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February 23, 2023 Daniel Levine
Pre-War Blues 78's Auction: highlights

Closes Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 at 7:00 pm PT

Dear Friends,

Daniel Levine was a long-time friend of mine. We talked several times a month about records. He passed away suddenly a year ago.

Daniel's will gave me first option to buy his collection and I did!

I have chosen to compile just ONE GREAT auction from his records and THIS IS IT!

Daniel loved Blues AND Gospel so there will be a bit of Gospel on this auction, as well as many great Blues classics and some super rarities!

There will be some titles here that rarely come up for auction these days.

To avoid disappointment, please use my call back system. Inform me if you'd like a call-back to tell you of the current top bids on records you want. Then you decide if you want to go higher or not.

E+ is the highest grade used. This is the old-time 78 grading system and I am very strict.

Enjoy the list and good luck to all!

Rest in peace, Daniel.

Daniel Levine February 23rd Pre-War Blues 78's auction: full list

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1. Robert Johnson — "Kind Hearted Woman Blues / Terraplane Blues" VOCALION 03416 • E- Yes, this is the most "common" Johnson title, BUT this copy is the true FIRST PRESSING containing TAKE ONE, which features his only GUITAR SOLO. Comes in original VOCALION sleeve too! MB $15,000

2. Robert Johnson — "Hell Hound On My Trail / From Four Until Late" VOCALION 03623 • E+ Stunning near perfect copy of his second most desirable 78 (after "Cross Roads Blues"). You NEVER see Johnsons this clean!!! MASTERPIECE! MB $20,000

3. Charley Patton — "Lord I'm Discouraged / I'm Goin' Home" PARAMOUNT 12883 • V+ Anytime you can get a Patton graded better than V, you are doing great as most existing Pattons are V or less. This one plays loud and clear too! MB $8,000

4. Lane Hardin — "California Desert Blues / Hard Time Blues" BLUEBIRD 6242 • E- Small #ol on B-side. ABSOLUTE MASTERPIECE and one of the GREATEST OBSCURE BLUES RECORDS of the 1930's! Both sides are stunning! MB $5,000

5. Furry Lewis — "Judge Harsh Blues / I Will Turn Your Money Green" VICTOR 38506 • EVery light grain . . . MASTERPIECE!!! Furry's BEST record!!! Almost NEVER for sale at any price! MB $5,000

6. Robert Wilkins — "Long Train Blues / Alabama Blues" BRUNSWICK 7205 • V+ The Wilkins Brunswick releases are among the hardest of all Pre-War Blues records to find. They just never turn up and those that own them, do not sell them at any price! MB $5,000

12. Barefoot Bill From Alabama aka ED BELL — "Squabblin' Blues / Bad Boy" COLUMBIA 14526 • E+ With tiny edge chip, not affecting play—fabulous record!!! MB $2,000

15. Blind Blake — "Early Morning Blues / West Coast Blues" PARAMOUNT 12387 • E Tough to find ANYTHING by Blake in E or better condition MB $1,000

16. Blind Blake — "Black Dog Blues / Buck-Town Blues" PARAMOUNT 12464 E ANOTHER clean Blake MB $1,000

20. Barbecue Bob — "Red Hot Mama - Papa's Going To Cool You Off / Good Time Rounder" COLUMBIA 14449 E+ STUNNING COPY!!! Looks like it was made yesterday!MB $1,000

23. Richard (Rabbit) Brown — "James Alley / I'm Not Jealous" VICTOR 20578 E MASTERPIECE MB $1,000

26. Cannon's Jug Stompers — "Minglewood Blues / Madison Street Rag" VICTOR 21267 E MB $1,000

31. Cannon's Jug Stompers — "Noah's Blues / Ripley Blues" VICTOR 38539 • E MB $1,000

32. Cannon's Jug Stompers — "Cairo Rag / Hollywood Rag" VICTOR 38566 E MB $1,000

33. Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers — "Last Chance Blues / The Rooster's Crowing Blues" VICTOR 38593 E/E- MB $800

46. Dallas String Band — "Shine / Sugar Blues" COLUMBIA 14574 E MB $700

47. Daniels And Torrence — "I'm Goin' To Tell God How You Doin'/Slippin' And Slidin' Up The Golden Street" VICTOR 20499 E+ MB $800

48. Julius Daniels — "Crow Jane Blues /Richmond Blues" VICTOR 21065 E MB $1,000

50. Teddy Darby — "Lawdy Lawdy Worried Blues / My Laona Blues" PARAMOUNT 12828 E- MASTERPIECE MB $1,000

52. Blind Willie Davis — "I've Got A Key To The Kingdom/Your Enemy Cannot Harm You" PARAMOUNT 12726 V+ MB $500

55. Macon Ed & Tampa Joe —"Everything's Coming My Way / Try That Thing" OKEH 8855 E/E+ MB $800

57. John Estes — "Poor John Blues/Whatcha' Doin' " VICTOR 38628 V+ My favorite Estes of all time is "Whatcha' Doin' " MB $500

62. Will Ezell With Blind Roosevelt Graves — "Pitchin' Boogie/Just Can't Stay Here" PARAMOUNT 12855 E/E- MB $500

69. Clifford Gibson — "Keep Your Windows Pinned / Society Blues" VICTOR 38612 E- RARE MB $1,000

73. Sloppy Henry — "Royal Palm Special Blues / Jomo Man Blues" OKEH 8845 E+ MB $1,000

79. "Peg Leg" Howell And His Gang — "Peg Leg Stomp/Too Tight Blues" COLUMBIA 14298 E/E+ MB $500

80. Peg Leg Howell And Eddie Anthony — "Banjo Blues / Turkey Buzzard Blues" COLUMBIA 14382 • E+ MB $800

81. Peg Leg Howell And Jim Hill — "Monkey Man Blues / Chitlin' Supper" COLUMBIA 14426 E+ MB $1,000

83. Peg Leg Howell — "Skin Game Blues / Doin' Wrong" COLUMBIA 14473 E+ MB $1,000

86. Jim Jackson — "I Heard The Voice Of A Pork Chop/Old Dog Blue" VICTOR 21387 E+ His BEST record!!! Both sides are great!!! MB $500

87. Blind Lemon Jefferson — "Black Snake Moan / Match Box Blues" OKEH 8455 E+ LIKE NEW—FROM OLD STORE STOCK MB $2,000

88. Papa Charlie Jackson — "Scoodle Um Skoo/What's That Thing She's Shakin' " OKEH 8954 E+ MB $1,000

94. Tommy Johnson — "Cool Drink Of Water Blues / Big Road Blues" VICTOR 21279 V+ MASTERPIECE! MB $2,000

95. Blind Willie Johnson — "I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole/Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed" COLUMBIA 14276 E MB $500

96. Blind Willie Johnson — "I'm Gonna Run To The City Of Refuge / Jesus Is Coming Soon" COLUMBIA 14391 E+ Clean Blind Willie Johnson 78's are HARD to find . . . lots of used ones out there, but try to find them E or better!!! MB $1,000

97. Blind Willie Johnson — "Lord I Just Can't Keep From Crying / Keep Your Lamp" COLUMBIA 14425 E+ MB $1,000

99. Blind Willie Johnson — "God Moves On The Water/Take Your Burden To The Lord" COLUMBIA 14520 E MB $800

101. Jack Kelly And His South Memphis Jug Band — "Highway No. 61 Blues / Red Ripe Tomatoes" PERFECT 0254 E/E- MB $800

105. Robert Lockwood — "I'm Gonna Train My Baby / Black Spider Blues"BLUEBIRD 8877 E+ MB $1,000

106. Moses Mason — "Judgement Day In The Morning/Red Cross The Disciple Of Christ Today" PARAMOUNT 12601 E MB $500


118. Ruby Glaze – Blind Willie McTell — "Mama, Let Me Scoop For You / Rollin' Mama Blues" BLUEBIRD 6007 V+ MB $2,000

128. Memphis Jug Band — "Stealin', Stealin'/Whitewash Station Blues" VICTOR 38504 E- MASTERPIECE MB $500

134. Rosie Mae Moore With CHARLIE McCOY — "School Girl Blues / Stranger Blues" VICTOR 21408 E MB $500

137. Lil McClintock — "Furniture Man / Don't Think I'm Santa Claus" COLUMBIA 14575 E/E+ RARE MB $1,500

138. Lil McClintock — "Sow Good Seeds / Mother Called Her Child To Her Dying Bed" COLUMBIA 14602 E+ MASTERPIECE MB $2,000

139. Earl McDonald's Original Louisville Jug Band — "She's In The Graveyard Now" COLUMBIA 14255 E+ MB $1,000

140. Kansas Joe And Memphis Minnie — "When The Levee Breaks / That Will Be All Right" COLUMBIA 14439 E+ MASTERPIECE COVERED BY LED ZEPPLIN MB $3,000

141. Kansas Joe And Memphis Minnie — "Bumble Bee / I Want That" COLUMBIA 14542 E+MB $2,000

142. Blind Nesbit — "Pure Religion / Canaan Land" COLUMBIA 14576 E+/E MASTERPIECE MB $2,000

144. Nugrape Twins — "I Got Your Ice Cold Nugrape / There's A City Built Of Mansions" COLUMBIA 14187 E+ MB $1,000

147. Washington Phillips — "Denomination Blues - Part 1 / Part 2" COLUMBIA 14333 E+ MB $800

154. Mississippi Sheiks — "Sitting On Top Of The World No. 2/Times Done Got Hard" OKEH 8854 E+ MB $800

155. Mississippi Sheiks — "The World Is Going Wrong / I've Got Blood In My Eyes" COLUMBIA 14660 E+ RARE MB $2,000

161. Frank Stokes — " 'Taint Nobody's Business_Part 1 / Part 2" VICTOR 38500 E MASTERPIECE MB $3,000

166. George Torey — "Married Woman Blues / Lonesome Man Blues" MELOTONE 7-08-57 E/E+ MASTERPIECE MB $2,000

167. Henry Townsend — "Mistreated Blues / Poor Man Blues" COLUMBIA 14491E+MB $1,500

170. Rev. I. B. Ware With Wife And Son — "You Better Quit Drinking Shine / I Wouldn't Mind Dying (But I Gotta Go By Myself)" VOCALION 1235V+ MASTERPIECE MB $1,500

172. Curly Weaver With BLIND WILLIE McTELL — "Sometime Mama / Two Faced Woman" CHAMPION 50065E+ MB $800

176. Robert Wilkins — "Rolling Stone – Part 1 / Part 2" VICTOR 21741V+ MB $1,000

177. Henry Williams And Eddie Anthony — "Georgia Crawl/Lonesome Blues" COLUMBIA 14328 E/E+ MB $500

178. Rabbits Foot Williams aka SAM COLLINS — "I'm Gonna Cross That River Of Jordan Some O' These Days / I Want To Be Like Jesus In My Heart" SILVERTONE 5172E/E- Label slightly faded, MASTERPIECE! MB $1,000

Daniel Levine February 23rd Pre-War Blues 78's auction: full list

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