Rare Blues Record Fetches Record Price

10/04/2013
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(The Blues) A ultra rare 1930 record by delta blues icon Tommy Johnson, believed to be one of only two in existence, has sold on eBay to the owner of the other copy.

The 78RPM disc contains the tracks Alcohol And Jake Blues and Ridin' Horse. Its selling price makes it the most expensive blues record ever to have changed hands.

It was bought by collector John Tefteller for 22,942, who already owns the other copy, but insisted: "I had to have it." Bidding had reached 9500 before more than doubling in the final seconds of the auction.

He plans to remaster the Johnson record one of five he laid down with Paramount and make it available next year. Read what he had to say here.

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