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Rare Robert Johnson ‘I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom’ Vocalion Record

You never know what you’ll find in a stack of old records, which is part of what has driven Jerry Weber for four decades. Last week, the owner of the world-famous Jerry’s Records in Squirrel Hill gave a man he didn’t know $50 for several boxes of old albums found while cleaning out an attic. They sat in a hallway at Jerry’s for a couple days before anyone looked at them. Among a collection of mostly junky, water-damaged, stuck-together discs, he found what he calls “the holy grail of 78s.”

It’s a 78 rpm copy of “I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom” (on Vocalion), the second song ever recorded by late Mississippi blues legend Robert Johnson, in 1936.

Read more at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.