Monthly Archives: November 2015

November 20, 2015 Record of the Day

The Who’s “Live at Leeds” album, released in 1970, featured some of the band’s biggest hits like “Substitute”, “My Generation,” and “Magic Bus.” The New York Times said, “It’s the best live rock album ever made.” Also on the album … Continue reading

November 19, 2015 Records of the Day

The Paris Sisters were discovered by 1940s and 50s stars, the Andrew Sisters. Soon, the Paris Sisters were performing in Las Vegas. With wigs, padded bras, and lots of make-up the nine, ten, and fifteen-year olds sang at the Dunes … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 Record of the Day

In the spring of 1962 one-hit-wonder Bruce Channel rode the top of the charts with “Hey Baby” ( I wanna know if you’ll be my girl). The harmonica riff at the beginning of the song inspired John Lennon’s playing on “Love … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 Record of the Day

In 1968 the Okaysions’ giant beach-music hit “Girl Watcher” was in the top-10 for nine weeks and in the top- 100 for twenty-six weeks. Most copies can be found on ABC records and worth no more than $10.00. However, it … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 Records of the Day

Following World War II, Detroit was a mecca for Blues artists like Eddie “Guitar” Burns. Influenced heavily by artists like Sonny Boy Williamson and Big Bill Bronzy, Burns soon found himself cutting sessions with Blues legend John Lee Hooker. In 1952 … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 Record of the Day

“Desire Under the Elms” was written by Eugene O’Neil and first published as a play in 1924. In 1958 it was brought to the screen with its story of greed, lust, and family betrayal. It was kind of like a … Continue reading

November 14, 2015 Records of the Day

Willie Nelson is one of the most popular and well-loved musicians/song-writers in the history of recorded music. He has written some of the greatest Country classics of all time like “Funny How Time Slips Away” and “Crazy,” one of the … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 Records of the Day

Dorsey Burnette was Johnny Burnette’s older brother and a member of the very collectible Johnny Burnette and the Rock N Roll Trio. Both the Burnette brothers were golden glove boxing champs and top-40 hit-makers. Johnny is best known for “You’re … Continue reading

November 12, 2015 Record of the Day

It’s almost a sin that the only music Elvis Presley ever won a Grammy for was Gospel. There were none for all the Rock N Roll and Country records he released. But Gospel music was where his heart was. His … Continue reading

November 11, 2015 Records of the Day

Rosie Hamlin was only 14 when she wrote the lyrics to one of Rock n Roll’s early classics. At 15 she recorded “Angel Baby” for Highland records. A copy from 1960 is worth up to $50.00. John Lennon said it … Continue reading