December 2, 2017 Records of the Day

The Pop-Eye was a popular dance craze of the early 60’s along with the Twist, the Pony, and the Mashed Potatoes. Chubby Checker’s version with picture sleeve can fetch $40.00 today. In 1962 the Mar-Keys got in on the fad with their album “Do the Pop-Eye.” They were the original house band at Stax Records in Memphis. Among the members were Steve Cropper, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Booker T, and Isaac Hayes. Released on Atlantic records in 1962, the “Do the Pop-Eye” album is worth up to $200.00 today.

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