Friday, August 24, 2012

The Vinyl Pulse ~ Beatles "Love Me Do" Demo Sells For $13,000

Wow, if I only had that kind of money.  13 grand is a lot to pay for a record, but someone has it to spend!!

The Vinyl Pulse, is a weekly snapshot of what is selling on the big vinyl machine called eBay. This is a great way to keep your eyes peeled for a specific record and what you might have to pay for it to obtain it. 

CollectorsFrenzy lists the top 25 real time ended auctions and the selling price for the collectible vinyl and is updated daily.

Top 10 Items for 8/23/2012

1.  BEATLES LOVE ME DO DEMO 250 ONLY INVESTMENT STUNNING CONDITION !! NO RESERVE!!!   Sold for $12959.28 USD on August 23, 2012 

2.  Great Private Modern Soul Boogie 45 CHOCOLATE BUTTERMILK BAND on CBM Head Games   Sold for $2807.57 USD on August 23, 2012

3.  NIRVANA~Love Buzz~SUB POP #372/1000 Authentic Original 7"~NOT REGISTERED~MINT-!   Sold for $1703.00 USD on August 23, 2012

4.  THE BEATLES collection 14 LP BOX SET mobile fidelity MFSL original master JAPAN
 Sold for $1060.00 USD on August 23, 2012 

5.  45 Northern Soul GEORGE BLACKWELL Can't Lose My Head 1966 Smoke 200 Original!
 Sold for $985.00 USD on August 23, 2012

 Sold for $934.02 USD on August 23, 2012

 Sold for $845.51 USD on August 23, 2012 

 Sold for $790.20 USD on August 23, 2012

 Sold for $720.00 USD on August 23, 2012

 Sold for $699.99 USD on August 23, 2012 

Please visit CollectorsFrenzy for daily updates!

also did some checking, there are 1,613,992 results found for the search term LP on eBay today, and this is a great indication of the past several days....lots of records for sale on the big vinyl machine!


Upcoming Record Collector Shows Update

Find a record collector expo or show coming to a town or city near your home! 


Aug 25 Charleston SC CHARLESTON RECORD EXPO West Ashley Shoppes, 946 Orleans Road Free 10AM-5PM 843-571-4657

Aug 26 Des Moines IA Des Moines Music Collectors' Show Holiday Inn - 1050 6th Ave. - Des Moines, IA $1 10AM-4PM 515-284-1401 Over 20 dealers from the upper midwest will sell records, CDs, DVDs, posters & memorabilia.

Aug 26 Charlotte NC Carolina Vinyl and CD Collectors Show Tremont Music Hall, 400 W. Tremont Ave., 28203 $3 10AM-4PM 704-996-9945 Featuring rare vintage vinyl, CDs, DVDs, and more!

Sep 2 Pasadena CA PCC Flea Market Record Swap E Colorado Blvd & Bonnie Ave - 3rd Floor of the Parking Structure Free 7AM-3PM 626-585-7906 One of the Oldest, One the Best, an Original



Sep 8 Wayne NJ The SECOND SATURDAY Record & CD Show Fire Co #1, 97 Parish Dr (@ Route 202S & Route 23) $6 10AM-4PM 973-209-6067

Sep 8 Charlottesville VA Charlottesville Virginia Vinyl and CD Show Holiday Inn University Area, 1901 Emmet St., 22901 Free 9AM-4PM 704-996-9945

Sep 9 San Francisco CA ROCK 'n SWAP University Of San Francisco, McLaren Hall, 2130 Fulton st. SF CA $3 7AM-4PM 415-386-5873Early Bird entry 7 AM-10 AM $10.

Sep 9 Ft. Lauderdale FL Record & CD Show Rodeway Airport Inn, 2440 State Rd. 84 $5 10AM-3PM 954-815-7625

Sep 9 Dedham MA Original New England Compact Disc & Record Expo Holiday Inn, Rte #1 Dedham MA $5 10AM-4PM 781-986-4538 This is our 32nd year. Largest show in New England.

Sep 9 Grand Rapids MI Grand Rapids Record & CD Show Radisson Grand Rapids Riverfront - 270 Ann St NE 49504 $2 11AM-5PM 616-516-5199 Great Midwest Show -- $40-8' table, 2 for $75

Sep 9 Roseville MI Metro Detroit Record Show VFW Hall, 25671 Gratiot Ave, Roseville MI $3 10AM-4PM 586-759-5133 Michigan's #1 Collector's Show!

Sep 9 St. Louis MO St. Louis Record & CD Show American Czech Hall, 4690 Lansdowne at Kingshighway $3 10AM-3PM 314-821-9121 Early Birds at 8:30 a.m. - Early Bird Admission is $5.00

Sep 9 Springfield NJ Greater NJ Record & CD Shows Hotel 304 West (previously owned by Holiday Inn) 304 West Route 22 $6 8AM-4PM 908-995-4570

Sep 9 Lancaster PA Pennsylvania Music Expo The Continental Inn, 2285 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602 Free 9AM-3PM 717-898-1246 The largest show of its kind, by collectors, for collectors.

Sep 9 Roanoke VA Virginia Vinyl and CD Collectors Show Ramada Inn-Royal Room, 1927 Franklin Rd. SW, 24014 Free 10AM-4PM 704-996-9945


Vinyl Record News & Music Notes

from our friends at


Artist: Jimi Hendrix

Title: Come On (Let the Good Times Roll) / Calling All the Devil’s Children

Sundazed presents the second installment in its landmark Jimi Hendrix singles series, which honors the legendary guitar icon’s singular musical genius by presenting it in the same medium in which it was originally experienced by fans: vinyl.

The series’ latest release once again pairs two vintage Hendrix tracks, combining his visionary reading of Earl King’s R&B classic “Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)” alongside the Hendrix original “Calling All the Devil’s Children.” The former track, which Hendrix recorded for his classic 1968 album Electric Ladyland, demonstrates Jimi’s close ties to his blues and R&B roots. The latter demonstrates his skill with long-form improvisation, as well as his playful sense of humor.

Both tracks feature the classic Jimi Hendrix Experience lineup of Hendrix himself on guitar and vocals, Noel Redding on bass and Mitch Mitchell on drums. As with every release in the series, the new single features a color picture sleeve incorporating seldom seen Hendrix photos that capture the legendary artist’s distinctive persona and pioneering spirit.

This new release is the second in Sundazed Music’s historic partnership with Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., which launched in April 2012 with a single featuring two rare Hendrix performances from a pair of 1967 BBC sessions.

In a recording career that spanned only three and a half years prior to his tragic death in 1970 at the age of 27, Jimi Hendrix revolutionized the role of the electric guitar and radically altered the face of
contemporary music. He became rock’s first guitar superstar, with an effortless charisma that matched his visionary talent to an intensely original performing style. More than four decades after his passing, his influence upon contemporary music looms as large as ever.


1. Come On (Let the Good Times Roll)
2. Calling All the Devil’s Children



JOHNNY CASH -- THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUM COLLECTION Brings Together 59 Albums On 63 CDs, From 1958's The Fabulous Johnny Cash Through 1990's Highwayman 2 With Waylon, Willie And Kristofferson

35 Albums Released on CD for the First Time by Columbia/Legacy in the U.S.; First 19 Albums (1958-1967) Released for First Time in Mono on CD by Columbia/Legacy in the U.S., Available everywhere October 30, 2012, through Columbia/Legacy

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Signed to Columbia Records at age 26 in 1958, the arc of Johnny Cash's career played out at the label over the next three decades, a near lifetime of work in music, film and television now presented on JOHNNY CASH – THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUM COLLECTION.  Containing 61 distinct album packages (single and double CDs, totaling 63 discs overall) housed in a box with a lift-off cover, the deluxe set will be available everywhere October 30th through Columbia/ Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.

Released in the year in which Cash would have turned 80 (born February 26, 1932), JOHNNY CASH – THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUM COLLECTION is a monumental tribute to the original Man In Black.  Working with Columbia producers Don Law (1958-67), Frank Jones (1960-67), Bob Johnston (1968-70), Larry Butler (1972-78), Charlie Bragg (1972-77), Brian Ahern, Billy Sherrill, Chips Moman, and others, Cash was always in command of his direction, whether it was country & western, gospel, blues, rockabilly, traditional balladry and folk, or any other style he chose to pursue.  The new box set was compiled by multi-Grammy Award®-nominated producer Gregg Geller and multi-Grammy® and W.C. Handy Award-winning producer Steve Berkowitz, who have supervised Legacy's historic Johnny Cash reissue program for over a decade. 

Willie Nelson, who took part in April's "We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash" concert in Austin (available on DVD and Blu-ray from Legacy), had this to say about Cash at the event: "I always looked at John as somebody who had been there before me and who was doing it the way he wanted to do it.  I always admired and respected him for doing that − he was one of the first rebels, one of the first outlaws (if you want to call him that) that hit Nashville and I was a great fan of his not only for his music but for his attitude."

The box set begins with The Fabulous Johnny Cash, his Columbia debut LP recorded and released in 1958, with his first #1 country single at Columbia, "Don't Take Your Guns To Town."  It wraps up in 1990 (though Cash actually left Columbia in 1983) with Highwayman 2, the second Columbia album by the quartet of Johnny, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Kris Kristofferson, featuring the Top 25 country hit, "Silver Stallion."

In between, a total of 35 album titles are being released for the first time on CD by Columbia/Legacy in the U.S.  And the first 19 chronological titles (dating from 1958 to 1967) are being released for the first time in monaural (mono) sound on CD by Columbia/Legacy in the U.S.  Each title is packaged as a mini-LP CD with its original artwork, including the five original gatefold albums in Cash's Columbia discography.

THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUM COLLECTION takes its place alongside similarly important Columbia career retrospectives by Miles Davis, Tony Bennett, Dave Brubeck, and Billie Holiday.  The contents are housed in a box that resembles the lift-off lid design of The Complete Miles Davis Columbia Album Collection box set issued by Columbia/Legacy in 2009

THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUM COLLECTION is accompanied by a full-color booklet that includes complete discographic information for every album: songwriters, recording dates and cities, musicians, guest performers, producers, release dates, original catalog numbers, Billboard pop and country chart numbers for albums and single tracks, and more.

The booklet also features liner notes by veteran annotator Rich Kienzle, who references many of the Columbia albums along the way.  "When one thinks of Johnny Cash's recordings, one thing is certain," Kienzle writes. "The Columbia years loom larger than any other phase.  A star when he arrived in 1958, when he departed he was an American icon."

Complementing the Columbia albums, the producers have assembled two new compilations for this box set:

•Johnny Cash With His Hot & Blue Guitar, a 28-song collection of single and non-single tracks released during his Sun Records years (1954-58), including "Hey Porter," "Folsom Prison Blues," "I Walk The Line," "Cry! Cry! Cry!," "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen," "Big River," and more; actually an expanded edition of his 1957 Sun LP, bearing that album's iconic cover design; and

•The Singles, Plus, a 2-CD, 55-song collection (spanning 1958-85) of single sides that did not originally appear on Johnny's Columbia albums, 'plus' guest performances on other artists' albums, among them Bob Dylan, The Carter Family, Mother Maybelle Carter, June Carter Cash, The Earl Scruggs Revue, Marty Robbins, Willie Nelson, and Shel Silverstein.

There are several rarities and Johnny Cash catalog anomalies to be found throughout THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUM COLLECTION.  Chief among these are three live albums (out of the eight live albums in the box set):

• Johnny Cash pa Osteraker, recorded at Osteraker Prison in Sweden in 1972, released in Europe in 1973, and later added to the U.S. catalog;

• Strawberry Cake, recorded at the Palladium in London in 1975, and released in 1976, named for the Cash-composed single track that appeared on this album; and

• Koncert V Praze, recorded at the Sport Hall in Prague in 1978, released on the Czech Supraphon label in 1983, now officially joining the U.S. catalog.

Among the other rarities in THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUM COLLECTION are two original motion picture soundtrack albums, both produced in Nashville in 1970 by Bob Johnston, who also served as Columbia staff producer (at the time) of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Flatt & Scruggs, The Byrds, and others:

• I Walk the Line, directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Gregory Peck as a smalltown Tennessee sheriff, the soundtrack comprised entirely of Johnny Cash songs, featuring his final self-penned #1
country single, "Flesh and Blood"; and

•Little Fauss And Big Halsy, the motorcycle racing movie starring Robert Redford, Lauren Hutton and Michael J. Pollard, with a soundtrack mixing vocal and instrumental tunes by Cash and Carl Perkins.

"Johnny Cash and Columbia Records were joined at the hip for 28 years," Kienzle writes, "or nearly 60 percent of his 48-year recording career that began in early 1955 when he did his first formal session for Sun Records in Memphis, continuing until just before he died in 2003.  Cash staked his claim and established himself at Sun; at Columbia, he defined himself for all time."

THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUM COLLECTION follows up other important Cash-themed titles released by Columbia/Legacy on August 7.  A new series entitled "The Greatest" was launched with three new 14-song compilations, The Greatest: Country Classics, The Greatest: Gospel Songs, and The Greatest: Duets, plus The Greatest: The Number Ones.  The deluxe version of The Greatest: The Number Ones features a CD with every Sun Records and Columbia side to hit #1 Country in Billboard and/or Cashbox from 1956 ("I Walk the Line") to 1984 ("Highwayman"), accompanied by a DVD with live performances of ten of the songs.  (This configuration is also available as a standalone CD, without DVD.)

August 7 also marked Legacy's release of We Walk The Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash, a DVD+CD set and separate Blu-ray disc.  The packages  chronicle the all-star tribute concert of April 20, 2012, held at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas.  Artists who performed that night and appear in the feature include Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Iron & Wine, Shooter Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, Shelby Lynne, Pat Monahan of Train, Willie Nelson, Lucinda Williams, and others.

THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUM COLLECTION also follows up the critical and commercial success of The Johnny Cash Bootleg Series, which has presented four historic releases to date.  Released in April, the most recent title in the series is The Soul Of Truth: Bootleg Vol. IV,  which includes 51 gospel-themed recordings.

Johnny Cash – The Complete Columbia Album Collection

1. The Fabulous Johnny Cash (1958)
2. Hymns By Johnny Cash (1959)
3. Songs Of Our Soil (1959)
4. Now There Was A Song! (1960)
5. Ride This Train (1960)
6. Hymns From The Heart (1962)
7. The Sound of Johnny Cash (1962)
8. Blood, Sweat and Tears (1962)
9. Ring Of Fire: The Best Of Johnny Cash (1963)
10. The Christmas Spirit (1963)
11. Keep On The Sunny Side – The Carter Family with special guest Johnny Cash (1963)
12. I Walk The Line (1964)
13. Bitter Tears: Johnny Cash Sings
14. Orange Blossom Special (1965)
15. Johnny Cash Sings Ballads Of The True West (1965)
16. Everybody Loves A Nut (1966)
17. Happiness Is You (1966)
18. Carryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter (1967)
19. From Sea To Shining Sea (1967)
20. Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison (Live) (1968)
21. The Holy Land (1968)
22. Johnny Cash At San Quentin (Live) (1969)
23. Hello, I'm Johnny Cash (1970)
24. The Johnny Cash Show (Live) (1970)
25. I Walk The Line Soundtrack (1970)
26. Little Fauss And Big Halsy Soundtrack (1970)
27. Man In Black (1971)
28. A Thing Called Love (1972)
29. Johnny Cash: America – A 200-Year Salute In Story And Song (1972)
30. Christmas – The Johnny Cash Family (1972)
31. Any Old Wind That Blows (1973)
32. The Gospel Road (2-CDs) (1973)
33. Johnny Cash And His Woman (1973)
34. Johnny Cash pa Osteraker (Live at Osteraker Prison, Sweden) (1973)
35. Ragged Old Flag (1974)
36. The Junkie And The Juicehead Minus Me (1974)
37. The Johnny Cash Children's Album (1975)
38. Johnny Cash Sings Precious Memories (1975)
39. John R. Cash (1975)
40. Look At Them Beans (1975)
41. Strawberry Cake (Live at the Palladium, London, England) (1976)
42. One Piece At A Time (1976)
43. The Last Gunfighter Ballad (1977)
44. The Rambler (1977)
45. I Would Like To See You Again (1978)
46. Gone Girl (1978)
47. Silver (1979)
48. Rockabilly Blues (1980)
49. Classic Christmas (1980)
50. The Baron (1981)
51. The Survivors: Johnny Cash – Jerry Lee Lewis – Carl Perkins (Live) (1982)
52. The Adventures Of Johnny Cash (1982)
53. Johnny 99 (1983)
54. Koncert V Praze (In Prague Live) (1983)
55. Rainbow (1985)
56. Highwayman: Waylon Jennings – Willie Nelson – Johnny Cash – Kris Kristofferson (1985)
57. Heroes (1986)
58. Highwayman 2: Waylon Jennings – Willie Nelson – Johnny Cash – Kris Kristofferson (1990)
59. At Madison Square Garden (Live) (2002)
60. Johnny Cash With His Hot & Blue Guitar (2012)
61. The Singles, Plus (2-CD) (2012)

Order The Complete Columbia Album Collection Today!


from our friends at RIPPLE

FEN Creates Storm with Release of New Album, "Of Losing Interest"!


The album may be called "Of Losing Interest" but the overwhelming critical and fan response to Fen's latest release has been anything but a lack of interest.  Hard City gushes, "progressive melodic rock that you must hear to understand the magic."  The Ringmaster hails Fen as "a thriving infection gone wild, a nigging treat for the psyche with its contagion of progressive melodic enterprise, insatiable rock n roll hooks, and mesmeric shadows.  Every song borders perfection. Melodic rock at it's best."  And over at the BCFM Rock Show, they simple praise Of Losing Interest as "a great record from a first rate band.  A release that will do both Fen's and Ripple Music's growing reputations the power of good."

Following the breakout premiere of the album on Heavy Planet, Ripple Music is proud to announce the release of Of Losing Interest world-wide.  Look for it as it's headed towards a music store near you . . . both physically and digitally.

Following up on 2010’s breakout album, Trails Out of Gloom, the band return to their heavier roots with the brand new album, Of Losing Interest! Once again recorded at Creativ Studios with longtime producer, Mike Southworth at the helm, the band have crafted themselves an album that perfectly balances the technical virtuosity of heavy metal with the more down to earth tones of the early 90’s alternative rock movement. Of Losing Interest  is now available through Nail Distribution in North America, Code 7 in the UK, Clearspot International in Europe, and the online Ripple Music store.
Fen will be hitting the road to begin support Of Losing Interest in September:

Sept 21st: Kamloops, BC - The Dirty Jersey
Sept 22nd: Salmon Arm, BC - Hideaway Pub
Sept 25th: Calgary, AB - Vern's Bar
Sept 28th: Prince George, BC - Riley's Pub
Sept 29th: Dawson Creek, BC - Rockwell's



from an online and in-store vendor in seattle easystreetonline

Top Selling Vinyl of 2012 (So Far)

1. Jack White - Blunderbuss
2. Lana Del Rey - Born To Die
3. Black Keys - El Camino
4. TheeSatisfaction - Awe Naturale
5. Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
6. The Shins - Port of Morrow
7. Beach House - Bloom
8. Mark Lanegan Band - Blues Funeral
9. The Head & the Heart = The Head & the Heart
10. Sigur Ros - Valtari
11. Brad - United We Stand
12. Of Monsters & Men - My Head Is An Animal
13. Bon Iver - Bon Iver
14. Damien Jurado - Maraqopa
15. The Lumineers - The Lumineers
16. Charles Bradley - No Time For Dreaming
17. M83 - Hurry Up, We're Dreaming
18. Fleet Foxes = Fleet Foxes
19. Dr. John - Locked Down
20. Father John Misty - Fear Fun
21. Fleet Foxes - Helplessness Blues
22. Bon Iver - For Emma Forever Ago
23. Silversun Pickups - Neck of the Woods
24. Of Monsters & Men - Into the Woods EP
25. Grimes - Visions
26. Nirvana - Bleach
27. Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring for My Halo
28. Allen Stone - Allen Stone
29. Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas
30. Beach House - Teen Dream
31. XX - XX
32. The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
33. Washed Out - Within & Without
34. Donnie & Joe Emerson - Dreamin' Wild
35. Lee Hazlewood - LHI Years: Singles, Nudes & Backsides
36. Absolute Monarchs - 1
37. The Shins - Oh Inverted World
38. Gotye - Making Mirrors
39. War On Drugs - Slave Ambient
40. Radiohead - King of Limbs


very well written feature about our beloved vinyl for the great state of kentucky:

Vinyl gets its groove back


sad news from the big apple...

Famed Colony Music store in Times Square to close after 64 years


rollingstone magazine has some great news, triple vinyl as welll!

Neil Young and Crazy Horse Double-Disc 'Psychedelic Pill' Due in October


highly anticipated release is delayed....

John Fogerty’s New Album Postponed Until 2013