Monthly Archives: October 2016

October 21, 2016 Record of the Day

In 1953 United Artists released the film “Return to Paradise” starring one of Hollywood’s all-time greats, Gary Cooper. The plot, based on a story by James Michner, tells of the conflict between a strict missionary and the American drifter whose … Continue reading

October 20, 2016 Records of the Day

From out of Jersey City, New Jersey comes Kool & the Gang. They have sold over 50,000,00 records since the release of their first album in 1969, Their biggest hits include “Ladies Night” and “Celebrate.” Their 1973 hit of “Jungle … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 Record of the Day

Waylon Jennings is a Country music legend, but like many Country stars his roots were in Rock N Roll. It was Buddy Holly who was responsible for Waylon getting his first record “Jole Blon.” And in a strange twist of … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 Records of the Day

Screamin Jay Hawkins was not only known for his raucous voice and style but for using elaborate stage props, many times rising from a coffin to perform his classic “I Put A Spell On You,” which is now worth up … Continue reading

October 17, 2016 Records of the Day

For at least fifty years Doo Wop records have continued to increase in value. Here are two more to look for. From 1956 comes the Four Buddies with their single “Delores.” Released on Club 51 records, a black vinyl copy is worth … Continue reading

October 16, 2016 Records of the Day

Small Faces formed in London in 1965. By 1967 they had their biggest hit with “Itchycoo Park.” It was a great example of psychedelic Rock N Roll when it hit the top-20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is worth up … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 Records of the Day

In 1958 Annette Funicello hit big with the single “Tall Paul.” It was during the time she had a crush on Paul Anka. A year later Carole King released the single “Short Mort,” which was a parody of Annette’s hit. But … Continue reading

October 14, 2016 Record of the Day

Bob Ritchie is better known by the name we all know, Kid Rock. Starting out as a rapper, his music progressed more toward Rock and Country. Once married to the sexy Pamela Anderson, Kid Rock has had his share of … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 Records of the Day

Ron Holden is not a name as well-known as other early Rock N Roll stars but in 1960 he had a top-10 hit with a song called “Love You So.” It gained him an appearance on American Bandstand. But the world … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 Records of the Day

Rock N Roll Hall of Fame band Santana, named for lead guitarist and founder Carlos Santana, was one of the most successful groups to emerge from Woodstock. Winners of 8 Grammy awards, the band was born in 1967 in San … Continue reading