If you are old enough to remember the times before people could stream and download music, and even before CDs and cassette tapes, then you will have fond memories of the primitive but incredible vinyl record. You do not need to be a boomer to have an appreciation for this kind of music type, however, as having a record player is such a special and enjoyable way of valuing music. There are plenty of bands today that continue to use vinyl records as special releases of their albums and EPs. But there are some more historic bands and solo artists that have some incredibly rare and expensive vinyl to their name, which we would like to walk you through today. If you are an experienced record collector, then you could have a few of these wonders in your collection!
Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (1969
Led Zeppelin would flourish during 1969. This would be the year where blues would take the forefront of their experimental style. They would then begin infusing their music with the emotive genre’s special touches, with their titular release being among their greatest work. Many felt that the rock band was being too indulgent with this release, however, such as Rolling Stone magazine. Despite the criticism, the album was a massive success. If you happen to own it today, you could easily sell it for $1,000.
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue (1959)
Few jazz artists did more for the wild genre than Miles Davis. He more or less modernized jazz into what we know it as today. The 1959 release of Kind of Blue was a tremendous effort that involved a small army of Davis’s fellow jazz greats, such as Jimmy Cobb, Cannonball Adderley, John Coltrane, and Paul Chambers. If you want to get into the moody genre, this is a fantastic starting point. If you are a big jazz record fan, on the other hand, and happen to have a copy of this iconic vinyl, its resale value is around $1,000.