Monthly Archives: March 2016

March 31, 2016 Records of the Day

The Bell-Notes was another of the many one-hit wonders of the early Rock N Roll era. In 1959 they reached number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “I’ve Had It.” The single on Time records is worth up to $25.00 … Continue reading

March 30, 2016 Record of the Day

“The Times They Are A-Changin” is Bob Dylan’s first album to feature only songs composed by him. The title song has become part of Rock N Roll lexicon and the epitome of what a protest song is all about—well-crafted and … Continue reading

March 29, 2016 Record of the Day

Eddie Holland is best known as part of the song writing team Holland-Dozier-Holland consisting of Eddie, his brother Brian, and Lamont Dozier. The threesome wrote over a dozen number 1 hits for Motown artists like the Supremes and the Four … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 Records of the Day

One of the early bands to come out of Canada to make the U.S. charts was the Beau-Marks. Their hit “Clap Your Hands” was number 1 on the Canadian charts but only made it as far as number 45 on … Continue reading

March 27, 2016 Records of the Day

Carl Mann is a name and talent lost among the super stars like Elvis, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis who were signed by and recorded for Sun records owner Sam Phillips. Carl Mann’s biggest and only real hit “Mona … Continue reading

March 26, 2016 Record of the Day

Rolling Stone magazine lists “Folk Singer” by Muddy Waters as one of the greatest top 500 albums of all time. It could have been called “Muddy Waters Unplugged” as it’s an all acoustic album with Muddy Waters and Bobby Guy … Continue reading

March 25, 2016 Records of the Day

Gary U.S. Bonds was as popular during the twist craze of the early 1960s as Chubby Checker. His hits such as “New Orleans” and “Quarter to Three” are Rock N Roll classics. But like Chubby, Gary capitalized on the twist … Continue reading

March 24, 2016 Record of the Day

Who is Leo Giordarno and why does he have a record that collectors seek? What makes his record special is that backing him up, singing falsetto, are Buddy Holly and Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers. The song “Close To … Continue reading

March 23, 2016 Record of the Day

The Chantels was one of the first girl groups of the Rock N Roll era. They had their first hit in 1957 with the Doo-Wop classic “Maybe.” A reformed version of the group scored in 1961 with “Look in My … Continue reading

March 22, 2016 Record of the Day

On August 12, 1960 Pete Best became a Beatle and for two years as their fame grew in Hamburg and Liverpool, Pete was the drummer backing up John, Paul, and George. Then, in one of the great unsolved mysteries of … Continue reading