Monthly Archives: February 2018

February 10, 2018 Record of the Day

In 1973 RCA released the Elvis album “Raised on Rock.” The title is somewhat misleading in that the overall sound of the album was more soulful and funky.  Although it sold a million copies worldwide it was one of the … Continue reading

February 9, 2018 Records of the Day

These are records you should know about.The obscure Soul records from the 1960’s and 1970’s continue to command big bucks. In 1968 Carla Records released “Dancing a Hole in the World” by Jimmy Delphs. An original copy is worth up … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 Record of the Day

In 1958 Bobby Day had a hit that has become one of the great oldies of all time, known by young and old alike. That song is “Rockin Robin.” In 1965 the Dave Clark Five recorded “Over and Over,”a song … Continue reading

February 7, 2018 Record of the Day

On December 2, 1969 Cindy Birdsong of the Supremes was kidnapped by a maintenance man who lived in the building where she lived. With a knife at her throat, she jumped out of his car on the San Diego Freeway. … Continue reading

February 6, 2018 Records of the Day

In September of 1990 Gunnar and Matthew Nelson, twin sons of Ricky Nelson, are #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Love and Affection,” making them the 3RD generations of Nelsons to have a #1 hit. Their grandfather, Ozzie,” was … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 Records of the Day

The Kingston Trio is the very first group to reach the top of the U.S album charts. They did it first in 1958.  As Folk Music artists they would repeat this feat four more times in an era where Rock … Continue reading

February 4, 2018 Records of the Day

In 1968 Simon and Garfunkel had their second #1 hit with “Mrs. Robinson.” It would win a Grammy for Record of the Year. Paul Simon would later say that the phrase in the song that went “Coo-Coo-Ca Choo” was an … Continue reading

February 3, 2018 Record of the Day

Count Basie was best known for songs like “One O’clock Jump” and “April in Paris.” Basie was the leader of his band for almost fifty years. During that time he played at one of President Kennedy’s Inaugural Balls as well … Continue reading

February 2, 2018 Record of the Day

One of the 1970’s best known Rock bands was Grand Funk Railroad. They took their name from Grand Trunk Western Railroad that ran through their town of Flint, Michigan. With Todd Rundgren as a producer, they had their most successful … Continue reading

February 1, 2018 Record of the Day

Lola Albright had appeared in several movies in the 1940’s and 50’s before she gained fame playing a nightclub singer and the romantic interest for Craig Stevens on the hit TV show “Peter Gunn.” She later had a major role … Continue reading