MC Jazz says: Everyone seemed to enjoy the Most Wanted spot – LJC crossed 1500 page views in just the one day for the first time. I am sure you all got lots of good ideas reading other people’s lists. I figure there’s room for another post with a you-write-in, we sit back and enjoy it topic.
You do all the work, great!
Dottor Jazz suggested LJC make space for a little boasting about what you have in your collections, the records that you are most proud of, the rare and the beautiful, those objects all collectors desire, Smug Index off the scale:
This might include the veritable Rolls Royce of record collecting – Blue Note Hank Mobley 1568 – probably the most expensive record in jazz collecting, though some of you may have other thoughts.
No reason why you shouldn’t be proud of your records too, everyone has to start somewhere. My mum had an Austin 1100, a bit basic, but it got the family all around Europe, nothing wrong with it. What I am hoping it will turn out is a bit like this:
There’s room for everyone in this virtual kick-the-tyres Jazz Record Owners Club. Rules as with the Most Wanted posting, post to comments your list of the ten most desirable records in your collection – the ten of which you are most proud. They can be the most rare or most valuable, ones you like to show-off, or maybe just the best you have got.
Its an honour system – you do have to own it.
I will trust you, but remember imfamous ebay seller Nautiluso, one Thomas Lamprecht, who in 2009 netted $132,000 from 75 of the most desirable jazz records ever to come to auction, that didn’t exist.
(If you are out there Thomas, there are some collectors who would like a word with you)
This one is harder than playing Fantasy Record Collector – you have to own it. The purpose of your list is to provoke envy. I say, if you’ve got it, flaunt it. There are hundreds possibly even thousands of LJC visitors want to know, what are the most desirable jazz records in your collection?
Format for list, , should be as before, posted as a new comment
artist first name and last name; record title; detail of edition and anything noteworthy that makes it especially of interest, for example, personally signed by John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk.
You can list up to ten records, or fewer if you prefer, that’s good too. The usual suspects who can’t stop breaking the rules, be warned, I’m watching you: stand on the naughty step until you say you are sorry. And no sniggering at the back there. If you are a world famous Ebay seller, Bob, you can’t count stuff you have sold, only what is on your shelf. To those who want to bend the rules and stray beyond jazz, within reason, but they had better have a very interesting story.
Over to you. Green is Good.
Update: September 23, 2013
If you are struggling to stay within ten, and you are busting with goodies, indulge yourself and go for twenty. But no fillers or time-wasters. They gotta be good.