Another slow day on EBAY. Is there a holiday somewhere? Are sellers afraid to put up their records because of the economy? Is it just the ebb and flow of the market? Whatever the reason, there are not a great deal of high-end items on Ebay today, but there are certainly a few to make things interesting. And here they are:
Sonny Side Up, Dizzy Gillespie with Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt, Verve 8262. This is in nice condition and is currently at only $24.50. A nice Verve collectible, which will probably go for a reasonable price. It’s strange: I’ve had this record for maybe 30 years, and I just realized that it’s Sonny, with an “O” and not Sunny with a “U.” Definitely works better with the “O.”
Bennie Green, Soul Stirrin’, Blue Note 1599. This is a nice record. The saxophone player is listed as “Jug,” which we all know is Gene Ammons, who wasn’t on contract with Blue Note and had to use a pseudonym. This has 11 hours to go and is still at just 99 cents. Wonder why?
Steve Lacy, Soprano Sax, Prestige 7125. This is an original New York pressing, not in mint condition. Current price is around $125.
John Coltrane and Tadd Dameron, Mating Call, Prestige 7070. This is also a New York pressing. The current price is $43. It will go for more than that.
Horace Silver with Art Blakey and Sabu, Blue Note 1520. This is from Atomic Records and, not only is it an original pressing, it is listed as coming from the collection of Donald Byrd, who is not on this album. The album is mostly a trio recording from 1952 and 1953, but there are also two tracks that feature just Blakey and Sabu, also from 1953.
Here’s one I would think might generate some interest: The Three Sounds, Blue Note 1600. This is an original pressing in VG/VG+ condition that is signed by Gene Harris, Andrew Simkins and Bill Dowdy and dated from 1959. It has a start price of $45 and currently had no bidders.
And, finally, there’s this: A white-label, original mono promo copy of Miles Davis, Kind of Blue, Columbia 1355. Kind of Blue hasn’t always been a collectible, since there are a lot of copies in print, but these white-label monos are pretty rare and usually go for a decent price. We’ll see what happens with this one and follow up on it later in the week.
Tags: Art Blakey, Atomic Records, Bennie Green, Columbia, Dizzy Gillespie, Donald Byrd, Horace Silver, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Sabu, Sonny Rollins, Sonny Stitt, Steve Lacy, Tadd Dameron, Three Sounds