Monday, September 8, 2008

Collector's Report

August 31 to September 6, 2008

Collector's Report reviews the top selling 45's, LP's, 78's and CD's each week on eBay. The following are the top sellers for the week of August 31 to September 6, 2008.


Please, Please Me - Beatles - UK Issue - Parlophone PCS 3042 - $4,421.75

Soul Expedition - Soul Expedition - Lefevre Sound Records MLSP 3181 (VG+/SS) - $2,939.29

Waltz for Debby - Bill Evans Trio - Prestige RLP9399 (E/E) - $1,788.88

Fantastic Dee-Jays - Fantastic Dee-Jays - Stone SLP 4003 (VG+/VG+) - $1,715.00

Can You Mend a Silver Thread? - Sandstone - US-Private 1971 (M-) - $1,703.91


Little Love Finds a Way/I Need Some Loving - Margaret Little - Genebro 230 G (VG-) - $7,400.00

This Won't Change/Go On - Lester Tipton - LaBeat 6607 17868 (M-) - $7,200.00

Set of 5 Sun 45's - Elvis Presley - Sun Records (VG+ to NM) - $6,999.00

Don't Play the Roll/Handy Andy - Tommy & the Derbys - Swing 1001 - $4,161.00

I Am Nothing/Brand New Love - Al Williams - La Beat 6602 (M-) - $3,220.00


The One That I Love (Golden Gate Orchestra) / I Faw Down and Go Boom (Arthur Field Assasinators) - Edison 52553 (M-) - $635.55

Two Picture Disc Set - Art Mooney - $610.01

That's All Right/Blue Moon of Kentucky - Elvis Presley (G+) - $550.00

Folk Music of the United States (5 discs) - Alan Lomax Compiled - Smithsonian (E-/VG+) - $499.00

Falling Rain/Baby What Else Can I Do - Lonnie Johnson Trio - Acetate - $482.00


Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales

Week Ending 08/16/2008

1) 78rpm - Five Sharps "Stormy Weather" / "Sleepy Cowboy" Jubilee - $5,200.00

2) 45rpm - Nirvana "Love Buzz" 7" - $2,500.00

3) 78rpm - Robert Johnson "Crossroad Blues" / "Rambling On My Mind" Vocalion - $2,345.00

4) 45rpm - Brooks Bros "Lookin' For A Woman" / "Two Great Lovers" Tay - $2,247.22

5) 45rpm - Eddie Cochran "Mean When I'm Mad" / "One Kiss" Liberty Picture Sleeve - $2,225.00


This Date In Music History- September 8


Born on this day in 1979, Pop diva Pink.

Aimee Mann, US singer songwriter, member of Til Tuesday was born in 1960.

Latin guitarist Jose Feliciano, who had a top three hit with his interpretation of the Doors' "Light My Fire," was born in Puerto Rico in 1945. He also wrote the theme for TV's Chico & the Man.

Cathy Jean Giordano ("Please Love Me Forever" with the Roomates) is 63.

Benjamin Orr, bassist for the Cars, and vocalist on their biggest chart hit, “Drive," was born in Lakewood, OH in 1947, with the name Benjamin Orzechowski.


Singer Patsy Cline, country singer and the first female country singer to cross over as a pop artist, was born in 1931 (1961 US No.19 single 'Crazy'). Cline was killed in a plane crash on 5th March, 1963.

Jimmie Rodgers, singer/songwriter and the first country music star, was born in 1897. Rodgers sold well over 12 million records and he was the first person to be elected into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Rodgers died on May 26, 1933.

Southern rockers Lynyrd Skynyrd were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Atlanta in 2007.

In 1965, an ad appeared in Variety announcing auditions for "The Monkees" TV show. Sorry, Mr. Stills, your smile was just not good enough (never mind that you had talent).

Elvis Presley first appeared on the cover of TV Guide in 1956.

Ron McKernan was born in San Bruno, California in 1945. Deadheads know him better as "Pigpen," the keyboardist for the Grateful Dead. He died on March 8, 1973 from cirrhosis of the liver at age 27.

Two generations of entertainment come together as Elvis Presley picked up the Bing Crosby Award in 1971. The award is given to recording artists who "during their lifetimes, have made creative contributions of outstanding artistic or scientific significance to the field of phonograph records." Elvis joins an elite group of honorees. Only five had previously received the award: Bing (of course), Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, and Irving Berlin.

In 2003, the Record Industry Association of America initiates legal action against 261 people accused of sharing music files on peer to peer networks. The group included a 12-year-old who downloaded the Family Matters TV-theme song. Yeah, the 12 year-old was a criminal.

Radio personality Alan Freed began broadcasting on New York's WINS in 1954. Although the phrase "rock and roll" had been around for a while, Freed is generally given credit for making it popular.

The Allman Brothers started a five week run at the top of the US album chart in 1973 with "Brothers And Sisters", the group's only US #1 LP.

Marvin Gaye enjoyed his second #1 hit on the Billboard Pop chart in 1973 with "Let's Get It On". He would place 7 more records on the list by 1982, giving him a total of 40.

'In Through the Out Door,' Led Zeppelin's first album of new material in over three years, was released in 1979. Topping the chart for seven weeks, it turned out to be their swan song.

Disco band Wild Cherry's self-titled album, which includes their number one single, "Play that Funky Music", was certified gold in 1976.

Derek Taylor the publicist for The Beatles died in 1997 at age 67. Taylor had been responsible for many of the legends surrounding their career and had also worked with The Beach Boys and The Byrds.