For those into early American blues and jazz recordings, nothing is more sacred than the records released by Paramount Records, a label based out of a chair factory in Grafton, Wisconsin. Blind Melon Jefferson, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and many others cut some of their earliest sides for Paramount. (For a deep dive into the label, I highly recommend the book Do Not Sell at Any Price by Amanda Petrusich.)
Jack White’s Third Man Records is obsessed with Paramount, releasing a 800-song (!!!) anthology of the label’s output that covered just the years 1917-1927. There’s now a second edition spanning 1928-1932 featuring another 800 songs.
Jack appeared on CBS This Morning: Saturday to talk about the project. (Via NME)