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My FINAL Pete Whelan World-Class Jazz 78's collection, part 4: HIGHLIGHTS!

Closes Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 7:00 pm PT

Yes, you read that rightone year after I started offering Jazz 78's from Mr. Whelan's collection, this is the end of it. While I'm sad to see his world class collection broken up and scattered across the world, I think Mr. Whelan would be happy to see his records go to good homes.

Unless I somehow come across more great Jazz records, this will be it for me — except for always buying and selling great Blues records!

I feel I have graded Pete's Jazz records accurately. My highest grade is E+. I don't use New or N-. Therefore, anything I grade E+ should be perfect and could indeed be New Old Stock.

Since I grade very conservatively, you should be happy with your wins. If not, you will receive your money back. I think I have put fair (and even low) minimum bids on the records, so that everyone has a chance.

This is your LAST chance to own these GREAT records from Mr. Whelan's collection so bid like you want to win them! And get your bids in early so you don't miss out.

PLEASE NOTE: This auction closes on Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 7:00 pm Pacific Time — DIFFERENT FROM VJM's AUCTION CLOSE DATE!!!

Pete Whelan amassed a world class collection of Jazz and Blues 78's. He founded the Origin Jazz Library label in 1960 and 78 Quarterly in 1967.

Pete sold me his entire collection before he passed away in January 2023 at the age of 93. I am keeping some of the Blues records, but none of the Jazz. While I love Pre-War Jazz, I can't collect everything. Therefore, it is now my job to find new homes for all his great Jazz 78's.

Though my expertise is Blues, I feel I have graded Pete's Jazz records accurately. My highest grade is E+. I don't use New or N-. Therefore, anything I grade E+ should be perfect and could indeed be New Old Stock.

Since I grade very conservatively, you should be happy with your wins. If not, you will receive your money back. I think I have put fair (and even low) minimum bids on the records, so everyone has a chance.

Pete Whelan's FINAL Jazz 78's collection auction, part 4, COMPLETE LIST

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1. Dixie Four — "Saint Louis Man / Kentucky Stomp" PARAMOUNT 12661 E/E- RARE!!! And beautiful condition! MB $400

2. Dixie-Land Thumpers — "Weary Way Blues / There'll Come A Day" PARAMOUNT 12525 V+ Another rare Paramount Jazz masterpiece! MB $300

3. Clarence Jones Orch. / Beverly Syncopaters — "Hold It Boy Blues / Sugar" PARAMOUNT 12747 E- Paramount Jazz masterpiece MB $300

4. King Mutt And His Tennessee Thumpers — "Nut House Stomp / Maxwell Street Stomp" GENNETT 6796 V Rare and Desirable Gennett Electrobeam Jazz MB $300

5. Perry And His Stomp Band — "Ash Can Stomp / Muddy Water" BLACK PATTI 8037 V- Two known copies??? Maybe . . . MB $500

6. Lawrence Welk's Novelty Orch. — "Spiked Beer / Shanghai Honeymoon" GURNEY 20341 E+/E Not your mother's Lawrence Welk! RARE!!! MB $500

7. Carl Allen's Rendezvous Orchestra — "Oh Baby/Oriental Love Dreams" HOLLYWOOD 1004 V- RARE MB $50

8. Jimmy Bertrand's Washboard Wizards — "Struggling/Little Bits" VOCALION 1035 E-/E+ SCARCE!!! MB $200

9. Blythe And Burton — "Block And Tackle Blues/Dustin' The Keys" GENNETT 6502 E/E+ MB $200

11. James Blythe — "Chicago Stomps /Armour Ave. Struggle" PARAMOUNT 12207 E+/E TOUGH MB $300

14. Jimmy Blythe And His Ragamuffins — "Messin Around /Adam's Apple"PARAMOUNT 12376 E-/E MB $200

20. Francis J. Carter — "I Wonder What's Become Of Joe?/The Birth Of The Blues" OKEH 40693 E+ MB $100

22. The Chicago Hot Five — "You Can Depend On Me/Oh What A Thrill" VICTOR 23326 V+ MB $75

25. The Chicago Stompers — "Wild Man Stomp/Stomp You Stuff" CHAMPION 16297 V+ MB $100

47. Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra — "Swamp Blues/Off To Buffalo" PARAMOUNT 12486 V+ MB $100

48. Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra — "Sugar Foot Stomp/Clarinet Marmalade" COLUMBIA 2513 E/E+ BLUE WAX MB $200

50. Dewey Jackson's Peacock Orchestra/Floyd Campbell — "Go'won To Town/What Do You Want Poor Me To Do" VOCALION 1039 V+ MB $100

51. Dewey Jackson's Peacock Orchestra — "She's Cryin' For Me/Capitol Blues" VOCALION 1040 E+ VOCALION MUSKEGON, WHITE LABEL TEST PRESSING, tight hairline crack MB $100

52. Jelly James & His Fewsicians — "Georgia Bo-Bo/Make Me Know It" GENNETT 6045 V RARE MB $200

53. Speed Jefferies And His Night Owls — "Georgia Grind/Wild Man Stomp" SUPERIOR 2648 E/E- MB $150

54. Speed Jefferies And His Night Owls — "Kentucky Blues /Me And The Blues" SUPERIOR 2670 • E- MB $200

65. Manhattan Roof Orchestra — "Farewell Blues/Memphis Blues" BIBERPHON 536 V+ THIN GREEN VINYL with slight warp MB $50

66. Wingy Mannone's Orchestra — "Tin Roof Blues/Tar Paper Stomp" CHAMPION 16153 E With some heat marks in the last third of the record MB $50

67. George McClennon's Jazz Devils — "While You Were Sneakin' Out Somebody Else Is Eazin' In/Stolen Kisses (Are The Sweetest)" OKEH 8329 E- MB $100

69. Frank Melrose — "Pass The Jug/Jelly Roll Stomp" GENNETT 6774 V+ B-side has nasty looking scratch that does click when played MB $100

70. Metzger's Campus Owls — "I Keep Remembering (Someone I Should Forget)/It's That Rhythm" SUPERIOR 2646 V+ MB $100

74. Benny Moten's Kansas City Orchestra — "The New Tulsa Blues/same" VICTOR PICT-UR-MUSIC 0298 V+ SPECIAL RELEASE—grainy MB $75

82. Art Payne And His Orch. — "Igloo Stomp / Take Your Tomorrow"GENNETT 6644 E RARE MB $300

87. Johnny Sylvester & His Orch. — "No One But You (Knows How To Love)/Ain't I Got Rosie" HERSCHEL GOLD SEAL 2010 V+ RARE MB $50

89. Robinson's Knights Of Rest — "Mean Baby Blues / Sick O' Licks" CHAMPION 16607 E+ Rare MB $300

91. Spikes Seven Pods Of Pepper Orchestra — "Ory's Creole Trombone/Society Blues" NORDSKOG 3009 V+ Edge chip on B-side, but not into grooves MB $100

92. Stan Stanley's Orchestra — "When You Were The Girl On The Scooter/That Dallas Man" CHAMPION 16700 E+ Rare MB $200

93. Henry Starr — "Mr. Froggie/Willow Tree" FLEXO 1317 V RARE MB $100

94. The State Street Ramblers — "The Weary Way Blues/Cootie Stomp" GENNETT 6232 E/E- MB $300

95. The State Street Ramblers/Alex Jackson's Plantatio — "There'll Come A Day/Jack Ass Blues" GENNETT 6249 E/E- MB $300

97. The State Street Ramblers — "Tack It Down/Shanghai Honeymoon" GENNETT 6485 V+ MB $150

100. The State Street Ramblers — "Tell Me Cutie/Tuxedo Stomp" GENNETT 6589 V+ MB $100

101. The State Street Ramblers — "Some Day You'll Know/Yearning And Blue" GENNETT 6641 V+ MB $100

102. The State Street Ramblers — "Barrel House Stomp/Kentucky Blues" CHAMPION 16320 E- MB $150

103. Bert Stock And His Orchestra — "Turn On The Heat/Honeysuckle Rose" GENNETT 7059 E MB $100

104. Bert Stock & His Orchestra/Hal Denman And His Orchestra — "Sing A Song/Hand Me Down My Walking Cane" CHAMPION 16646 E+ MB $100

107. Erskine Tate's Vendome Orchestra — "Static Strut/Stomp Off, Let's Go" VOCALION 1027 E-/V+ MB $100

118. Zack Whyte's Chocolate Beau Brummels — "Wailin' Blues/Good Feelin' Blues" GENNETT 7086 V+/V MB $100

119. Clarence Williams — "My Own Blues/Gravier Street Blues" OKEH 40172 E- MB $100

122. Clarence Williams' Orch. — "Organ Grinder Blues/I'm Busy And You Can't Come In" OKEH 8617 E- MB $100

123. Clarence Williams' Jazz King — "Sweet Emmalina/Any Time" COLUMBIA 14314 E- BLUE WAX MB $100

125. Sidney Williams/Watson's Pullman Porters — "Mississippi Shivers/Barbeque Blues" GENNETT 6353 V RARE MB $100