Monthly Archives: August 2016

August 21, 2016 Record of the Day

Among those who are not all that well known but have what could be called a cult following is Wild Man Fischer. Discovered by Frank Zappa, Fischer had been committed to a mental institution when he was 16 for attacking … Continue reading

August 20, 2016 Records of the Day

Phil Spector produced a lot of great acts such as the Ronettes with lead singer Veronica Bennett (later Ronnie Spector after marrying Phil). Their biggest hit “Be My Baby” is a true Rock N Roll classic, which can now sell … Continue reading

August 19, 2016 Record of the Day

Lee Fields is sometimes referred to as “Little J.B.” as in Little James Brown. His name is not as well-known as that of the Godfather of Soul but to his die-hard Funk fans he’s just as popular and with a … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 Records of the Day

If you’re a record company and want to conjure up another Elvis, you couldn’t do better than what Chancellor records did with Fabian. Who cares if he’s not a great singer? Just give him one name and the looks of … Continue reading

August 17, 2016 Record of the Day

Jackie Wilson was Gospel polished and a true Rock N Roll great who influenced superstars from Elvis Presley to Michael Jackson. While singing the lyric “My heart is crying” from one of his classics, “Lonely Teardrops,” at a Dick Clark Revue … Continue reading

August 16, 2016 Record of the Day

Stevie Wonder has been a force in music since the early 60s when he was known as “Little” Stevie Wonder. At the age of 12 he had his first in a long list of hits. With Marvin Gaye on drums and … Continue reading

August 15, 2016 Record of the Day

Glen Campbell will always be best known for hits like “Gentle on My Mind,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” and “Rhinestone Cowboy.” But in many cases it’s the lesser known records by well-known recording artists that … Continue reading

August 14, 2016 Records of the Day

Here are more examples of Northern Soul, a valuable record collectible category so named for Northern England and the obscure Soul records from the U.S. that tops their want lists. In 1972 Duke records issued the single “Long Walk On … Continue reading

August 13, 2016 Record of the Day

In 1960, after spending 3 years with Cadence records where the Everly Brothers recorded massive hits like “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie” and “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” the boys signed with Warner Bothers where their … Continue reading

August 12, 2016 Record of the Day

Many say that Bill Evans was the greatest Jazz pianist of all time. In 1958 Evans became part of the Miles Davis Sextet and the album “Kind of Blue,” which is the all-time best-selling Jazz album. In 1961 he recorded … Continue reading