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Third Man Records is proud to present the debut album from The Haden Triplets. These are songs steeped in history and sung in a close harmony that could only be achieved from sharing a lifetime of sisterly togetherness and a near psychic vocal interplay that can only come from being born mere seconds apart from each other. It's been rendered and produced beautifully by American music legend Ry Cooder.
This is an album expanding on an American musical tradition. It is not pastiche or a tribute, but rather a direct antecedent and extension of the original folk legacy that is being exhibited within these songs. Here's a little more about it in the Hadens' own words.
During our early life, we were surrounded by music on both sides of our family. We visited our dad's family in Springfield, Missouri, where they taught us old country songs they used to perform on the radio as The Haden Family. Our grandparents on our mother's side used to sing us to sleep with old Yiddish songs. Growing up, we often had music playing in the house, whether it be our mom playing Billie Holiday and Nina Simone records, or our dad playing Keith Jarrett and Ornette Coleman in the living room.
We met Ry when we played with his son Joachim, and Joachim asked him if he'd sit in for our show. Once Ry heard we were singing "Voice From On
High" by Bill Monroe, he was in right away. The next day we got a call from Ry suggesting we record an album. We wrote down a collection of songs we all liked, then narrowed it down to the music that became the Haden Triplets album. These songs are rich in history, and by recording them we hope to help keep them alive. - Tanya, Rachel & Petra Haden
The Haden Triplets' debut album is out February 4th. For further information as it becomes available, stay tuned to www.thirdmanrecords.com, as well as the Triplets' Facebook and Twitter pages.
Third Man Records and Bang Candy Co. are pleased to announce a gustatory meeting of the minds this holiday season. BCC’s Sarah Souther has been a favorite Nashvillian of Third Man Records since she appeared at our doorstep on Record Store Day 2010 with her Cocovan filled with sweets to offer our weary vinyl warriors. Since then, Souther’s marshmallows have become the preferred treat of Third Man staff and fans. Neither party could pass on the opportunity to partner up for a confectionary collaboration…
Introducing Holiday Libations Marshmallows featuring the following flavors: Jack & Ginger, Blackcurrant Absinthe, Bacon Maple Bourbon, and Malt Chocolate & Whiskey.
Other treats will include Electrified Peppermint Bark, a Bang Candy Co. invention featuring “shock rocks” that sizzle and fizz on your tongue, and Smoked Spiced Orange Syrup, the perfect wintery, cardamom-y, peppery, hickory-y concoction to complement your dark liquor of choice.
The exclusive holiday offerings will make their debut beginning Friday, November 29th, and will be available only at Third Man Records headquarters while supplies last.
Stay tuned for additional announcements regarding Third Man's plans for Black Friday over the next week and a half…
This time of year it's always important to remember those in less fortunate situations than ourselves, and Third Man is no exception. For many reasons we absolutely love our neighborhood. From day one, everyone in our corner of Nashville has been extremely welcoming and hospitable to us, as well as tolerant of our many crazy schemes, long lines, late night shows, weekend block orientated functions, etcetera etcetera…
At the top of this list is the Nashville Rescue Mission, and we'd like to give a little something back to our friends over there and the many hungry, homeless and hurting people they help every day. Every year they do a massive banquet for Thanksgiving and a drive for a 1,000 turkeys food and other desperately needed materials for the folks they help. This year at Third Man we're going to help them reach this goal through our Great Third Man Turkey Drive.
Starting today and lasting through Tuesday November 26th, every person who brings a turkey or needed items equal to the cost of a turkey to Third Man will receive a free 7" of their choice (sorry, no limited edition or specialty discs are eligible) and we'll post a picture taken with the donator, their turkey and their chosen 7" on our wall of fame. Of course there has to be a Grand Prize, so the person who brings the MOST turkeys (or other eligible items equal in cost to turkeys) will win a very rare Dead Weather Triple Decker record. Yes! We all thought they were gone and done, but Third Man Big Shot Ben Blackwell found one under his couch recently and is kindly donating it to the cause!
So, bring your turkeys and your giving spirit to Third Man over the next few weeks and help do something good for some folks who really need and appreciate it.
Here's the low down in handy bullet point form!
Mon. Nov. 11th - Tues. Nov. 26th
Bring a turkey, other non perishable food stuffs (BIG CANS PLEASE), winter hats, socks or gloves equal to the cost of a turkey ($25), and get a free 7" of your choice and your pic on our Wall Of Fame!
Please bring a turkey or a receipt for your items tallying a minimum $25. Non-reciepted donations will be tallied thus:
Hat = $5
Gloves = $5
Socks = $5
Large canned food = $5
Small canned food = $2.50
Third Man family member Ruby Amanfu released two gorgeous new singles last month ("Bluff" / "Love Out Loud") and is making a habit out of winning over every crowd she sings in front of, whether backing up Jack White in his all-female band The Peacocks, or torching the bayou all by herself at Voodoo Fest and beyond. On this Blue Series 7", Ruby is joined by Alabama Shakes front woman Brittany Howard for reinterpretations of Sixto "Sugar Man" Rodriguez's "I Wonder" and Memphis Minnie's "When My Man Comes Home." Ruby is featured on more Third Man releases than you likely realize, and we are so proud to call her (as well as Dominic Davis, Daru Jones, Cory Younts, Ikey Owens and Fats Kaplin, all also heard tearing it up on this record) members of the family. If you don't have this Blue Series in your collection yet, you're missing out on one of our favorites. Purchase for a NICE PRICE here.
Jack White is excited to announce that he will be participating in a special LIVE from the NPYL event celebrating and exploring the first volume of The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932 at the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in New York City on Tuesday, November 19th at 6pm ET. The program includes a discussion with Jack, Revenant's Dean Blackwood, and Princeton professor and author Daphne A. Brooks, and close examinations of recordings from Paramount's catalogue by authors Greil Marcus and Scott Blackwood. A special exhibition of artifacts from The New York Public Library's Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound curated specifically for this occasion will also be on display before and after the event. Tickets go on-sale today at 12pm ET.
Additionally, attendees will receive a free 78 RPM record specially pressed for the event from Third Man and Revenant Records featuring two fiery sermons from the Paramount catalog, as well as automatically be entered into a raffle to win the first volume of The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932.
Purchase the Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932, Volume 1 here.
Learn more about the project and preservation from the 2 NPR segments that ran over the weekend: Holding Music History In Your Hands: Why Archives Matter / Paramount Records: The Label Inadvertently Crucial To The Blues
Also, check out the video below detailing the amazing wonder-cabinet that is The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1...
800 newly-remastered digital tracks
200+ fully-restored original ads and images
6 x 180g LPs w/ hand-engraved metal leaf center labels
Deluxe large-format hardcover art book: 250 pages, narrative w. full-color plates
Encyclopedia-style reference manual: 360 pages, field guide to artists & repertoire
Handcrafted elements: rich woods, lush upholstery, and custom-forged metal hardware
Track & Image App: First-of-its-kind music and image player app, allows user management of 800 tracks and 200+ original ads; housed on custom-designed USB drive
The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27), part one of a two-volume omnibus of art, words and music in a limited-edition cabinet-of-wonder format, is a joint release from John Fahey's Revenant and Jack White's Third Man Records, co-produced by the leading researcher/writer on Paramount, Alex van der Tuuk. The set is available today from Third Man Records with a full release slated for November 19th.
The Rise & Fall cabinet chronicles in words, images and sound the curious tale of Paramount, an early American record label which, despite being run out of a Wisconsin chair factory, with bargain-basement recording and production methods, by men with few connections to and little idea of what black (or rural white) audiences were interested in, nevertheless managed to create a repository of American art that can stand with any this country has produced.
Volume One focuses on the label’s improbable rise from also-ran (known for its “tin pan tone”) to Race Records powerhouse, exploring how its fortunes were tied to the Great Migration as well as to its unconventional strategies, “open door” recording policy, opportunism, sleight-of-hand, and incredible luck. Learm more about the set and purchase yours here.
Third Man is also offering fans the opportunity to win this incomparable set by entering The Paramount Records Wonder-Cabinet Giveaway.