October 30, 2017 Record of the Day

Novelty records, in general, tend not to be very collectible. But, as with most everything, there are exceptions. In a case of if-at-first-you-don’t-succeed-try-try-again, the Doo-Wop group the Devotions scored their one big hit with “Rip Van Winkle.” First released on Delta Records in 1961, the song was a bust. Roulette Records released the song again in 1962. Still no success. But in 1964 Roulette gave it one more try and it became a top-40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The Roulette release is worth up to $15.00 but the original issue on Delta Records can get you $150.00 today. 

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