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rare records cover

 

The Beatles & Frank Ifield on Stage

The Beatles / Frank Ifield

The Beatles & Frank Ifield on Stage (1964)


Stereo variations of the cover (with “Stereo” appearing above “Englands’ Greatest Recording Stars”) are exceedingly rare, are several early Beatles records released in the U.S. on the Vee Jay label.

NM Value: $12,500

The Beatles [White Album]

The Beatles

The Beatles [White Album] (1968)


This UK export edition of The White Album with the yellow and black Parlophone labels is another highly sought after Beatles record. This one is especially challenging because of its laminated top-loading cover and inserts (a poster and four portraits). There are versions pressed by Decca Records as well (with a ridged surface around the label).

NM Value: $2,000 – $12,000

Me and the Devil Blues / Little Queen of Spades

Robert Johnson

Me and the Devil Blues / Little Queen of Spades (1938) [Single]


One of many much sought-after Robert Johnson 78s.

NM Value: $6,000 – $12,000

Stonewall

Stonewall

Stonewall (1976)


This tax scam release on the Tiger Lily label (run by Morris Levy of Roulette Records) is the holy grail of “tax scam” records. Only five are currently known to exist.

NM Value: $5,000 – $12,000

That's All Right / Blue Moon of Kentucky

Elvis Presley

That’s All Right / Blue Moon of Kentucky (1954) [Single]


Elvis Presley’s first commercially produced single, released on Sun Records on a 45 RPM 7″.

NM Value: $7,500 – $11,000

Horror Business

The Misfits

Horror Business (1979) [EP]


First pressing on black vinyl was limited to 25 copies.

NM Value: $2,500 – $10,000

 

Junior McCants

Try Me for Your New Love / She Wrote It – I Read It (1967) [Single]


Northern soul record that was withdraw because the artist died not long after the session. A few promotional copies slipped out to radio stations. A Billy Ward 45 using the same ID number was released in its place.

NM Value: $5,000 – $10,000

Poor Me / 34 Blues

Charley Patton

Poor Me / 34 Blues (1934) [Single]


Rare late recording by bluesman Charley Patton on the Vocalion label.

NM Value: $5,000 – $10,000

Apache / Inca

Satya Sai Maitreya Kali

Apache / Inca (1972) [Compilation]


Only three copies of this private press two-LP compilation are known to exist.

NM Value: $5,000 – $10,000

The Caine Mutiny

Max Steiner

The Caine Mutiny (1954)


Extremely rare soundtrack album that was not authorized for release after complaints from the movie company. Supposedly less than 10 still exist.

NM Value: $5,000 – $10,000

Walk On In / I Won't Be Coming Back

J.D. Bryant

Walk On In / I Won’t Be Coming Back (1966) [Single]


The rarest of the soul 45s released on the DC-based Shrine Records label.

NM Value: $5,000 – $9,000

Peaches Baby / My Only Love

The Counts

Peaches Baby / My Only Love (1967) [Single]


Possibly the rarest Shine Records release, with only few copies said to exist.

Value: $9,000

All I Want Is You

U2

All I Want Is You (1989) [Single]


There are only three to five known copies of this Australian misprint on green vinyl.

NM Value: $2,500 – $10,000

Lafayette Blues / Sugar Never Tasted So Good

The White Stripes

Lafayette Blues / Sugar Never Tasted So Good (1998) [Single]


There is an issue of The White Stripes’ first record limited to 15 numbered copies which were sold at an early White Stripes show in 1998. They feature hand-painted covers by Italy Records founder Dave Buick and were pressed on white vinyl.

NM Value: $5,000 – $10,000

An edition of 40 on pink vinyl was also issued. They come with several inserts, including a French Franc note.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,000

Pride (In the Name of Love)

U2

Pride (In the Name of Love) (1984) [Single]


Only five copies of Australian 12″ were pressed on clear vinyl.

NM Value: $4,000 – $9,000

I'm Gone / Crying Clown

Eddie Parker

I’m Gone / Crying Clown (1966) [Single]


Extremely rare and highly sought after Northern Soul 45.

NM Value: $4,000 – $8,000

I Want to Hold Your Hand / I Saw Her Standing There

The Beatles

I Want to Hold Your Hand / I Saw Her Standing There (1964) [Single]


Promotional picture sleeve with “WMCA Good Guys” printed on B-side of cover. According to Cox and Daniels’ Price Guide for The Beatles American Records, less than a 1,000 copies were printed and few exist.

NM Value: $7,500

From Me to You

The Beatles

From Me to You (1964) [EP]


Known as the “sandwich” EP, this french Beatles EP, with the Fabs dressed as cops and brandishing sandwiches, was withdrawn quickly after release.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Diamond Dogs

Bowie

Diamond Dogs (1974)


RCA decided to pull this version of the cover, in which Bowie is displayed with “dog genitals” on the reverse side of the gatefold. Only a handful of these got out. Most copies feature the offending “jewels” airbrushed out or darkened.

NM Value: $2,500 – $7,500

She's Wanted (In Three States) / If I Knew

Larry Clinton

She’s Wanted (In Three States) / If I Knew (1967) [Single]


Stock copies of this Northern soul obscurity are quite scare.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Complex

Complex

Complex (1970)


UK psych-prog album limited to 99 copies. Very hard to find in great shape because of the hand-made nature of the cover.

NM Value: $1,500 – $7,500

Round the Edges

Dark

Round the Edges (1972)


Prog rock album from the early 1970s limited to only 50 copies.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Job Opening Pt. 1

The Del-Larks

Job Opening Pt. 1 (1964) [Single]


The standard issue of this Del-Larks single (with “Bell Sound” stamped in wax) is another example of a very hard to find Northern soul 45.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Music for the Masses

Depeche Mode

Music for the Masses (1987)


Withdrawn cover for Music for the Masses. Somewhere between 5 and 15 copies made it into circulation.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

A Fleeting Glance

A Fleeting Glance

A Fleeting Glance (1970)


Supposedly less than five copies of this private press prog rock album from 1970 exist.

NM Value: $2,500 – $7,500

Cheatin Kind / What Now My Love

Don Gardner

Cheatin Kind / What Now My Love (1969) [Single]


Extremely rare Northern soul 45″.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Frankie / Nobody's Dirty Business

Mississippi John Hurt

Frankie / Nobody’s Dirty Business (1928) [Single]


Mississippi John Hurt’s first 78 RPM record of the Okeh label is especially difficult to find in excellent shape.

NM Value: $2,500 – $7,500

Most of Hurt’s singles for the Okeh label are similarly price in higher grades, especially the following items:

Blessed Be the Name / Praying on the Old Camp GroundNM Value: $1,500 – $3,000
Avalon Blues / Ain’t No Tellin’NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

I Believe I'll Dust My Broom / Dead Shrimp Blues

Robert Johnson

I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom / Dead Shrimp Blues (1937) [Single]


Early Robert Johnson 78.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Come On in My Kitchen / They're Red Hot

Robert Johnson

Come On in My Kitchen / They’re Red Hot (1937) [Single]


Another sought-after Robert Johnson 78.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Hell Hound on My Trail / From Four Until Late

Robert Johnson

Hell Hound on My Trail / From Four Until Late (1937) [Single]


Another highly collectible Robert Johnson 78, this one featuring one of his most famous songs.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Malted Milk / Milkcow's Calf Blues

Robert Johnson

Malted Milk / Milkcow’s Calf Blues (1937) [Single]


Yet another scarce and highly sought-after Robert Johnson 78.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope (1969)


Incredibly rare psych album released on a Mexican record label.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Growers of Mushroom

Leaf Hound

Growers of Mushroom (1971)


Rare prog rock album.

NM Value: $5,000 – $7,500

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin (1969)


Rare variant with LED ZEPPELIN in turquoise letters on the upper-left front cover.

NM Value: $5,000 – $7,500

Just Say You're Wanted (And Needed) / Still True to You

Gwen Owens

Just Say You’re Wanted (And Needed) / Still True to You (1967) [Single]


A few dozen copies are likely to exist of this Northern soul 45 (the 2011 reissue is pictured).

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

White label promo:
NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

That'll Be the Day / In Spite of All the Danger

The Quarrymen

That’ll Be the Day / In Spite of All the Danger (1981) [Single]


This is a replica made under the direction of Paul McCartney of the very first Beatles-related recording. Only one copy of the original acetate exists of this demo made by The Quarrymen, a group that included a young George Harrison, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney. McCartney had 50 copies made for friends and family. It is often speculated that the original acetate is the most valuable record in existence.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Out of the Bachs

The Bachs

Out of the Bachs (1968)


Private press garage rock album from 1968. Probably 100 copies or so were made.

NM Value: $2,000 – $6,000

Yellow Submarine

The Beatles

Yellow Submarine (1969)


Rare export edition on the Odeon label. Apparently only 300 copies were made.

NM Value: $4,000 – $6,000

I Need You Near / Some People

John English III

I Need You Near / Some People (1965) [Single]


Incredibly rare early garage rock 45 from 1965.

NM Value: $3,000 – $6,000

Wolf Call Boogie / Harmonica Jam

Hot Shot Love

Wolf Call Boogie / Harmonica Jam (1954) [Single]


A 7″ 45 rpm version of this rare Sun Records single is high sought after.

NM Value: $3,000 – $6,000

Sweet Home Chicago / Walkin' Blues

Robert Johnson

Sweet Home Chicago / Walkin’ Blues (1937) [Single]


If you have an original Robert Johnson 78rpm, you are living a great life.

NM Value: $3,000 – $6,000

Lady in Green / Heart You're Made of Stone

Magnetics

Lady in Green / Heart You’re Made of Stone (1965) [Single]


Obscure small press Northern soul 45.

NM Value: $3,000 – $6,000

Hank Mobley

Hank Mobley

Hank Mobley (1958)


A holy grail for collectors of records produced by the Blue Note label. This is an original mono pressing with the text “47 West -63rd New York 23” appearing on Side Two.

NM Value: $3,500 – $6,000

A Special Radio Promotion Album in Limited Editon

The Rolling Stones

A Special Radio Promotion Album in Limited Editon (1969) [Compilation]


Apparently 200 copies of this promotional item exist.

NM Value: $3,000 – $6,000

Waltzes by Johann Strauss Jr.

Johann Strauss

Waltzes by Johann Strauss Jr. (1956) [EP]


Early cover art by Andy Warhol.

NM Value: $4,000 – $6,000

Put It There

Paul McCartney

Put It There


Only six copies of this promo exist. The rest were destroyed. Capitol ultimately released this as a “cassingle.”

NM Value: $1,750 – $5,500

Hard Loving Woman / I'm Losing Again

Ray Agee

Hard Loving Woman / I’m Losing Again (1969) [Single]


Rare Northern soul/blues 7″ from 1967.

NM Value: $3,000 – $5,000

My Brother Sings

Chet Atkins

My Brother Sings (1958)


One of the rarest country albums ever produced. Reportedly pulled at the last moment by RCA, few copies exist.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

------ / ------ / ------ / XXXXXX / ------ / ------

Boards of Canada

—— / —— / —— / XXXXXX / —— / —— (2013) [Single]


Only two copies known to exist of this 40 second long promo disc.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

Time / The Prettiest Star

David Bowie

Time / The Prettiest Star (1973) [Single]


The value here is for the extremely rare picture sleeve for the US edition of this Bowie 45.

NM Value: $2,000 – $5,000

King of Fuh / Nobody Knows

Brute Force

King of Fuh / Nobody Knows (1969) [Single]


Novelty record put out by The Beatles’ Apple Records label that was never officially released because it contained an obscenity.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

Three Parts to My Soul

Dr. Z

Three Parts to My Soul (1971)


Rumor has it that this prog-rock release was limited to less than 100 copies.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

Mouth a Massey / Ska Beat

Alton Ellis

Mouth a Massey / Ska Beat (1965) [Single]


Rare early ska record. Comes in black and red vinyl variations.

NM Value: $1,000 – $2,000 (black vinyl)
NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000 (red vinyl)

The Love Cycle

Forever Amber

The Love Cycle (1969)


Only 99 copies of this UK psychedelic album were pressed.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

Love Comes to Everyone / Soft Touch

George Harrison

Love Comes to Everyone / Soft Touch (1979) [Single]


Extremely rare picture sleeve that was withdrawn shortly after being circulated.

NM Value: $5,000

I've Been Loving You

Elton John

I’ve Been Loving You (1968) [EP]


Early Elton John EP only released in Portugal.

NM Value: $2,000 – $5,000

How You Want Your Rollin' Done / Teasin' Brown Blues

Louie Lasky

How You Want Your Rollin’ Done / Teasin’ Brown Blues (1935) [Single]


Apparently fewer than ten copies of this mid-1930s blues record by Louie Lasky on the Vocalion label still exist.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

Classic Records Road Case

Led Zeppelin

Classic Records Road Case (2006) [Compilation]


48 vinyl LP set of Led Zeppelin’s complete discography, all at 45 rpm, in sturdy “road case.”

NM Value: $3,000 – $5,000

Mammut

Mammut

Mammut (1971)


Private press Krautrock album from 1971.

NM Value: $1,500 – $5,000

So Weary / Hey There Lonely Boy

The Minstrels

So Weary / Hey There Lonely Boy (1967) [Single]


Rare rocksteady record from the late 1960s.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

Legacy of Brutality

Misfits

Legacy of Brutality (1985) [Compilation]


A pink vinyl edition exists. Only 16 copies were made.

NM Value: $2,000 – $5,000

Xanadu

Olivia Newton-John

Xanadu (1980) [Single]


Only 20 to 30 copies of this rare promotional 10″ picture disc promoting the single “Xanadu” are said to exist.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

Speedway

Elvis Presley

Speedway (1968)


Mono copies of this late-era Elvis Presley soundtrack album (LPM 3989) were released in very limited copies. Around 300 were said to have been pressed. Top-value copies include a red sticker on the shrink-wrap and a full color photo of Elvis Presley.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

You're Too Good / What Happened to Yesterday

Al Scott

You’re Too Good / What Happened to Yesterday [Single]


Rare variant of Northern soul recording typically credited to “Mr. Soul” rather than Al Scott.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

Makin' Love / You Mean Everything

The Sloths

Makin’ Love / You Mean Everything (1966) [Single]


Early garage rock 45 by teen group. Extremely rare picture sleeve really boasts the value of this already hard-to-find single.

NM Value: $2,000 – $5,000

Point Blank / Ramrod

Bruce Springsteen

Point Blank / Ramrod (1981) [Single]


Only six to ten copies of this Dutch single are known to exist.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

I Really Love You / You've Been Gone So Long

The Tomangoes

I Really Love You / You’ve Been Gone So Long (1966) [Single]


Hard to find Northern soul 45.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

Ultra Violet

Ultra Violet

Ultra Violet (1973)


One of several collectible, scarce album covers designed by Andy Warhol.

NM Value: $2,000 – $5,000

Science Friction / She's So Square

XTC

Science Friction / She’s So Square (1977) [Single]


Supposedly less than 50 copies of this 7″ exist with picture sleeve. It was withdrawn after the group decided to release it as a 12″.

NM Value: $2,000 – $5,000

Something / Come Together

The Beatles

Something / Come Together (1969) [Single]


Incredibly scarce promotional copy (“DEMONSTRATION RECORD”) for “Something” / “Come Together” on the Parlophone label. Examples with the center hole still intact are especially sought after.

NM Value: $2,500 – $4,500

Rebel Rebel / Lady Grinning Soul

Bowie

Rebel Rebel / Lady Grinning Soul (1974) [Single]


Very rare Mexican pressing of “Rebel Rebel” single with Diamond Dogs artwork on cover.

NM Value: $1,500 – $4,500

Monster Movie

The Can

Monster Movie (1969)


Original private press issue of [The] Can’s debut album Monster Movie. Only 500 copies were pressed.

NM Value: $3,000 – $4,500

Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims

Jutta Hipp

Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims (1957)


Sought after Blue Note record with Lexington Ave. address on back cover.

NM Value: $1,500 – $4,500

Chung King Can Suck It

Judge

Chung King Can Suck It (1989)


Only 110 copies were pressed of this album of rough takes by the New York hardcore punk band Judge. All were pressed on white vinyl.

NM Value: $1,500 – $4,500

Presenting...

Jackie McLean

Presenting… (1956)


Rare first album by Jackie McLean on the Ad-Lib label.

NM Value: $3,000 – $4,500

Sex Drive

Necros

Sex Drive (1981) [EP]


Punk single was the first issued by Touch N’ Go Records. Limited to 100 copies.

NM Value: $2,500 – $4,500

The Atrocity / Good Procedures

Opus

The Atrocity / Good Procedures (1979) [Single]


Ultra-rare early LA punk 7″. Apparently around a dozen copies still exist in a rarer yellow sleeve stock version and a white cover stock variant.

NM Value: $4,500

Folkal Point

Folkal Point

Folkal Point (1971)


Rare UK folk album on the Midas label. About 250 copies exist after half were damaged in a flood.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

Abbey Road

The Beatles

Abbey Road (1969)


A rare UK export edition of Abbey Road exists with a yellow and black Parlophone Records label and the catalog number PPCS 7088. Some have a gold sticker on the back cover.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

I'll Never Let You Get Away / Poor Little Fool

Bill Dennis

I’ll Never Let You Get Away / Poor Little Fool (1966) [Single]


Rare soul 45 from the Shrine Records label.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

Grannie

Grannie

Grannie (1971)


Less than 100 handmade copies were produced of this album by the UK psych/hard rock band Grannie.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

Lonesome Old Jail / Greyhound Blues

D.A. Hunt

Lonesome Old Jail / Greyhound Blues (1953) [Single]


Rare one-off blues record put out by Sun Records.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

Canned Heat Blues / Big Fat Mama Blues

Tommy Johnson

Canned Heat Blues / Big Fat Mama Blues (1929) [Single]


Tommy Johnson’s most (in-)famous single can fetch some big bucks.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

Triple Threat

Roland Kirk

Triple Threat (1957)


Rare King Records pressing of Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s first album from 1956.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

Erotica [Album Version] / Erotica [Instrumental] / Erotica [Radio Edit]

Madonna

Erotica [Album Version] / Erotica [Instrumental] / Erotica [Radio Edit](1992) [Single]


Withdrawn picture disc. Somewhere between 100 and 150 copies were made.

NM Value: $1,500 – $4,000

I'm Com'un Home in the Morn'un / I’m Not Thru Lov’un You

Lou Pride

I’m Com’un Home in the Morn’un / I’m Not Thru Lov’un You (1965) [Single]


Rare first single by the teenaged El Paso singer Lou Pride.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

Gone With the Wind Is My Love / Wild Times

Rita & the Tiaras

Gone With the Wind Is My Love / Wild Times (1966) [Single]


Rare Northern soul 45 on the Dore label featuring Rita Graham, who was later one Ray Charles’s Raelettes.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

Sticky Fingers

The Rolling Stones

Sticky Fingers (1971)


Mono copies of the promotional issue for this album, with a orange/red sticker on the cover that reads “dj copy monaural,” are incredibly rare.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

Reverbaration (Doubt) / You're Gonna Miss Me / Fire Engine / Tried to Hide

The Thirteenth Floor Elevators

Reverbaration (Doubt) / You’re Gonna Miss Me / Fire Engine / Tried to Hide (1966) [EP]


Hard to find French LP of some early tracks by The 13th Floor Elevators

NM Value: $1,500 – $4,000

Together Again

Uncle Funkenstein

Together Again (1983)


Extremely rare double LP by this Indiana jazz-funk band.

NM Value: $3,000 – $4,000

Three

U2

Three (1979) [Single]


Early U2 release on the CBS label, limited to 1,000 copies

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

I Am Nothing / Brand New Love

Al Williams

I Am Nothing / Brand New Love [Single]


Rare Northern Soul single from the mid-1960s.

White label demo: NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000
Stock issue: NM Value: $1,500 – $3,500

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)

David Bowie

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980)


Very few copies of the UK issue of Scary Monsters (perhaps less than 10) were pressed on purple vinyl.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,500

Cherry Five

Cherry Five

Cherry Five (1975)


Rare debut LP by the Italian prog rock band Cherry Five (who went on to become Goblin, known by most people as the group who did the soundtracks for SuspiriaandDawn of the Dead).

NM Value: $2,000 – $3,500

Churchill's

Churchill’s

Churchill’s (1968)


Apparently less than 500 copies were pressed of this album by the Israeli psych group.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,500

Bye Bye / Somebody's in Love

The Cosmic Rays With Le Sun Ra and Arkestra

Bye Bye / Somebody’s in Love (1955) [Single]


One of the first Sun Ra-related releases is this doo-wop 45 on the Saturn label.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,500

Vengeance / In this Town

The Fix

Vengeance / In this Town (1981) [Single]


Early punk single on the Touch N’ Go label, limited to 200 copies.

NM value: $2,500 – $3,500

Hey Boss Man!

Frank Frost

Hey Boss Man! (1962)


Rare early 1960s blues album.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,500

The Silent Sun / That's Me

Genesis

The Silent Sun / That’s Me (1968) [Single]


Very rare stock copy with a black label on the US label Parrot Records for the first Genesis 45.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,500

Magic Lantern

Haymarket Square

Magic Lantern (1968)


Only 100 copies were pressed of this album by the Chicago-based psychedelic rock act.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,500

The Index [aka "The Black Album"]

Index

The Index [aka “The Black Album”] (1967)


Psychedelic garage rock rock that was limited to around 100 copies.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,500

July

July

July (1968)


Mono copies of the UK Major Minor pressing of this psychedelic rock release are quite rare.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,500

Swaddling Songs

Mellow Candle

Swaddling Songs (1972)


Apparently the rarest record ever released on the Deram label, this psych-folk record is highly sought after.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,500

Charlie Parker, Bird Blows the Blues

Charlie Parker

Charlie Parker, Bird Blows the Blues (1949)


Early LP (1948), released in limited quantities. This is reportedly the first Jazz LP ever released.

NM Value: $2,000 – $3,500

Paternoster

Paternoster

Paternoster (1972)


Rare Austrian prog-rock album from the early 1970s put out by CBS.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,500

In Concert

Marvin Peterson and the Soulmasters

In Concert (1968)


Rare soul album. Approximately 50 copies were pressed.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,500

Point Me to the Sky / Careful With That Axe, Eugene

Pink Floyd

Point Me to the Sky / Careful With That Axe, Eugene (1969) [Single]


Rare Turkish pressing of this early Pink Floyd single.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,500

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley (1956) [EP]


Deluxe 3xEP from 1956, mail order only, with numerous bonus tracks.

NM value: $2,000 – $3,500

When You Lose the One You Love / You Get What You Desire

Buddy Smith

When You Lose the One You Love / You Get What You Desire (1967) [Single]


Rare Northern soul record on the obscure Detroit label Brute Records.

NM Value: $2,000 – $3,500

Spirit in the Night / For You

Bruce Springsteen

Spirit in the Night / For You (1973) [Single]


Commercial release of Springsteen’s second single barely sold. Few copies remain.

NM Value: $2,000 – $3,500

Giving Up

The Topics

Giving Up (1976)


Rare private press Northern Soul album from 1976.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,500

The Velvet Underground & Nico

The Velvet Underground & Nico

The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)


Promo copies of the mono version exist with both white and yellow labels. NM copies include the “torso” of Eric Emerson on the back cover and have an unpeeled banana, provided by Andy Warhol.

NM copies: $1,500 – $3,500

Three

U2

Three (1979) [EP]


Unnumbered copies of this EP are similarly valuable.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,500

Analogy

Analogy

Analogy (1972)


Less than 1,000 copies were made of the debut album by this international prog rock group based out of Italy. Copies came wrapped in a six-fold poster.

NM Value: $1,000 – $3,000

Spiritual Unity

Albert Ayler Trio

Spiritual Unity (1965)


The rare mono pre-release version, with a silkscreened cover and a 12-page booklet, was limited to 200 copies.

NM Value: $1,000 – $3,000

Help!

The Beatles

Help! (1965)


Rare Swiss version of Help!.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,000

Sussex

Bent Wind

Sussex (1969)


Apparently only 300 to 500 copies exist of this debut by the psychedelic Canadian act.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,000

Space Oddity / Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud

David Bowie

Space Oddity / Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (1969) [Single]


Hard to find variation of the “Space Oddity” single from Portugal with a rare picture sleeve.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,000

True Blue

Tina Brooks

True Blue (1960)


Rare jazz LP on the Blue Note label with the “47 W 63rd St” address on both sides.

NM Value: $2,000 – $3,000

Byrd Blows on Beacon Hill

Donald Byrd

Byrd Blows on Beacon Hill (1956)


Rare early jazz album on the Transition label.

NM Value: $2,000 – $3,000

Pretty Mama Blues / Going to Germany

Cannon’s Jug Stompers

Pretty Mama Blues / Going to Germany (1930) [Single]


Another scarce Cannon’s Jug Stompers 78.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,000

Walk Right In / Whoa Mule! Get Up in the Alley

Cannon’s Jug Stompers

Walk Right In / Whoa Mule! Get Up in the Alley (1930) [Single]


One of several rare late 78s by Cannon’s Jug Stompers on the Victor label.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,000

Cool Struttin'

Sonny Clark

Cool Struttin’ (1958)


Another highly sought-after Blue Note release with “47 W 63rd” text on both sides.

NM Value: $2,000 – $3,000

The Nation's Nightmare

William “Bill” Downs

The Nation’s Nightmare (1952)


Very early cover art by Andy Warhol.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,000

England's Glory

England’s Glory

England’s Glory (1973)


Only 25 copies were made of this pre-Only Ones project featuring Peter Perrett.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,000

From Genesis to Revelation

Genesis

From Genesis to Revelation (1969)


Mono Decca copies of Genesis’ first album are exceedingly rare. About 150 were made.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,000

Introducing Johnny Griffin

Johnny Griffin

Introducing Johnny Griffin (1957)


Rare Blue Note copy of Johnny Griffin’s debut album with “47 West 63rd NYC” on Side 1 and “767 Lexington Ave NYC” on Side 2.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,000

Rabbit Foot Blues / Shuckin' Sugar Blues

Blind Lemon Jefferson

Rabbit Foot Blues / Shuckin’ Sugar Blues (1927) [Single]


Rare blues 78 on the Paramount label.

NM Value: $2,000 – $3,000

Can't Get Over These Memories / No Time

John and the Weirdest

Can’t Get Over These Memories / No Time (1967)


Rare Northern Soul 45 from a group with a great name!

NM Value: $1,000 – $3,000

Tardo Pede in Magiam Versus

Jacula

Tardo Pede in Magiam Versus (1972)


Less than 1,000 copies of this Italian prog rock album from the early 1970s exist.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,000

Terraplane Blues / Kind Hearted Woman Blues

Robert Johnson

Terraplane Blues / Kind Hearted Woman Blues (1937) [Single]


Robert Johnson’s first single. 78s of his are highly sought-after.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,000

Liza Jane / Louie, Louie Go Home

Davie Jones with The King Bees

Liza Jane / Louie, Louie Go Home (1964) [Single]


Demonstration copies of David Bowie’s first recording (then under the name Davie Jones) for the Vocalion Pop label are quite sought after.

NM Value: $2,000 – $3,000

 

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Original Stack O' Lee Blues / Mama You Don't Know How

Long ‘Cleve’ Reed & Harvey Hull–Down Home Boys

Original Stack O’ Lee Blues / Mama You Don’t Know How (1927) [Single]

There is only one known copy of this 1927 blues 78.

Value: $30,000 – $60,000

Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) / Sweeter as the Days Go By

Frank Wilson

Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) / Sweeter as the Days Go By (1965) [Single]

There are only two known copies of this Northern soul single.

NM Value: $20,000 – $35,000

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan [withdrawn version]

Bob Dylan

The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan [withdrawn version] (1963)

Incredibly rare version of the US version (stereo) which features four songs left off all subsequent releases (“Rocks and Gravel,” “Let Me Die in My Footsteps,” “Gamblin’ Willie’s Dead Man’s Hand,” and “Talkin’ John Birch Blues”).

NM Value: $20,000 – $30,000

Alcohol and Jake Blues / Ridin' Horse

Tommy Johnson

Alcohol and Jake Blues / Ridin’ Horse (1930) [Single]

There are only three known copies of this blues 78.

VG+ Value: $30,000

Ask Me Why / Anna

The Beatles

Ask Me Why / Anna (1964) [Single]

There are rumored to be only six to ten known copies of this promotional item.

NM Value: $25,000

Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You

The Beatles

Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You (1962) [Single]

The UK promo copy of The Beatles’ first single. Paul McCartney is credited as “McArtney.” Limited to 250 copies.

NM Value: $15,000 – $20,000

Please Please Me

The Beatles

Please Please Me (1963)

The first stereo pressing of Please Please Me on Parlophone with the gold and black “STEREO” on the label and “Dick James Mus. Co.” credits is highly sought after.

NM value: $15,000 – $20,000

Stormy Weather / Sleepy Cowboy

Five Sharps

Stormy Weather / Sleepy Cowboy (1952) [Single]

Only three known copies of this doo-wop number.

NM Value: $10,000 – $20,000

Lonesome Baby / I Can't Believe

The Hornets

Lonesome Baby / I Can’t Believe (1953) [Single]

Rare doo-wop 45 on red vinyl.

NM Value: $10,000 – $20,000

Musique pour supermarché

Jean Michel Jarre

Musique pour supermarché (1983)

Only one copy of this was pressed. It was subsequently played on French radio, then the master tapes were destroyed.

NM Value: $5,000 – $20,000

God Save the Queen / No Feeling

Sex Pistols

God Save the Queen / No Feeling (1977) [Single]

Cancelled single for A&M Records. Only 10 to 15 copies exist.

NM Value: $12,000 – $20,000

Street Fighting Man / No Expectations

The Rolling Stones

Street Fighting Man / No Expectations (1968) [Single]

The U.S. picture sleeve for this great RS single was pulled after the label deemed it too controversial on the heels of the 1968 Democratic convention. Apparently 10 to 20 copies exist.

NM Value $7,500 – $17,500

Hear The Beatles Tell All

The Beatles

Hear The Beatles Tell All (1964)

The promotional copy for this Beatles interview LP, with a white label and blue print, is extremely rare. It is estimated that 10 copies or less still exist.

NM Value: $10,000 – $15,000

"Yesterday"...and Today

The Beatles

“Yesterday”…and Today (1966)

The stereo version of the “Butcher Cover,” as it is known, is far more difficult to find than other variants of this highly sought-after record.

NM Value: $7,000 – $15,000

Gang of Brown Skin Women / Don't You Leave Me Here

Long “Cleve” Reed & Little Harvey Hull (The Down Home Boys)

Gang of Brown Skin Women / Don’t You Leave Me Here (1927) [Single]

Another Reed and Hull 78 on the Black Patti label of which only one known copy is said to still exist.

NM Value: $10,000 – $15,000

My Bonnie / The Saints

Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers

My Bonnie / The Saints (1962) [Single]

The variation of Decca US 31382 with the black label and rainbow colored bars credited to “Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers” is exceedingly hard to find and is notable for being the first major label release with The Beatles on it.

NM Value: $15,000

The issue pictured above is not nearly as hard to find, but still highly collectible.

NM Value: $2,500

Would You Believe

Billy Nicholls

Would You Believe (1968)

Apparently only 100 copies were made of the initial pressing of this psych-rock record. Features studio musicians from the Small Faces and John Paul Jones.

NM Value: $5,000 – $13,500

Introducing... The Beatles

The Beatles

Introducing… The Beatles (1964)

Famous state-side release of Beatles music before Beatlemania (and before Capitol Records got their mitts on them). There are several valuable variations, the most valuable of which are “stereophonic” versions with “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You” (known as “Version 1” on the track listing instead of “Please Please Me” and “Ask Me Why.” BUYER’S BEWARE!!! This is one of the most heavily bootlegged vinyl records in existence. If you think you have one, check with an expert to make sure you have the real deal and not a fake. Chances are you have a fake, though 😦

1) Version 1 in stereo with columnated back cover; black rainbow label with oval around Vee Jay logo
NM Value: $6,000 – $12,500
2) Version 1 in stereo with ad on back cover for other Vee Jay titles; black rainbow label with oval around Vee Jay logo
NM Value: $5,000 – $10,000
3) Version 1 in stereo with blank back cover; black rainbow label with oval around Vee Jay logo
NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500
4) Version 1 in mono with ad on back cover for other Vee Jay titles; black rainbow label with oval around Vee Jay logo
NM Value: $1,500 – $3,000
5) Version 2 in mono with columnated back cover; black label with brackets showing tracks from Version 1
NM Value: $1,500 – $3,000

The Beatles & Frank Ifield on Stage

The Beatles / Frank Ifield

The Beatles & Frank Ifield on Stage (1964)

Stereo variations of the cover (with “Stereo” appearing above “Englands’ Greatest Recording Stars”) are exceedingly rare, are several early Beatles records released in the U.S. on the Vee Jay label.

NM Value: $12,500

The Beatles [White Album]

The Beatles

The Beatles [White Album] (1968)

This UK export edition of The White Album with the yellow and black Parlophone labels is another highly sought after Beatles record. This one is especially challenging because of its laminated top-loading cover and inserts (a poster and four portraits). There are versions pressed by Decca Records as well (with a ridged surface around the label).

NM Value: $2,000 – $12,000

Me and the Devil Blues / Little Queen of Spades

Robert Johnson

Me and the Devil Blues / Little Queen of Spades (1938) [Single]

One of many much sought-after Robert Johnson 78s.

NM Value: $6,000 – $12,000

Stonewall

Stonewall

Stonewall (1976)

This tax scam release on the Tiger Lily label (run by Morris Levy of Roulette Records) is the holy grail of “tax scam” records. Only five are currently known to exist.

NM Value: $5,000 – $12,000

That's All Right / Blue Moon of Kentucky

Elvis Presley

That’s All Right / Blue Moon of Kentucky (1954) [Single]

Elvis Presley’s first commercially produced single, released on Sun Records on a 45 RPM 7″.

NM Value: $7,500 – $11,000

Horror Business

The Misfits

Horror Business (1979) [EP]

First pressing on black vinyl was limited to 25 copies.

NM Value: $2,500 – $10,000

Junior McCants

Try Me for Your New Love / She Wrote It – I Read It (1967) [Single]

Northern soul record that was withdraw because the artist died not long after the session. A few promotional copies slipped out to radio stations. A Billy Ward 45 using the same ID number was released in its place.

NM Value: $5,000 – $10,000

Apache / Inca

Satya Sai Maitreya Kali

Apache / Inca (1972) [Compilation]

Only three copies of this private press two-LP compilation are known to exist.

NM Value: $5,000 – $10,000

The Caine Mutiny

Max Steiner

The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Extremely rare soundtrack album that was not authorized for release after complaints from the movie company. Supposedly less than 10 still exist.

NM Value: $5,000 – $10,000

Walk On In / I Won't Be Coming Back

J.D. Bryant

Walk On In / I Won’t Be Coming Back (1966) [Single]

The rarest of the soul 45s released on the DC-based Shrine Records label.

NM Value: $5,000 – $9,000

Peaches Baby / My Only Love

The Counts

Peaches Baby / My Only Love (1967) [Single]

Possibly the rarest Shine Records release, with only few copies said to exist.

Value: $9,000

All I Want Is You

U2

All I Want Is You (1989) [Single]

There are only three to five known copies of this Australian misprint on green vinyl.

NM Value: $2,500 – $10,000

Lafayette Blues / Sugar Never Tasted So Good

The White Stripes

Lafayette Blues / Sugar Never Tasted So Good (1998) [Single]

There is an issue of The White Stripes’ first record limited to 15 numbered copies which were sold at an early White Stripes show in 1998. They feature hand-painted covers by Italy Records founder Dave Buick and were pressed on white vinyl.

NM Value: $5,000 – $10,000

An edition of 40 on pink vinyl was also issued. They come with several inserts, including a French Franc note.

NM Value: $1,500 – $3,000

Pride (In the Name of Love)

U2

Pride (In the Name of Love) (1984) [Single]

Only five copies of Australian 12″ were pressed on clear vinyl.

NM Value: $4,000 – $9,000

I'm Gone / Crying Clown

Eddie Parker

I’m Gone / Crying Clown (1966) [Single]

Extremely rare and highly sought after Northern Soul 45.

NM Value: $4,000 – $8,000

I Want to Hold Your Hand / I Saw Her Standing There

The Beatles

I Want to Hold Your Hand / I Saw Her Standing There (1964) [Single]

Promotional picture sleeve with “WMCA Good Guys” printed on B-side of cover. According to Cox and Daniels’ Price Guide for The Beatles American Records, less than a 1,000 copies were printed and few exist.

NM Value: $7,500

From Me to You

The Beatles

From Me to You (1964) [EP]

Known as the “sandwich” EP, this french Beatles EP, with the Fabs dressed as cops and brandishing sandwiches, was withdrawn quickly after release.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Diamond Dogs

Bowie

Diamond Dogs (1974)

RCA decided to pull this version of the cover, in which Bowie is displayed with “dog genitals” on the reverse side of the gatefold. Only a handful of these got out. Most copies feature the offending “jewels” airbrushed out or darkened.

NM Value: $2,500 – $7,500

She's Wanted (In Three States) / If I Knew

Larry Clinton

She’s Wanted (In Three States) / If I Knew (1967) [Single]

Stock copies of this Northern soul obscurity are quite scare.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Complex

Complex

Complex (1970)

UK psych-prog album limited to 99 copies. Very hard to find in great shape because of the hand-made nature of the cover.

NM Value: $1,500 – $7,500

Round the Edges

Dark

Round the Edges (1972)

Prog rock album from the early 1970s limited to only 50 copies.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Job Opening Pt. 1

The Del-Larks

Job Opening Pt. 1 (1964) [Single]

The standard issue of this Del-Larks single (with “Bell Sound” stamped in wax) is another example of a very hard to find Northern soul 45.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Music for the Masses

Depeche Mode

Music for the Masses (1987)

Withdrawn cover for Music for the Masses. Somewhere between 5 and 15 copies made it into circulation.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

A Fleeting Glance

A Fleeting Glance

A Fleeting Glance (1970)

Supposedly less than five copies of this private press prog rock album from 1970 exist.

NM Value: $2,500 – $7,500

Cheatin Kind / What Now My Love

Don Gardner

Cheatin Kind / What Now My Love (1969) [Single]

Extremely rare Northern soul 45″.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Frankie / Nobody's Dirty Business

Mississippi John Hurt

Frankie / Nobody’s Dirty Business (1928) [Single]

Mississippi John Hurt’s first 78 RPM record of the Okeh label is especially difficult to find in excellent shape.

NM Value: $2,500 – $7,500

Most of Hurt’s singles for the Okeh label are similarly price in higher grades, especially the following items:

Blessed Be the Name / Praying on the Old Camp Ground – NM Value: $1,500 – $3,000
Avalon Blues / Ain’t No Tellin’ – NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

I Believe I'll Dust My Broom / Dead Shrimp Blues

Robert Johnson

I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom / Dead Shrimp Blues (1937) [Single]

Early Robert Johnson 78.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Come On in My Kitchen / They're Red Hot

Robert Johnson

Come On in My Kitchen / They’re Red Hot (1937) [Single]

Another sought-after Robert Johnson 78.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Hell Hound on My Trail / From Four Until Late

Robert Johnson

Hell Hound on My Trail / From Four Until Late (1937) [Single]

Another highly collectible Robert Johnson 78, this one featuring one of his most famous songs.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Malted Milk / Milkcow's Calf Blues

Robert Johnson

Malted Milk / Milkcow’s Calf Blues (1937) [Single]

Yet another scarce and highly sought-after Robert Johnson 78.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope (1969)

Incredibly rare psych album released on a Mexican record label.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Growers of Mushroom

Leaf Hound

Growers of Mushroom (1971)

Rare prog rock album.

NM Value: $5,000 – $7,500

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin (1969)

Rare variant with LED ZEPPELIN in turquoise letters on the upper-left front cover.

NM Value: $5,000 – $7,500

Just Say You're Wanted (And Needed) / Still True to You

Gwen Owens

Just Say You’re Wanted (And Needed) / Still True to You (1967) [Single]

A few dozen copies are likely to exist of this Northern soul 45 (the 2011 reissue is pictured).

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

White label promo:
NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

That'll Be the Day / In Spite of All the Danger

The Quarrymen

That’ll Be the Day / In Spite of All the Danger (1981) [Single]

This is a replica made under the direction of Paul McCartney of the very first Beatles-related recording. Only one copy of the original acetate exists of this demo made by The Quarrymen, a group that included a young George Harrison, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney. McCartney had 50 copies made for friends and family. It is often speculated that the original acetate is the most valuable record in existence.

NM Value: $3,500 – $7,500

Out of the Bachs

The Bachs

Out of the Bachs (1968)

Private press garage rock album from 1968. Probably 100 copies or so were made.

NM Value: $2,000 – $6,000

Yellow Submarine

The Beatles

Yellow Submarine (1969)

Rare export edition on the Odeon label. Apparently only 300 copies were made.

NM Value: $4,000 – $6,000

I Need You Near / Some People

John English III

I Need You Near / Some People (1965) [Single]

Incredibly rare early garage rock 45 from 1965.

NM Value: $3,000 – $6,000

Wolf Call Boogie / Harmonica Jam

Hot Shot Love

Wolf Call Boogie / Harmonica Jam (1954) [Single]

A 7″ 45 rpm version of this rare Sun Records single is high sought after.

NM Value: $3,000 – $6,000

Lady in Green / Heart You're Made of Stone

Magnetics

Lady in Green / Heart You’re Made of Stone (1965) [Single]

Obscure small press Northern soul 45.

NM Value: $3,000 – $6,000

Hank Mobley

Hank Mobley

Hank Mobley (1958)

A holy grail for collectors of records produced by the Blue Note label. This is an original mono pressing with the text “47 West -63rd New York 23” appearing on Side Two.

NM Value: $3,500 – $6,000

A Special Radio Promotion Album in Limited Editon

The Rolling Stones

A Special Radio Promotion Album in Limited Editon (1969) [Compilation]

Apparently 200 copies of this promotional item exist.

NM Value: $3,000 – $6,000

Waltzes by Johann Strauss Jr.

Johann Strauss

Waltzes by Johann Strauss Jr. (1956) [EP]

Early cover art by Andy Warhol.

NM Value: $4,000 – $6,000

Put It There

Paul McCartney

Put It There

Only six copies of this promo exist. The rest were destroyed. Capitol ultimately released this as a “cassingle.”

NM Value: $1,750 – $5,500

My Brother Sings

Chet Atkins

My Brother Sings (1958)

One of the rarest country albums ever produced. Reportedly pulled at the last moment by RCA, few copies exist.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

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Boards of Canada

—— / —— / —— / XXXXXX / —— / —— (2013) [Single]

Only two copies known to exist of this 40 second long promo disc.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

Time / The Prettiest Star

David Bowie

Time / The Prettiest Star (1973) [Single]

The value here is for the extremely rare picture sleeve for the US edition of this Bowie 45.

NM Value: $2,000 – $5,000

King of Fuh / Nobody Knows

Brute Force

King of Fuh / Nobody Knows (1969) [Single]

Novelty record put out by The Beatles’ Apple Records label that was never officially released because it contained an obscenity.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

Three Parts to My Soul

Dr. Z

Three Parts to My Soul (1971)

Rumor has it that this prog-rock release was limited to less than 100 copies.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

Mouth a Massey / Ska Beat

Alton Ellis

Mouth a Massey / Ska Beat (1965) [Single]

Rare early ska record. Comes in black and red vinyl variations.

NM Value: $1,000 – $2,000 (black vinyl)
NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000 (red vinyl)

The Love Cycle

Forever Amber

The Love Cycle (1969)

Only 99 copies of this UK psychedelic album were pressed.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

Love Comes to Everyone / Soft Touch

George Harrison

Love Comes to Everyone / Soft Touch (1979) [Single]

Extremely rare picture sleeve that was withdrawn shortly after being circulated.

NM Value: $5,000

I've Been Loving You

Elton John

I’ve Been Loving You (1968) [EP]

Early Elton John EP only released in Portugal.

NM Value: $2,000 – $5,000

Classic Records Road Case

Led Zeppelin

Classic Records Road Case (2006) [Compilation]

48 vinyl LP set of Led Zeppelin’s complete discography, all at 45 rpm, in sturdy “road case.”

NM Value: $3,000 – $5,000

Mammut

Mammut

Mammut (1971)

Private press Krautrock album from 1971.

NM Value: $1,500 – $5,000

Legacy of Brutality

Misfits

Legacy of Brutality (1985) [Compilation]

A pink vinyl edition exists. Only 16 copies were made.

NM Value: $2,000 – $5,000

Xanadu

Olivia Newton-John

Xanadu (1980) [Single]

Only 20 to 30 copies of this rare promotional 10″ picture disc promoting the single “Xanadu” are said to exist.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

Speedway

Elvis Presley

Speedway (1968)

Mono copies of this late-era Elvis Presley soundtrack album (LPM 3989) were released in very limited copies. Around 300 were said to have been pressed. Top-value copies include a red sticker on the shrink-wrap and a full color photo of Elvis Presley.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

You're Too Good / What Happened to Yesterday

Al Scott

You’re Too Good / What Happened to Yesterday [Single]

Rare variant of Northern soul recording typically credited to “Mr. Soul” rather than Al Scott.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

Makin' Love / You Mean Everything

The Sloths

Makin’ Love / You Mean Everything (1966) [Single]

Early garage rock 45 by teen group. Extremely rare picture sleeve really boasts the value of this already hard-to-find single.

NM Value: $2,000 – $5,000

Point Blank / Ramrod

Bruce Springsteen

Point Blank / Ramrod (1981) [Single]

Only six to ten copies of this Dutch single are known to exist.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

I Really Love You / You've Been Gone So Long

The Tomangoes

I Really Love You / You’ve Been Gone So Long (1966) [Single]

Hard to find Northern soul 45.

NM Value: $2,500 – $5,000

Ultra Violet

Ultra Violet

Ultra Violet (1973)

One of several collectible, scarce album covers designed by Andy Warhol.

NM Value: $2,000 – $5,000

Science Friction / She's So Square

XTC

Science Friction / She’s So Square (1977) [Single]

Supposedly less than 50 copies of this 7″ exist with picture sleeve. It was withdrawn after the group decided to release it as a 12″.

NM Value: $2,000 – $5,000

Something / Come Together

The Beatles

Something / Come Together (1969) [Single]

Incredibly scarce promotional copy (“DEMONSTRATION RECORD”) for “Something” / “Come Together” on the Parlophone label. Examples with the center hole still intact are especially sought after.

NM Value: $2,500 – $4,500

Rebel Rebel / Lady Grinning Soul

Bowie

Rebel Rebel / Lady Grinning Soul (1974) [Single]

Very rare Mexican pressing of “Rebel Rebel” single with Diamond Dogs artwork on cover.

NM Value: $1,500 – $4,500

Monster Movie

The Can

Monster Movie (1969)

Original private press issue of [The] Can’s debut album Monster Movie. Only 500 copies were pressed.

NM Value: $3,000 – $4,500

Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims

Jutta Hipp

Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims (1957)

Sought after Blue Note record with Lexington Ave. address on back cover.

NM Value: $1,500 – $4,500

Chung King Can Suck It

Judge

Chung King Can Suck It (1989)

Only 110 copies were pressed of this album of rough takes by the New York hardcore punk band Judge. All were pressed on white vinyl.

NM Value: $1,500 – $4,500

Presenting...

Jackie McLean

Presenting… (1956)

Rare first album by Jackie McLean on the Ad-Lib label.

NM Value: $3,000 – $4,500

Sex Drive

Necros

Sex Drive (1981) [EP]

Punk single was the first issued by Touch N’ Go Records. Limited to 100 copies.

NM Value: $2,500 – $4,500

The Atrocity / Good Procedures

Opus

The Atrocity / Good Procedures (1979) [Single]

Ultra-rare early LA punk 7″. Apparently around a dozen copies still exist in a rarer yellow sleeve stock version and a white cover stock variant.

NM Value: $4,500

Hard Loving Woman / I'm Losing Again

Ray Agee

Hard Loving Woman / I’m Losing Again (1969) [Single]

Rare Northern soul/blues 7″ from 1967.

NM Value: $3,000 – $4,000

Folkal Point

Folkal Point

Folkal Point (1971)

Rare UK folk album on the Midas label. About 250 copies exist after half were damaged in a flood.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

Abbey Road

The Beatles

Abbey Road (1969)

A rare UK export edition of Abbey Road exists with a yellow and black Parlophone Records label and the catalog number PPCS 7088. Some have a gold sticker on the back cover.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

I'll Never Let You Get Away / Poor Little Fool

Bill Dennis

I’ll Never Let You Get Away / Poor Little Fool (1966) [Single]

Rare soul 45 from the Shrine Records label.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

Grannie

Grannie

Grannie (1971)

Less than 100 handmade copies were produced of this album by the UK psych/hard rock band Grannie.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

Lonesome Old Jail / Greyhound Blues

D.A. Hunt

Lonesome Old Jail / Greyhound Blues (1953) [Single]

Rare one-off blues record put out by Sun Records.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

Canned Heat Blues / Big Fat Mama Blues

Tommy Johnson

Canned Heat Blues / Big Fat Mama Blues (1929) [Single]

Tommy Johnson’s most (in-)famous single can fetch some big bucks.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

Triple Threat

Roland Kirk

Triple Threat (1956)

Rare King Records pressing of Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s first album from 1956.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

Erotica [Album Version] / Erotica [Instrumental] / Erotica [Radio Edit]

Madonna

Erotica [Album Version] / Erotica [Instrumental] / Erotica [Radio Edit] (1992) [Single]

Withdrawn picture disc. Somewhere between 100 and 150 copies were made.

NM Value: $1,500 – $4,000

I'm Com'un Home in the Morn'un / I’m Not Thru Lov’un You

Lou Pride

I’m Com’un Home in the Morn’un / I’m Not Thru Lov’un You (1965) [Single]

Rare first single by the teenaged El Paso singer Lou Pride.

NM Value: $2,000 – $4,000

 

 

 


 

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