Apr 20, 2012 Blue Note
Here’s a Blue Note you don’t see too often on eBay and now there are two for sale at the same time. This one will sell: Sabu, Palo Congo, Blue Note 1561. This is an original pressing in VG+ condition for the vinyl and VG for the cover. The auction ends tomorrow and the bidding is now in the $150 range with four bids. This one may not sell at all: Sabu, Palo Congo, Blue Note 1561. This one is an original pressing in near mint condition for both the record and the cover. There are more than two days left on the auction and no bidding yet. The start price is $999.99.
Blue Note 1561 would fill a gap in my personal collection and so would this: Kenny Burrell, Blue Note 1543. This is an original Lexington Avenue pressing — the last of the Lexingtons — and it is listed in VG+ condition for the record and VG for the cover. This is one of the Burrell’s with an Andy Warhol cover. The price is currently at about $200 with a day and a half or so to go. Hmmm. Tempting.But then again, it’s always tempting to try to fill in the gaps, isn’t it?
Here’s another temptation:
Hank Mobley and Lee Morgan, Peckin’ Time, Blue Note 1574. This one is listed in VG condition for both the record and the cover. The current price is about $110 with two days to go. The thing with these original Blue Notes is that many that look to be in VG condition, actually play brilliantly. So it’s a gamble. Perhaps one worth taking? We’ll see how the bidding goes.