[78-L] Frederick Tussey Timely Tunes

Steve Williams jazzhunter at collector.org
Wed May 18 10:10:47 PDT 2011

That's the one record I would have bid on also.  Congratulations!  Sounds
like it was less terrible than it might have been, - and alternate

..Steve Williams  ..

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Date: Tue, 17 May 2011 15:50:14 -0700
From: Cary Ginell <soundthink at live.com>
Subject: [78-L] Frederick Tussey
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Just got the Timely Tunes 78 that I won from Frederick Tussey on eBay (by
King's Hawaiians, a pseudonym for (King) Bennie Nawahi - It was described as
being in "VG" condition, but was sold "as is". I took a calculated risk on
this record, so I am not going to return it, but both sides are closer to G.
Heavy graying of grooves with surface-noise-to-music ratio being about
60/40. Just a word to the wise to anyone interested in bidding on his
records. He either overgrades or - and I believe the latter is the case - he
doesn't know the first thing about grading (or spelling, I might add), which
is why he couches his descriptions in all kinds of caveats. I'm not
returning the record because, as Malcolm informed me, both sides are
alternate takes available only on TT. I have the first takes on a Montgomery
Ward in E condition, so I'm fine with having this one, even at the price I
paid for a record several grades below how it was described.

His packing, incidentally, was excellent.

Cary Ginell


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