And Now For Some Prestiges

Yesterday was Blue Note day, today we promised a look at some of the Prestiges.

Jackie McLean, Lights Out, Prestige 7035. This is from the same seller that is selling the Mobley, which is now approaching $3,500 and still hasn’t met the reserve price. The Jackie record looks to be in what I would call VG++ condition for the vinyl and VG+ for the cover. It is an original pressing with the yellow label and New York address. The record is in the $400 price range and has already passed its reserve.

Doug Watkins, Soulnik, Prestige/New Jazz 8238. This looks to be an original purple label pressing with the deep grooves. The record is listed in M- condition and the cover is VG++, with a Preview Copy stamp on the back. The start price for this one is around $150 and so far there are no bidders.

John Coltrane, Cattin’ With Paul Quinichette, Prestige 7158. This is an original yellow label pressing with the deep grooves and it is in M- condition for both the record and the cover. The start price is around $300 with no bidders. The seller may be stretching a bit with that start price, but then again . . . . .



  • I have this record. Maybe one of you can solve the mystery of what’s in the dead wax? 446 W. 50th St., NYC on Yellow Fireworks label both sides, flat edge, reverse of album cover also 446 West 50th St., New York 19, N.Y.

    Here is the interesting part. Dead wax side A reads PRLP 7035-1 (A) S-49482 RE-1

    Side B reads PRLP 7035-1 (B) S-49483 RE-1

    Both sides have a squiggle which I suppose is the ear or P. No RVG marks on either side.

    No obvious Deep Groove like I am used to. Both sides do have a groove only a half inch from the spindle hole. This is not from a needle as the printing covers the groove and the printing is not worn away at all.

    What is the S-49482 and RE-1 numbers about? Has anyone else seen a deep groove this close to the spindle?

  • Strange indeed. “RE” in the deadwax indicates “re-cut” and this definitely should have RVG but no “P”/”ear” AFAIK. Can you post a link to a clear photo of the label?

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