While Burning Spear is an artist, there is also a record company of the same name. This company, Burning Spear Vinyls has produced a number of Jamaican artists over the years. These albums have become quite collectable. It is easy to see why this is the case as the first artists to be produced on this label were recording as early as 1969.
While there may be a small resurgence of tables and vinyl on the market, most often these products are aimed towards DJs and those providing dance music at local high school or other parties. Of course, there are also others which buy these items simply as an act of nostalgia. Regardless, most often these new vinyl cuts, while extremely cool, hold little collectible value, at least not at the present time.
So, it is often best to look for this type of collectible at local antique dealers, shows, stores or other locations which sell funky art and older items. There are often a few of these types of stores in each city though finding one can definitely be a task. It is often best to make a list of each store you want to visit along with an address and phone number.
In addition, it is often a good idea to look up average values of items being bought and sold to local antique, pawn or vintage shops. Knowing this information can often help you make a more educated decision when buying or selling merchandise. And allowing sellers to make at least a little profit if at all possible.
As would be expected, generally the earlier the release on this label, often the more valuable the album. However, an artist can also add or deduct from the overall value of collectible albums and records. As a result, it is often good to have an idea of which artists comand the most value when you are buying and selling in this field.
Reggae music fans need not fear though, as this music has now also found its way into the CD/DVD/Blu-ray market place. Also, as there will be 5.1 Audio Blu-ray discs coming out in the next few months; there is no doubt the sound will be clearer than ever before. Still, as collecting is often both fun and profitable, it can be a very good way to obtain some great older music in original formats.
So, while Burning Spear Vinyls are quite popular, there are also other formats which are worth even more as collectibles. Of course, those which are most collectible are those which are antique or hard to find. As a result, there are a number of collectible Vinyl Albums and 45s of value which can be found in antique dealers’, bazaars and garage sales around the world.