Friday, December 25, 2009

KFXM December 23, 1960

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Exodus Theme-Ferrante & Teicher #1 Knocking Elvis out of that spot
Highest Debut Calcutta-Lawrence Welk #23 New
Rocking Around The Christmas Tree-Brenda Lee
The Christmas Song-Nat King Cole
Little Drummer Boy-Harry Simone Chorale
Silver Bells-Ray Conniff
All the Spotlight Albums are Christmas Albums this week from Elvis to Perry

11 comments:

Lord Darth Sidious said...

THANK YOU EVER SO MUCH, DOUG,
for all your splendid work
that has been posted as yet another year closes on your blogsite...
truly this is a labour of love, not just a hobby; and you are to
be commended for staying the course by unfolding the history of San Bernardino's
favourite pop radio stations day-by-day, week-by-week.

it's a pleasure to share those interesting song and radio memories with you and fellow bloggers, fer sure!

Anonymous said...

Yes, thanks for the joys week after
week. It's the same feeling I had
back then. It was fun to turn on
the radio and see what's new and
what's going up and down the charts.
Most songs are ingrained in the brain
and these charts bring the times back
with pleasure and surprise.

Keep up the great work of bringing
the charts back to life.

megablogger said...

Does anyone have any info on Sincerely by Julie Jordan? Like the label, maybe?

And, thanks Doug, for generously sharing these charts. Keep em comin'!

Steve

Anonymous said...

Was this the 2nd charting of ANGEL BABY
by Rosie on KFXM? I seem to remember it
on KFXM back in 59. Might have been
a regional thing and this time a national
hit. Same label.

Lord Darth Sidious said...

FOURTEEN YEAR OLD ROSALIE HAMLIN wrote "Angel Baby", a poetic piece, while she was still in a San Diego high school... later, she along with some fellow classmates who were musicians, recorded a DEMO single 45-RPM disk at a private studio; and it was THAT master recording which eventually led to Highland Records signing "Rosie & The Originals". Their first issued disk under that label (Highland 1011) was around 1 December 1960 and peaked nationally at #5 on the pop music charts in January 1961.
the Highland Records 45 single has a market value of $60.00 in VG condition.
the disposition of Miss Hamlin's original DEMO master disk is a matter of mystery despite decades of court battles waged on the singer's behalf for her rightful share of the songwriter's royalties and proper authorship crediting.

Lord Darth Sidious said...

POST SCRIPT FOR ANONYMOUS:
a song titled "Angel Baby" appearing in a 1959 KFXM music survey could be difficult to verify since only one weekly "Fabulous 59" chart has ever shown up -- dated 18-25 April 1959 -- on this blogsite and no where else that i have checked.
perhaps a fellow blogger out there somewheres might make ANY PRE-1960 KFXM survey(s) available for the rest of us, yes?

megablogger said...

I know Rosie Hamlin, and through several extensive interviews, she's always made clear that the song was recorded c. Nov. 1960, making this the first chart appearance.

Dean Martin had an "Angel Baby" in '58, maybe that's the one you recall.

Steve

P.S. Angel Baby is a very common 45, $5 to $15 if in pristine condition.

I own about 20 copies in my house & garage, so that doesn't mean I have $1,200 worth of vinyl from that title by any means.

Lord Darth Sidious said...

RE CURRENT COLLECTOR'S VALUE
for "Angel Baby" by Rosie & The Originals (HIGHLAND RECORDS #1011
with issue date 2 December 1960:

in January 2005, Rosie's SECOND 45-RPM single issued by Highland sold for $125.00;
and in September 2008, her LP record album titled "Lonely Blue Nights" sold for #113.00.

all current collectors average appraisals still value a mint condition copy of "Angel Baby" at minimum $90.00.

if Steve "own[s] about 20 copies in [his] house & garage", then it would be worth checking to see if, indeed, you do possess the ORIGINAL pressings as listed above.
(if so, then this One would be obliged to take all those worthless records off your hands for a buck a piece!)

Lord Darth Sidious said...

p.s.s. TO STEVE:
please pay no mind to my
mischievious taunting... what
this One was (seriously) trying
to do is make you aware there could be lots of G-O-L-D in them th'ar hills of 45-single collectibles just laying about your manor.
and maybe you might wanna start doing some wheelin' & dealin' on Ebay if yer looking for extra shekels.

megablogger said...

"Lonely Blue Nights" (as well as "Angel From Above")- the "second" Highland label single you reference certainly is in the 3 figure bracket - that's because it was issued illegally (& quickly withdrawn) as Rosie had signed to the mob-connected Brunswick label, which issued the referenced very valuable LP.

Which has nothing to do with "Angel Baby," a 45 that sold in the seven figures back in the day - and is currently about as common as In-N-Out locations in So Cal.

Again, I must rely on my frequent sojourns to record shows - as well as thrift stores - not to bring up the 7 books I've had published on the subject.

And your credentials? You own a book?

Steve

Angel Baby on 45 - worth $15 tops.

Lord Darth Sidious said...

thanks to Steve for filling in some additional background info the 2nd hit single and LP for Rosie & company...
must agree there is no substitute for on-the-spot valuations via Record Shows and the like sans the usual reference media sources.
and it could be this One already has at least one of your books on record collecting -- should you care to list them here, thank you.

Dantius.