St. Louis area music legend Jules Blattner (1941-) sent this package of rare records, group publicity photos, postcard, letter and biography in 1960.
The two 45 rpm records by Jules Blattner and His Teen Tones are the group's very first. They are on Bob Lyons' rare St. Louis label, Bobbin Records: #105 "Rock and Roll Blues"/"Gamblin' Man" (released March 1959) and #113 "Teen Town"/"Green Stuff" (released July 1959). You also get three 8x10 publicity photos, a real photo postcard of the group, a signed letter from the 19-year-old Blattner detailing the band's activities, and a signed Blattner biography. It all comes in its original manila mailing envelope postmarked St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 25, 1960.
The two records are in mint/unplayed condition, still resting in their original plain brown sleeves, the latter of which bear the stamp: "Teen Tones, Jules M. Blattner, 8224 MacKenzie Road, Affton 23, Missouri." The photographs and letters are in excellent condition and the envelope, of course, shows some mailing wear. The addressee is renowned songwriter, record producer and author Charles "Chaw" Mank Jr. (1902-1985).
Blattner's first rock 'n' roll/rockabilly recordings are rare indeed, but to find them in mint/unplayed condition is the Holy Grail. Plus, the photos, signed letter, signed biography and rare postcard make this a one-of-a-kind offering. You won't see something like this again! This is rock 'n' roll history at its best with an eye cast towards the once-vibrant St. Louis rock/rockabilly scene.
Shipping price includes priority mail and insurance.