Monthly Archives: November 2015

November 30, 2015 Records of the Day

One of the longest lasting legends of the Rock N Roll era is Neil Sedaka with hits like “Oh Carol,” “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen” and the monster hit “Breaking up Is Hard to Do, which is worth up to $50.00 with … Continue reading

November 29, 2015 Records of the Day

Dennis Edwards was a member of Motown’s super group, the Temptations. Not as well-known as David Ruffin or Eddie Kendricks, Edwards replaced Ruffin as lead singer in 1968. He can be heard on “Cloud Nine,” which can now sell for … Continue reading

November 28, 2015 Record of the Day

Josie and the Pussycats was an animated Saturday morning TV show, which ran on CBS in the 1970-1971 season, and in later years as re-runs on both NBC and ABC. To capitalize on the popularity of the series a real … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 Record of the Day

99% of the time an original release of a record is worth more than a re-issue. But there are exceptions. An example would be the Beatles’ two-sided hit “We Can Work It Out” and “Day Tripper.” An original 1966 copy … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 Records of the Day

“Wonderful World” was written by Sam Cooke and Herb Alpert in 1959 and featured on the album “The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke.” The single, released on Keen records, can sell for $50.00. The song was a hit for Sam … Continue reading

November 25, 2015 Records of the Day

Saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker, along with Dizzy Gillespie, developed a music sound known as Be-Bop. His nickname came from his love of chickens. No doubt a musical genius, he died before his time at the age of thirty-four. Many of … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 Record of the Day

Mad magazine with its mascot Alfred E Newman has been around since 1952 with its unique satire on popular culture and politics. In 1962 Big Top records released “Mad Twists Rock N Roll” with the voices of Mike Russo and … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 Records of the Day

Many recording artists in the 1960s and 70s made special promotional records for brand name advertisers. Connie Francis released an album in 1961 for Brylcreem with its slogan “A Little Dab’ll Do ya.” Not a big collectible it’s worth up … Continue reading

November 22, 2015 Records of the Day

Johnny Winter was a white Blues guitarist who had local fame in Texas in the early 1960s. In 1968, after Rolling Stone magazine described him as a “cross-eyed albino with long fleecy hair, playing some of the gutsiest blues guitar … Continue reading

November 21, 2015 Records of the Day

Ella Fitzgerald is known as the “First lady of Jazz,” working with such Jazz giants like Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. Before her rise to fame she was a lookout for a brothel and ran numbers. But winning an amateur singing contest … Continue reading