Monthly Archives: January 2016

January 31, 2016 Record of the Day

In 1927 Perfect records released the 78rpm single “Babe & Lou” (the Homerun Twins) by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. They don’t sing but instead do a comedy routine. The record may have a different value to a collector of … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 Record of the Day

Dwight Yoakam was first rejected by Nashville for being “too Country.” So he headed to California where his hero Buck Owens lived. His 1984 EP on Oak records “Guitar, Cadillacs, etc.” helped him get that Nashville deal after all. Reprise … Continue reading

January 29, 2016 Record of the Day

Pledging My Love” by Johnny Ace is one of Rock N Roll’s early classics. With the mystery surrounding the death of Johnny Ace, supposedly from playing Russian Roulette, the song has become legendary. A 78 or 45 rpm version on … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 Record of the Day

Some say he’s a visionary. Some say he’s flaky. One thing everyone can agree on is that Neil Young is a Rock icon. His third album “After the Gold Rush” features seventeen-year-old Nils Lofgren on guitar. The value of the … Continue reading

January 27, 2016 Records of the Day

The Chiffons was one of the best known girl-groups of the sixties with hits like “One Fine Day” and “A Love So Fine.” Their biggest hit “He’s So Fine” was released on Laurie records in 1963 and is worth up … Continue reading

January 26, 2016 Record of the Day

All Shook Up” by Elvis Presley shot up the Billboard charts in March of 1957. It stayed at number 1 for eight weeks in a row. It was also Elvis’ first number 1 song on the British charts. With sales … Continue reading

January 25, 2016 Record of the Day

The Green Hornet first came to the TV screen in 1966 with Van Williams as the Green Hornet and playboy publishing mogul, Britt Reid. His side-kick, Kato, was played by the legendary Bruce Lee. Also starring was Black Beauty, their … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 Record of the Day

Various hits albums by various artists can be quite collectible. In 1963 Hull records released the album “Your favorite Singing Groups,” featuring Doo-Wop recording artists like the Monotones, the Elegants, the Desires, the Avons, the Beltones, the Pastels, and more. A … Continue reading

January 23, 2016 Record of the Day

“Louie Louie” is one of the greatest Rock N Roll party records of all time. It’s one of those classics that every generation seems to know. Although Paul Revere and the Raider’s version came out before the Kingsmen’s, it’s the … Continue reading

January 22, 2016 Record of the Day

“Stormy Weather” by the Five Sharps is considered to be the most collectible Doo-wop record today. Released on Jubilee records in 1952, the record received some airplay but was soon relegated to the dust bins of record stores. But find one … Continue reading