May 8, 2017 Records of the Day

Jimmy Soul had a #1 hit in 1963 with a song that Rush Limbaugh said feminists would probably protest if it were on the radio today. “If You Want to be Happy (For the Rest of Your Life, Make a Ugly Woman Your Wife)” was Jimmy Soul’s second hit. A copy can sell up to $50.00 with its picture sleeve. In 1962 he charted with “Twistin’ Matilda.” Both songs had been turned down by the record label’s hottest star, Gary U.S. Bonds. The “If You Want to be Happy” album, released on S.P.Q.R records, can sell for $100.00 today.


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