Monthly Archives: December 2015

December 21, 2015 Records of the Day

In 1965 Mel Carter had one of the biggest hits of the year with “Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me.” The album on Imperial records is worth up to $25.00. Two years earlier Sam Cooke signed him to Derby records. … Continue reading

December 20, 2015 Records of the Day

The “Beatles Second Album,” released on Capitol records in 1964, made it to number one by knocking their first album for Capitol “Meet the Beatles” out of first place. Critics say it’s the best pure Rock N Roll album the … Continue reading

December 19, 2015 Records of the Day

Ronnie James Dio began his musical career in 1957 with Ronnie & The Red Caps. An original copy of their 45, “Lover,” shown here on the right can sell for $400.00. However, he is best known for 1980s Heavy Metal. … Continue reading

December 18, 2015 Records of the Day

In 1963 Elvis starred in the movie “It Happened at the World’s Fair.” It featured the king’s shortest hit, “One Broken Heart for Sale.” At 1:45 the single with picture sleeve can sell for $50.00. Set in Seattle at the … Continue reading

December 17, 2015 Record of the Day

Directed by Otto Preminger, “River Of No Return,” was a 1954 movie starring Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe. Problems like frequent rain, Monroe’s ankle injury, and Mitchum’s heavy drinking added weeks to the shooting schedule. Monroe has been quoted as … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 Record of the Day

Out of Boston in the 1950s came the Tune Weavers. Originally called the Tone-Weavers, they adapted the new name when a nervous MC got the original name wrong. They decided they liked it. So they kept it. In 1957 Casa … Continue reading

December 15, 2015 Record of the Day

In 1979 George Harrison released the single “Love Comes to Everyone.” It was the second single released that year from the album “George Harrison.” The single never made the charts and because of its rarity it can be quite valuable today. … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 Records of the Day

The Dubs were among the great Doo Wop groups of the 1950s. They first charted in 1957 with “Don’t Ask Me To Be Lonely.” That was followed by their most famous release, “Could This Be Magic.” Released on Gone records, … Continue reading

December 13, 2015 Records of the Day

One of the lesser known girl-groups of the sixties was the Pixies Three, lost among smash acts to come out of Philadelphia like Chubby Checker, Bobby Rydell, Fabian, Frankie Avalon, and the Orlons. The Pixies Three scored two hits for … Continue reading

December 12, 2015 Record of the Day

In 1963, with the release of the album “The Freewheelin Bob Dylan,” Columbia records sent radio stations promo copies of “Blowin’ in the Wind.” Any copy is worth up to $300.00. Also included was a sleeve, blank on front and … Continue reading