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Freddie Freeloader: Signed Miles Davis 'Kind of Blue' LP eBay Auction Price? $35,000...

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Aug 08, 2014 12:25 PM EDT

Regarded as the "greatest jazz album of all time," which "shaped 50 years of music" and is considerably a jazz album even for the non-jazz fan, Miles Davis' Kind of Blue will hardly fall into obscurity.

So, why is it that a listing on eBay prices a signed copy of Kind of Blue at $35,000? And also, what makes any material worth all that coin?

I've heard through my own conversations with jazz fans (and according to the posting, too), Miles Davis was rather reluctant to sign anything for his fans--where his blue period left him at odds with critics and in the drain of a nasty heroine addiction.

But does one singed copy fetch a price worth a tiny house? Apparently, it's the only copy in existence. (This is, of course, cited from the post by Schubertiade Music--as per Larry Rafferty, a noted jazz collector and dealer).

It states:

Exceedingly rare signed copy of what is widely regarded to be the greatest jazz album of all time. 'Kind of Blue' album signed and inscribed on the back cover in blue ballpoint, "To Leo, Miles Davis, thank you," and "Best wishes, Jimmie Cobb, July 3rd 1960." In fine condition, with partial separation to top edge, light uniform toning to back cover, and scattered wear to front cover. The record is included. Columbia - CL 1355. The signatures obtained at the old "Blackhawk" jazz club in San Francisco, where the original owner's father had approached Miles at the bar before the second set.

Well, I won't bite. But it's up for anyone with such conviction to call it a fake or back it up. Hopefully, YOU have all your facts straight.

If you're weren't feeling kind of sad about all this record collector scum, a biopic titled Miles Ahead (starring Don Cheadle) is currently in the works. And it's crowdfunded.

Thankfully, no release date at this time.

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