Monthly Archives: May 2017

May 21, 2017 Record of the Day

“Bookends” was the fourth studio album from Simon and Garfunkel. Released in 1968 on Columbia records, “Bookends” quickly reach #1 on the Billboard album chart. The biggest hit single from the album is “Mrs. Robinson,” which reached #1 on the … Continue reading

May 20, 2017 Records of the Day

Jimmy Jones wrote his first hit “Handy Man” in 1955. In 1960, with a little help from songwriter Otis Blackwell who wrote hits for Elvis Presley, the song hit # 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. But Jimmy Jones would … Continue reading

On This Day May 19th in Rock & Roll History

On this day May 19, 1960 a true classic is recorded. The song writer, Doc Pomus, wrote this hit at his wedding reception. Confined to a wheelchair and crutches, due to polio, he can’t dance with his bride but he … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 Records of the Day

Scatman Crothers was a multi-talented performer as an actor and musician. He also did voice-overs for cartoon characters in “Hong Kong Phooey” and “The Aristocats.” Scatman appeared in classic films like “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “The Shining.” … Continue reading

May 17, 2017 Records of the Day

Garage Rock refers mostly to those records that sound more amateurish as if recorded in a garage rather than a professional recording studio. But the genre can be quite valuable. In 1967 U.S.A records released “Time to Dream” by the … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 Record of the Day

“Guys and Dolls” is one of the most popular Broadway musicals of all time. With its theme of gamblers and gangsters, it features favorites like “A Bushel and a Peck” and “Luck Be a Lady.” In 1962, Frank Sinatra, Dean … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 Records of the Day

“Dance to the Music” by Sly & the Family Stone was their first top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100. Rolling Stone magazine includes it on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song is … Continue reading

May 14, 2017 Record of the Day

There are many things that can make the difference in value for the same album. It could be the difference between mono and stereo or the color of the vinyl or record label; even the placement of the record company … Continue reading

May 13, 2017 Records of the Day

In 1956 Robert Spencer of the popular Doo Wop group, the Cadillacs, wrote “My Boy Lollypop” and had it recorded by singer Barbie Gaye. As a 78 on Darl Records it’s now worth up to $75.00. It never became a … Continue reading

On This Day May 12th in Rock & Roll History

On this day May 12, 1951 the # 1 record on America’s Rhythm & Blues Chart is “Rocket 88,” the song most rock historians consider to be the first rock and roll record. Sam Phillips, the man who discovered Elvis, … Continue reading