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78 rpm records for sale

The following 78 rpm records are offered at the set sale price listed. There is a sound sample of the disc below the label scan along with a description of the record. Records are graded visually and confirmed by playing. I grade 78s conservatively using the VJM scale. This means records graded N- are nearly spotless and records graded G, although considerably worn, still play with music being slightly dominant to surface noise. Specific flaws will be noted along with the grade.

N- (almost New) E+, E (Excellent, low surface noise) E-, V+, V (Very good, medium surface noise) V-, G+, G (not so Good, heavy surface noise but still plays) G-, F (Fairly bad) P (Poor)

I have been collecting & playing traditional blues for over 40 years. Many of the records offered for sale have been in my collection for some time. If interested in any of the records contact me at this email address for information on payment and shipping.

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BigTown1068B
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Big Town 1068 by Lowell Fulson

Crying Blues / You Going To Miss Me = E-

Excellent minus condition, light wear & surface marks, (hear sample), vocal/guitar with piano, Bob Geddins recordings, side b - forerunner to Little Walter's Oh Baby, Oakland, 1946

$9.99


Bluebird8353A
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Bluebird 8353 by Tampa Red

I'll Try To Forget / Ready For Rhythm = V-

Very Good minus condition, medium wear & surface marks (hear sample), vocals/guitar (jazzhorn-side b) with piano, bass, Chicago, 1937

$7.99


Bluebird8412A
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Blues 78 Piano Bluebird 8412 Curtis Jones

Gold-Digger Blues / Love In A Loving Way = V (wol)

Very Good condition, medium wear & surface marks, scratches & some intermittent tics (hear sample), writing on labels (see scans), vocal/piano with Fred Williams - drums, Chicago, 1940

$7.99


Bluebird8933A
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Bluebird 8933 by St. Louis Jimmy (Oden)

Lost Ball Blues / Come Day Go Day = V rc nap

Very Good condition, medium wear & surface marks, rim chip - side b, not affecting play (hear sample), ring wear on label - side b (see scan), vocals with Roosevelt Sykes - piano & bass, Chicago, 1941

$7.99


Brunswick7122A
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Brunswick 7122 by Rev. Jim Beal

Lord Show Me The Way / Goin' Away To Prepare A Place For You = E/E-

side a - Excellent condition , light surface marks, side b - Excellent minus condition , light surface marks, small rub spots, low surface noise (hear sample), numbers stamped in dead wax, some label fading - side b (see scan), sermon & singing with congregation, Chicago, 1929

note: According to Vocalion files Jim Beal was from Coldwater, MS.

$35.00


Bluebird34-0721A
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Bluebird 34-0721 by Roosevelt Sykes and his Piano

I Wonder / Mellow Queen = E-

Excellent minus condition, light surface marks, low surface marks(hear sample), vocals/piano, with electric guitar & drums, side a - cover of Cecil Gant's ballad, Chicago, 1944

$19.99


Columbia38180A2
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Columbia 38180 by Big Bill (Broonzy)

Ramblin' Bill / Summertime Blues = E

Excellent condition, light surface marks (hear sample), vocal/guitar with band, Chicago, 1947

$9.99


Decca7547A
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Decca 7547 by Johnny Temple

Big Leg Woman / Between Midnight and Dawn = V/V+ (wol)

side a - Very Good condition, medium wear, surface marks, surface noise, side b - Very Good plus condition, light wear, surface marks, less surface noise than side a (hear sample), writing on labels (see scans), vocal with band, Chicago, 1938

$7.99


Excello2098A
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Excello 2098 by Little Al (Gunter)

Little Lean Woman / No Jive = E

Excellent condition, light surface marks, low surface noise, side a - tiny scratch at beginning of Arthur Gunter's solo (around 1:20 of sample), not affecting play (hear sample), Downhome Blues from Nashville via North Carolina, vocal/guitar with Arthur Gunter - electric guitar + drums, Nashville, 1957

$40.00


Okeh06651A
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Okeh 6651 by Big Bill & his Chicago Five

Outskirts Of Town / Heard Hearted Woman = E

Excellent condition, light surface marks, Big Bill with band (hear sample), Chicago, 1942

$9.99

Majestic7124A.jpg
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Majestic 7124 by Louis Prima and his Orchestra

Hitsum-Kitsum-Bumpity-Itsum / What's The Matter Marie? = E-

Excellent minus condition, light scratches, rub marks (hear sample), vocal/trumpet and Orchestra, vocal by Lilyann Carol - side a, NY, 1944

$3.99

Majestic7134A
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Majestic 7134 by Louis Prima and his Orchestra

Bell Bottom Trousers / Caldonia Blues = V+/V

side a - Very Good plus condition, light wear & surface marks, very small dig, not affecting play, side b - light juke wear (hear sample), vocal/trumpet and Orchestra, vocal by Lily Ann Carol - side a, NY, 1945

$3.99

Hit7118A
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Hit 7118 by Louis Prima and his Orchestra

Let's Take The Long Way Home/A Little On The Lonely Side = E-/G+

side a - Excellent minus condition, light wear & surface marks, side b - Good plus condition, juke wear & surface marks, surface noise (hear sample), vocal/trumpet and Orchestra, vocal by Lilyann Carol - side a, NY, 1946

$2.99


Hit7106B
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Hit 7106 by Louis Prima and his Orchestra

Angelina / Oh Marie = E-

Excellent minus condition, surface & rub marks, low surface noise (hear sample), vocal/trumpet and Orchestra, vocal refrain by Lilyann Carol - side b, NY, 1944

$3.99


Majestic7144A
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Majestic 7144 by Louis Prima and his Orchestra

There's A Broken Heart For Every Light On Broadway / You Won't Be Satisfied = E-/V+

side a - Excellent minus condition, light wear & surface marks, side b - light juke wear (hear sample), vocal/trumpet and Orchestra, vocal by Lilyann Carol - side a, NY, 1946

$3.99


Majestic1052B
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Majestic 1052 by Louis Prima and his Orchestra

Angelina / Little Boy Blew His Top = E-

Excellent minus condition, light surface marks (hear sample), vocal/trumpet and Orchestra, NY, 1944/46

$3.99


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The Kernel, Dudlow's manager
The Kernel

A RIGHT TO THING THE BLUES

POOR DUDLOW, the SYNCOPATED MONKEY, Oh! That Guy Again; however you say it, the Blues is his aim and Thingin' is his game. Poor Dud's early years are still a mystery; possibly born sometime in the late 1930ís, near Cle Elum. He is known to have been on the go during his teens and seems to have been on a seasonal commute from Roslyn, WA to Covington, LA for most of those years. It is uncertain how he acquired his piano skills or if he solely supported himself all that time as an entertainer but Dud was eventually recorded by Stick Horse (pronounced Schtick House) Spawldeen after many years of badgering by the Kernel (former carnie & battery cable distributor), who had already been subsidizing his own income by pinching a good percentage off all D's gigs from Snoqualmie to Vantage. His only known 78 recording on the long defunct Stick Horse label out of Ellensburg appeared as Poor Dudlow at his piano performing "The Old Original Poor Dudlow Blues" & "Dud's Thing". Poor D's Blues never caught on seeming to have too much similarity to the already popular recordings of Myrtle Jenkins, Easton's blues queen. The flip, Dud's Thing, couldn't stay off local turntables and jukeboxes. Folks were ordering 'em by the box (25 copies). "Back in the 70's unopened boxes of Stick Horse 313 were still turning up from Blaine, WA to Highwood, MT" says the Mule (collector, researcher, juggist & Poor Dud scholar). Why D never really hit the bigtime and why the Kernel never marketed him as another Ken Griffin the world may never know. But what we do know is that by the early 60's Poor Dudlow was back in Louisiana with a very regional hit on 45. It was titled That Thing under his new pseudonym, The Syncopated Monkey for Stick Horse (pronounced Steek Whores) records in Ponchatoula. The Monkey continued with hit after hit; This Thing, That Thing, Those Things, Monkey Thing and upper Lake Ponchartrain was rockin'. It was like a dream to good to be true when from what seemed to be another lifetime came Poor D's long lost friend and confidant, the Kernel. He had Dud's music contract for life signed with an identifiably misspelled Pour Dudlo scribble and wanted his back rent. All D's thingin' around once again came to a halt and visibility once again faded for a very Poor Dudlow. Mr. D is thought to have contributed to soundtracks including Jumpin' with D. B. Cooper & Madam Atom's Private Jam Sessions and to be on countless NW bar band demos. His recent appearance on cylinders has brought about much discussion as there is never an address, phone or fax # in the advertisements.

Raymond Barrow
Ronald, WA


JUGS DISRUPT SUCK OFF

The Sultan Suck Off was cut short by aggressive jug intervention, the ninth such incident since last year's Fandango Festival. This year's harmonica extravaganza featured its usual favorites: Harmonica Crabby, Jr. Mint, Middle Walter & Wedgwood Whitey all backed by the swaggering grooves of Queen Anne & Her Sloths of Rhythm. As in years past over a thousand, mostly yuppie bikers, come from as far as Index to be part of the event. It is estimated that some 900 are closet suckers themselves and over 375 are former students of Glacier Boy Dermody. Harmonica Crabby opened with a brilliant set but appeared a little pissed off. Jr. Mint was really suckin' until he was blown off stage by a confused Knobs Levell who thought he was at Woodstock '97. Harmonica Plaything's no show has become as much a part of the fest as the not so rare reappearance of Goldbar's own Middle Walter. A moody NW afternoon was starting to show it's effect and a field full of soaked suckers were beginning to show signs of unrest. Then it happened! Wedgwood Whitey was about to hit and no band. Not only no band, no equipment! Whitey was restrained, seven juggists took the stage & Cry Baby Marshall was forced to play an entire set in first position. Suckers went wild throwing dysfunctional diatonics & Canadian chromatics at the stage. The Babe's ability to sing Earl King tunes over abstract accompaniment and incorporate Big Chief into every solo kept the crowd under a blues hypnosis and prevented total disassembly of the stage. All seven juggists piled into a green '50 Hudson Commodore and drove off. Wedgwood Whitey held remaining suckers' interest with variations on Cat Hop until authorities arrived and broke up the event.

Raymond Barrow
Sultan, WA

Cry Baby Marshall at Suck Off
Cry Baby Marshall still in shock after Suck Off mishap



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