Wanted: old Jazz/Bop LPs

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If you have or come across old jazz/bop from the 50's- 80's I may be interested. Singles or lots. Labels such as Prestige, Verve, Riverside, Chess, Atlantic, Blue Note Columbia etc. Stereo or Mono- no problem.

I have quite a bit already but the more I discover the more I realize I don't have.

I'll consider CDs as well, but in general the early stuff was never on CD. More popular titles were later released on CD (Dave Brubeck for example) but I have a lot of that stuff on CD (and LP as well in some cases) already. I always grab a jazz CD if I don't have it.

I'm not flipping stuff- I want them for my own enjoyment (so I'm not interested at $20+ a record). Cover condition is secondary- it must play well (at least VG+ on the visual grading for the record surface) and I prefer to have the jacket, even if it's falling apart. Love them liner notes!

Kind of a long shot, but maybe some of you guys are downsizing, find boxes of LPs at the curb and/or you just want the classic rock from your lot finds... whatever.

Doesn't hurt to ask I figure.
 

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If you have or come across old jazz/bop from the 50's- 80's I may be interested. Singles or lots. Labels such as Prestige, Verve, Riverside, Chess, Atlantic, Blue Note Columbia etc. Stereo or Mono- no problem.

I have quite a bit already but the more I discover the more I realize I don't have.

I'll consider CDs as well, but in general the early stuff was never on CD. More popular titles were later released on CD (Dave Brubeck for example) but I have a lot of that stuff on CD (and LP as well in some cases) already. I always grab a jazz CD if I don't have it.

I'm not flipping stuff- I want them for my own enjoyment (so I'm not interested at $20+ a record). Cover condition is secondary- it must play well (at least VG+ on the visual grading for the record surface) and I prefer to have the jacket, even if it's falling apart. Love them liner notes!

Kind of a long shot, but maybe some of you guys are downsizing, find boxes of LPs at the curb and/or you just want the classic rock from your lot f inds... whatever.

Doesn't hurt to ask I figure.

I'll look through the 200 albums I just brought home. They were left behind at the flip we were dealing with. I left some crazy shit where it was but I kept some Jazz since I knew a bunch of you listen to. I know there was some Urethra Franklin and a few others. Most were in great condition even the first pressing of Pink Floyd DSOTM and the Monkees. I even kept a couple Christmas albums. The guy had like all 20 Savoy Brown LP's.
 

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I'll look through the 200 albums I just brought home. They were left behind at the flip we were dealing with. I left some crazy shit where it was but I kept some Jazz since I knew a bunch of you listen to. I know there was some Urethra Franklin and a few others. Most were in great condition even the first pressing of Pink Floyd DSOTM and the Monkees. I even kept a couple Christmas albums. The guy had like all 20 Savoy Brown LP's.
What happened to the previous occupant?

Deceased?
 

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I appreciate it Sniff!

Post up a group shot when convenient and I’ll take a look. At least it can go media mail…
 

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Lemme see if I have anything, though I'm still in the habit of dipping into my jazz stuff every now and then. Will post pix if I do.

Haven't been really impressed the quality of what I'm seeing at the used shops these days, even for jazz, which is normally well cared-for. So I've not been buying much.
 

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I’ve not had time but also don’t listen as much during the warmer months.

I’ve got some classic rock stuff I’d be willing to trade with anyone. Nothing amazing but I have most of that on CD and if so I’ll cut the LP version loose.
 

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I don't have anything I want to turn loose of right now, Jim. Wanna send me a list of what you're looking for (or already have)? I'll keep my eyes open at a couple of used record booths at the antique malls I get dragged to on occasion. One of them has a decent stock of jazz.

Also, what's your tolerance for condition? Mine is mint-minus at worst unless it's absolutely rare.
 

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Here’s my collection (what’s catalogued anyway):

https://www.discogs.com/user/Jim-Leach/collection

Mostly CDs but the jazz LPs are mostly catalogued now.
Thanks!

Seeing that link made me check discogs for a soundtrack / compilation I've been wanting for a couple of years that I had no intention of buying on ebay. Found it, bought it and it's is coming from within Canada.
 

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I mainly use it to reduce buying doubles and triples when I’m out but it also avoids over-spending when I find something interesting.

On the other hand it can justify overspending on something I want…
 

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Bumping this up guys.

Still interested in trades too. I should try to get some photos up of the records I’d be willing to let go. Duplicate CDs I already gifted away to the trombone player in my former band (no time for that either).

Note the classic rock LPs I have is not listed on Discogs yet, only the jazz and maybe a few odds and ends.
 

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(so I'm not interested at $20+ a record).
Amen to that! I’m on a quest for old swing 78s: Cab Calloway, Paul Whiteman, etc. Original shellac only, and quite often they hover around $20 per disc for what can be called a “single.” Not looking to flip, of course, but for the sake of having an eclectic collection.
 

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Despite the noisy shellac and clay, 78s are surprisingly dynamic
I agree with that. There are some Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino etc 78's I have that seem to sound more like what the intended sound was supposed to be. 33 1/3 and even 45 versions of the same songs don't seem to have the same oomph.
 

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I donated a huge box of 78’s to the hi fi museum. I’d have gladly sent them your way, but shipping yield is around 50%…
 

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Yep I'm always down for picking up swing and country (and country swing) on shellac. I think I have 30 or so 78s. But I only get em local and cheap cuz they break......
 
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