Catching Up On Some Rare Jazz Vinyl
I know I haven’t posted in a while when every item in my eBay watch list is no longer active. Here are some of the highlights that I’ve missed, starting with Sonny Clark, Cool Struttin’, Blue Note 1588. This was an original pressing with the West 63rd address, deep grooves, etc. The seller listed the vinyl in VG++ condition and the cover as VG+/VG++, but the picture clearly shows that it’s not VG++, so that might cause some concern about the vinyl grading as well. It would concern me, that’s for sure, particularly at that price, which was $2,524. Not that I would ever pay that price anyway, nor would I pass judgment on anyone that would
Here’s another Blue Note that ended up in the $1,000 bin: Lee Morgan, City Lights, Blue Note 1575. This was also an original West 63rd Street pressing. The vinyl was listed in M- condition and the cover was VG++. The final price was $1,081.
Here are two we were watching that ended up selling for a bit more than we expected: Paul Chambers, Go!, VeeJay 1014. This was an original pressing with the maroon label. It looked to be in M- condition for both the record and the cover. If it were recorded on Blue Note, it would likely be a $1,000 record. On VeeJay I would have expected it to selling the $100 range, but it wound up selling for $281.95. Yusef Lateef, Prayer to the East, Savoy 12117. This was an original red label pressing in M- condition for the record and the cover. Same situation: On Blue Note this is a $1,000 record. On Savoy it sold for $491, still quite high in my estimation.