Monthly Archives: September 2016

September 20, 2016 Records of the Day

Frankie Laine had a career that lasted 75 years. He had numerous hits beginning with “That’s My Desire” in 1947. More hits followed like “Jezebel” and “Moonlight Gambler,” which can now sell for $40.00 with picture sleeve.” But many baby-boomers associate … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 Records of the Day

“Suzy-Q” is a Rock N Roll classic written and first recorded by Dale Hawkins. An original 45 is worth up to $50.00. Also on guitar was 15-year-old James Burton who would go on to play with Ricky Nelson and Elvis … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 Records of the Day

“Garage” bands continue to occupy an honored place in collectible Rock N Roll. Here are two examples. In 1966 Kado records released “Moments” by the Gentrys. It’s worth up to $1,500.00 today. But look for more money in “I Need … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 Record of the Day

In February of 1971 George Harrison hit the top 10 with “What Is Life.” Harrison originally wrote the song for Apple records label-mate, Billy Preston, thinking it would be a “catchy pop song” to follow up Preston’s “That’s The Way … Continue reading

September 16, 2016 Records of the Day

“That Stubborn Kinda Fellow” was the second album by Marvin Gaye and showed a departure from the Jazz and Blues influence of his first. Motown was realizing that the money and success was going to emerge from a younger market. … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 Record of the Day

Long before “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” there was “Destination Moon,” a movie from 1950 and one of the earliest to deal with the problems of space travel. Producer George Pal even included an appearance by cartoon favorite Woody Woodpecker to … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 Record of the Day

Mickey Gilley has spent years on the Country charts with hits like “Room Full Of Roses” and “Don’t The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time.” He has had 17 number one singles on the Country charts. Mickey Gilley is … Continue reading

September 13, 2016 Records of the Day

The 5 Royales was an early Rhythm & Blues group who had many of their songs later covered by other groups including the Shirelles who had a big hit with “Dedicated to the One I Love.” Most of their songs … Continue reading

September 12, 2016 records of the Day

One of the best known classic rock songs of all time is “Good Lovin,” which hit number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966 for the Young Rascals. The song is listed at # 325 on Rolling Stone’s 500 … Continue reading

September 11, 2016 Record of the Day

In 1956 Apollo records released the album “Jackpot Of Hits.” This is known as a compilation album, which is one that has various songs by various recording artists. This album features Little Anthony, Jimmy Jones, Solomon Burke, King Curtis, Eddie … Continue reading