17312 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, CA 90504
Here's an example of a rare record
This band was called THE CITY BLUES. The title of the album is "Blues For Laurent Street".
is essentially a home made record. These guys probably got the money
together themselves or had a manager/backer who put up the money.
The South Bay/Los Angeles area had other local bands that put out LPs & 45 rpm singles. A local band would probably press-up 500 or 1000 copies of a LP or 45.
Records like this are considered to be quite rare. Someone could have this LP in their collection if they were friends with someone in the band or used to go to their shows.
In record collecting there are two kinds of "rare".
The first applies to a record like the one above: small labels and grassroots musical movements.
The other applies to big name acts on major labels.
An original sealed Beatles record is rare by virtue of the fact that most were opened and played.
This is the "High End" of the Record Collector market. The meat and potatoes of the regular market consists of records that are not super rare, but have managed to survive in clean condition for all these years--a "rare" feat.