Recording Record Record Prices

beverlybeverlySpent some time casually perusing eBay for jazz vinyl the other day and here were some of the items I found.

Beverly Kenney Sings For Johnny Smith, Roost 2206. This was an original pressing with the blue label and deep grooves. The record was listed in mint condition and the cover was VG++. There were 18 bids and the record sold for $660. I’m sure there are Beverly Kenney records that have sold for a higher price, but that’s the highest that we’ve ever seen in the Jazz Collector Price Guide.

The same seller had several other interesting items as well, including: Steve Lacy, Evidence with Don Cherry, New Jazz 8271. This was an original purple label pressing listed in near mint condition for the record and VG++ for the cover. This one sold for $687, setting another record for the Jazz Collector Price Guide. And here’s another:

Hank Mobley, Mobley’s Message, Prestige 7061. This was an original New York yellow label pressing listed in near mint condition for the record and VG++ for the cover. It sold for $1,204.95. The seller is doing something right and, to his credit, his listings have a very polished and professional look and the pictures are very clear.

Kenny Drew, Undercurrent, Blue Note 4059. This was an original pressing with the West 63rd Street address and the deep groove on one side. Notice how the seller took a nice clear picture of the deep-gooved side and stepped back for the picture of the other side. No matter. This one sold for $960.



  • Al not sure I agree with you on the presentation of the ‘vinyl.unlimited’ sales. All that photoshopping with drop shadows behind the labels on templates of pictured backgrounds….makes me sceptical about the images. Paranoid, me? never!

  • Yeah, I agree with ADAMSKI. Would rather see that black gold in good light.

    Expensive Lacy LP, but not as expensive as the ALM, Morgue, or Space Who editions…

  • Agreed with Adamski. I don’t like those “too sharp to be real” corner covers. Same as the useless “shade” on the label. In fact, all the listing looks artificial.

    Anyway, i’m happy to own both “Evidence” and “Mobley’s message” in fine condition !!

  • Gregory the Fish

    yeah, those listings had too much of a “crazy dave’s discount cars” feel to them for my taste, not that i could afford the records or the cars.

  • Wondering if anyone has bought from them. They’ve got some good albums up for auction I’d be interested in. I might have to wait for that stuff to pop up in of my vetted seller’s auctions.

  • Not that they imply it is, but that Linda Perhacs they’re selling is not an original pressing.

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