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Henry Franklin Grab Bag

The Henry Franklin Grab Bag – Records from the collection of the legendary Black Jazz bassist and bandleader.


For those that weren’t able to our pop up sale of records from the collection of Henry Franklin – legendary LA jazz musician and alumnus of the celebrated Black Jazz label – we have some good news. We’ve assembled a limited amount of 3 LP grab bags and we’re offering them for sale online, on a first come first serve basis. Each grab bag comes with three pieces of vinyl from Franklin’s collection. All genres, but mostly jazz, with a bit of soul, funk and occasionally classical.

These are thee records that inspired Franklin over the years, the records that he learned from and admired, and many are well worn from repeated plays over a fifty year span. These are records that Franklin carried with him on his travels, and are records he’s now offering to a new home, with a deep provenance and an undeniable influence. Every album comes with a note saying that it came from Franklin’s collection.

We cannot guarantee condition and sales are final and not refundable. We can’t promise you that you’ll get exactly what you’re looking for, but you’ll get a part of record collecting history with real provenance. We offer media mail and priority shipping in the USA and priority shipping internationally.


Cost – $30, plus shipping. Sticker price of the 3 LP’s contained within at least $40 – you save at least $10.
Contents – three albums. All genres. All styles.

Choice – we are assembling these on a case by case basis and aim to make it something you’ll be happy with. However, there will be no guarantees of condition or any returns accepted, the same as was the case at the LA sale.

Provenance – records from Henry Franklin’s collection. Franklin has been playing and innovating the jazz idiom for over six decades in Los Angeles, and the world. He’s a living treasure who has transformed with jazz, and who issued two of the Spiritual Jazz movements best albums: The Skipper and The Skipper At Home, in the early to mid 1970s.