May 22, 2014 Record of the Day

In the early days of Motown the company wanted to promote 12-year-old Stevie Wonder as the next Ray Charles. His first single was “I Call It Pretty Music but the Old People Call It the Blues.” The record isn’t a Blues record at all but putting the word in the lyrics was meant to further the Ray Charles connection. The picture sleeve shows Stevie looking and posing like Ray. The 45 can get you $50.00 today and that Ray Charles-looking picture sleeve is worth up to $125.00 by itself. Find the value for every record by Stevie Wonder and those by over 65,000 other recording artists with the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD in Microsoft Word. It’s available in the left hand column.



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