Tommy Johnson

Longtime Blues record collector and expert John Tefteller was the winning bidder at $37,100.00 for a super rare Blues 78 rpm record by Blues legend Tommy Johnson. This is highest price ever paid for a single 78 rpm Blues record and one of the highest prices ever paid for ANY record.

Bidding, on internet auction site eBay, was hot and heavy for the record, and stood at $16,800.OO until the final seconds when the price shot up to just over $37,000.00. [Broadway World] (via)

According to the article, the seller had no idea how valuable the record was until he put it on eBay. Listen to it below...

'Alcohol And Jake Blues' TOMMY JOHNSON, Delta Blues Legend