Stay Away Joe Valuable

The MusicStack website tried to put together a list of the ten most valuable vinyl records. They used different sources to come up with the list (Ebay, RecordCollector and others). Elvis is mentioned 1 time on the 8th place with Stay Away, Joe (US, RCA Victor UNRM-9408, 1967), a one sided promo release, sold for $25,000.

The complete Top Ten is as follows:

  1. John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Double Fantasy (Geffen US Album, 1980) Note: Autographed by Lennon five hours before Mark David Chapman assassinated him. Value: $525,000
  2. The Quarrymen – “That’ll Be the Day”/”In Spite Of All The Danger” (UK 78 RPM, Acetate in plain sleeve, 1958) Note: Only one copy made. Value: $180,000
  3. The Beatles – Yesterday and Today (Capitol, US Album in ‘butcher’ sleeve, 1966) Value: $38,500, though more typically prices range from $150-$7500
  4. Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan (CBS, US album, stereo 1963 featuring 4 tracks deleted from subsequent releases) Value: $35,000
  5. Long Cleve Reed & Little Harvey Hull – “Original Stack O’Lee Blues” (Black Patti, US 78 RPM in plain sleeve, 1927) Value: $30,000
  6. Frank Wilson – “Do I Love You?” (Tamla Motown, US 7” 45 RPM in plain sleeve, 1965) Value: $30,000
  7. Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground and Nico (US Album Acetate, in plain sleeve, 1966 with alternate versions of tracks from official release) Value: estimate $25,200
  8. Elvis Presley - Stay Away, Joe (US, RCA Victor UNRM-9408, 1967) Note: One side promotional album. Value: $25,000
  9. The Five Sharps - “Stormy Weather” (US, Jubilee 5104, 78 RPM, 1953) Value: $25,000
  10. The Hornets - “I Can’t Believe” (US, States 127, 78 RPM, 1953) Value: $25,000
Source: ElvisMatters / Updated: Aug 20, 2009 
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Reactions

Jerome-the-third (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 21, 2009report abuse
How about my single, Europe- the final countdown?..
SuziB (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 20, 2009report abuse
Why show a picture of Us Male / Stay Away? Hmm...Although entitled Stay Away Joe, and was loosely intended to promote the film, the LP was a mix of cuts from His Hand In Mine and How Great Thou Art and was produced for a radio station in Arizona - where the film was made. Another slice of the bizarre from Parker...I believe he owned this record and it became part of his estate inventory.
Mark (profilecontact) wrote on Aug 20, 2009report abuse
I remember that there was a white vinyl lp of Moody Blue that was at a high price what happen to that one?

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