September 21, 2014 Record of the Day

Ray Bloch and his orchestra first became famous as the band who played for performances on the “Ed Sullivan Show” when it was known as “Toast of the Town.” The band also played for the “Jackie Gleason Show.” Gleason would introduce him as “the flower of the musical world.” In 1953 Ray Bloch and his orchestra recorded the theme for the Academy Award winner “From Here to Eternity.” The picture sleeve for the single pictures the film cast including Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Donna Reed, and Deborah Kerr. Released by Coral records, the sleeve is worth up to $500.00 today. Find the most up-to-date value of your records from Mighty John the Record Guy within 24 hours. Just click on “Online Appraisals” at the top of the page.

 

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