Today’s Blues: Blue Mitchell, and Blue Notes
Catching up on my jazz vinyl watch list on eBay. Here are some of the items I missed, starting with Blue Mitchell, Blue’s Moods, Riverside 336. This was an original pressing with the blue labels, reels and microphone logo, etc. The record was listed in M- condition and the cover was VG+. The final price was $540. I know that this record has always been prized among collectors and has gone for pretty high prices, as seen here — higher than most of the Riverside catalogue, except for perhaps Waltz for Debby and maybe one or two others. What I’ve never understood is “WHY?” I know it’s a nice record, but what is it about this particular record that has driven up its value over the years?
This is a Blue Note that’s also seemed to rise in value compared to other records released around the same time:
Dexter Gordon, One Flight Up, Blue Note 4176. This looked to be an original pressing with he New York USA address, ears and Van Gelder. It was listed in M- condition for the record and the cover (same seller as the Blue Mitchell record) and wound up selling for $392.87.
This Blue Note also got a nice price (for the seller, at least): Duke Jordan, Flight to Jordan, Blue Note 4046. This was an original pressing with the West 63rd Street address and deep grooves on both sides. It was listed in M- condition for the record and VG++ for the cover and wound up selling for $1,247.22.