November 23, 2017 Records of the Day

It was Will Rogers who discovered Gene Autry. Known as “the singing cowboy,” he is the only entertainer to have 5 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He wrote more than 300 of the 640 songs he recorded. Among his biggest hits is “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.” Released on Columbia Records in 1949, the 78 is worth up to $40.00. The big money for Gene Autry records are from the early part of his career like “In the Shadows of the Pine.” Released on Supertone Records in 1929, a copy of that 78 is worth up to $2,500.00 today.

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