Monthly Archives: December 2017

December 31, 2017 Records of the Day

The Bobby Fuller Four’s most famous contribution to Rock N Roll history is the 1965 classic “I Fought the Law (And the Law Won),” featured in a previous Record of the Day. Their first album was released in 1966. “KRLA … Continue reading

December 30, 2017 Record of the Day

In 1995, to support the release of the Marvin Gaye 4CD box set “The Marvin Gaye Classics Collection,” Tamla Records released the vinyl 45 “This Love Starved Heart of Mine” with “It’s a Desperate Situation” on the flip side. The … Continue reading

December 29, 2017 Records of the Day

Don Gardner had been recording since 1947 with little success. However, in the early 1960’s he joined forces with Dee Dee Ford. In 1962 they recorded a song called “I Need Your Lovin’,” which they had featured in their club … Continue reading

December 28, 2017 Record of the Day

In 1979 Deborah Harry and Blondie went all the way to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Heart of Glass.” Rolling Stone magazine includes the single as part of their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. … Continue reading

December 27, 2017 Records of the Day

Bobby Freeman was just 17 years old when he went top 10 on Billboard in 1958 with the Rock N Roll classic “Do You Want to Dance.” In 1965 the Beach Boys also went top 10 with their version. Freeman’s … Continue reading

December 26, 2017 Records of the Day

In the 1950’s it wasn’t unusual for record companies to use beautiful actresses to showcase their album covers, especially when a picture of the recording artist wouldn’t help the sales. Such is the case for two albums by Enoch Light … Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! If you have a black vinyl copy of the original “Elvis Christmas Album” from 1957 on RCA its worth up to $1000.00. BUT if the vinyl is red, as seen here, the value jumps up to $15,000.00. Ho … Continue reading

December 24, 2017 Records of the Day

The first big hit for the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, came in 1967 with “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” The song is listed among the biggies on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All … Continue reading

December 23, 2017 Records of the Day

In the early days of Rock N Roll many artists had hits with the same song such as “I’m Walkin’” for both Fats Domino and Ricky Nelson. Little Richard and Pat Boone each had hits with “Tutti Frutti.” Elvis and … Continue reading

December 22, 2017 Record of the Day

The song that first made the Bee Gees a “disco” band was “You Should Be Dancing,” hitting #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1976. The song is also part of the soundtrack from “Saturday Night Fever.” The 45, released … Continue reading