ROBERT JOHNSON, Kind Hearted Woman Blues (VOCALION 78)

End Price: GBP 2200
(USD 3415)
Start Price: GBP 500
End Date: 2010-08-09
Start Date: 2010-07-30
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Number of bids: 11
Country: Great Britain
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ROBERT JOHNSON, Kind Hearted Woman Blues (VOCALION 78)

This is an impossibly rare original 78rpm disc by the Blues legend Robert Johnson. This man’s original discs are so scarce that even the most die-hard record collectors may have never seen something as rare as this; that is the sort of comment I have been hearing on a regular basis from heavy-duty collectors who have seen this incredible record in the short time that I’ve been fortunate enough to own it. ‘Impossibly rare’ and ‘incredibly rare opportunity’ are the kind of phrases that seem to bounce around eBay attached to the most ordinary records but this kind of disc justifies the hype! It rarely turns up for sale as a first issue pressing in brilliant playable condition like this so seriously, don’t miss out...<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Tracks: Kind Hearted Woman Blues / Terraplane Blues

Label: Vocalion (one of just a very few pressed on the Black/Gold label)

Catalogue No: 03416

Matrix No’s: SA2580 / SA2586



The labels are still in great shape with no bad defacements or wear. The original owner had put a small sticker on side one with the words ‘master 1’ written on which would easily come off but I’m not going to tamper with this rare record in any way. The playing surface is nice and clear, there are only a few very light marks and nothing badly affects the play through. There is some minor, inevitable background noise but nothing that penetrates the sound of the music which is great quality.



Basic option – £1.50 / Recorded Delivery (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!) £3.50


Basic airmail - £4.00 / Recorded delivery £8.00


Basic airmail - £7.00 / Recorded delivery £12.00

We understand the problems attached with 78 discs in the post and guarantee that this will be packaged in a heavily protected and secure manner. For this particular record, as it is very special, we are using a boxed package as designed especially for posting of 78s by the leading purveyor of these discs in the UK. We do everything we can to provide a safe delivery and ensure that your records arrive in the same condition that they left us in. We are also happy to accommodate pick up in person.




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