August 2, 2017 Records of the Day

The Coasters tore up the charts in the 50’s with hits like “Charlie Brown” and “Yakety Yak.” But before they were the Coasters they were the Robins scoring hits like “Smokey Joe’s Café” and “Riot in Cell Block No. 9.” The 45 of “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” on Spark Records is worth up to $200.00. As the Robins they had just one album “Rock N Roll with the Robins.” The cover pictures a rock and a roll rather than the actual words. An original copy, released on Whipple records in 1958, can get you $400.00 today.

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