Monthly Archives: October 2017

October 31, 2017 Records of the Day

“Sweet Home Chicago” was among the classics performed by the Blues Brothers, John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, on record and in the “Blues Brothers” movie. The song has been recorded by several recording artists including the hit version in 1959 … Continue reading

October 30, 2017 Record of the Day

Novelty records, in general, tend not to be very collectible. But, as with most everything, there are exceptions. In a case of if-at-first-you-don’t-succeed-try-try-again, the Doo-Wop group the Devotions scored their one big hit with “Rip Van Winkle.” First released on … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 Records of the Day

“The Parent Trap” first came to the silver screen in 1961. Starring Haley Mills in a double role as twins, the Disney movie was nominated for two Academy Awards. A song from the movie called “Let’s Get Together” went top-10 … Continue reading

October 28, 2017 Record of the Day

The Cyrkle was a popular 60’s band who often appeared with the Beatles on their U.S. tours. But it was Paul Simon who gave them their biggest break when the Cyrkle was on tour with Simon and Garfunkel. The song … Continue reading

October 27, 2017 Record of the Day

The Crests, led by Johnny Mastro, were consistent hit-makers in the late 1950s and early 60s with hits like “16 Candles,” “Six Nights a Week,” “The Angels Listened In,” “Step By Step,” “Trouble in Paradise,” and “ Isn’t it Amazing.” … Continue reading

October 26, 2017 Record of the Day

Drummer Dave Bailey provided the beat behind some of the great Jazz artists of the day including Johnny Hodges, Kenny Dorham, Gerry Mulligan, Cal Tjader, and Horace Silver. Many credit Bailey with the popularity of Bossa Nova. He later became … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 Record of the Day

After the death of Buddy Holly, the Crickets continued to tour and record. The Crickets, including Jerry Allison, Sonny Curtis, Joe B. Maudlin and Niki Sullivan were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Ironically, in … Continue reading

October 24, 2017 Records of the Day

It seems that every hit series of the 1950.s and 60’s produced records for its stars. Shelly Fabares from “The Donna Reed Show” was probably the most successful with her #1 hit “Johnny Angel.” And then there’s the “Beave,” Jerry … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 Records of the Day

In 1959 Keen records released “Hit Kit,” the 4th album by Sam Cooke. It contained many of Cooke’s early hits including “Only Sixteen,” “You Send Me,” and “Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha.” That 78 rpm single is worth up to … Continue reading

October 22, 2017 Record of the Day

Following the success of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in 1937, Walt Disney followed up in 1940 with “Pinocchio,” the puppet who wanted to become a real boy. Twelve-year old actor Dickie Jones, who had success in “Mr. Smith … Continue reading