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Set Price Sale 78s

Here is my latest Set Price Sale list of unsold 78s from my last auction - bargains galore!  

Items are sold strictly on a 'First Come First Served' basis – early birds will definitely get the worm, so don't delay – EMAIL, text or phone (01773 550275/ mobile 07811 358711) NOW to reserve your items!  The list will be regularly updated here to show what is still available.


It’s really simple - the item numbers correspond with the lot numbers found on my previous Auction page – please note that no other items from the last auction list, other than the numbers listed below, are available. 

Step 1. EMAIL me or phone (see above) with the item numbers you are interested in. I will let you know what is available and what the total cost would be including postage (see chart below for prices). 

Step 2. Pay via Paypal (instructions will be given in an email) or UK cheque.

Step 3. You items will be mailed, or held if you want to hold for a more economical parcel (UK buyers note - I can ship six 10” discs for the same price as one).  The minimum value of records that I will ship is £10, so order as many as you can!  Orders of less than £10 total will be held until a more economical parcel can be made up, but only if paid for.

Postage (without tracking or insurance) for 10" 78s is charged as follows:-

1 Record -   £4.95 UK / £8.50 Europe / £12 Rest Of World

2 Records - £4.95 UK / £10.50 Europe /  £14 R.O.W.

3 Records - £4.95 UK / £11 Europe / £18 R.O.W.

4 Records - £4.95 UK / £13 Europe / £20 R.O.W.

5 Records - £4.95 UK / £13 Europe / £23.50 R.O.W.

6 Records - £4.95 UK/ £15 Europe / £23.50 R.O.W.

Please ask for a quote for over 6 records, or if you require insurance and/or tracking. UK parcels are shipped by Royal Mail at standard 2nd Class Uninsured, untracked rate and International parcels are shipped at standard International Air Mail Untracked covered to a maximum £20 total value and at buyer’s risk unless insured. Please ask for a quotation. 

NB: £1 = APPROX $1.35

Remember - these are the only items available - all the others from the last Auction list have been sold!


022 LUCILLE HEGAMIN & BLUE FLAME SYNCOS. I Got The Wonder Where He Went....Bl/ He May Be Your Man. Pur 11108 E- £18

023           My Sugar/I Had Someone Else Before I Had U. Cam 777 E  £15

031 MACK & MACK. You Gotta Quit Your Low Down Ways/ LITTLE BROTHER MONTGOMERY. Farish St. Jive. (Buff) BB B6894 E- tiny rc s1, nap. Two great sides!!  £20

040 HAL PAIGE & BLUES BOYS. Big Foot May/ Please Say You Do. Atlantic 1032 EE+ wol £10

053 WASHBOARD SAM & WASHBOARD BD. Soap and Water Blues/ U Can’t Make The Grade. Vic 20-2440 E- scfs plays better  £12

054 ETHEL WATERS. No Man’s Mamma/Shake That Thing. Col 14116-D E- plays E £12

055 LEONA WILLIAMS & HER DIXIE BAND. Sister Kate/If U Don’t Believe I Luv You. Col A3713 EE- inaud 1” lam s1 £12

056           I’m Goin’ Away/ Bring IUt With U When U Come. Col A3815 E+ Fine sides £15



062 AMBROSE & HIS ORCH. Too Bad. 1/s Shellac Decca Master Test Pressing of mx DR9670-2 E- SMB £15

067 SVEND ASMUSSEN QUINTET. Honeysuckle Rose/Star Dust. (Ger) Od D398 E, long nr both sides lt tix. Copenhagen 1940, fine sides! £10

068           After You’ve Gone/I Love You. Od D411 E- Copenhagen 1940, great! £8

078 THE FINNEY TRIBE. Oh Eva/ Why Did I Kiss That Girl? ReE G8247 E+ Hot and rare London 1924 small jazz band sides by contingent of the Savoy Orpheans featuring Vernon Ferry tpt and Herb Finney (reeds). £25

079 FREDDY GARDNER (sax solo). Japanese Sandman/ (Rhythm Section only). Japanese Sandman. (Aust) Parlo A6461 E+ laminated pressing of unusual London 1935 sides, made for aspiring musicians to study and play along with. £15

088 ART HICKMAN’S NEW YORK-LONDON 5. Jicky/ When My Baby Smiles At Me. HMV B1200 E- US Jazz Band in London 1920. £12

091 JAZZ CLUB MYSTERY JIVERS. Beatin’ The Hallelujah Drums/ Please Don’t Talk About Me. Victory 9032 E- Glenn Miller sidemen in Paris 1945 - Hucko, McKinley, Mel Powell etc. £10

098 TONY MURENA SWING ENSEMBLE. Gitan Swing/ Express 113. (Fr) Od 281489 E+ £10

103 SID PHILLIPS & HIS ORCH (Star-studded sides, Goldberg etc). Annie Laurie. 1/s vinyl Decca Master Test Pressing of mx OCB342-2 N- Unissued take! £20


132 CATANI’S BALLROOM ORCH. Temptation Rag/ Everybody’s Doing It. Ariel 2077 VV+ plays well. Berlin 1912 £8

133 CONWAY’S BAND. Two Key Rag/ The Harlequin. Vic 18106 E- lts scrs £12

141 ROYAL MILITARY BAND.   Cubanola Glide/Alexander’s RTB. Colis 231 E- £10

147 VAN EPS BANJO ORCH. Soup To Nuts/ I Want To Go Back To Michigan. Col A1629 E Fine sides! £15



Some records have a small circular sticker on the label which should remove with lighter fluid - this is shown as ‘ss’ or ‘ssx2’ if on both sides

155 BLUEBIRD MILITARY BAND. That’s A-Plenty. 1/s Vinyl Victor Master Test Pressing of mx BS026682-1 EE+ £15

156           Wolverine Blues. 1/s Vinyl Victor Master Test Pressing of mx BS026682-1 EE+ £15

Despite the billing these are surprisingly good ragtimey/jazz sides from 1935!

167 THE COLLECTORS ITEMS CATS. On A Blues Kick/ I Surrender Dear. Coll Items 102 E+ Wild Bill, Boyce Brown etc! £10

168 EDDIE CONDON & HIS BAND. It’s Right Here For You. 11” Shellac Master Test Pressing of Commodore mx P25708-2 E lt scfs nap. Unissued on 78! £30

172 THE COTTON PICKERS. Milenberg Joys/ If You Hadn’t Gone Away. BrE 2937 EE- £12

181 JOHNNY DUNN  (Trumpet solo). You’ve Never Heard The Blues/ Dunn’s Cornet blues. Col 124-D E  £18

183 DUKE ELLINGTON & HIS ORCH. Rockin’ In Rhythm. 11” Shellac Master Test Pressing of OK mx 404804-A EE+ tiny rc nap. Beautiful player!  £30

184           Caravan/ Azure. Br 7997 EE+ £12

198 FRED HALL’S SUGAR BABIES. Piccolo Pete/ Sgt Flagg & Sgt. Quirt. PaE R543 E+ Gleaming copy! £25

199 FRED HAMM & HIS ORCH. Sugar Foot Stomp/ ART LANDRY & HIS O. Slippery Elm. Vic 20023 E+ £18

207  BOB HOWARD & HIS ORCH.  Garbo Green/ Much Too Much. BrE 02191 E+ OS £8

210 ISHAM JONES ORCH. Cotton Picker’s Ball/ My Sweeter Than Sweet. Br 2548 E £10

214 KXYZ NOVELTY BAND. Basin Street Blues/ I Never Knew. (Buff) BB B8532 E, odd ‘parallel lines’ pattern all over s2, but don’t sound. Great San Antonio 1935 sides allegedly with the bassist from Buddy Bolden’s Band! £25

218 TED LEWIS & HIS BAND. San/ She’s Everybody’s Sweetheart. Col 122-D V+ good player. Fine version!  £10

220           Hello Montreal!/ Laugh Clown Laugh.  Col 1346-D EE+ Great Don Murray s1! £15

260 ORIGINAL WOLVERINES. Shim-Me-Sha-Wabble/ New Twister. Com 102 E+ Beautiful pressing plays the pants of the Brunswick! £22

266 WALTER POWELL & HIS ORCH. Definition of Swing/ Cevil’s Holiday. Voc 4612 E £12

267 PRINCETON TRIANGLE CLUB JAZZ BAND. Pirate Gold/ Sea of Dreams. (Personal) Col 31P E- 1924 College Jazz! £28

276 JOEL SHAW & HIS ORCH. My Extraordinary Gal/ Goofus. Crown 3302 V+ £12

278 EDDIE SOUTH ALABAMIANS. La Rosita/ Waters of Minnetonka. Vic 21151 E lbl tr s2  £12

281 TAMPA BLUE JAZZ BAND. Uncle Bud/ Atta Baby. OK 4522 EE- £12

282           The Fives/ The Cootie Crawl. OK 4791 V++ S1 is the first orchestral Boogie Woogie record, 1923! £15

283 THREE’S A CROWD. We Want Five/ That’s Got ‘Em. BB B10014 E+ Fine laid back jazz trio sides with Paul Ricci clt and Carl Kress gtr! £8

294  FRANK WESTPHAL & HIS ORCH.  Stack O’Lee Blues/ Forgetful Blues. Col 32-D E+ Stunning copy of two fine sides £22

298 CLARENCE WILLIAMS  WASHBOARD BAND. More Than That/ Top of the Town (Buff) BB B 6918 V+ Eva Taylor vcls £12

300 RALPH WILLIAMS RAINBO ORCH. Get Lucky/ Prince of Wails. Vic 19504 E £12



In over a quarter-century of editing VJM I have amassed an extensive collection of Review copies of Jazz and Blues books, and it’s time to thin out. All the following are in excellent condition with original dustjackets as noted - the only flaw to be found in most cases are the occasional turned-down page corner to denote something of particular interest. These have been flattened and excessive examples have been noted!

302 KING OF RAGTIME - Scott Joplin & and His Era. Edward A. Berlin. OUP 1994, 336pp hb, dj, ill.  £12

303 CROSS THE WATER BLUES. African American Music in Europe. Ed. Neil A. Wynn. U.Press of Miss 2007. 290pp hb, dj, ill. many turned down pages. £12

304 W.C. HANDY. The Life & Times of the Man Who Made The Blues. David Robertson. Alfred Knopf 2009. 288 pp, hb, dj,ill. £12

305 JAZZ, THE AMERICAN THEME SONG. By James Lincoln Collier. OUP 1993. 326pp, hb, dj. £10.

308 THE POWER OF PRIDE. Stylemakers & Rulebreakers of the Harlem Renaissance. Carole Marks & Diana Edkins. Crown, 1999, 272pp, hb, dj, profusely illustrated on glossy paper - Florence Mills, Josephine, Bessie, Alberta, Ethel, Duke, Louis etc! £12

309 TWELVE LIVES IN JAZZ. Duncan Schiedt. Delta, 1998. 176pp, pb, large format, profusely illustrated, inscribed by author. £10

310 THE CHRONICLE OF JAZZ. By Mervyn Cooke. Thames & Hudson, 1997. 236pp, hb, dj. Large Format photo book Timeline of jazz history. £12

311 THE BIOGRAPHICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAZZ. By Leonard Feather & Ira Gitler. OUP, 1999. 718pp,hb, dj. Heavy!! £30

313 PARIS NOIR. African Americans in the City of Light. Tyler Stovall. Mariner, 1996. 366pp, pb, ill. £12

316 JUST FOR A THRILL. Lil Hardin Armstrong, First Lady of Jazz. James L. Dickerson, Cooper Square, 2002. 250pp, hb, dj, ill. £10

318 KEYBOARD MUSIC OF BLACK COMPOSERS - A Bibliography. Aaron Horne. Greenwood,1992. 342pp, hb no dj. Scholarly and useful! £20