Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Kay Starr

I found this beautiful 1958 RCA Victor LP in a bargain bin at a local record store. The condition isn't perfect, but it's not too bad considering its age. Earlier this month, I mailed it out to Ms. Starr for her to sign and I just got it back. Overall, I'm happy with the way it turned out.


  1. The only autographed LP I have is a gift from Mike - it is Emmylou Harris's "Elite Hotel", warmly addressed "To Bob" - regrettably the Bob in question is not me. It does however adhere to most of the rules outlined here for a good autograph. The cover design is a repeated flower pattern border that takes about 1/3rd of the area, the remainder is a photo with plenty of light-colored background for a perfectly placed signature; a greeting "Sweet Dreams" that is not too corny - makes enough sense as a friendly sentiment and, of course, is a song title on the LP - no date, a nice thick (but not too thick) sharpie line, the signature itself is a fantastic bold hieroglyph with no discernible letters; overall a very nice artifact - thanks Mike!

  2. Thanks for the comment, Bob. I was excited to find that Emmylou record and was pleasantly surprised by the $5 price tag. It does meet all my standards of a great autograph.

    I picked up a couple of other signed items from that same collection, including another Emmylou album that I will post on this blog. It's not as nice as yours, but it doesn't say "Bob" on it, so it made more sense for me to own. I think I paid $3 for it!