Various Vinyl For a Rainy Tuesday
Here’s a nice one for a rainy Tuesday here in The Berkshires: Kenny Dorham, Afro-Cuban Blue Note 5065. This is an original 10-inch Lexington Avenue pressing listed in M- condition for both the record and the cover. Not to hype things for the seller, but how many M- copies of this record do you think there are, anywhere in the world? Could there be 100, 200? Doubtful it would be more than that. I have a copy, but the condition is VG for the vinyl, and I was happy to get it for about $35 maybe 25 years ago in a store in Los Angeles.
Charles Mingus, Pithecanthropus Erectus, Atlantic 1237. This was an original black label pressing in VG condition for the record and the cover. It sold for $150, somewhat surprising given the condition. Interesting seller who seems to be selling all kinds of stuff all the time, nearly 110,000 feedbacks. He had a couple of other items I had spotted, but when I went back to search I didn’t have time to go through the various Judge Dredd bikes or Predator wolf masks to find a stray Mingus or two.
That auction from the Jazz Record Center is closing in a couple of hours and the bidding has been somewhat less than frenetic. Closer to invisible, really. This one still hasn’t received any bids: Tony Fruscella, Atlantic 1220. This is an original black label pressing. The record and the cover are probably in M- condition. The start price is $500. There is also no action so far on the Chet Baker Boppin‘ record we mentioned the other day, with a start price of $100.
Finally, there was Lou Donaldson, Quartet, Quintet, Sextet, Blue Note 1537. This was an original Lexington Avenue pressing listed in VG+ condition for the record and VG for the cover. When I looked at this it was about $300, which seemed reasonable and within range for me. It sold for $445, still reasonable and in range but, alas, it remains on my want list.