Monthly Archives: January 2018

January 12, 2018 Record of the Day

“Moanin’ in the Moonlight” by Howlin Wolf was his first album. It featured some cuts recorded at the legendary Sun studios in Memphis. But it was the famous record producers Phil and Leonard Chess who bought the masters and released … Continue reading

January 11, 2018 Records of the Day

In 1986 Dwight Yoakam became a star with the single “Honky Tonk Man” from his debut album “Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc.” His video of “Honky Tonk Man” is one of the most watched videos in Country music history. But the 45 … Continue reading

January 10, 2018 Records of the Day

In 1964 Vee Jay Records, on the verge of losing the Beatles to Capitol Records, released “Jolly What! The Beatles and Frank Ifield on Stage.” The album, consisting of four previous released Beatles songs and eight by Frank Ifield, was … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 Record of the Day

Ronnie Hawkins, born 2 days after Elvis, started his musical career as a Rockabilly singer just like the king. Although from Arkansas, it was in Canada where he found his greatest success as an early pioneer of Rock N Roll. … Continue reading

January 8, 2018 Records of the Day

Genesis, a British rock band formed in 1967, has sold over 130 million albums throughout the world. Its most famous members are Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in … Continue reading

January 7, 2018 Records of the Day

The Chantays recorded an instrumental in 1962 that was originally called “Liberty’s Whip.” But, because of the Surf Music craze in the U.S.A at the time, the title was changed to “Pipeline” and a top-10 classic was born. The original … Continue reading

January 6, 2018 Records of the Day

Merle Haggard, inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996, grew up knowing the hard times of life and the poor side of town before bursting onto the Country scene with classics like “Mama Tried,” “If We Make … Continue reading

January 5, 2018 Records of the Day

Biker films were a major part of the drive-in movie venues in the 60’s and early 70’s. In 1968 Tower Records released the “Hellcats” soundtrack, now worth up to $75.00. Also in 1968 Tower Records issued the soundtrack to the … Continue reading

January 4, 2018 Records of the Day

The Chiffons was one of the most popular girl-groups of the 60’s. They first hit big in 1961 when “He’s So Fine” soared all the way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. In 1963 the Chiffons scored again … Continue reading

January 3, 2018 Records of the Day

Bert Convy is best known as a TV game show host on “Tattletales,” “Win, Lose, or Draw,” and “Super Password.” As a actor he appeared on many shows like “Hawaii Five O,” and “Bewitched.” And in 1955 Convy was a … Continue reading