My October 17th auction: Jim Coulter SUN 78s #3!

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Jim Coulter's SUN 78's Collection, (Auction #3) Highlights!

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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Jim Coulter SUN 78's consignment auction #3 COMPLETE LIST!

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jim Coulter SUN 78's consignment auction #3 COMPLETE LIST!

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