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Jim Coulter's SUN 78's Collection, (Auction #3) Full-List!

Closes Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 7:00 pm PT

Welcome to an auction of a world class collection of original SUN and SUN label related 78 rpm records. Yes, it is the legendary Jim Coulter collection!

For years, Mr. Coulter aggressively went after SUN,
Meteor and other Memphis related 78's attempting to amass a complete collection. He also collected Blues and other records recorded at SUN, but released by other labels.

Jim put his heart and soul into finding these 78's. If he located one he needed, he was relentless in pursuing it. Jim never obtained all the SUN 78's — I'm actually not sure if anyone has ever — but he got pretty darn close! And to top it off, most of his records are in very good condition.

Now in his 70's, Mr. Coulter has decided to call it good and stop his searching, thus giving others a chance to acquire his treasures, some of which are almost never for sale . . . until now.

SUN and anything related to it brings very spirited bidding as collectors worldwide are constantly trying to complete the label or add their favorites to their collection. Bidder beware — the super rarities should have aggressive bidding and much competition and even the more common items should generate numerous bids.

Because Mr. Coulter has so many high value records, I am splitting up his collection into at least five auctions. The next one will be just after the new year, in January or February. This is YOUR chance to get the "pick of the litter" of an amazing SUN and SUN related collection.

Questions are always welcome and, if possible, request a CALL BACK to give you the best shot at obtaining the records you can't live without! Nothing is being held back so if you don't see what you want in this auction, check out my next one.

Good luck to all bidders!

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Rare and Collectable SUN 78's:

1. Dusty Brooks And His Tones — "Tears And Wine / Heaven Or Fire" SUN 182VG+ EARLY # that is scarce on both 78 rpm and 45 rpm. Very nice copy with just a few light scuffs! You rarely see this one for sale! MB $1,000

2. James Cotton — "My Baby / Straighten Up Baby" SUN 199M- Legendary Blues harmonica player James Cotton with his first record for SUN. Quite scarce on both 45 rpm and 78 rpm, this is one GREAT BLUES record! MB $1,000

3. The Five Tinos — "Sitting By My Window / Don't Do That!" SUN 222M- Outstanding R & B Vocal Group in their only SUN release! Desirable & TOUGH to find on both 45 rpm and 78 rpm, this is a beautiful just about perfect condition record! MB $500

4. Hardrock Gunter — "Gonna Dance All Night / Fallen Angel" SUN 201VG+The real ROOTS of ROCKABILLY here!!! With this record, SUN begins taking Country music in a new direction . . . adding that "beat" that would soon explode with Elvis Presley, just a few releases later. MB $750

5. The Jones Brothers — "Every Night / Look To Jesus" SUN 213M- One of the RAREST OF ALL SUN 78s!!! Fabulous Black Gospel and almost never for sale anywhere!!! No known 45 — there should be, but none have been found. MB $2,000

6. Doctor Ross — "The Boogie Disease / Juke Box Boogie" SUN 212M- OUTSTANDING ROCKING BLUES—ONE OF THE BEST EVER!! And it came just as SUN was starting to move away from Blues and into full on Rock & Roll with Elvis Presley. MB $750


7. Tommy Blake And The Rhythm Rebels — "Lordy Hoody/Flat Foot Sam" SUN 278 M-/VG+ MB $50


8. Edwin Bruce — "Rock Boppin' Baby/More Than Yesterday" SUN 276 M- MB $50

9. Edwin Bruce — "Sweet Woman / Part Of My Life" SUN 292MINT You would think there would be many copies of this one around, but there just are NOT! Actually,this is the first time I've had one to sell! TOUGH one to find on 78 rpm. MB $150

10. Sonny Burgess — "Red Headed Woman/We Wanna Boogie" SUN 247 VG+ All time classic Rockabilly two-sider! Comes in original WHBQ radio station sleeve and very well could have been THE copy played by Dewey Phillips on WHBQ. MB $50


11. Sonny Burgess — "My Bucket's Got A Hole In It/Sweet Misery" SUN 285 MINT MB $100

12. Johnny Cash And Tennessee Two — "I Walk The Line/Get Rhythm" SUN 241 VG RARE "SAMPLE" copy of his all time classic, also has a "Johnny Cash Fan Club" stamp on the B-side label from the Memphis chapter! MB $50


13. Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two — "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen/Big River" SUN 283 VG-/VG+ Worn but suitable for framing with perfect, clean labels MB $10


14. Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two — "Guess Things Happen That Way/Come In Stranger" SUN 295 M- MB $100


15. Ernie Chaffin — "Feelin' Low/Lone-some For My Baby" SUN 262 VG+/VG MB $10


16. Ernie Chaffin — "Laughin' And Jokin'/I'm Lonesome" SUN 275 M- MB $50


17. Jean Chapel — "I Won't Be Rockin' Tonight/Welcome To The Club" SUN 244 M- MB $50

18. Buddy Cunningham — "Why Do I Cry/Right Or Wrong" SUN 208 M- SCARCE # on SUN and the only time Sam Phillips ventured into the world of straight "Pop" type music — which was a dismal failure . . . one number before THE KING exploded on the scene with "That's All Right Mama" MB $100


19. Jack Earl And The Jimbos — "Slow Down/A Fool For Loving You" SUN 240 M- MB $75


20. Billy (The Kid) Emerson — "When It Rains It Pours/Move Baby Move" SUN 214 VG/VG+ MB $10


21. Billy "The Kid" Emerson — "Little Fine Healthy Thing/Something For Nothing" SUN 233 VG+/M- MB $20

22. Charlie Feathers — "Peepin' Eyes / I've Been Deceived" FLIP 503VG+Very nice copy of classic FEATHERS release! MB $200


23. Rosco Gordon — "The Chicken/Love For You Baby" FLIP 237 VG MB $10


24. Rosco Gordon — "The Chicken/Love For You Baby" SUN 237 G MB $5


25. Rosco Gordon — "Shoobie Oobie/Cheese And Crackers" SUN 257 M- MB $50

26. Raymond Hill — "Bourbon Street Jump /The Snuggle" SUN 204VG+RARE Blues instrumental that sold a bit in Memphis and nowhere else MB $200


27. Glenn Honeycutt — "I'll Be Around/I'll Wait Forever" SUN 264 VG+/M- MB $20

28. Dreamy Joe — "Hardin's Bread Boogie/You've Done Me Wrong" ACTION PRODUCTIONS NO # VG+ RECORDED, PRODUCED AND RELEASED BY SUN — a singing commercial for bread!!!! There are a few pressing bubbles on each side that cause light thumping as it is played. MB $100


29. Smokey Joe — "The Signifying Monkey/Listen To Me Baby" SUN 228 M- MB $75


30. Bill Justis — "Raunchy/The Midnite Man" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3519 M- MB $25


31. Bill Justis — "College Man/The Stranger" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3522 M- MB $25


32. Dickey Lee And The Collegiates — "Good Lovin'/Memories Never Grow Old" SUN 280 M- MB $75

33. Jerry Lee Lewis With His Pumping Piano — "Crazy Arms/End Of The Road" SUN 259 VG+ MB $100

34. Jerry Lee Lewis — "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On/It'll Be Me" SUN 267 M- MB $150

35. Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano — "Great Balls Of Fire/You Win Again" SUN 281 VG+ MB $75


36. Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano — "Breathless/Down The Line" SUN 288 M- MB $100

37. Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano — "High School Confidential/Fools Like Me" SUN 296 MINT MB $150

38. Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano — "Break-Up/I'll Make It All Up To You" SUN 303 M- RARE MB $200

39. Miller Sisters — "Someday You Will Pay/You Didn't Think I Would Mind" FLIP 504 M-/VG+ With CHARLIE FEATHERS on spoons MB $75

40. The Miller Sisters — "There's No Right Way To Do Me Wrong/You Can Tell Me" SUN 230 VG+ MB $75


41. Little Milton — "Beggin' My Baby/Somebody Told Me" SUN 194 M- MB $150

42. Little Milton — "If You Love Me/Alone And Blue" SUN 200 G Autographed by LITTLE MILTON to Blues collector Steve LaVere MB $100

43. Little Milton — "Lookin' For My Baby / Homesick For My Baby" SUN 220M- Tough one MB $300


44. Little Junior's Blue Flames — "Mystery Train/Love My Baby" SUN 192 M- MB $100


45. Carl Perkins — "Blue Suede Shoes/Honey, Don't" SUN 234 VG+ MB $20


46. Carl Perkins — "Glad All Over/Lend Me Your Comb" SUN 287 M- MB $50

47. Earl Peterson — "Boogie Blues/In The Dark" SUN 197 M- MB $100

48. Barbara Pitman — "I Need A Man / No Matter Who's To Blame" SUN 253M-MB $200

49. Elvis Presley — "Good Rockin' Tonight / I Don't Care If The Sun Don't Shine" SUN 210VG+ MB $300

50. The Prisonaires — "My God Is Real /Softly And Tenderly" SUN 189M- MB $200


51. Slim Rhodes — "Gonna Romp And Stomp/Bad Girl" SUN 238 M- MB $100


52. Rhythm Rockers — "Juke Box, Help Me Find My Baby/Fiddle Bop" SUN 248 M- MB $100


53. Rudi Richarson — "Fool's Hall Of Fame/Why Should I Cry" SUN 271 M- MB $75

54. Billy Riley — "Rock With Me Baby/Trouble Bound" SUN 245 M- MB $100

55. Billy Riley And The Little Green Men — "Red Hot/Pearly Lee" SUN 277 VG+ MB $50

56. Billy Riley And His Little Green Men — "Flyin' Saucers Rock & Roll/I Want You Baby" SUN 260 M- MB $100

57. Doctor Ross — "Chicago Breakdown/Come Back Baby" SUN 193 VG- SUPER RARE "SAMPLE" PROMO COPY MB $100


58. Mack Self — "Easy To Love/Everyday" SUN 273 M- MB $50


59. Warren Smith — "I've Got Love If You Want It/I Fell In Love" SUN 286 VG+ MB $25

60. Eddie Snow — "Ain't That Right/Bring Your Love Back Home" SUN 226 M- MB $150

61. Sun Spot Quartet — "Led Out Of Bondage /Settle In The Promised Land" SUN SPOT 1005 • M- Yes, this is indeed a part of the history of SUN records. This Gospel release came out before SUN but was owned by a member of the Phillips Family. MB $300

62. Rufus Thomas, Jr — "Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle)/Save That Money" SUN 188 M- MB $200


63. Wade & Dick — "Bop Bop Baby/Don't Need Your Lovin' Baby" SUN 269 M- MB $75


64. Jim Williams — "Please Don't Cry Over Me/That Depends On You" SUN 270 VG MB $10

65. Maggie Sue Wimberly — "Daydreams Come True/How Long" SUN 229 VG+ MB $25



Meteor Label 78's:

66. James Anderson — "Let My Last Days Be My Best/Something Within Me" METEOR 5020 M- RARE MB $200

67. The Angel Voices — "Tell The Angels/Walkin' And Talkin' With Jesus" METEOR 5015 VG+ MB $20

68. Leo Baxter And Orchestra — "Heartaches/Can I Depend On You?" METEOR 5012 VG+ MB $25

69. Bep Brown And His Orchestra — "Round House Boogie/Kickin' The Blues Around" METEOR 5001 M- MB $25

70. Sax Man Brown And Elmo James Broom Dusters — "Sax-Ony Boogie/Dumb Woman Blues" METEOR 5016 M- MB $50

71. Barney Burcham And The Daydreamers — "Can't Steal My Way Around/Much Too Young For Love" METEOR 5023 VG- MB $10

72. Chicago Sunny Boy aka JOE HILL LOUIS — "Western Union Man/Jack Pot" METEOR 5004 VG+ MB $75

73. The Del Rios — "Alone On A Rainy Nite/Lizzie" METEOR 5038 M- TOUGH ONE MB $200

74. Earl (Whoopin' & Hollerin') Forrest — "I Wronged A Woman/I Can't Forgive You" METEOR 5005 M- MB $50

75. Carl (Mr. Broadway) Green And His Orchestra — "My Best Friend/Four Years, Seven Days" METEOR 5002 M- MB $50

76. "Red" Hadley's Wranglers — "Brother, That's All/Ring Out Those Bells" METEOR 5017 VG+/M- MB $25

77. Smokey Hogg — "Dark Clouds/I Declare" METEOR 5021 M- MB $75

78. Mac & Jake — "Yakey Yak/A Gal Named Joe" METEOR 5022 M- MB $100

79. Al Smith's Progressive Jazz — "Beale Street Stomp/Slidin' Home" METEOR 5013 M- MB $50

80. Buster Smith And His Orchestra — "Leapin' In Chicago/Crying In The Chapel" METEOR 5010 G MB $5

81. Rufus "Bearcat" Thomas — "I'm Steady Holdin' On/The Easy Livin' Plan" METEOR 5039 M- Label is Autographed by RUFUS THOMAS MB $200

82. The Velvatones — "Real Gone Baby/Feelin' Kinda Lonely" METEOR 5042 M- MB $200

83. Jimmy Wright And His Orchestra — "Scotch Mist/Porkey Pine" METEOR 5007 M- MB $50

SUN Related 78's:

84. Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats — "Juiced/Independent Woman" CHESS 1472 M- MB $100


85. Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats — "Leo The Louse/Hi Ho Baby" CHESS 1496 M-/VG+ MB $50

86. Joe Hill Louis — "Don't Trust Your Best Friend / Joe's Jump" COLUMBIA 30221M- WHITE LABEL PROMO — This is the rarest and best of his two records for Columbia and expecially nice on a white label promo. MB $500


87. Joe Hill Louis The One Man Band — "Street Walkin' Woman/Walkin' Talkin' Blues" MODERN 822 VG MB $20

88. Joe Hill Louis (The One Man Band) — "Peace Of Mind/Chocolate Blonde" MODERN 856 M- MB $100

89. Joe Hill Louis — "Dorothy Mae/When I'm Gone" CHECKER 763 M- MB $150

90. Leslie Louis aka JOE HILL LOUIS — "Don't Do It Again/Riding Home" DELUXE 509 VG+ MB $150

91. Joe Hill Louis And His Band — "Hydramatic Woman/Bad Woman Blues" BIG TOWN 401 M- His version of Jackie Brenston's "Rocket 88" MB $200


92. Jimmy Rogers And His Trio — "That's All Right/Ludella" CHESS 1435 VG MB $10


93. Southern Stars — "Surely God Is Able/Don't Give Up" CHESS 1520 VG+ Rare CHESS Gospel MB $25



Rock & Roll 78's:

94. Joe Alexander And The Cubans WITH CHUCK BERRY — "Oh Maria/I Hope These Words Will Find You Well" BALLAD 1008 M- CHUCK BERRY'S FIRST RECORD — BEFORE CHESS MB $100


95. Chuck Berry — "Thirty Days/To-gether" CHESS 1610 VG+ MB $20


96. Chuck Berry — "Oh Baby Doll/La-jaunda" CHESS 1664 M- MB $50


97. Chuck Berry — "Johnny B. Goode/Around & Around" CHESS 1691 VG MB $50

98. Chuck Berry — "Sweet Little Rock And Roll/Joe Joe Gun" CHESS 1709 M- Tough to find clean on 78 MB $100


99. Chuck Berry — "Anthony Boy/That's My Desire" CHESS 1716 VG+ MB $25

100. Chuck Berry — "Back In The U.S.A./Memphis, Tennessee" CHESS 1729 VG/M- RARE on 78 rpm MB $75


101. Carolyn Bradshaw — "Oh! I Like It/This Is The Knight" CHESS 4861 VG MB $5

102. Charlie Feathers And Junior Kim-brough — "Feel Good Again/Now, Little Girl" PERFECT 69309 MINT 1970's 78 rpm release MB $25


103. Jan & Arnie — "Jennie Lee/Gotta Getta Date" ARWIN 108 VG+/M- MB $75


104. Johnnie & Joe — "Over The Mountain, Across The Sea/My Baby's Gone" Chess 1654 M- MB $25


105. Johnnie & Joe — "Why Did She Go/Why Oh Why" CHESS 1693 M- MB $25

106. Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano — "Let's Talk About Us/The Ballad Of Billie Joe" LONDON 8241 M- SUN RECORDINGS, ISSUED BY LONDON IN SOUTH AFRICA — NEVER ON USA SUN 78 MB $100

Coulter SUN 78's consignment auction #3 highlights

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