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What Does $70K Sound Like?

Posted by Lily Akre on

What Does $70K Sound Like?

To any regular Tom, Dick, or Harry this picture isn’t particularly special. To a 78’ fanatic, this is a picture of sixty-thousand dollars. You’re looking at a picture of a 78’ shellac record recorded in Chicago in May of 1927 by Long Cleeve Reed and Little Harvey Hull (The Down Home Boys). The A-Side of the record is home to “Mama You Don’t Know How”, the B-Side - “Original Stack O’ Lee Blues”. There is only one known copy of this record, owned today by Joe Bussard, a fairly famous 78’ collector (as well as the founder of the Fonotone...

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