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Big score on classic Mosaic sets!

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A friend tipped me off to a guy who was unloading Mosaic Vinyl boxes:

  • Complete Commodore Vol 1  (23 records)  $100
  • Buddy De Franco /Sonny Clark   Complete Verve $20
  • Edmond Hall//Syd DeParis /Vic Dickerson  BlueNote $25
  • Pete Johnson / Earl Hines / Teddy Bunn  BlueNote session $10
  • Benny Morton / Jimmy Hamilton  BlueNote Swingtets  $10
    • $165  Total for all

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Not only was the deal too good to resist, these things have never been played! 

First stop - LP5 of Commodore V1. Those KC6 records...man oh man! Lester Young just jumps out of the speakers he sounds like he arrived from the future. When he solos, they sounds like an early swing/bop group. 

Would love thoughts on these sets from y'all, your favorite tracks / sessions from each etc. 

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He shoots !  He SCORES !!!!!

Nice haul.

:g

 

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I have all the Commodore sets, I have the Hall/DeParis/Dickerson and the DeFranco/Clark (the latter I am trying to sell as I prefer to listen to cd and have this on cd).

All great stuff. The Commodore are the ones I would and do play a lot. So many gems in those boxes!

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I have all six and you definitely got a terrific price for all of them. I can remember when Jazz Record Center in NYC had all three volumes of The Complete Commodore Recordings for sale long after they were out of print, asking $2400 for the set. Prices have cooled somewhat since then, but you paid less then what they cost new, which I recall was around $230 plus shipping.

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Either the person selling these was not very bright or these are a little on the "hot" side. :)

And to be clear, I've been offered incredible deals in both scenarios.

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Not necessarily.

Not everyone's motivated by making as much money as they can. Maybe circumstances dictated a quick sale was preferable.

 

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1 minute ago, mjazzg said:

Not necessarily.

Not everyone's motivated by making as much money as they can. Maybe circumstances dictated a quick sale was preferable.

 

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14 minutes ago, mjazzg said:

Not necessarily.

Not everyone's motivated by making as much money as they can. Maybe circumstances dictated a quick sale was preferable.

 

That's exactly right in this case. It's one of these hoarder / collector types who is just clearing space. Good man and he's thrilled that a nut like me wanted them!

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Which is a great outcome for both parties concerned. Nice one.

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Very nice haul!  The DeFranco/Clark is one of the last OOP sets I'm still in the hunt for, though I'm looking for it on CD.  Over the years I managed to pick up both Commodore V. 1 and 2 for around $100 apiece, which felt very fortunate, and a friend gave me V. 3.  I'm about halfway through Volume 2... it takes awhile to listen thoroughly to those collections!

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Wow what a haul! Enjoy it!

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Did the Pete HinesBunn thing ever make it on to CD?

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Johnson and Hines here

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and the Bunn titles are here

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what does the DeFranco/Clark LP set usually go for? I know of one for sale in town but as I'm moving, the temptation is a little bit worn off. 

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17 minutes ago, Chuck Nessa said:

Johnson and Hines here

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and the Bunn titles are here

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Thank you, that'll work!

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Posted (edited)

Are the Benny Morton track available elsewhere? I’ve got one track on a Blue Note reissue, Swing Hi, Swing Lo.

Nevermind, I see I need to find the Chronogical Classic.

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This TOCJ disc combines the Morton with a James P date with Ben Webster, the Jimmy Hamilton session and the Sammy Benskin sides.

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1 hour ago, clifford_thornton said:

what does the DeFranco/Clark LP set usually go for? I know of one for sale in town but as I'm moving, the temptation is a little bit worn off. 

I bought one a few weeks ago and have it for sale as I bought it in error thinking that it was the cd set. I paid 103 for it and am offering it for sale for 100 including media mail in the US. It's listed in Offering and Looking For.

 

4 minutes ago, Chuck Nessa said:

This TOCJ disc combines the Morton with a James P date with Ben Webster, the Jimmy Hamilton session and the Sammy Benskin sides.

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What a great series of discs from TOCJ.

1 hour ago, clifford_thornton said:

what does the DeFranco/Clark LP set usually go for? I know of one for sale in town but as I'm moving, the temptation is a little bit worn off. 

I bought one a few weeks ago and have it for sale as I bought it in error thinking that it was the cd set. I paid 103 for it and am offering it for sale for 100 including media mail in the US. It's listed in Offering and Looking For.

 

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I'd be jealous if I had a turntable.

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The Morton/Hamilton is a beaut,,,talk about Mosaic Singles...this was the original!

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14 hours ago, Chuck Nessa said:

This TOCJ disc combines the Morton with a James P date with Ben Webster, the Jimmy Hamilton session and the Sammy Benskin sides.

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Thanks Chuck, I want that, a little pricey on Discogs.

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13 hours ago, JSngry said:

The Morton/Hamilton is a beaut,,,talk about Mosaic Singles...this was the original!

Hell Yeah! I never saw one of those before until the box came through the other day! Love the gatefold!

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