ULTRA RARE ROCKABILLY 45RPM RECORD VG ORANGIE RAY HUBBARD Dixie 662 - rare vinyl collector item


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ULTRA RARE ROCKABILLY 45RPM RECORD VG++ ORANGIE RAY HUBBARD Dixie 662

ULTRA RARE ROCKABILLY 45RPM RECORD VG ORANGIE RAY HUBBARD Dixie 662
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Auction Details:
Code ID
#6305
Ebay Item #
171215650967
Sold Price
$6327.00
Bids
31
Auction End date
19 Jan 2014
Seller Location
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Item Description

ULTRA RARE ROCKABILLY 45RPM RECORD VG++ ORANGIE RAY HUBBARD Dixie 662
Orangie Ray Hubbard "Sweet Love"
Dixie Records 45-662-B (a Starday subsidiary)
{A-side is David Lundy's 'If I Had a Nickle for Every Time Your Untrue' [sic] (possibly the worst spelling ever on a commercial record label ;) )}
Grading (Goldmine) and description:
Labels: A: NM- / B: VG (B-side label has a few small imperfections/flaws, none of which affects any print, noticeable only as rough, matte areas -- black paper stock). No writing or stickers, no spindle marks or "hole wear", clean and fresh silver print!
Disc: A: NM- / B: VG++ (B-side has light but visible paper sleeve scuffs, none deep enough to feel with a fingernail, and both sides are shiny and still have plenty of rainbow sheen, notice the bright reflections of my fingers and the camera in some of the photos.) Absolutely no warping or cracks. Original matrix markings "45-622-B 166C" on the Hubbard side.
Altogether an excellent and highly collectable copy of this rare gem that plays...
This single's backstory:
From 1957, this is Orangie Ray Hubbard's first record, with his later sides on Lucky, King and Lee labels. A true rockabilly gem, certainly one of the most sought after Rockabilly 45s ever! Last eBay sale of note: a copy graded VG with "beautiful label" finished bidding at $5000.00 in 2007. (popsike price rating 2.5/5)
The story of this single is that the musicians won a WBVL (Barboursville, KY) radio talent competition for the prize of having their song made into a record.
Excerpt from "A Rocket in My Pocket: The Hipster's Guide to Rockabilly Music" by Max Décharné:
"... grooving to the beserk guitar solo on Orangie Ray Hubbard's "Sweet Love" (1957), but in truth, most of these fine records barely left the South [...] Hubbard, for instance, was from Barbourville, Kentucky, and his big break came as a result of a competition, as he later told Randy McNutt:
'A man came to town from Nashville and staged a talent contest with the local radio station, WBVL. The winner got to cut a record for Dixie records, a subsidiary of Starday. Well I won. Took 'em a year to put out 'Sweet Love', the record I had cut at the station. It was rockabilly, man. [...] I was just a poor country boy who thought it was great to be recognized in his hometown. I was only about nineteen.' "
On Jan-17-14 at 20:57:09 PST, seller added the following information:

Adding test text
On Jan-17-14 at 21:10:51 PST, seller added the following information:

I'm responding to a question about the matrix information, which doesn't seem to be posting since I answered privately first.
the second part, which I read as 166 [over] C, could also be interpreted as ILL over C, but the ends of the L end in virtually identical, open, triangular shapes. Now given the propensities of etching tools, straight with corners is much easier to make than round shapes, esp. small. But whatever the interpretation, the right marks are there.
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And on another subject, as the price has risen dramatically, I am willing to accept some types of payment arrangements, as long as we can agree on terms in advance. I know from personal experience just how tough BillMeLater can be with unexpected limits, not informing sellers that a payment is in process, etc.
Just communicate early, and often!
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And finally, as I am so grateful for this experience, I am working on donating a portion of the proceeds to charity. Stay tuned to this space for details...