Monthly Archives: September 2015

September 30, 2015 Record of the Day

Working as a secretary at Motown paid off big time for Martha Reeves. In need of background singers at a recording session, she was called upon to back up Marvin Gaye on his songs “Stubborn Kind Of Fella” and “Hitch … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 Record of the Day

Holy Rock N Roll, Batman! Robin has a record, the vinyl kind. Trying to capitalize on the popularity of TV’s dynamic duo, M-G-M gave Burt Ward (Robin) a recording contract. But neither the Joker or the Riddler could make it … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 Record of the Day

“Hey Joe” was the first single put out by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. It tells the tale of a fugitive on the run after killing his wife. Not exactly what top 40 radio was looking for in 1967. It was … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 Records of the Day

The success of Ike & Tina Turner is well known. It was at a nightclub in St. Louis in 1956 that Tina first sang with Ike. Their first hit came in 1960 with “A Fool In Love,” (worth up to … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 Record of the Day

 “Records You Should Know About” are records by recording artists most people have never heard of that can be worth a lot of money, like Furry Lewis. He was among the Blues artists of the 1920s who didn’t get just … Continue reading

September 25, 2015 Records of the Day

Al Green was one of the most popular and smoothest soul singers of the seventies. Following some of his greatest hits like “Let’s Stay Together” in 1971 and “I’m Still in Love with You” in 1972 (each worth no more … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 Records of the Day

Ricky Nelson has never been given the respect he deserves as one great Rock N Roller. From the beginning it was thought he was a manufactured teen idol like Fabian. His family’s TV show “The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet” was already … Continue reading

September 23, 2015 Record of the Day

The Heavy Metal, hard rockin’ Punk band Guns ‘N’ Roses holds the record for the biggest selling debut album in the history of Rock N Roll with the 1987 release of “Appetite For Destruction.” But they did release an EP … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 Records of the Day

Roy Head and the Traits had been around a long time before they hit big with the Blue-Eyed Soul single “Treat Her Right” in 1965. A copy on Back Beat records is up to $20.00. Roy’s style on stage caused … Continue reading

September 21, 2015 Records of the Day

Creedence Clearwater Revival was a band with numerous Rock N Roll classics beginning with “Suzie Q” in 1968 followed by “Proud Mary” the same year. In 1969 came four more hits including “Bad Moon Rising” and “Green River.” Three more … Continue reading