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Jim Coulter's SUN 78's Collection, (Auction #1) Full-List!

Closes Thursday, September 22, 2022 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.

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Coulter SUN 78's consignment auction #1, highlights


Rare and Collectable SUN and SUN Related:


1. Handy Jackson — "Got My Application, Baby / Trouble" SUN 177M- One of the very FIRST SUN label releases and very, very scarce! Didn't sell worth beans and almost never for sale these days either. GORGEOUS COPY! MB $1,500

2. Chicago Sunny Boy aka Joe Hill Louis — "Love You Baby / On The Floor" METEOR 5008VG STUNNING WHITE LABEL PROMO of the RAREST METEOR RELEASE OF ALL! Almost never for sale at any price! If you collect the label, this is the one to have! MB $2,000

3. Tommy Blake And The Rhythm Rebels — "Lordy Hoody/Flat Foot Sam" SUN 278 M- MB $100

4. Sonny Burgess — "Red Headed Woman/We Wanna Boogie" SUN 247 VG+/VG MB $50


5. Johnny Cash — "Train Of Love/There You Go" SUN 258 VG+ Stain in the grooves, no effect on play MB $20


6. Johnny Cash — "Home Of The Blues/Give My Love To Rose" SUN 279 M- Small xol on A-side MB $50


7. Johnny Cash — "Guess Things Happen That Way/Come In Stranger" SUN 295 M- Ring on the label MB $50

8. Johnny Cash — "I Just Thought You'd Like To Know/It's Just About Time" SUN 309 VG This is the point where even the Johnny Cash 78's get tough to find — 45's were dominating the sales and 78's were well on the way out. MB $100

9. Johnny Cash — "Luther Played The Boogie /Thanks A Lot" SUN 316M- EVEN RARER LATE ONE MB $300


10. Jean Chapel — "I Won't Be Rockin' Tonight/Welcome To The Club" SUN 244 VG- Clean labels MB $10


11. Jack Clement — "Your Lover Boy/Ten Years" SUN 291 M- Discolored grooves on A-side MB $25


12. Jack Earls And The Jimbos — "Slow Down/A Fool For Loving You" SUN 240 VG+ MB $50

13. Billy (The Kid) Emerson — "The Woodchuck / I'm Not Going Home"SUN 203M- HIS RAREST ONE!!! MB $500

14. Charlie Feathers — "Peepin' Eyes/I've Been Deceived" FLIP 503 VG+ MB $300

15. Charlie Feathers — "Peepin' Eyes / I've Been Deceived" SUN 503M- Same as item #14, but much, much rarer on SUN than on FLIP MB $500


16. Rosco Gordon — "The Chicken/Love For You Baby" SUN 237 VG- MB $10

17. Rosco Gordon — "Just Love Me Baby/Weeping Blues" FLIP 227 MINT RARE ONE MB $300


18. Rosco Gordon — "The Chicken/Love For You Baby" FLIP 237 M- MB $50

19. Hardrock Gunter — "Gonna Dance All Night / Fallen Angel" SUN 201M- TOUGH ONE MB $750


20. Ray Harris — "Greenback Dollar, Watch And Chain" SUN 272 M- Tiny tol MB $100


21. Glenn Honeycutt — "I'll Be Around/I'll Wait Forever" SUN 264 M- MB $100


22. Smokey Joe — "The Signifying Monkey/Listen To Me Baby" FLIP 228 M- MB $50


23. Dickey Lee And The Collegiates — "Good Lovin'/Memories Never Grow Old" SUN 280 M- MB $100

24. Jerry Lee Lewis And his Pumping Piano — "Crazy Arms/End Of The Road" SUN 259 M- MB $200

25. Jerry Lee Lewis — "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Going On/It'll Be Me" SUN 267 M- MB $100

26. Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano — "High School Confidential/Fools Like Me" SUN 296 M- MB $100

27. Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano — "Break-Up/I'll Make It All Up To You" SUN 303 M- This is the point where the Jerry Lee 78's start to get RARE MB $200

28. Jerry Lee Lewis And His Pumping Piano — "I'll Sail My Ship Alone/It Hurt Me So" SUN 312 VG+ EVEN RARER MB $200

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

30. The Miller Sisters — "There's No Right Way To Do Me Wrong/You Can Tell Me Anything" SUN 230 VG+ MB $100

31. Miller Sisters — "Ten Cats Down/Finders Keepers" SUN 255 M- MB $100

32. Little Milton — "Beggin' My Baby/Somebody Told Me" SUN 194 MINT MB $100

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

34. Little Milton — "Lookin' For My Baby/Homesick For My Baby" SUN 220 M-/VG+ RARE MB $200

35. Roy Orbison And Teen Kings — "Ooby Dooby/Go! Go! Go!" SUN 242 MINT MB $100

36. Roy Orbison And Teen Kings — "Rockhouse/You're My Baby" SUN 251 VG+ MB $50


37. Little Junior's Blue Flames — "Feelin' Good/Fussin' And Fightin' Blues" SUN 187 VG+ MB $50

38. Little Junior's Blue Flames — "Mystery Train/Love My Baby" SUN 192 MINT MB $300

39. Carl Perkins — "Movie Magg/Turn Around" FLIP 501 M- GORGEOUS COPY MB $500

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


41. Carl Perkins — "Blue Suede Shoes/Honey Don't" SUN 234 VG+ MB $25


42. Carl Perkins — "Boppin' The Blues/All Mama's Children" SUN 243 MINT MB $75


43. Carl Perkins — "Dixie Fried/I'm Sorry, I'm Not Sorry" SUN 249 VG+ MB $25


44. Carl Perkins — "Matchbox/Your True Love" SUN 261 M- MB $75


45. Carl Perkins — "Forever Yours/That's Right" SUN 274 M- MB $75


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

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

48. Barbara Pitman — "I Need A Man/No Matter Who's To Blame" SUN 253 MINT Small sticker stain on the A-side label MB $300

49. Elvis Presley — "Milkcow Blues Boogie /You're A Heartbreaker" SUN 215VG+ Rarest of the Presley SUN releases! MB $500

50. Elvis Presley — "Baby Let's Play House/I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone'" SUN 217 VG ULTRA RARE SAMPLE COPY MB $300


51. The Prisonaires — "Just Walkin' In The Rain/Baby Please" SUN 186 VG MB $10

52. The Prisonaires — "A Prisoner's Prayer/I Know" SUN 191 VG MB $20


53. Slim Rhodes — "Uncertain Love/Don't Believe" SUN 216 VG MB $20


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


55. The Rhythm Rockers — "Juke Box, Help Me Find My Baby/Fiddle Bop" SUN 248 M- MB $75


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


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


58. Billy Riley And The Little Green Men — "Red Hot/Pearly Lee" SUN 277 MINT MB $150

59. Doctor Ross — "Chicago Breakdown/Come Back Baby" SUN 193 M- MB $400

60. Doctor Ross — "The Boogie Disease /Juke Box Boogie" SUN 212VG+ AUTOGRAPHED on the label by Doctor Ross!!! There can't be too many like this! However, the record is "backed" by something for framing and the B-side is therefore unplayable . . . unless you can somehow remove it.MB $500


61. Mack Self — "Easy To Love/Everyday" SUN 273 M- MB $75

62. Howard Seratt — "Troublesome Waters/I Must Be Saved" SUN 198 VG MB $100


63. Warren Smith — "I've Got Love If You Want It/I Fell In Love" SUN 286 M- MB $75

64. Eddie Snow — "Ain't That Right/Bring Your Love Back Home" SUN 226 VG+/VG MB $20

65. Sun Spot Quartet — "I Want To Pay My Vow/On That Judgement Day" SUN SPOT 1002 VG+ SUPER RARE LABEL OWNED BY SAM PHILLIPS BEFORE SUN . . . Judd Phillips introduces the Gospel Quartet, wol as shown MB $100


66. Rufus Hound Dog Thomas — "Bear Cat/Walking In The Rain" SUN 181 VG+/M- First Pressing with "(The Answer To Hound Dog)" on the label MB $150


67. Rufus Thomas, Jr. — "Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle) / Save That Money" SUN 188 VG MB $50

68. Rufus Thomas, Jr. — "Tiger Man (King Of The Jungle) / Save That Money" SUN 188VG+ ULTRA RARE WHITE LABEL PROMO and AUTOGRAPHED BY RUFUS THOMAS!! SUN PROMO 78's are super, super rare! MB $500


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

70. Malcolm Yelvington And Star Rhythm Boys — "Drinkin' Wine Spodee-O-Dee/Just Rolling Along" SUN 211 VG+/VG MB $50


71. Malcolm Yelvington — "Rockin' With My Baby/It's Me Baby" SUN 246 VG+ MB $75




Phillips International Label


72. Buddy Blake — "You Pass Me By/Please Convince Me" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3516 VG+ MB $25

73. Hayden Thompson — "Love My Baby/One Broken Heart" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3517 M- MB $100

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


75. Bill Justis And His Orchestra — "Raunchy/The Midnite Man" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3519 M- With edge chip that doesn't go into the grooves MB $20


76. Cliff Thomas — "Treat Me Right/I'm On My Way Home" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3521 M- MB $25

77. Wayne Powers — "Point Of View/My Love Song" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3523 M- MB $50


78. Bill Pinky And The Turks — "Sally's Got A Sister/After The Hop" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3524 M- MB $25


79. Bill Justis And His Orchestra — "Wild Rice/Scroungie" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3525 M- MB $20


80. Bill Justis And His Orchestra — "Cattywampus/Summer Holiday" PHILLIPS INTERNATIONAL 3529 M- Slight label damage on B-side MB $25




Meteor Label

81. The Angel Voices — "Tell The Angels/Walkin' & Talkin' With Jesus" METEOR 5020 VG+/M- PROMO COPY MB $100

82. Sunny Blair — "Gonna Let You Go / Please Send My Baby Back" METEOR 5006MINT RARE ONE AND JUST FABULOUS MB $1,000


83. Bep Brown — "Round House Boogie/Kickin' The Blues Around" METEOR 5001 VG MB $10


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


85. Sax Man Brown With The Broom-dusters — "Sax Symphonic Boogie/Flaming Blues" METEOR 5024 M- MB $50


86. Barney Burcham With The Day-dreamers — "Can't Steal My Way Around/Much Too Young For Love" METEOR 5023 M- MB $50

87. Charlie Feathers With Jody And Jerry — "Tongue-Tied Jill / Get With It" METEOR 5032VG+ ROCKABILLY MASTERPIECE MB $700


88. "Red" Hadley's Wranglers — "Brother, That's All/Ring Out Those Bells" METEOR 5017 M- MB $100


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

90. Elmore James — "I Believe/I Held My Baby Last Night" METEOR 5000 VG+ MB $50


91. Elmore James — "Sinful Women/Baby, What's Wrong" METEOR 5003 M- MB $100

92. Little Milton With Playmates Of Rhythm — "Let's Boogie Baby/Love At First Sight" METEOR 5040 VG MB $50


93. Al Smith's Progressive Jazz — "Beale Street Stomp/Slidin' Home" METEOR 5013 VG+ MB $25


94. Al Smith With The Broomdusters — "Chop Chop Boogie/Hot Rod Special" METEOR 5026 M- MB $50


95. Buster Smith & Orchestra — "Crying In The Chapel/Leapin' In Chicago" METEOR 5010 M- MB $50


96. Lendon Smith And The Jesters — "Women/Lost Love" METEOR 5030 M- MB $50

97. Haward Swords With The Blue Light Boys — "You Will Have To Pay/I'm Lonely As I Can Be" METEOR 5012 VG+ MB $75


98. Jimmy Wright & Orchestra — "Slow Down Daddy/I'm In The Mood To Be Loved" METEOR 5011 M- MB $75




Original Blues Mostly Recorded at SUN Studios

99. Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats — "My Real Gone Rocket/Tuckered Out" CHESS 1469 M- MB $200


100. Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats — "Juiced/Independent Woman" CHESS 1472 M- MB $200


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

102. Harmonica Frank — "Howlin' Tomcat/She's Done Moved" CHESS 1494 VG+ MB $100

103. Harmonica Frank — "Step It Up And Go/Swamp Root" CHESS 1475 VG+ MB $150


104. Joe Hill Louis — "I Feel Like A Million/Heartache Baby" MODERN 795 VG+ MB $75


105. Joe Hill Louis — "Peace Of Mind/Chocolate Brown" MODERN 856 M- MB $200

106. Johnny Lewis aka Joe Hill Louis — "She's Taking All My Money / Jealous Man" ROCKIN' 517 • MINT FABULOUS MB $750

107. Doctor Ross And His Jump And Jive Boys — "Doctor Ross Boogie /Country Clown" CHESS 1504M- Small sticker remnants on A-side label — RARE! MB $400


108. Muddy Waters And His Guitar — "Country Boy/All Night Long" CHESS 1509 VG- MB $10




Original 1950's Rock & Roll

109. 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 MB $200


110. Chuck Berry And His Combo — "Too Much Monkey Business/Brown Eyed Handsome Man" CHESS 1635 VG+ MB $25


111. Chuck Berry — "You Can't Catch Me/Havana Moon" CHESS 1643 VG+ MB $25

112. Chuck Berry — "Sweet Little Rock And Roll/Joe Joe Gun" CHESS 1709 VG- RARE ON 78 RPM MB $25


113. Charlie Feathers — "Feel Good Again/Now, Little Girl" PERFECT 69309 MINT VINYL 78 MADE IN THE 1990's MB $25


114. The Moonglows — "Most Of All/She's Gone" CHESS 1589 VG+/M- Tiny tol MB $20


115. The Moonglows — "I'm Afraid The Masquerade Is Over/Don't Say Goodby" CHESS 1651 M- MB $25


116. The Moonglows — "Mr. Engineer/Please Send Me Someone To Love" CHESS 1661 VG MB $5


117. Elvis Presley — "My Happiness/That's When Your Heartaches Begin" BLANK MINT JACK WHITE PRODUCED REPRO OF ELVIS' VERY FIRST RECORD MB $25

118. Elvis Presley — "One Night/I Got Stung" RCA VICTOR 20-7410 VG RAREST ONE on RCA from 1959 MB $200


119. Ray Smith — "Right Behind You Baby/So Young" QUALITY 1748 G SUN RELEASE PRESSED IN CANADA MB $5


120. The Tune Weavers — "Happy, Happy Birthday Baby/Ol' Man River" CHECKER 872 M-/VG+ MB $10

Coulter SUN 78's consignment auction #1, highlights

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