The $1,000 Bin Welcomes an Old Friend

When I first became aware many years ago that there was actually a sub-culture of jazz collecting and collectible jazz records, one of the first of the “rare” jazz records I heard about was Tommy Flanagan Overseas, Prestige 7132 (I was not aware of the Metronome version). In all the early years of collecting and searching for records in the bins of hundreds of record stores around the world, I never saw a copy of this record. By the time I did find a copy, by then the collectibles market had taken off and the price tag was out of reach. I’ve looked on eBay for affordable copies, but, somehow the words “eBay” and “affordable” don’t always go together. I’m content now to watch the record sell and listen, if I desire, to my very fine Japanese pressing. This is all a long way toward getting to the point, which is:

There was recently a copy of Tommy Flanagan Overseas (I love the cover — Over C’s, get it?) for sale on eBay. It was in what seemed to be VG++ condition for both the record and the cover. Tommy Flanagan — welcome to the $1,000 bin: This one sold for $1,683

2 Responses to “The $1,000 Bin Welcomes an Old Friend”

  1. michel Says:

    Yes this record was originally recorded in Stockholm, hence the title “Overseas” and issued on 3 EP in Sweden, on Metronome. those EP are also highly collectible. Willow weep for me” is the highlight of the session.


  2. Rudolf A. Flinterman Says:

    THESE 3 EP’S WERE LOVELY. THE JAPANESE DIW LABEL ISSUED THE WHOLE SESSION WITH 3 OR 4 ALTERNATES. THE GATEFOLD COVER HAD THE 3 PHOTOS OF TOMMY ON EACH SIDE IN 12″ FORMAT. A BEAUTIFUL PRESENTATION.


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