My June 27th Auction: Jim Coulter SUN 78's Collection #2!

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The Jim Coulter SUN 78's Collection, Auction #2: Complete List!

Closes Tuesday, June 27th, 2023 at 7:00 pm PT

Welcome to the second 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. 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.

Thank you, and Good Luck to all!

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Top SUN Rarities!

1. Joe Hill Louis — "We All Gotta Go Sometime / She May Be Yours" SUN 178 • M- Legendary SUN label rarity by one of the greatest "one man band" Blues artists of the 1950's! He never made a bad record and this is a great one! MB $1,500

2. Jimmy & Walter — "Easy / Before Long" SUN 180 • M-Jimmy DeBerry & Walter Horton Harmonica Blues Masterpiece and the first "Hit" for the SUN label—didn't sell a ton, but sold and made SUN an established label. MB $500

3. Rufus Thomas, Jr. — "Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle) / Save That Money" SUN 188 • VG+WHITE LABEL with BROWN PRINT PROMO COPY and "SAMPLE" PRINTED IN RED. These Promo SUN releases look super cool and are VERY scarce!!! MB $500

4. Prisonaires — "My God Is Real / Softly And Tenderly" SUN 189 • VG+WHITE LABEL with BROWN PRINT PROMO COPY and "SAMPLE" PRINTED IN RED. These SUN Promos just almost never come up for sale!!! MB $500

5. Jimmy DeBerry — "Take A Little Chance / Time Has Made A Change" SUN 185 • MINT Old store stock NEW copy of classic and rare BLUES record by Pre-War artist Jimmy DeBerry. Almost never for sale anywhere anymore. MB $500

6. Bill Taylor & Smokey Joe — "Split Personality / Lonely Sweetheart" FLIP 502 • M-This is the rarest release on SAM PHILLIPS' other label. Local Memphis boys and this one is borderline Rockabilly and you can hear where SUN was heading. MB $500


Rare and Collectible SUN 78'S and SUN Related


7. Edwin Bruce — "Rock Boppin' Baby/More Than Yesterday" SUN 276 M-/VG+ MB $25

8. Sonny Burgess — "Red Headed Woman/We Wanna Boogie" SUN 247 M- MB $150


9. Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two — "I Walk The Line/Get Rhythm" SUN 241 M- MB $75


10. Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two — "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen/Big River" SUN 283 M- MB $75


11. Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two — "Guess Things Happen That Way/Come In Stranger" SUN 295 G MB $5


12. Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two — "The Ways Of A Woman In Love/You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven" SUN 302 M- MB $100

13. Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two — "Luther Played The Boogie / Thanks A Lot" SUN 316 • M- TOUGH ONE on 78 rpm MB $300


14. Jean Chapel — "I Won't Be Rockin' Tonight/Welcome To The Club" SUN 244 M- MB $75


15. Jack Clement — "Ten Years/Your Lover Boy" SUN 291 VG+ MB $25


Billy "The Kid" Emerson, Rest in Peace

Billie "The Kid" Emerson12/21/1925 – 4/25/2023

Billy "The Kid" Emerson, a seminal Blues singer, song-writer and pianist who wrote the classic Rock & Roll song "Red Hot," died April 25 at 97 years old in a nursing home in Tarpon Springs, Florida. He was one of the first performers on SUN Records.

Mr. Emerson wasn't well-known nationally, however his records were regional hits and covered by others. His most celebrated composition, "Red Hot," was performed by The Beatles at the Star-Club in Hamburg. The tune charted for Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs in the 1960's.

Mr. Emerson served in the Navy during World War II and in the Air Force during the Korean War. He acquired the nickname "Billy The Kid" while playing with a band dressed like outlaws.

Thank you for your service and for your music. Rest in peace.

16. Billy "The Kid" Emerson — "No Teasing Around / If Lovin' Is Believing" SUN 195 • M-MB $300

17. Billy (The Kid) Emerson — "I'm Not Going Home / The Woodchuck" SUN 203 • VG MB $50

18. Billy "The Kid" Emerson — "Little Fine Healthy Thing / Something For Nothing" SUN 233 • M- MB $75

19. Charlie Feathers — "Peepin' Eyes / I've Been Deceived" SUN 503 • M- TOUGH to find on SUN—also released on FLIP. MB $500

20. Rosco Gordon — "Just Love Me Baby / Weeping Blues" FLIP 227 • MINT RARE one also released on SUN but much rarer on FLIP MB $250


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


22. Rosco Gordon — "The Chicken/Love For You Baby" SUN 237 MINT Also issued on FLIP but THIS is the rare one MB $75

23. Ray Harris — "Come On Little Mama/Where'd You Stay Last Night" SUN 254 M- MB $150


24. Ray Harris — "Greenback Dollar, Watch And Chain/Foolish Heart" SUN 272 POOR Wol on B-side MB $5


25. Glen Honeycutt — "I'll Be Around/I'll Wait Forever" SUN 264 VG+ MB $25


26. Smokey Joe — "The Signifying Monkey/Listen To Me Baby" FLIP 228 M- MB $100

27. Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano — "Great Balls Of Fire /You Win Again"SUN 281 • M- AUTOGRAPHED "Thanks Jerry Lee Lewis" on the A-side label and it is 1,000% a real autograph—not many of these around! MB $300


28. Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano — "Breathless/Down The Line" SUN 288 VG MB $10

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


30. Sammy Lewis With Willie Johnson — "I Feel So Worried/So Long Baby Goodbye" SUN 218 VG+ MB $50


31. The Miller Sisters — "Someday You Will Pay/You Didn't Think I Would" SUN 504 VG MB $50


32. The Miller Sisters — "Someday You Will Pay/You Didn't Think I Would" FLIP 504 M-/VG+ MB $75

33. The Miller Sisters — "There's No Right Way To Do Me Wrong/You Can Tell Me" SUN 230 M- MB $100

34. Little Milton — "If You Love Me/Alone And Blue" SUN 200 VG+/M- MB $200


35. Roy Orbison — "Chicken-Hearted/I Like Love" SUN 284 VG+/M- MB $100


36. Little Junior's Blue Flames — "Feelin' Good/Fussin' And Fightin' Blues" SUN 187 M- MB $100

37. Carl Perkins — "Gone, Gone, Gone/Let The Jukebox Keep On Playing" SUN 224 M- MB $200


38. Carl Perkins — "Blue Suede Shoes/Honey, Don't!" SUN 234 M- Tough to find this clean!!! Most copies are worn. MB $100


39. Carl Perkins — "Boppin' The Blues/All Mama's Children" SUN 243 M-/VG+ MB $25


40. Carl Perkins — "Dixie Fried/I'm Sorry, I'm Not Sorry" SUN 249 M- MB $75


41. Carl Perkins — "Glad All Over/Lend Me Your Comb" SUN 287 M- MB $75


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

43. Elvis Presley — "That's All Right / Blue Moon Of Kentucky" SUN 209 • VG+Clean copy of all time MASTERPIECE with just some slight scuffing, B-side has a ring on the label. MB $300


44. Prisonaires — "Just Walkin' In The Rain/Baby Please" SUN 186 VG+ MB $25

45. Slim Rhodes — "The House Of Sin/Are You Ashamed Of Me" SUN 225 M- MB $200


46. Slim Rhodes — "Take And Give/Do What I Do" SUN 256 M- MB $50


47. Rudi Richardson — "Fool's Hall Of Fame/Why Should I Cry" SUN 271 M- MB $50

48. Billy Riley And The Little Green Men — "Red Hot/Pearly Lee" SUN 277 M- MB $100

49. Doctor Ross — "The Boogie Disease / Juke Box Boogie" SUN 212 • M- MB $500

50. Warren Smith — "Ubangi Stomp/Black Jack David" SUN 250 M- MB $100


51. Warren Smith — "Miss Froggie/So Long I'm Gone" SUN 268 MINT MB $100

52. Rufus Thomas, Jr. — "Bear Cat/Walking In The Rain" SUN 181 MINT True First Pressing with "THE ANSWER TO HOUND DOG" printed on the label MB $200

53. Rufus Thomas, Jr. — "Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle) / Save That Money" SUN 188 • MINT See item # 3 for Promo version of this record.MB $300


Phillips International Label


54. Bill Justis — "Raunchy/The Midnite Man" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3519 VG+ MB $10


55. Bill Justis — "College Man/The Stranger" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3522 VG+ Small tol on A-side MB $10


56. Bill Pinky And The Turks — "After The Hop/Sally's Got A Sister" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3524 VG MB $5

57. Barbara Pittman — "Two Young Fools In Love/I'm Getting Better All The Time" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3518 M- MB $50


58. Cliff Thomas — "Treat Me Right/I'm On My Way Home" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3521 M- Faded #ol on B-side MB $25


Meteor Label


59. The Angel Voices — "Tell The Angels/Walkin' & Talkin' With Jesus" METEOR 5015 VG- MB $10


60. Bep's Brown And His Orchestra — "Round House Boogie/Kickin' The Blues Around" METEOR 5001 MINT MB $50

61. Sax Man Brown With Elmo James Broomdusters — "Sax-Ony Boogie/Dumb Woman Blues" METEOR 5016 M- MB $50

62. Chicago Sunny Boy aka JOE HILL LOUIS — "Jack Pot / Western Union Man" METEOR 5004 • MINT MB $300


63. Bud Deckelman With The Daydreamers — "Daydreamin'/Let's Not Pretend" METEOR 5014 M- PROMO COPY MB $50

64. Earl (Whoopin' & Hollerin') Forrest — "I Wronged A Woman/I Can't Forgive You" METEOR 5005 M- MB $75


65. Carl (Mr. Broadway) Green — "My Best Friend/Four Years Seven Days" METEOR 5002 MINT MB $75


66. "Red" Hadley's Wranglers — "Brother, That's All/Ring Out Those Bells" METEOR 5017 M- MB $75


67. Smokey Hogg — "I Declare/Dark Clouds" METEOR 5021 MINT MB $75

68. Mac Sales/Mac & Jake — "A Gal Named Joe/Yakety Yak" METEOR 5022 M-/VG+ MB $100


69. Al Smith With The Broomdusters — "Chop Chop Boogie/Hot Rod Special" METEOR 5026 VG MB $20


70. Buster Smith And Orchestra — "Crying In The Chapel/Leapin' In Chicago" METEOR 5010 VG+/VG #ol MB $20

71. Minnie Thomas With Slim Waters' Lagoons — "What Can The Matter Be?/I Know What You Need" METEOR 5036 VG+ MB $100

72. Rufus "Bearcat" Thomas With The Bearcats — "The Easy Livin' Plan/I'm Steady Holdin' On" METEOR 5039 MINT MB $200


73. Jimmy Wright & Orchestra — "I'm In The Mood To Be Loved/Slow Down Daddy" METEOR 5011 VG+ MB $25


Original Blues Mostly Recorded at SUN Studios


74. Charlie Feathers And Junior Kimbrough — "Feel Good Again/Now, Little Girl" PERFECT 69309 MINT 1970's 78 rpm release MB $50

75. Harmonica Frank — "Going Away Walkin'/Swamp Root" CHESS 1475 M- MB $200


76. Roscoe Gordon With Bobby Blue Bland — "Booted/Love You 'Til The Day I Die" CHESS 1487 VG+ MB $25


77. Lost John Hunter And His Blind Bats — "Cool Down Mama/Schoolboy" 4 STAR 1492 VG+ MB $25

78. Joe Hill Louis — "Railroad Blues / A' Jumpin' And A' Shufflin' " COLUMBIA 30182 • M- MB $500


79. Joe Hill Louis — "I Feel Like A Million/Heartache Baby" MODERN 795 VG+ MB $50


80. Joe Hill Louis — "Eyesight To The Blind/Going Down Slow" MODERN 828 VG+ MB $50

81. Joe Hill Louis — "Dorothy Mae/When I Am Gone" CHECKER 763 VG+ MB $100

82. Leslie Louis aka JOE HILL LOUIS — "Riding Home / Don't Do It Again" ROCKIN' 509 • M- MB $300


83. Southern Stars — "Surely As God Is Able/Don't Give Up" CHESS 1520 VG+ RARE CHESS GOSPEL MB $50


Original 1950's Rock & Roll


84. Chuck Berry And His Combo — "Maybellene/Wee Wee Hours" CHESS 1604 VG MB $20


85. Chuck Berry — "School Day/Deep Feeling" CHESS 1653 VG+/M- MB $50

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


87. Chuck Berry — "Sweet Little Rock And Roll/Joe Joe Gun" CHESS 1709 VG+ With hairline crack MB $5

88. Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats — "Rocket "88" / Come Back Where You Belong" CHESS 1458 • M- ROCKIN' BLUES MASTERPIECE!!! This is one of the most desirable records of the 1950's and tough to find clean!!! Most copies jukeboxed, this one is practically NEW! MB $700

89. Jan And Arnie — "Jennie Lee/Gotta Getta Date" ARWIN 108 VG+/M- MB $100


90. Billy Riley — "No Name Girl/Down By The Riverside" LONDON INTERNATIONAL 8215 VG+ English release of SUN 315 MB $25


91. Gene Vincent And His Blue Caps — "Five Days, Five Days/B-I-Bickey-Bi, Bo-Bo-Go" CAPITOL 3678 VG- MB $10

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