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  • THE RISE & FALL OF PARAMOUNT RECORDS VOLUME 2, 1928-1932

    Posted by Third Man on 16 September 2014

    On Nov 18th, Jack White's Third Man Records, in partnership with John Fahey's Revenant Records, will unlock the second and final chapter chronicling the curious tale of America's most important record label with 'The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932).’

    A stunning omnibus of words, music, art and design, 'Volume 2' picks up where the "spectacular" (New York Times) and "unprecedented" (Rolling Stone) 'Volume 1' left off. It documents the label’s final 5 year period between 1928-32, a stunning second act in which Paramount birthed the entire genre of Mississippi Delta blues and issued some of the most coveted recordings in the history of the medium: Skip James, Charley Patton, Son House, Tommy Johnson, Geeshie Wiley, The Mississippi Sheiks, Willie Brown, King Solomon Hill, and hundreds of others.

    ‘Volume 2’ contains six LPs, a sculpted metal USB drive with 800 songs and 90+ original hand-drawn ads from the Chicago Defender, a large-format hardcover book telling the label's story via new writing and original images, and an illustrated Field Guide with biographies and recording information for each artist represented in the set. It is all housed in a streamline case of polished aluminum modeled after a portable phonograph in 1930s American “Machine Age” Art Deco style.

    Like ‘Volume 1’, the collection was co-produced by leading Paramount authority Alex van der Tuuk.

    Paramount Records’ open-door recording policy led it to the very bedrock of America’s untamed blues, jazz, gospel and folk sounds. In the process the label provided the earliest and most representative snapshot of America's sonic landscape.

    ‘Volume 2’ offers a magnificent conclusion to this story of how a Wisconsin chair company, despite producing records on the cheap, changed how America thought of itself by allowing this young country to hear what it really sounded like, in all its stripes, for the very first time.

    'Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932)’ contains:

    • 800 newly-remastered digital tracks, representing 175 artists
    • 90+ fully-restored original 1920s-30s Paramount ads from Chicago Defender
    • 6 x 180g LPs pressed on alabaster-white label-less vinyl, each side with its own hand-etched numeral and holographic image
    • 250 pg. large-format clothbound hardcover book featuring original Paramount art and the label's curious tale
    • 400 pg. encyclopedia-style softcover field guide containing artist bios & portraits and full Paramount discography
    • Polished aluminum and stainless steel cabinet, evoking 1930s high art deco stylings and America's own Machine Age modernism
    • First-of-its-kind music and image player app containing all tracks and ads, housed on sculpted metal USB drive
    FINAL CHAPTER OF AMERICA’S GREATEST RECORD LABEL – ‘THE RISE & FALL OF PARAMOUNT RECORDS VOLUME 2, 1928-1932’ – TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 18

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  • Olivia Jean Single Premiere

    Posted by Third Man on 15 September 2014

    Olivia Jean debuts her first single "Reminisce" along with an exclusive b-side cover of Al Jolson's "Toot, Toot, Tootsie!" with Dangerous Minds today. The two tracks are currently available for download from Scion/Dangerous Minds here.

    Olivia Jean kicked off her tour over the weekend with Jack White in Columbia, Maryland and will release her full length Bathtub Love Killings on Third Man Records October 14
    Olivia Jean debuts her first single "Reminisce", along with and exclusive b-side cover of Al Jolson's "Toot, Toot, Tootsie!" with Dangerous Minds today.

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  • The Big Interview With Dan Rather

    Posted by Third Man on 15 September 2014

    Jack recently spoke with Dan Rather for a special episode of The Big Interview from Third Man Records in Nashville. Watch a sneak preview of the interview here and be sure to catch the entire in-depth conversation tomorrow night, September 16th, at 8pm ET/5pm PT on AXS TV. 

    Jack recently spoke with Dan Rather for a special episode of The Big Interview

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  • Nashville Comic Con

    Posted by Third Man on 15 September 2014

    Nashville Comic Con is right around the corner, and we are excited for a few reasons... 1) the Rolling Record Store will be open on the showroom floor on Friday, September 26th stocked with limited edition records (bringing a little sunshine inside, if you catch our drift) as well as all the RRS-exclusive merchandise, and 2) we are using this wizardy gathering as an excuse to host another COSTUME CONTEST!

    Dress up cosplay-style as your favorite hero, villain, henchman/lady, sidekick, etc, visit our storefront during business hours sometime between this Wednesday, September 17th and Monday the 21st, and be entered to win the 1st place prize of a pair of VIP PASSES (provided by Wizard World) good for entry to Nashville Comic Con for the entire weekend with VIP privileges. (Approx. $500 value!)

    The 2nd place winner will receive a set of colored Volume 4 Document Reissue LP's, while 3rd place will win a limited edition orange version of the Mississippi Sheiks Document Reissue Volume 5.

    Every well-costumed customer will have their polaroid taken for our Wall-of-Fame, and we will decide on winners September 22nd. 

     

    Rolling Record Store at Comic Con + a Costume Contest!

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  • ADDITIONAL FALL EUROPEAN TOUR DATES

    Posted by Third Man on 15 September 2014

    Jack is pleased to announce additional European tour dates this November. A limited number of pre-sale tickets will be available to Vault members on September 17th at 10am local time. Tickets go on sale to the public at 10am local time on September 19th
    November 13th: Forum Karlín Hall in Prague, Czech Republic
    Jack is pleased to announce additional European tour dates this November.

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  • “WOULD YOU FIGHT FOR MY LOVE?” MUSIC VIDEO

    Posted by Third Man on 12 September 2014

    Jack has unveiled the music video for “Would You Fight For My Love?,” the latest single from his new album Lazaretto. Directed by Robert Hales, the video was shot at the historic Cruise Room, Denver’s first post-prohibition bar, located in the Oxford Hotel. The video also stars musician and photographer Scout Pare-Phillips and many other musical members of the Third Man Records family.

    Continuing in Jack’s tradition of innovation and – having released the World’s Fastest Record earlier this year – penchant for quick turnarounds, “Would You Fight For My Love?” was conceptualized, produced and shot within a 24 hour period. The six-hour shoot came together on less than 12 hours notice.

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    Jack has unveiled the music video for “Would You Fight For My Love?,” the latest single from his new album Lazaretto.

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