“Wow” Just about sums it Up
Sorry for the lack of posts. My computer crashed last week. I was working in the country and it was a beautiful day and I had the windows open. Then I stopped working, did a few other chores and a thunderstorm came passing through. I hadn’t closed the windows in my office. Everything got soaked, including the computer. Yada, yada, yada, I now have a new computer. And when I finally logged back on, I was greeted by this quite amazing note from our friend CeeDee, with the subject line: “r u kiddin’ me?” Among other comments, was a listing with the statement: “‘Wow’ just about sums it up.” The listing in question? Blue Note Presents The 3 Sounds, Blue Note 1600. This was an original West 63rd pressing with the deep grooves, RVG, ear. It was in M- condition for both the record and the cover. The price? Pardon me while I take a deep pause . . . .
The price, I kid you not, was $1,623. I checked in the Jazz Collector Price Guide. I had never even followed this record before. The bidding went from $157 to $1,598 to $1,623 in the final seconds. I figured the $1,598 may have been a mistake, someone just trying to top the $157. But the $1,623 had to be real. This is not Coltrane, Mobley, Morgan, Miles or Monk. This is The 3 Sounds. I hope whoever purchased this record, really, really, really enjoys it.
Ceedee mentioned that the seller in question probably made enough with all of his listings to buy a used Porsche, which I considered to be somewhat hyperbolic until I actually took the time to review some of the other items and realized that CeeDee was actually understating it: Seems he made enough to buy a NEW Porsche. Here’s a sampling:
Hank Mobley Quartet, Blue Note 5066. This was an original 10-inch pressing that looked to be in M- condition for both the record and the cover. The final price was $1,547.
Lawrence Marable Quartet, Tenorman, Jazz West 8. This was an original pressing that looked to be in M- condition for the record and VG+ for the cover. This one sold for $2,280.55.
Curtis Fuller, Bone & Bari, Blue Note 1572. This was an original pressing that looked to be in M- condition for both the record and the cover. The final price was $2,550.
I could go on and on and on. Check it out for yourself, I provided a link up above.