Montgomery ward blues

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Montgomery ward blues

PostMon Mar 27, 2017 7:34 pm

I have two Electrically Recorded montgomery ward 78's that I believe are from the early to mid thirtes. They are both blues records and one of them is by Sonny Boy Williamson and the other is by somebody called "Sweet Peas". Does anyone know if these would be worth any money?
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Re: Montgomery ward blues

PostMon Mar 27, 2017 9:26 pm

The Sonny Boy Williamson disc would be from 1937 or '38. "Sweet Peas" was Addie Spivey, sister of the more famous Victoria Spivey. AFAIK her only records on Montgomery Ward were from an 11 Oct. 1937 session. At the time, most of Montgomery Ward's releases were taken from Victor's Bluebird catalogue.

Value will depend on condition and playability. In excellent-range condition (E+ to E-), some collectors might pay $50-100 or more for them, just based on a quick check of Popsike prices. Lesser condition will mean less value.


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