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chet w LOOKING FOR OLD DELTA BLUES RECORDS (8) RE: LOOKING FOR OLD DELTA BLUES RECORDS 14 Apr 98


I occasionally see such records at our local used record store, but if you find them under similar circumstances, be prepared to pay a lot for them. Unfortunately, flea markets and antique/junque stores are not much better--dealers always seem to err on the side of higher prices (especially when it comes to the condition of the record or instrument or whatever "A million scratches and one side broke off? Looks like mint to me"). You can't really blame them, but it does make it more difficult for those who are truly interested in the item than for those who think it will make a good decoration at chain restaurants. I once saw, at a Chili's restaurant in Montgomery, AL, an accordion that I really would like to have owned literally bolted to the wall. Just look forward to that happy day when you'll find a box of these records at a yard sale for cheap. If you do have a ton of money to put into this, go to New York or Chicago and check the used record stores there.

Good luck, Chet W.


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