Monthly Archives: August 2015

August 21, 2015 Record of the Day

Sonny and Cher had their first hit in 1965 with “I Got You Babe.” And then the hits just kept coming like “Baby Don’t Go” and “The Beat Goes On.” However, before they became world famous as Sonny & Cher they recorded as … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 Records of the Day

Duke Ellington was a giant in Jazz music with a career that began in 1916 and conducted successfully until his death in 1974. Asked what kind of music he played, he would reply “American music.” His biographers say his last … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 Records of the Day

The 1950s were golden times for movies dedicated to Rock N Roll and the hoodlum atmosphere. Marlon Brando in the “Wild Bunch” might have started it all. Many more were to follow like 1958’s “Hot Rod Gang” starring John Ashley … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 Records of the Day

Elephant’s Memory was known for their funky Jazz/Rock, but mostly they are remembered as the band John Lennon used to back him up on his album “Some Time in New York City” in 1972, an album worth up to $30.00. … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 Records of the Day

The name of Robert Johnson is part history and part legend. Without a doubt he was one of the most influential of the Delta Blues artists of the 1930s even though he recorded only 29 songs before his death from poisoning in … Continue reading

August 16, 2015 Record of the Day

“Blinded By the Light” was a number one hit for Manfred Mann in 1976. However, the first release of the song was in 1973 by the man who wrote it, Bruce Springsteen. Manfred Mann’s million seller is worth no more than $5.00, … Continue reading

August 15, 2015 Record of the Day

Tommy Edwards had a giant hit record in 1958 with a song written by a vice president of the United States. Charles Dawes was vice president under Calvin Coolidge in 1912 when he composed “Melody in A Minor.” In 1951 … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 Records of the Day

One of the most commercial hits to come out of Psychedelic Rock was the 1967 number 1 smash “Incense and Peppermints” by the Strawberry Alarm Clock. George Mumford, who wasn’t even a member, was brought in to sing lead. It was actually … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 Record of the Day

Rockabilly is a wild and raucous form of Rock and Roll that spawned a lot of one-hit-wonders and eccentric performers like Jerry Lott from Mobile, Alabama who, like a lot of singers, was strictly Country until Elvis came along. Not a … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 Records of the Day

Barbara Eden appeared in numerous TV shows like “I Love Lucy” and “The Andy Griffith Show” and movies like “Flaming Star” with Elvis Presley. But she will always be remembered at TV’s favorite genie in “I Dream of Jeannie.” In … Continue reading