Yeah, The Beatles tend to find their way into nearly every Market Watch countdown ever. But Nirvana and Bad Brains are keeping The Fabs company this week.
Rich Rosen is known as “The King of Doo-wop.” The nickname’s not surprising for a man who has spent a lifetime searching for doo-wop’s rarest records.
There’s still time to pick up our June 2011 issue on the newsstand now.
Jazz records — especially ones from Lee Morgan — hit all the right notes with record buyers in online auctions. Of course, there was still plenty of room for genres, including grunge, rockabilly and all-out hard rock. So what record took top honors?
Jazz records take honors for most dominant genre on this week’s countdown. As far as format is concerned, it’s a collector’s paradise. We’ve got the usual LPs and 45s, plus a rare 1960s acetate, a modern test pressing and a set of glow-in-the-dark vinyl 7-inch records you’ve got to see to believe.
The Beatles are admittedly a Market Watch staple, but securing four fab spots in this edition’s countdown — including the No. 1 and 2 spots — is the kind of feat that only the lads from Liverpool could achieve.
Just when the record market might be getting predictable, along comes a week to really pitch things off kilter
Elvis may have left the planet, but he’s still finding his way around the online auction circuit just fine, thank you, thank you very much.
To start with, we have the very rare Rolling Stones Promotional Album from 1969 on the Decca label. Only a few hundred copies were pressed for U.S. and U.K. radio stations.
Going for $5,893, an authentic three-song Abbey Road recording reel was the star of Backstage Auction’s recent The Rockin’ Hot Summer Auction. Received by auction consignor Denny Somach after the “Beatles At Abbey Road” exhibition July through September in 1983, the 10-inch reel (recorded at 7 1/2 IPS) is a dub made direct from the original masters and was made to be played at the exhibition.