Monthly Archives: November 2016

November 30, 2016 Record of the Day

The Louvin Brothers started out as Gospel singers in the 1940s, but their real lives reflected more of the hard-drinking, womanizing Country tunes of the 50s. Eventually, they did go Country. Married four times and shot four times, Ira Louvin’s … Continue reading

November 29, 2016 Records of the Day

Barbara Lynn had one of the biggest hits of 1962 with “You’ll Lose a Good Thing.” The song has also been recorded by soul-sister Aretha Franklin and Country star Freddie Fender. But Barbara Lynn’s version is the classic. A copy … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 Records of the Day

Those 45s that fall into a “Garage Rock” category can be quite valuable. In 1966 Pharaoh records released the single “24 Hours” by the Headstones. A copy is now worth up to $1,500.00. That same year Fairchild records issued “Problem … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 Record of the Day

As in postage stamps, a mis-print or mistake can make a record collectible. An example would be the top-10 hit “Helen Wheels” by Paul McCartney. Released on Apple records in 1973, a correctly printed copy of the 45 is no … Continue reading

November 26, 2016 Record of the Day

In December 1961 the Marvelettes hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Please Mr. Postman” making the girl-group the first Motown artists to reach the coveted spot on the charts. Then, to take advantage of the most popular dance … Continue reading

November 25, 2016 Records of the Day

Jane Mansfield was almost as popular and famous as Marilyn Monroe when it came to Hollywood sex symbols and blonde bombshells. When Jane’s film career began to decline she found new popularity in nightclubs. In 1961 20th Century Fox released … Continue reading

November 24, 2016 Record of the Day

Joe Hill Louis was a session musician for Sam Phillips at Sun records in the years that pre-dated Elvis. Louis was literally a one-man band who could play guitar and drums simultaneously. He is credited with recording the first record … Continue reading

November 23, 2016 Records of the Day

Much of the Surf music of the sixties is collectible, not only by the best known recording artists such as the Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, the Astronauts, and Dick Dale but also some lesser known bands like the Lively … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 Record of the Day

Peggy Lee was a towering figure among American Jazz singers. Along with Ertha Kitt, Lee developed a sultry purr sound to her voice. Her big break came when Benny Goodman made her a “girl singer” with his band. Best known … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 Record of the Day

“Kiss And Say Goodbye” by the Manhattans spent two weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976. First formed in 1964, the Manhattans can’t be considered an over-night success. However, their one giant hit will live for … Continue reading