Rare Blues Record Fetches Record Price
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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