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Stay Away Joe Valuable

August 20, 2009 | Music

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
Mark wrote on August 20, 2009
I remember that there was a white vinyl lp of Moody Blue that was at a high price what happen to that one?
SuziB wrote on August 20, 2009
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.
Jerome-the-third wrote on August 21, 2009
How about my single, Europe- the final countdown?..