Monthly Archives: August 2016

August 31, 2016 Records of the Day

The Teen Queens, consisting of sisters Betty and Rosie Collins, had one giant hit and that came in the early days of Rock N Roll. “Eddie My Love” hit #14 on the Billboard charts in 1956. The original 45 on … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 Record of the Day

Tom Fogerty was part of one of Rock N Roll’s greatest bands, Creedence Clearwater Revival. But he lived in the shadow of his more famous brother and lead singer, John Fogerty. In earlier days it was John’s band, the Blue … Continue reading

August 29, 2016 Records of the Day

The British Invasion on the U.S. charts was in full force by the mid-60s. Among the groups to claim a number 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 was Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders who reached the coveted position in … Continue reading

August 28, 2016 Record of the Day

“Twenty Flight Rock” was written and first recorded by Rock N Roll pioneer Eddie Cochran and featured in the movie “The Girl Can’t Help It.” It was a classic piece of the Rockabilly sound that was so popular in the 50s. When … Continue reading

August 27, 2016 Record of the Day

Aretha Franklin is the epitome of Soul. She is the Queen of Soul. And for that she deserves our r-e-s-p-e-c-t. Known for Soul classics like “Chain of Fools” and “Think,” her roots are in Gospel music. She displayed her great … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 Record of the Day

The long and successful career of Connie Francis began in 1955 on M-G-M records where she had numerous hits like “Who’s Sorry Now,” “Lipstick On Your Collar,” “Stupid Cupid” and “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool.” But her last record for M-G-M came in 1969 … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 Records of the Day

Rockabilly, a blend of Country and Rhythm & Blues, is a collectible category of music that is full of valuable records. Here are two examples. In 1957 Bo-Kay records issued the single “Rock N Bones” by Elroy Dietzel. An original … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 Record of the Day

One-time members of the Byrds, Gram Parsons and Chris Hillman went on to form the Flying Burrito Brothers. Their music was a blending of Country, Folk, Rock, and Soul. Their first album, which made Rolling Stone magazine’s “500 Greatest Albums … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 Record of the Day

Tollie records is probably best known as the label that released the Beatles 45s “Love Me Do” and “Twist And Shout” in 1964. That same year they released the single “I’d Think It Over” by Sam Fletcher. The record is … Continue reading

August 22, 2016 Records of the Day

 “You Belong to Me” was not only one of the biggest hits for the Duprees but one of the biggest of 1962 and is worth up to $50.00. The song was first recorded in the early 50s by Sue Thompson of “Sad … Continue reading