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1. Lightnin' Hopkins — "Leavin' Blues / Moanin' Blues" TnT 8010 M- INSANELY rare . . . Only a couple known on 45 or 78!!! Hopkins made two records for TnT and both of them are near impossible to find!! Gorgeous copy! MB $2,500

2. Les Vendor aka JOE HILL LOUIS — "Just Plain Tired / I Cried For Love" VENDOR 100NICE VG+ ULTRA RARE . . . Only 100 copies pressed and ONLY ABOUT FIVE KNOWN TO HAVE SURVIVED!!! Vendor was a Jukebox company in Memphis that Louis worked for. MB $10,000

3. Little Joe aka JOE HILL LOUIS — "Glamour Girl / Keep Your Arms Around Me" HOUSE OF SOUND 500M- Rare Memphis label and this one is not as rare as the Vendor 45 but doesn't show up much on 45 rpm. Beautiful copy!MB $2,000

4. "Peppermint" Harris — "Maggie's Boogie / Right Back On It" ALADDIN 3130MINT YES, THIS IS THE ULTRA RARE GREEN WAX PRESSING!!! Aladdin did SOME issues in RED, BLUE, GREEN and ORANGE plastic but they are really tough to find!!! MB $2,000

5. Birmingham Junior And His Lover Boys — "Birmingham Late Hours /You're Too Bad" EBONY 1007VG+/M- EBONY was owned by J. Mayo Williams who ran Paramount for awhile in the 1920's. This is a stunningly great Country Blues that almost never turns up. MB $2,000

6. Buster Smith And His Heat Waves — "That's Your Lovin' Baby / Til Broad Daylight" BIG TOWN127 M- ONLY KNOWN COPY!! I didn't even know this was pressed. I bought out Big Town and have all the masters, yet there was NO copy in their files. MB $2,000


7. Johnny Ace / Earl Forrest — "Mid Night Hours Journey /Trouble And Me" FLAIR 1015M- Johnny Ace's FIRST record and quite scarce on 45 rpm format MB $300

12. Jesse Allen — "Dragnet/Take It Easy" BAYOU 011 M- TOUGH MB $200

20. Lazy Bill And His Blue Rhythms — "I Had A Dream / She Got Me Walkin' " CHANCE 1148 VG+ NICEST COPY I'VE EVER SEEN of this super great CHANCE Blues Rarity! Small name on label on A-side as shown. WHAT A RECORD!!! MB $2,000

21. " "Bobby Blue" Bland — "No Blow, No Show /Army Blues" DUKE 115MINT RARE AND EARLY ONE BY BLAND MB $350

23. The Blue Flamers — "Watch On/Driving Down The Highway" EXCELLO 2026 M- Great one MB $300

29. John Brim And His Stompers — "Tough Times/Gary Stomp" PARROT 799 NICE VG Ultra rare RED vinyl. It plays fabulous!!! VERY few known on red vinyl MB $200

37. Roy Brown And His Mighty-Mighty Men — "Bar Room Blues /Good Rockin' Man" DELUXE 3319M- CLASSIC AND TOUGH ON 45 RPM FORMAT MB $300

39. Leonard Carbo — "Pigtails & Blue Jeans/So Tired" VEE-JAY 291 MINT GREAT ROCKIN' BLUES from the lead singer for the SPIDERS MB $150

44. Pee Wee Crayton — "Have You Lost Your Love For Me / Cool Evening" MODERN 892M- RARE and this is the first and only copy I've had on 45 rpm MB $200

55. Floyd Dixon — "Too Much Jellyroll / Baby, Let's Go Down To The Woods" ALADDIN 3111VG+ EARLY LIEBER AND STOLLER and very scarce on 45 rpm MB $250

56. Floyd Dixon — "Wine, Wine, Wine/Call Operator 210" ALADDIN 3135 M- PITTSBURGH CLASSIC MB $200

59. Fats Domino — "How Long /Dreaming" IMPERIAL 5209M- GORGEOUS RED WAX PRESSING MB $300

62. Fats Domino — "Don't Leave Me This Way/Something's Wrong" IMPERIAL 5262 M- RED VINYL, RARE MB $300

63. J & J Deuces — "Sweet Woman Blues / Little Woman Blues" CORDE 11965 MINT Super RARE and Super GREAT! MB $1,500

71. Calvin Frazier — "Have Blues Must Travel / Lilly Mae" J-V-B 86M- FABULOUS! MB $500

73. Little Willie Foster — "Crying The Blues/Little Girl" COBRA 5011 M- MB $200

86. Arthur Gunter — "Baby Let's Play House/Blues After Hours" EXCELLO 2047 M- CLASSIC MB $150

107. Tony Hollins — "Fishin' Blues / I'll Get A Break" DECCA 48300M- GREAT MB $400

114. Eddie Hope & Manish Boys — "A Fool No More / Lost Child" MARLIN 804M- DOUBLE-SIDED ROCKIN' BLUES MASTERPIECE MB $800

135. Joe Houston — "Pig Tails/Chittlin' " BAYOU 012 M- RARE MB $150

138. Lil' Son Jackson — "Blues By The Hour /Trouble Don't Last Always" IMPERIAL 5286M- Rare on 45! MB $300

144. Elmore James — "Country Boogie / She Just Won't Do Right" CHECKER 777VG+ RARE!!! MB $1,500

154. Bobo Jenkins — "Democrat Blues / Bad Luck And Trouble" CHESS 1565 NICE VG+ RARE on 45 rpm format MB $500

204. Willie Mabon And His Combo — "I'm Mad / Night Latch" CHESS 1538M- RED WAX—TOUGH MB $200

208. Fats Matthews — "Down The Line / You Know It" IMPERIAL 5235M- TOUGH NEW ORLEANS SOUND! MB $200

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218. Amos Milburn And His Aladdin Chicken-shackers — "Bad, Bad Whiskey/I'm Gonna Tell My Mama" ALADDIN 3068 M- All Time Classic and a VERY EARLY 45 RPM MB $150

222. Little Milton — "Alone And Blue / If You Love Me" SUN 200VG+ RARE! MB $1,000

228. Robert Nighthawk And His Nighthawks Band — "The Moon Is Rising / Maggie Campbell" STATES 131 MINT 1950'S Blues Masterpiece MB $500

237. Country Paul — "Since I Seen Your Smiling Face / One More Time" KING 4532VG+ TOUGH ON 45 RPM MB $300

238. King Perry And His Band — "Pitching A Party/Back To Kansas City" HOLLYWOOD 1030 M- VOCALS ON BOTH SIDES AND RARE!!! MB $150

247. Tampa Red — "Midnight Boogie/I Miss My Lovin' Blues" RCA VICTOR 50-0112 M- Maroon and Silver PROMO COPY MB $150

258. Little Richard — "Get Rich Quick / Thinkin' 'Bout My Mother" RCA VICTOR 47-4582 • M- WHITE LABEL PROMO—RARE!!! From his early days singing Blues MB $750

259. Duces Of Rhythm & Tempo Toppers With Little Richard — "Ain't That Good News / Fool At The Wheel" PEACOCK 1616M- Harder to find than his big hits on Specialty MB $300

260. Tempo Toppers Featuring Little Richard — "Rice, Red Beans And Turnip Greens/Always" PEACOCK 1628 M- MB $200

266. "Doctor" Ross — "Industrial Boogie / Thirty-Two Twenty" DIR 101M- FABULOUS MB $500

273. Washboard Sam — "Diggin' My Potatoes /Bright Eyes" CHESS 1545M- With label damage as shown. If you can live with that, it's a gorgeous copy and super rare on 45 rpm! FANTASTIC RECORD! MB $300

275. Alonzo Scales — "Hard Luck Child/We Just Can't Agree" WING 90049 M- RARE AND GREAT!!! MB $300

283. Sunnyland Slim — "Devil Is A Busy Man / Going Back To Memphis" BLUE LAKE 105MINT RED VINYL!!! #ol on B-side MB $1,000

289. Otis Spann — "It Must Have Been The Devil / Five Spot" CHECKER 807 G Plays like NEW!!!! A MINT copy would sell for $5,000 or more. This one doesn't look pretty but sounds near Mint for a fraction of the price. MASTERPIECE!! MB $500

290. Walter Spriggs — "Week End Man/I'm Not Your Fool Anymore" BLUE LAKE 109 M- MB $200

299. Sonny "Hootin' " Terry And His Harmonica With Brownie McGhee — "I Don't Worry (Sittin On Top Of The World) / Man Ain't Nothin' But A Fool" JAX 305M- RED VINYL MB $300

300. Sonny Terry Trio — "Dangerous Woman/Hootin' Blues" GRAMERCY 1005 M- RED VINYL, CLASSIC MB $200

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

310. Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton — "Hound Dog/Rock A Bye Baby" PEACOCK 1612 MINT MB $200

314. T-Bone Walker — "Get These Blues Off Me / I Got The Blues Again"IMPERIAL 5181M-/VG+ EXTREMELY RARE EARLY IMPERIAL 45 RPM MB $500

328. Muddy Waters And His Guitar — "I'm Your Hoochie Kooche Man/She's So Pretty" CHESS 1560 M- CLASSIC MB $150

336. Junior Wells And His Eagle Rockers — "Hodo Man / Junior's Wail" STATES 134M- MASTERPIECE MB $1,000


341. Jo Jo Williams And His Band — "Rock'n Roll Boogie / All Pretty Wimmens" ATOMIC - H no #M- MASTERPIECE! MB $500

345. "Sonny Boy" Williamson — "Let Me Explain/Your Imagination" CHECKER 834 M- WHITE LABEL PROMO, Rare, date of MAR 1956 stamped on label MB $150

350. Howlin' Wolf — "Who Will Be Next/I Have A Little Girl" CHESS 1593 M- MB $150

352. Howlin Wolf — "I Asked For Water/So Glad" CHESS 1632 M- WHITE LABEL PROMO—Rare!!! MB $200

My February 7th, 2023 Killer Blues 45's auction complete list

Printed (PDF) version of my February 7th, 2023 Killer Blues 45's auction