“Original Stack O’ Lee Blues” by Long “Cleve” Reed & “Little” Harvey Hull (Down Home Boys) (1927)Tatiana Ayazo /rd.com,Shutterstock
Your favorite music can reveal a lot about your personality, and owning this album can reveal a lot about your future bank account. Considered one of the earliest blues recordings, “Original Stack O’ Lee Blues” with the b-side “Mama You Don’t Know How” by Long “Cleve” Reed & “Little” Harvey Hull is worth at least a whopping $60,000 because it is ultra rare. There’s only one authentic copy known in existence and if you own it, then you’re sitting on a gold mine!
“Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” by Frank Wilson (1965)Tatiana Ayazo /rd.com,Shutterstock
The Holy Grail of northern soul is “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” by Motown Records songwriter and record producer Frank Wilson, which was his only single as a recording artist. As the story goes, before Mr. Wilson took a job with Motown, the record label’s founder Berry Gordy didn’t want him to perform anymore and instead just focus on being a songwriter and producer.
However, before he took the job, Frank Wilson recorded “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)” with the b-side “Sweeter as the Days Go By” for Motown without Gordy’s approval. And when Gordy found out, he halted the record’s pressing. Only six copies were pressed, but Gordy ordered that they be destroyed. Four were destroyed, while two re-surfaced in the wild. If you have an original copy, it’s worth $35,000, or maybe more. Did you know music from Motown is something dogs might find soothing?