Rare Blues 78 RPM Record Sells For $37,100 on eBay

John Tefteller Museum 78's, Pre-War Blues

A 78 RPM recording by the ’30s blues musician Tommy Johnson sold on eBay for $37,100, according to Broadway World. That’s reportedly the highest price ever paid for a 78 blues RPM record.

Tommy Johnson, no relation to Robert Johnson, was an influential delta blues musician who died in 1956. He recorded in the 1920s.

The record that sold on eBay features “Alcohol And Jake Blues” and “Ridin’ Horse.”

Listen to “Alcohol And Jake Blues” right now.

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