Catching Up on Some Odds and Ends

Here are a few odds and ends we’ve been watching:

So when did this become a collectible: Don Patterson, The Hip Cake Walk, Prestige 7349? This was stereo pressing with the blue label. It was in M- condition for the vinyl and probably VG++ for the cover. It sold for $71. I realize that is not a Blue Note price, but I kind of viewed this as a $20 record. Is it the presence of Booker Ervin? I’ve seen certain Booker Ervin records, The Song Book on Prestige and The Book on Bethlehem, sell for nice collectible prices, but not any previous Don Pattersons on Prestige.

Here’s a nice Verve: Lester Young and Teddy Wilson, Pres and Teddy, Verve 8205. This was an original pressing with the trumpeter logo. It is also

a record that was released originally on Verve, unlike some of the earlier Verves that were reissues of records previously released on Clef or Norgran. This one was in M- condition for the vinyl and VG+ for the cover. It sold for about $130. I like to see the Verves do well in auctions because I do like the label and I have quite a lot of original pressings, so it helps the value of my collection. Also, Verve tends to feature more mainstream artists and it’s good to see that there is still an interest in them.

This is one you don’t see often: Dave Burns, Warming Up, Vanguard 9143. This one was in M- condition and sold for $178.

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  • I’m glad you mentioned this verve Al. I was following two copies yesterday, the one above and one that said MICROGROOVE LONG PLAYING in big type on the bottom part of the label. Does anybody know of a difference between the two, if there is one? Sound, pressing, etc?

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