “The Shoop Shoop Song” and went as high as number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1964. But everyone seems to know Betty Everett’s hit as “It’s In His Kiss.” Released on Vee Jay records, it’s worth … Continue reading

August 23, 2015 Records of the Day

“I’ll Cry Instead” was originally recorded by the Beatles for the movie “A Hard Day’s Night.” It can be found on the soundtrack album but was cut from the film with its flip side “I’m Happy Just to Dance with … Continue reading

August 22, 2015 Records of the Day

Eskew Reeder is not well known to your average music fan. Recording as Esquerita, he was a major influence on Little Richard with his wild, screaming, racy songs. He was Little Richard before Little Richard was Little Richard. Esquerita never … Continue reading