Monday, February 16, 2009

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales

Week Ending 02/14/2009

1. LP - Anniles Schmidt "Bach Complete Cello Suites" 6 Volumes Telefunken German Pressings - $3,250.00 - Start: $9.00 - Bids: 21

2. 45 rpm - The Crystals "Lets Dance The Screw, Part 1" / "Let's Dance The Screw, Part 2" Phillies - $2,999.99 - Start: $2,999.99 - Bids: BIN

3. 78 rpm - Tschaikowsky Melodie No 3 Victor Special Record - $2,750.00 - Start: $9.00 - Bids: 23

4. 78 rpm - Alabama Sheiks "The New Talking 'Bout You" / "Sittin' On Top Of The World" Victor - $2,716.66 - Start: 0.50 - Bids: 11

5. 45 rpm - Mary Jane Hooper "I Got What You Need, Part 1" / "I Got What You Need, Part 2" Power Pac - $2,663.00 - Start: $99.00 - Bids: 8

A rare Telefunken LP from the 1950's makes the top of the list this week with, as usual, a performance of Bach. The Cello Suites performed by Anniles Schmidt sells for halfway over $3.2k. This is the same price the 6LP collection sold for last year.

Next, Phil Spector's notice to his former partner, "Let's Dance The Screw", of which 5 copies were pressed, sells on a Buy-It-Now for a penny less than $3k.

In the #3 spot, a special pressing of a Victor 78 from 1920 bids up halway over $2.7k. Another 78 makes the #4 spot, also on Victor, The Alabama Sheiks record bids to a little over $2.7k.

A Northern Soul 45 takes the last spot, from Mary Jane Hooper, this Eddie Bo produced single sells for well over $2.6k

As always, I want to thank Norm over at for this great data.

Music News & Notes

Glassjaw first record to get pressed on vinyl

Roadrunner Records will be releasing Glassjaw's debut record 'Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence' for the first time on double vinyl.

The record is set to be released March 24th according to


New Simple Minds Album

Simple Minds are working hard on the release their new album, "Graffiti Soul and it should be ready on May 25th (Universal Music Records).

The group has been very active in the last year, touring the U.K. and Europe with their 30th Anniversary Tour. While on tour, they wrote the music and eventually went into Rockfield Studios, where they had recorded some of their best work.

"Graffiti Soul is a bold and energetic collection of songs," relates lead singer Jim Kerr. "And we could not be happier with the result. Stylistically, this is a truly vibrant rock’n’roll album that’s bursting at the seams with quite possibly the most ballsy pop songs we have written in years."

"It’s taken us a while, but over the last couple of years Charlie Burchill and I have put together a great team of individuals to work with, and that, as well as a revitalized and energetic new commitment has triggered an effect that has dramatically overhauled Simple Minds. Graffiti Soul is testament to that.”


Simon & Garfunkel Suprise Crowd

In a surprise reunion, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel performed for an estatic crowd last night (Feb. 13) at New York's Beacon Theatre, which is hosting its first event after a seven-month renovation by Madison Square Garden Entertainment.

The 60's troubadors performed "The Sound of Silence," "The Boxer" and "Old Friends" during the encore, marking what is believed to be just their third appearance together since concluding a 2004 reunion tour.

The event was attended by celebrities such as New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi and Jimmy Fallon, and also showcased the Beacon's refurbished interior and new sound system.

The set list included an eclectic array of Simon classic including: "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard," "Slip Slidin' Away," "Graceland," "Duncan" and "Loves Me Like a Rock," among others.


Stevie Wonder To Peform at White House

Stevie Wonder is scheduled to perform at the White House for Barack Obama on February 25 as part of being honored with the Library of Congress Award. Obama used the Wonder classics "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" and "Higher Ground" in his presidential campaign. The show will be broadcast the next night on PBS.


Spandau Ballet Reunion

It appears that a Spandau Ballet reunion may actually happen. "We're not making announcements yet, but yes, basically, the boys are back in town," explained manager Steve Dagger. "Not just a nostalgic re-run of the old but a fresh slant on what Spandau Ballet are about."

Yes Cancels Shows
Yes had to cancel a series of U. concerts when bassist Chris Squire was admitted to the hospital last Monday for an operation on his leg. No reason for the surgery has not been announced.

This Date In Music History-Febraury 16


Andy Taylor- Duran Duran (1961)

Brad Walst- Three Days Grace (1977)

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has a birthday (1972)

Ice-T (1958)

James Ingram (1956)

They Are Missed:

The late Sonny Bono was born in 1935.

Walter (Brownie) McGhee, one of the most important figures in folk and blues revival, died of stomach cancer in 1996. He was best known for his popular acoustic blues act of the 1950s and 1960s with harmonicist Sonny Terry.

Bill Doggett (February 16, 1916 – November 13, 1996)

In 2004, R&B singer Doris Troy, best known for her 1963 hit "Just One Look", died in her sleep in Las Vegas. She was 64.


Today in 1980, the song "Do That to Me One More Time" by Captain & Tennille topped the charts and stayed there for a week.

At the Brit Awards in 1998, Chumbawamba drummer Danbert Nobacon dumps a bucket of ice water on U.K. Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.

Jerry Lee Lewis surrendered to federal authorities to answer income tax evasion charges in 1984. He was later acquitted.

Jack White appeared on CBS' 60 Minutes in 2005. The White Stripes frontman claimed he almost gave up Rock & Roll to become a priest. He was accepted by a seminary but decided to go to public school instead. "I had just gotten a new amplifier… and I didn't think I was allowed to take it with me," said White.

In 2005, Jimi Hendrix memorabila went on the block with a 1965 Fender Stratocaster guitar fetching nearly $190,000. The London auction also featured a poem written by Hendrix in 1967 and an autographed copy of the Experience's first single, "Hey Joe."

The Beatles flew to India to study with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1968.

In 1963, "Please Please Me" becomes the Beatles' first U.K. No. 1.

In 1971, The Rolling Stones were sued by the Hell's Angel accused of stabbing Meredith Hunter at Altamont in 1969. Alan David Pasaro alleges that the Stones have invaded his privacy by including footage of the fatal attack in their documentary Gimme Shelter. Pasaro was tried and acquitted for the stabbing death.

In 1972, John Lennon performed with Chuck Berry on The Mike Douglas Show. Lennon and Yoko Ono were hosts of the afternoon talk show all this week.

In 2005, 3 Doors Down topped the charts with their third album, Seventeen Days.

In 1967, Petula Clark was at #1 on the UK singles chart in 1967 with ‘This Is My Song’, the singers second UK #1.

Led Zeppelin made their Australian live debut in 1972 when they kicked off a six date tour at the Subiaco Oval, Perth.

In 1985, Bruce Springsteen went to #1 on the UK album chart with "Born In The USA," his first UK #1 album.

The Beatles performed for the second time on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964. They had made their first appearance on the show only a week before.

Ricky Nelson began his first British tour in 1972.

Britney Spears shaved her head in 2007. I know it's kind of worthless news, but it was a slow news day.