Collecting Vinyl Records : Collecting Vinyl Records: Sun Label

Collecting Vinyl Records : Collecting Vinyl Records: Sun Label

August 4, 2019 17 By Kailee Schamberger


Hey Expert Villagers, did you ever hear of
Sun Studios? I have been there, in Memphis. It’s very famous. That’s where all of the
biggies started. Elvis, you know, all the famous, famous Elvis period. Johnny Cash recorded
at Sun Records. Now, it’s really cool if you can find records that are recorded on the
Sun label because that means that they are older because the Sun label doesn’t exist
anymore. So that’s an obvious one for you. Also, if you take a look at this album and
just see, you know, the visual. Some people collect record albums just because they look
so great. I mean, look at this visual of Johnny Cash as a young man. And of course, when they
made the movie, that gave a resurgence to the value of these albums. But, this is a
Sun record album. That’s the Sun logo which is very, very cool. That has not changed over
time. This one is a product of Memphis Sun and it’s a thirty-three RPM micro-groove which
also shows that it is very old. This is one in exceptional condition. I want you to see
that there aren’t any scratches. Because with record players, some of you may not even know
what a record player is, but for those of us that do: record players basically had needles,
and if you were really careful to put your needle on the groove, you were okay. It stayed
in the groove. It’s kind of like bowling and a gutter ball. You want to to keep it in the
gutter of these record grooves. So, when it strays, scratch, it’s not good. It sounds
scratchy. So this is an album that you would look at and also take this record guide. Take
a look and you look at this Johnny Cash album on Sun. Then you would look at the record
number and you would see what pressing it is. Then you would be able to date the album
and then you would be able to determine how much it is worth. This particular album is
worth (in the book) probably about one hundred dollars. But, as I said, those book prices
are just a guide. You really couldn’t get that much for this album. You’d be lucky to
get about thirty-five or forty-five dollars for this album. But it is a beautiful album
and it is in wonderful condition. It’s an album that a record collector would really
like to have and it’s affordable. You still may find these out there, so look. Records
are great finds!