John Tefteller’s World’s Rarest Records uses time travel to take us back to the old American bluesmen

Tefteller sets record for spending $37,100 on Tommy Johnson 78

Tommy Johnson Alcohol and Jake Blues

Rare blues recordings typically fetch several hundred to a few thousand dollars on the open market, perhaps more if they are exceedingly rare, in absolutely pristine condition or from a legendary artist. This copy of Paramount 12950 featuring Tommy Johnson had all of those factors in its favor.