Monthly Archives: November 2017

November 30, 2017 Record of the Day

In 1959 Sammy Turner took a 1949 hit by Sammy Kaye called “Lavender Blue” and made it his own reaching #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Released on Big Top records, the pink label mono version of the single is … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 Records of the Day

Some of the sexiest women of the 50,s and 60’s were better known for other attributes than their recordings. However, that doesn’t mean their records aren’t collectible. In 1964 Coral records released the 45 “That’s How it Goes” by Joey … Continue reading

November 28, 2017 Record of the Day

Rock N Roll, fast cars, and drag strips have been partners since the 1950’s with songs like “Hot Rod Lincoln,” “409,” “Little Deuce Coup,” “Little G.T.O.,” “Drag City” and so many others. Many teen movies of that era paid homage … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 Record of the Day

In 1974 RCA released the David Bowie single “Rock N Roll with Me.” The song, written by Bowie and Warren Peace, was from the Bowie concept album “Diamond Dogs,” which was the most successful of his albums up to that … Continue reading

November 26, 2017 Records of the Day

With David Ruffin at the front mike, the Temptations had some of their biggest hits like “My Girl” and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg.” Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, David Ruffin has his first … Continue reading

November 25, 2017 Records of the Day

A former Mouseketeer, Johnny Crawford is best known for playing Mark McCain, son of Lucas, on TV’s “The Rifleman” from 1958-1963. His recording career produced 5 top-40 hits including the top-10 smash “Cindy’s Birthday.” Released on Del Fi Records in … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 Records of the Day

Chubby Checker will always be the king of the Twist. But just as much credit should be given to Hank Ballard, the man who wrote “The Twist.” Ballard’s version was slower and grittier. His version, released on King Records as … Continue reading

November 23, 2017 Records of the Day

It was Will Rogers who discovered Gene Autry. Known as “the singing cowboy,” he is the only entertainer to have 5 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He wrote more than 300 of the 640 songs he recorded. Among … Continue reading

November 22, 2017 Record of the Day

Among the teen idols of the early Rock N Roll era was Jimmy Clanton. His first hit “Just a Dream” went top-10 and sold a million copies in 1958. Like other teen idols such as Fabian and Frankie Avalon, Clanton … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 Record of the Day

The Shirelles was one of the most popular and successful girl-groups of the 1950’s and 60’s with smash hits like “Soldier Boy,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” and “Dedicated to the One I Love.” Their rise to fame and fortune … Continue reading