Tracking Some Later Blue Note Originals
Dexter Gordon, One Flight Up, Blue Note 4176. This was an original mono pressing, still in its original shrink wrap. The record was in M- condition and the cover was VG++. It sold for $255. This was among a bunch of later original Blue Notes I was watching from the same era. Others included Blue Mitchell, The Thing To Do, Blue Note 4178. This also looked to be an original mono pressing and was listed in VG++ condition for both the record and the cover. It sold for $280. Also: Wayne Shorter, JuJu, Blue Note 4182. This was also an original mono pressing and was listed in M- condition for the record and VG for the cover, with water damage and tape repairs. Nonetheless, it sold for $265. Here’s another one that seems destined to sell in the same range as these, perhaps even higher:
Wayne Shorter, Night Dreamer, Blue Note 4173. This looks to be an original mono pressing in M- condition for the record and VG++ for the cover. As of this writing the bidding is in the $150 range with more than two days left on the auction.
Finally, there was that mega rare copy of John Coltrane, Giant Steps, Atlantic 1311. This was the one with the bullseye label from bobdjukic (it’s scary how I can spell that name now without having to look it up). This one sold for a quite amazing $645.