Record of the Month February 2017.
“Nine Hours to Rama” was a movie released in 1963. It tells the story of Nathuram Godse and the nine hours leading up to the killing of Mahatma Gandhi, the man he unfairly accused for being the cause of many Hindu deaths. The soundtrack album, released on London records in 1963, is worth up to $300.00 today. “Nine Hours to Rama” is just one of the 10,000 soundtracks on our Soundtracks guide on CD. It lists the values for all movies, TV, and Broadway shows and is available in the left hand column.
The Bachs was a psychedelic garage band out of Chicago who played at school dances and private parties. They never made it nationally but they developed a huge fan base over the years. Their 1968 original album “Out Of the Bachs,” released on Roto records, has become one of the most sought after records on the collectors market. A mint copy of this rare album is worth up to $7,500.00 today.
Record of the Month December 2016.
In the 1970s Yes was one of the most successful progressive rock groups. They had greater success in the 1980s when they became more of a commercial band. Their debut album in the U.S. was “Time and a Word.” With several personnel changes to follow, “Time and a Word” was the only Yes album with all original members. Released on Atlantic records in 1970, it’s worth up to $100.00 today.
Record of the Month November 2016.
Woodrow Adams was among the long list of Delta Blues artists who is all but forgotten today. A tractor driver from Mississippi he didn’t make his first recording until he was thirty-five-years old. Record collectors highly prize any of his recordings. The 1955 single “Wine Head Woman” by Woodrow Adams with the Boogie Blues Blasters, released by Meteor records, is worth up to $3,500.00 today.
Record of the Month October 2016.
In 1927 Perfect records released the 78rpm single “Babe & Lou” (the Homerun Twins) by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. They don’t sing but instead do a comedy routine. The record may have a different value to a collector of Yankees or sports memorabilia but to a record collector the value is up to $250.00 today.
Record of the Month September 2016.
Dwight Yoakam was first rejected by Nashville for being “too Country.” So he headed to California where his hero Buck Owens lived. His 1984 EP on Oak records “Guitar, Cadillacs, etc.” helped him get that Nashville deal after all. Reprise records added four songs. The LP version on Reprise from 1986 is worth no more than $10.00 but the Oak records original from 1984 is worth up to $1,000.00 today.
Record of the Month August 2016.
Pledging My Love” by Johnny Ace is one of Rock N Roll’s early classics. With the mystery surrounding the death of Johnny Ace, supposedly from playing Russian Roulette, the song has become legendary. A 78 or 45 rpm version on Duke records from 1955 has two separate values. Copies with added background voices are worth up to $40.00. But copies without background voices are up to $150.00 today. Both 45 and 78 are shown here.
Record of the Month July 2016.
Some say he’s a visionary. Some say he’s flaky. One thing everyone can agree on is that Neil Young is a Rock icon. His third album “After the Gold Rush” features seventeen-year-old Nils Lofgren on guitar. The value of the album, released by Reprise records in 1970, all depends on the cover. If the title is in yellow lettering the value is no more than $10.00 but if the title is in red lettering the value is up to $250.00.
Record of the Month June 2016.
The Chiffons was one of the best known girl-groups of the sixties with hits like “One Fine Day” and “A Love So Fine.” Their biggest hit “He’s So Fine” was released on Laurie records in 1963 and is worth up to $40.00 today. But their first single “Tonight’s The Night,” issued by Big Deal records, is now worth up to $150.00.