|By Wonder B (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 01:23 am:|
How about $510.00 for a rap 12" single... LOL
|By motownboy (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 02:38 am:|
If Los Bravos had recorded their 1966 hit today, it would go....
"Crap is Crap
I want real music back....."
|By Funkyone D J Dollar BILL (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 04:33 am:|
DANG!I'm gonna have ta start diggin through my crates!
|By KevGo (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 10:32 am:|
You and me both! There's gold in them crates, son!!!
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By ErikT.O. (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 17, 2003 - 05:25 pm:|
I didn't see what was on that particular auction, but I was recently amazed at how expensive some rap is, even stuff from the mid to late 90's on labels like De La Soul & stuff on DefJam which isn't exactly a regional label...
|By R&B (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 24, 2003 - 12:30 pm:|
HEY I'VE GOT SOME OLD RUN DMC LAYIN AROUND SOMEWHERE,YOU MEAN IT MIGHT BE WORTH MORE THAN THE $1.00 THAT I PAID FOR IT?
|By Wonder B (126.96.36.199) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 06:53 am:|
Erik that 12" was GRAND WIZARD THEODORE - CAN I GET A SOUL CLAP on SOUL WAX records....
About those prices, they are only reached when it is about mint records on rare labels and probably pressed in ultra small quantities... even back then when this one came out I had never heard about it even though I was well connected with some little record stores who had almost everything that came out.
|By ErikT.O. (188.8.131.52) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 05:07 pm:|
Hiya WonderB, I just finished an excellent read- "Yes Yes Y'All" by Charlie Ahearn amongst others, his is the only name I remember 'cause I'd already heard of him... the text is actually pulled from interviews and the authors' own additions are spare. The fliers & photos are terrific, Wax Poetics has published a few but this book has tons of them... I'm not even a big rap fan but I dug this book, interesting anecdotes about everything from building speakers out of oil drums to Sugarhill records 'bootlegging' their own records... as for such a high price, I'll bet old hip hop vinyl, especially before say, 1981-ish especially, is really hard to find in decent let alone 'mint' condition. Anything dj's used while playing out is likely to be in rougher shape than an lp someone kept in the house and I suspect a higher proportion of those early releases were bought by deejays...
|By Wonder B (184.108.40.206) on Friday, July 25, 2003 - 05:41 pm:|
You are absolutely right about that ErikT.O... I was lucky enough to buy a lot of those 12" when they came out back then but you just couldn't buy everything that is why I am still trying to grab those rare vinyls I am still missing...
One thing I won't do though is spend that much money...