Lot 37: 1962 Sun Records Invoice for 650 Copies of Sun 376 Johnny Cash's "Blue Train"
October 29, 2016
Memphis, TN, USALive Auction
Beginning in late 1954, Johnny Cash recorded with Sun Records in the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis, and that continued until his move to Columbia Records in mid-1958. Sun Records continued to release recordings by Cash until 1964 from the material amassed during Cash's time at Sun. One such single, released in April 1962, was "Blue Train" with "Born to Lose" on side B. Offered is an original Sun Records invoice, dated 6-18-62, which lists 650 copies of Sun 376 "Blue Train" that were picked up on June 4, 1962, from the Monarch pressing plant in Los Angeles by Record Merchandising. The invoice, number 12986 with typed total cost of $230, is being offered with a very near mint (and possibly unplayed) copy of Sun 376 in its original brown paper sleeve, an original Sun Records 45 sleeve, and a glossy reprint of an original 8 x 10-inch Sun Records Johnny Cash promotional photograph. The invoice measures approximately 7 1/4 by 8 1/4 inches (18.41 x 20.95 cm) and is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated. This ensemble and tribute to Johnny Cash's Sun Records days is complete and ready for framing!
Condition Report: The invoice and record are in excellent condition.