Monthly Archives: January 2017

January 21, 2017 Record of the Day

Laura Nyro was a singer and songwriter whose compositions gained fame for others like “Eli’s Coming” for Three Dog Night. The 5th Dimension scored with her songs “Stone Soul Picnic” and “Wedding Bell Blues.” Blood, Sweat & Tears had a … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 Records of the Day

John Lennon once said, “If you tried to give Rock and Roll another name you might call it Chuck Berry.” Duck walking his way through the beginning of the Rock N Roll era, his hits and influence are immeasurable. In … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 Records of the Day

The Blues bring big bucks, especially the 78’s from the first half of the 20th century. In 1930 Paramount records released “All Night Long Blues” by Louise Johnson. A copy is worth up to $2,000.00. In 1929 Victor records issued the … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 Records of the Day

There were two bands in the ’60s who wore colonial outfits on stage. One was Paul Revere and the Raiders. The other was the New Colony Six out of Chicago. Beginning in 1966 they charted 10 times on the Billboard … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 Records of the Day

Daughter of R & B legend Rufus Thomas, Carla Thomas is known as the Queen of Memphis Soul. Her biggest hit came in 1960 with “Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes),” recorded when she was just 15-years-old. Even though the … Continue reading

January 16, 2017 Record of the Day

The first album for Heavy Metal hair-band Motley Crue debuted in 1981. “Too Fast For Love” was released on Leathur records, the band’s own label. If on the cover “Motley Crue” is in red print the value is up to … Continue reading

January 15, 2017 Records of the Day

Girl-groups of the 60s were plentiful, successful, and now collectible. One-hit wonders, the Jaynettes, had their 15 minutes of fame in 1963 with the haunting melody called “Sally Go ‘Round the Roses.” The single can sell for $20.00. The Jaynettes … Continue reading

January 14, 2017 Record of the Day

Chet Baker didn’t sing with the confidence of a great Jazz performer but he played trumpet as if he had always been a pro. He worked with Jazz greats like Stan Getz and Gerry Mulligan. Drugs were another constant companion, … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 Record of the Day

One of the most popular teen idols on the 70s along with David Cassidy, Shawn Cassidy, Leif Garrett, and Donny Osmond was Bobby Sherman. He was a regular on “Shindig” in the 60s and later found more fame on TV’s … Continue reading

January 12, 2017 Record of the Day

The Band was made up of 4 Canadians and an American southerner for a drummer. That was the legendary Levon Helm. The Band backed up Bob Dylan when he switched from Folk to Rock. Following the success of “Music from Big … Continue reading