Goldmine’s Price Guide to Collectible Jazz Albums

Goldmine’s Price Guide to Collectible Jazz Albums

Krause Publication, 1991 (first edition)



My third project for Krause was a new jazz guide. KP had already published one price guide for jazz records, but it had been the usual mishmash: a list of records with values assigned that made no sense. In fact, it was even more confusing than the previous jazz guide publeished by O’Sullivan Woodside in 1984.

Titled Mainstream Jazz Reference & Price Guide, it followed the time-honored pattern of OW books in assigning laughably high values in common records while pricing the rare records so low you’d never know they were rare and desirable!


My fifth title was published by Krause Books of Iola, Wisconsin, and is technically title the Goldmine’s Price Guide To Collectible Jazz Albums 1949-1969, but is usually shortened to as “the Umphred Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide.” It covers those records covering many musical genres that were manufactured in the United States.

I will tell you more but right now this page is under construction.

The Umphred Goldmine Jazz Album Price Guide vs. the “official” jazz album price guide



Terry Leonard (Krause Publications, 1990).


Ferguson and Johnson (O’Sullivan Woodside, 1984).

My other books

There are eight articles on this site explaining the various books I published for record collectors. They are best read in the following order, which is roughly chronological:

1. O’Sullivan Woodside’s Rock & Roll Record Albums Price Guide

2. O’Sullivan Woodside’s Elvis Presley Record Price Guide

3. Goldmine’s Price Guide to Collectible Record Albums (1st edition)

4. Goldmine’s Price Guide to Collectible Record Albums (5th edition)

5. Goldmine’s Rock’n Roll 45RPM Record Price Guide

6. Goldmine’s Price Guide to Collectible Jazz Albums

7. A Touch Of Gold – Elvis Record & Memorabilia Price Guide

8. Blues and R&B 45s of the ’50s Price Guide


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