Four Blue Notes For the $1,000 Bin

Goin' Up -- That's for sure

                    Goin’ Up — That’s for sure

Let’s look at some rare records that we may have missed on eBay:

Louis Smith, Smithville, Blue Note 1594. This was an original pressing in M- condition for the record and VG++ for the cover. It sold for $1,250. That’s not quite the highest price we’ve ever recorded for this record in the Jazz Collector Price Guide, but it’s definitely up there.

This one got a lot of mentions in the comments, but I wanted to point to it specifically in a post so anyone doing a search can easily find it: Freddie Hubbard, Goin’ Up, Blue Note 4056. This was an original pressing that seemed to be in VG+ or better condition for the record and M- for the cover. It sold for, ahem, $1,259. Whenever I’ve thought of this record I’ve thought of it as Goin’ Up, Up, Up based on the front cover, but that’s just a design element, isn’t it? Took me a while to figure that out.

John Coltrane, Blue Train, Blue Note 1577. This was an original pressing in VG+ condition for both the record and the cover. Despite the condition, it still sold for $1,113.

Not sure how this one slipped by us from a couple of months ago:

Grant Green, Idle Moments, Blue Note 4154. This was an original pressing in M- condition for the record and the cover. It was sold by the Jazz Record Center. The price was a fairly astounding $1,025.01.

 

2 comments

  • I don’t remember too many NY USA labels in the $1,000 bin. I have a nice Japanese issue of Idle Moments I paid 20 bucks for, I am perfectly happy with it. I really like the title track.

  • Smithville, Goin’ Up, two more that I’d like to have in all their 1st pressing goodness, but for me the prices are -you guessed it- a bit too steep.

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