Third Man Records to Release ‘The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Vol. 2′
Who would've ever believed that a Wisconsin chair company would be responsible for creating some of the most important and iconic recordings of the early 20th century?
Jack White knows this. His label Third Man Records will release the second installment in its comprehensive retrospective on Paramount Records -- a chair company that began making phonographs and then pressed records that helped create the entire genre of Mississippi Delta blues.
'The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932),' co-produced by leading Paramount authority Alex van der Tuuk, picks up where last year's first installment left off and documents the label's final five years which saw legendary releases from Tommy Johnson, Skip James and more.
According to a statement released by Third Man, 'Volume 2' contains six LPs, a sculpted metal USB drive containing 800 songs and more than 90 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 in the set. It all comes in a polished aluminum case modeled after a portable phonograph in 1930s American 'Machine Age' art deco style.
The set will be released Nov. 18.
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