This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 4/27/2024
Offered is a 1953 Prisonaires SUN 186 45 RPM Single "Just Walkin' in the Rain" / "Baby Please". The record is a Marion Keisker (Sun Records) FILE COPY. The Prisonaires were an American doo-wop group, whose hit "Just Walkin' in the Rain" was released on Sun Records in 1953, while the group was incarcerated in the Tennessee State Penitentiary in Nashville. Sam Phillips heard about the group, and arranged for the group to be transported under armed guard to Memphis to make a record at his Memphis Recording Service. A few weeks later, "Just Walkin' in the Rain" was released on SUN Records and eventually sold 250,000 copies. The record presents with prisitne vinyl and only some very minor lable chipping at the center hole on one side keeping it from a higher grade. Near Mint codition with original SUN brown paper sleeve.

Marion Keisker 78 and 45 Records File Copy Collection - Sun Records Office Manager

Marion Keisker, of course, is the office manager of The Memphis Recording Service and Sun Records for Sam Phillips in the 1950s. She was the very woman who was present the day in 1953 that a young singer named Elvis Presley walked into the Memphis Recording Service and recorded his first song. Marion was on hand for that and many other seminal moments in the story of Elvis Presley and the history of Rock and Roll. This collection represents her "file copy" examples of many of the most important records Sam Phillips ever recorded at Sun Records. We rarely employ the term "MINT" when describing collectibles of any kind, but we found ourselves utilizing that condition designation repeatedly while describing these records. The vast majority of them appear to have been brought home by Marion and then NEVER played or handled much at all. 

1953 Prisonaires SUN 186 45 RPM Single "Just Walkin in the Rain" - Near Mint - Marion Keisker (Sun Records) FILE COPY
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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium: $115
Estimate: $200 - $300
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