Monthly Archives: September 2016

September 30, 2016 Records of the Day

The early part of the 20th century produced a lot of collectible records by mostly unknown Blues artists whose contributions to the big stars to follow are immeasurable. Here are two examples. In 1929 Paramount records released the 78 “Low … Continue reading

September 29, 2016 Records of the Day

“Have Guitar Will Travel” by Bo Diddley was the third album by the Rock N Roll icon. A year earlier in 1958 the Duane Eddy album “Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel” was released. Both Bo and Duane used the titles … Continue reading

September 28, 2016 Records of the Day

Led by David Gates, Bread was a hit-making machine with their soft-rock sound in the 1970s. Their first hit “Make It with You” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1970. But the “bread” is for David Gates’ singles … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 Records of the Day

A lot of recording stars began their careers singing under other names. In 1957, well before they were known as Simon and Garfunkel, the duo recorded as Tom & Jerry. They even appeared on American Bandstand performing their minor hit … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 Record of the Day

Actress Joey Heatherton was a popular guest on many TV variety shows in the 1960s including “The Perry Como Show” and “The Dean Martin Show.” She was also a favorite of G.I.’s overseas as part of Bob Hope’s USO tours. Like … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 Records of the Day

Shooby-doobie, those old Doo Wop records can bring a lot of money. Here are two more to look for. In 1956 Hollywood records released “Dear One” by the Feathers. That 45 is now worth up to $1,000.00. “Deed I Do” … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 Records of the Day

The biggest hit for Motown artist Brenda Holloway came in 1964 with “Every Little Bit Hurts.” The 45 can now fetch $50.00. She had a lesser hit with “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” which later became a major hit … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 Records of the Day

Beginning in the mid-60s and going through the mid-70s, the Hollies scored 17 top-10 hits. Among the biggest was their first single “Bus Stop” followed by “On a Carousel” and “Carrie Ann,” which can now sell for $40.00 with picture sleeve as … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 Record of the Day

Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald were two iconic musical giants in the 20th century. In 1972 Armstrong was given a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award. Ella was known as the Queen of Jazz. On their own they had numerous hits and … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 Record of the Day

“The Cry of Love” was the first album released after the death of Jimi Hendrix. The album climbed to #3 on the Billboard album chart in 1971. The album includes “Belly Button Window,” which was the last song recorded by … Continue reading