November 26, 2015 Records of the Day

Wonderful WorldSam-Cooke“Wonderful World” was written by Sam Cooke and Herb Alpert in 1959 and featured on the album “The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke.” The single, released on Keen records, can sell for $50.00. The song was a hit for Sam Cooke in 1960 and even a bigger hit for Herman’s Hermits in 1965. Cooke’s version can be heard in the movies, “Animal House” and “Witness.”  “I don’t know much about history, don’t know much biology” but I do know the album. Released on Keen records in 1960, it is worth up to $250.00 today. Sam Cooke is among the over 65,000 recording artists you’ll find on the “Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide” on CD listing the current market values for over a million records (albums, 45s, & 78s). It’s available in the left hand column. Also check out our new companion guide, Records You Should Know About. Just click on the link in the yellow strip above.

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