Monthly Archives: November 2016

November 20, 2016 Record of the Day

In the amazing career of Elvis Presley, the king had numerous two-sided hits such as “Hound Dog” and “Don’t Be Cruel,” released on RCA in 1956. In 1957 RCA issued the double-sided hit “Playing For Keeps” with “Too Much” on … Continue reading

November 19, 2016 Records of the Day

There is no bigger name in Country music than Loretta Lynn. She recorded her first single “Honky Tonk Girl” in 1960. An original copy on Zero records can now sell for $250.00. She would go on to have 16 number-one … Continue reading

November 18, 2016 Record of the Day

Frank Luther began his career in Country music in the mid-1920s. His own radio show “Hillbilly Heart-throbs” debuted on NBC radio in 1933. But his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is for his contributions to children’s records like … Continue reading

November 17, 2016 Records of the Day

Little Anthony and the Imperials were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. Their first hit came in 1958 with the classic “Tears On My Pillow, which can now sell for $30.00.” Their second hit came … Continue reading

November 16, 2016 Record of the Day

Without doubt the one album that many people think is worth big money but is not is “Street Survivors” by Lynynrd Skynyrd. Released on MCA records in October 1977, just before a plane crash that took the lives of two … Continue reading

November 15, 2016 Record of the Day

Lionel Hampton was a master of the vibraphone and a drummer who could juggle drumsticks without missing a beat. He played with all the Jazz greats from Charlie Parker to Louis Armstrong. But it was Benny Goodman who first recognized … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 Record of the Day

Donna Loren is one of the best known unknowns of the sixties. She is best known as spokesperson for Dr. Pepper from 1963-1968. She recorded over a dozen singles but never had a hit. Nonetheless, she appeared on “Shindig” several … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 Records of the Day

The first Spanish group to hit the Billboard Hot 100 was Los Bravos from Madrid. Their giant contribution to Rock N Roll was the smash single “Black is Black (I Want My Baby Back),” reaching #4 in 1966. The single … Continue reading

November 12, 2016 Records of the Day

Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran are among the giants in the history of Rock N Roll. Both would die young, well before their time; Holly in a plane crash and Cochran in a car accident. Any and all of their … Continue reading

November 11, 2016 Record of the Day

In the summer of ’62 you couldn’t turn on the radio without hearing “The Loco-motion” by Little Eva. This former baby sitter for Carole King scored again that same year with “Keep Your Hands Off My Baby.” But it’s her … Continue reading