Monthly Archives: July 2016

July 21, 2016 Records of the Day

Johnny Cash was one of the few recording artists to be inducted into both the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. His first album “Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar” contained … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 Record of the Day

“Save For A Rainy Day” is among Jan & Dean’s most sought after records. The album was recorded by Dean a year after Jan’s horrendous auto accident and contains no hits. It is actually Jan’s brother pictured with Dean on … Continue reading

July 19, 2016 Records of the Day

In 1954 Big Joe Turner was the first to record and chart the hit “Shake, Rattle and Roll.” A copy of that 45 can now sell for $75.00. That was quickly followed by the version with Bill Haley and His Comets. … Continue reading

July 18, 2016 Records of the Day

With four platinum albums to his name, Aaron Neville is certainly the most famous of the Neville Brothers who are such a big part of the music that comes out of New Orleans. In 1966 Aaron Neville sold a million copies of … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 Records of the Day

Rockabilly is one of the most collectible forms of Rock N Roll. Rockabilly is a mixture of Rock and Country often with a mix of Rhythm and Blues. Here are two examples. In 1959 Laurel records released the single “Rockin’ Baby” … Continue reading

July 16, 2016 Record of the Day

Led by Mark Volman, the Turtles knocked the Beatles out of the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967 when “Happy Together” replaced “Penny Lane” at #1. “Happy Together” held on to the chart-topping position for three weeks. … Continue reading

July 15, 2016 Record of the Day

In 1980 Universal Pictures released the movie “Xanadu” starring Olivia Newton John. It was a musical fantasy not to mention a musical flop. Xanadu might be a fun place to visit but only if you have a copy of the … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 Records of the Day

The girl groups of the 60s like the Supremes, the Ronettes, and the Crystals are always collectible as are lesser known girl groups such as the Sherrys. Originally, the Sherrys backed up Bobby Rydell on his early hits. In 1962 they … Continue reading

July 13, 2016 Records of the Day

Led by their charismatic front man, Jim Morrison, the Doors had many accomplishments including being the first American band to rack up eight gold record albums in a row. The first album “The Doors,” containing their massive hit “Light My … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 Records of the Day

The demand continues for records known as “Northern Soul.” We like to keep you updated on this extremely collectible category. Here are just two examples. In 1968 Dionn records released the single “The Girl across the Street” by Moses Smith. A copy … Continue reading