Monday, February 22, 2010

Top Selling Vinyl Records Sales at eBay - January 2010

Here is the month in review of the top selling ebay vinyl record sales, on a weekly basis, for January of 2010. First and foremost, a special thank you to Norm and Jane at http://ccdiscoveries/ for putting together his interesting data.

A rare Rolling Stones promotional LP tops January's list of records sold on eBay, coming in at just under $9,200. Interestingly, a couple of 78rpm records fetched great prices with the 78rpm - WF "Buffalo Bill" Cody ("Sentiments on the Cuban Issue" Berliner 5014) selling for $6,200 and another 78 - Hattie Hart ("You Wouldn't Would You Papa" / "Won't You Be Kind To Me" Victor ") selling for an even $2,500.00. The Beatles make the list again with two entries the LP - The Beatles ("Please Please Me" Parlophone UK Gold Black label 1st Stereo) which sold for just under $5,600 and the ("The Collection" Japan Box Set) which sold for $2,195.

Several 45s made the list with starting with a copy of the 45rpm record by The Del-Tours ("Blind Girl" / "Sweet And Lovely" Starville) which sold for $4,075.00. Another single, by Andrew Brown ("You Made Me Suffer" / "Blue Monday" Brave) sold for around $5,600. Several more 45 rpms made the list including Conner Cagle ("Always Let Your Good Side Show" Sunshine) which sold for $2,500, Billy Byrd ("Silly Kind Of Love" / "Lost In The Crowd" Scream) which sold for $2,600 and a 45rpm by The Fingers ("Isolation" / "Wanna Go" " Work It Out" - Paradox) selling for $3,678.

Alternative rock supergroup Dead Weather (Alison Mosshart (of The Kills and Discount), Jack White (of The White Stripes and The Raconteurs), Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age) and Jack Lawrence (of The Raconteurs and The Greenhornes)come in at just under $3,200 with ("Hang You From The Heavens" / "Are Friends Electric?" Test Pressing Third Man Records Opening Night).

Week Ending 01/02/2010

1. 12" - Led Zeppelin “Road Box” - $2,600.00

2. 12" - Minor Threat "Out Of Step" Test Pressing - $2,499.99

3. 45 - Young Brothers - "Baby" / "What's Your Game" Soul Brothers - $2,247.00

4. LP - Tommy Flannigan Trio "Over Seas" Prestige 7134 Original

5. LP - Walter Davis "Davis Cup" Blue Note 4018 Original - $2,000.00

Week Ending 01/09/2010

1. LP - Rolling Stones Promotional Album Decca RSM.1 UK - $9,191.35

2. LP - The Beatles "Please Please Me" Parlophone UK Gold Black label 1st Stereo - $5,688.73

3. LP - Carl Schurict "Bruckner's 8th Sympony" ASD 602/3 UK Pressing - $2,771.22

4. 45 - Billy Byrd "Silly Kind Of Love" / "Lost In The Crowd" Scream - $2,601.88

5. LP - Pussy "Pussy Plays" Morgan Blue Town - $2,400.64

Week Ending 01/16/2010

1. 45 - Dead Weather "Hang You From The Heavens" / "Are Friends Electric?" Test Pressing Third Man Records Opening Night - $3,161.11

2. 45 - Conner Cagle "Always Let Your Good Side Show" Sunshine - $2,499.99

3. LP - The Beatles "The Collection" Japan Box Set - $2,195.00

4. 45 - Elvis Presley "That's All Right" / "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" Sun 209

5. 45 - Soldier Boy Houston "Western Rider Blues" / "Hug Me Baby" Atlantic - $1,861.55

Week Ending 01/23/2010

1. 78 - WF "Buffalo Bill" Cody "Sentiments on the Cuban Issue" Berliner 5014 - $6,200.00

2. 45 - The Del-Tours "Blind Girl" / "Sweet And Lovely" Starville - $4,075.00

3. LP - Index "self titled" Private - $3,951.00

4. LP - Focal Point "self titled" Midas - $2,250.00

5. LP - Sonny Rollins "Colossus" Prestige 7079 - $2850.00

Week Ending 01/30/2010

1. 45 - Andrew Brown "You Made Me Suffer" / "Blue Monday" Brave - $5,655.55

2. 45 - The Fingers "Isolation" / "Wanna Go" " Work It Out" - Paradox - $3,678.00

3. LP - Maurice Marachel / Jeanne-Marie Darre "Brahms Sonatas #1 #2 For Violin and Piano" Pathe 33 DTX 127 - $2,728.00

4. 78 - Hattie Hart "You Wouldn't Would You Papa" / "Won't You Be Kind To Me" Victor - $2,500.00

4. 10" - Yvonne Lefebure "Beethoven Sontata #50, Op. 10" FBLP 1080 - $2,500.00

5. LP - Cannonball Adderley "Somthin' Else" Blue Note BLP 1595 - $2,222.22

As always, a special thank you to Norm over at  for this great data. Listen to Vinyl Record Talk On Radio Dentata, Tuesday 7pm ET / 4pm PT
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Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 02/20/2010

1. LP - Leonid Kogan "Beethoven Violin Concerto" Columbia SAX 2386 UK Pressing - $6,320.97

2. LP - LP - John Heartsman And Circles "Music Of My Heart" Private - $5,500.00

3. 45 - George Lemons "Fascinating Girl" / "Fascinating Girl" Gold Soul - $3,388.00

4. LP - Pear Jam "Backspacer" White Vinyl - $3,275.00

5. 45 - Joy Division "Licht un Blindheit" A4 Gatefold Pak Signed - $3,000.00

Thanks to Norm over at  for this great data! More on this week's top 5 on Vinyl Record Talk, Tuesday 4:00PM Eastern on Radio Dentata

Audiophiles can once again rejoice!

As a true audiophile myself I must say that this is exciting news, Vinyl is making a comeback with many re-issues to new release. From Jazz to Punk and everything in-between, even though CDs have been on a decline. Over the last 10 years CD sales have drastically dropped by a whopping 50% and yet vinyl is on the rise not just in the US but around the world. Now that’s music to my ears, will it ever be what it was in the heyday? Most likely not but vinyl is not for everyone it’s for the purest at heart like me. That said let me introduce you to a new record plant.

Introducing Gotta Groove Records:
The newest vinyl record pressing plant in the U.S.

About Gotta Groove
The people behind GGR are music industry veterans, audiophile nerds, vinyl collectors and plastics industry veterans, who decided to live there dream and get into the vinyl record pressing business. They are a one-stop-shop — in addition to pressing high-quality vinyl records, GGR also handle jacket design & printing, and a whole host of other products associated with vinyl records! Their mission is to produce the highest consistent quality records attainable, and concurrently achieve the least waste product.

What this means to you the musicians.
Now you to can have your music pressed on vinyl for more information you can contact Matt Earley at (800) 295-0171 or

Get In Touch
GGR is located in the heart of Downtown Cleveland, Ohio and would be happy to give you a tour when you come by. In the meantime, find out more about us at our website. Or, get in touch with us via Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. Finally, you can give us a call to learn more about what we've got going on: 1-800-295-0171.

Keep it independent!

Gotta Groove Records - "Groove With Us" from Nick Cavalier on Vimeo.

Music & Vinyl Record News

The Low Anthem to Release "Charlie Darwin" Vinyl 7-Inch, Make Headlining Tour Debut

The Low Anthem announces the release of a special limited-edition vinyl 7-inch of its single "Charlie Darwin" on March 2, featuring new and unreleased material. The single's A-side includes "Charlie Darwin," off the band's Nonesuch debut, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin, and the B-side includes two staples from the band's live show, the previously unreleased "Sally Where'd You Get Your Liquor From" (originally by Rev. Gary Davis) and "Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around" (originally by Blind Willie McTell), a bonus track previously only available on iTunes. The "Darwin" 7-inch package references the band's initial hand-painted and silkscreened self-release of Oh My God, Charlie Darwin. To pre-order your copy now, visit the Nonesuch Store.


THE SWORD Covers THIN LIZZY's 'Cold Sweat' For New 7" Single

Austin, Texas' THE SWORD recently recorded a cover version of THIN LIZZY's "Cold Sweat" for a split seven-inch single that will be released through Volcom Entertainment's Vinyl Club. On the flip side will be YEAR LONG DISASTER covering THE SWORD's "Maiden, Mother & Crone" with Rob from KARMA TO BURN on drums.


RECORD CRACK: Cowboy Indian Bear/It’s True split it up evenly on new 7 inch

Bring together a band from Omaha, Nebraska (Cowboy Indian Bear), unite them with a band from Lawrence, Kansas (It’s True) and you have what may be one of the hottest releases of the year. Cowboy Indian Bear and It’s True have just released a split 7" record on a label called The Record Machine. Despite their name, they have only released CD’s and MP3’s up until now, so they are now able to place their first piece of vinyl into an actual record machine.

Both bands are playing at this year’s SXSW, check their respective MySpace pages for details.

If it does well, perhaps The Record Machine will continue to release additional pieces of vinyl. Here’s to records.


Iggy Pop Confident The Stooges Can Record New Material

Iggy Pop has said he is confident that The Stooges can record new material following the death of guitarist Ron Asheton. Asheton, one of the band's founding members, died in January last year at the age of 60. He has been replaced by guitarist James Williamson, who joined the group in 1971 and most famously featured on their 1973 album 'Raw Power'.

Pop said the group were working on material written before Asheton's death and that Williamson was keen to get involved. Pop told Billboard the returning guitarist "is already on me like a greased cat.

"He's sending me riffs, so I did some vocals to a couple of them and it's starting to sound like something”.

The singer also revealed that the band were hoping to re-record some heavily bootlegged Stooges songs dating back to the 1970s.

"Ultimately I'd like to get into the studio with the group and maybe have a couple old songs, a couple new songs and then a little time to just jam and see what happens," Pop said.


Rob Zombie & Alice Cooper: The Gruesome Twosome Tour

It’s a bill that fans of horror and hard rock could only dream of until now: Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper sharing the stage for a night of theatrical rock n’ roll madness. For the first time ever, the “gruesome twosome” will play an exclusive limited run of North American tour dates beginning April 26th at the MTS Center in Winnipeg, MB.

Rob Zombie commented, “The dream or the nightmare comes true! Me and The Coop have been talking about touring together for the last 15 years and finally the moment is here. This will be without a doubt a Rock ‘N’ Roll Spooktacular for all the Cool Ghouls.”

Alice Cooper added, “I’m looking forward to theses concerts with Rob. It’s sort of like Dracula Vs. Frankenstein. We’re like this generation’s classic monsters. When we’re not onstage frightening audiences, we’ll be backstage trying to scare each other.”


Roger Daltrey Wants To Form Band With Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page

The Who's Roger Daltrey says he wants to record an album with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page. The 65-year-old singer said he loves the idea of forming a supergroup and would ideally like to sing blues music.

“I’d love to do something, I’d love to do an album with Jimmy Page,” he told BBC6music's Sean Keaveny. “He needs a singer to drive him. I’m a great blues singer.

“I don’t sing the blues with The Who, but that’s what I used to be before Townshend started writing. I used to be a great blues singer.”

This Date In Music History-February 22


Bobby Hendricks - Drifters (1938)

Michael Wilton - Queensryche (1962)

Scott Phillips - Creed (1973)

James Blunt (1977)

Tom Higgenson - Plain White T’s (1979)

They Are Missed:

The late Norman "Hurricane" Smith ("Oh Babe, What Would You Say") was born in 1923.

Florence Ballard of the Supremes died of cardiac arrest in 1976.

Born on this day in 1936, Ernie K-Doe, R&B singer who had a 1961 US #1 single with "Mother-in-Law," which was written by Allen Toussaint. K-Doe died on July 5, 2001.

In 1987, Andy Warhol, pop artist and producer died after a gall bladder operation. The founder of the Pop Art movement, produced and managed The Velvet Underground, designed the 1967 Velvet Underground And Nico 'peeled banana' album cover

and The Rolling Stones 'Sticky Fingers' album cover.

William (Oliver) Swofford, who had the 1969 single "Good Morning Starshine," died on February 12, 2000.

Drummer Ronnie Verrell died (age 76) in 2002. Worked with The Ted Heath Orchestra and The Syd Lawrence Orchestra. Provided the drum licks for Animal in The Muppet Show.

Ian Wallace, session drummer and one-time member of King Crimson, succumbed to cancer in 2007 at the age of 60. Wallace worked with a wide range of artists including Bob Dylan, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, Stevie Nicks, Peter Frampton, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon and Crosby, Stills & Nash.


In 1956, Elvis Presley entered the music charts for the first time with "Heartbreak Hotel."

The Alan Freed movie, "The Big Beat" (with Fats Domino, the Diamonds and the Del-Vikings) debuts in Detroit in 1958.

Percy Faith started a 9-week run at #1 on the US chart in 1960 with "Theme From A Summer Place."

Elvis Presley was at #1 on the UK singles chart in 1962 with "Rock-A- Hula Baby / Cant Help Falling In Love." The tracks were from his latest film 'Blue Hawaii' and became the singers tenth UK #1.

The Beatles formed their Northern Music Publishing Company in 1963. Michael Jackson eventually purchased it.

Filming for the Beatles' second movie, "HELP!" began in the Bahamas in 1965.

Genesis released their first single "The Silent Sun" in 1968. Not a chart hit.

Tyrannosaurus Rex appeared at The Free Trade Hall, Manchester, England in 1969. Supporting act was David Bowie performing a one-man mime act.

What a coincidence. John Lennon’s “#9 Dream” peaked at #9 in 1975.

Scottish group The Average White Band went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1975 with "Pick Up The Pieces," the bands album AWB also went to #1 on the US chart.

Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen were arrested in New York and charged with drug possession in 1978.

A Fine Young Cannibals concert in Boston in 1986 was delayed until 2AM because somebody had thrown tear gas into the club.

In 1986, MTV dedicated a full 22 hours broadcast to The Monkees, showing all 45 episodes of the original Monkees TV series.

Melissa Etheridge performed "Bring Me Some Water" at the 31st Grammy Awards in L.A. Otherwise, this year’s show sucks up and down the line. Milli Vanilli won a Grammy for Best New Artist. Ooops..... But the topper comes when Jethro Tull beat out Metallica for the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental trophy.

Shakespear's Sister started an eight-week run at #1 on the UK singles chart in 1992 with "Stay." The duo was made up of ex Bananarama member Siobhan Fahey and singer Marcella Detroit (who co-wrote 'Lay Down Sally' with Eric Clapton). One of the longest running UK #1's in chart history and the longest by an all-female act.

The Spice Girls started a four week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1997 with "Wannabe," the first UK act to score a #1 for over 18 months.

Winners at the 43rd Grammy Awardsin 2001 included U2, record of the year and song of the year with "Beautiful Day," Steely Dan won album of the year for 'Two Against Nature', Macy Gray won Female pop vocal for "I Try," Sting won Male pop vocal for "She Walks This Earth," Eminem won Best Rap album from 'The Marshall Mathers LP', Johnny Cash won Best Male country performance for "Solitary Man" and Shelby Lynne won best new artist award.

In 2003, Sir Paul McCartney played a private show in San Diego for the 50th birthday of Wendy Whitworth, the executive producer of CNN’s Larry King Show. Sir Paul donated his $1 million fee to the Adopt-a-Minefield charity.

Norah Jones started a six week run at #1 on the US album chart in 2004 with ‘Feels Like Home’, the singers second US #1. Usher feat Lil Jon and Ludacris were at #1 on the US singles chart with "Yeah."

Peter Frampton donated the guitar he used to compose both "Baby, I Love Your Way" and "Show Me The Way" to the Musicians Hall Of Fame in Nashville in 2007.