Monthly Archives: January 2017

January 31, 2017 Records of the Day

With their debut album “Tonight’s the Night,” the Shirelles established themselves as the premier girl-group of the early Rock N Roll era. The album contains the top 10 singles “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “This is Dedicated to … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 Records of the Day

Northern Soul 45s continue to be highly prized by record collectors. Here are two more to look for. In 1971 Raturea records released “Clean Up Man” by Eddie Finley and Cincinnati Show Band. A copy is worth up to $1,500.00. … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 Record of the Day

One of the pioneers of Punk rock was the New York Dolls led by David Johansen. They heavily influenced groups like Kiss, the Ramones, and Guns N’ Roses. The New York Dolls’ big break came when Rod Stewart asked them … Continue reading

January 28, 2017 Records of the Day

Cameo-Parkway was a small recording company in Philadelphia that was blessed by being able to provide so much talent that appeared on “American Bandstand,” which was broadcast nearby. Signed to their label were chart-toppers like Bobby Rydell, Chubby Checker, Dee … Continue reading

January 27, 2017 Records of the Day

One of the lesser-known bands of the British Invasion was one-hit-wonders, the Nashville Teens. In their native land they backed up American rockers like Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, and Gene Vincent. On their only hit, “Tobacco Road,” … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 Record of the Day

In 1964 Elvis starred in “Kissin Cousins” where he played two different characters, sporting a blond wig for one. The soundtrack might have been bigger had it not been for the Beatles who were beginning their journey of dominating the charts. RCA … Continue reading

January 25, 2017 Record of the Day

The very first Jazz record was recorded by the Original Dixieland Jazz Band in 1917. The band, consisting of all-white musicians from New Orleans, is credited with spreading this new sound throughout the country with their hit “Livery Stable Blues.” Some … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 Record of the Day

“Long John Silver” is unique in the sense that the movie, starring Robert Newton as Long John Silver, later became a TV series, “The Adventures of Long John Silver,” with the same actors who appeared in the movie. The movie … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 Records of the Day

Larry Henley co-wrote a song that has become a standard and first made famous by Bette Midler. That song is “Wind beneath My Wings.” But in 1964 Henley was a member of the Newbeats who hit big with a silly … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 Record of the Day

Many say the birth of Soul music was 1955 when Ray Charles introduced singles like “I Got a Woman” and “Hallelujah, I Love Her So.” In 1957 Atlantic records released his debut album simply called “Ray Charles.” The same album … Continue reading