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Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues: Jack White’s Label Issues Rare Blues Masters on Vinyl

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Blind Willie McTellJack White’s Third Man Records label, not merely content to issue unique offerings of the ex-White Stripe’s music on a variety of formats, is now getting into the historical catalogue business with three forthcoming LPs of vintage blues masters.

The new venture, Document Records, will present “the building blocks and DNA of American culture,” as the announcement put it. This first wave of recordings features the early works of Charley Patton, the lauded “Father of the Delta Blues”whose powerful voice influenced a young Howlin’ Wolf and whose guitar showmanship anticipated Jimi Hendrix’s theatrics; Blind Willie McTell, whose “Statesboro Blues” was an early signature tune for The Allman Brothers; and The Mississippi Sheiks, a guitar/fiddle ensemble whose “Sittin’ on Top of the World” was covered by everyone from Dylan to Sinatra.

All titles will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl and features new artwork and detailed liner notes. All titles are available to order now and will be available in shops January 29. Hit the jump for order links and track lists for each title!

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Written by Mike Duquette

January 16, 2013 at 12:32

Grammy Time: Music’s Biggest Night Honored with Annual Compilation

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Grammys 2013We’re just a few weeks from the 55th Annual Grammy Awards – or as I like to call it, “how many times can my music geek friends and I make cutting jokes on the Internet?” – and, as is customary, next week will see the release of a compilation of Grammy-nominated songs for your perusal.

The 22-track compilation, distributed this year by EMI, has quite the cross-section of cuts from what is a rather diverse year for the awards ceremony. Altogether, six different artists – Dan Auerbach of the indie-blues group The Black Keys, power-pop upstarts Fun., folk phenom Mumford & Sons, rising rapper/R&B singer Frank Ocean and 21st century hip-hop statesmen Jay-Z and Kanye West – are all tied for most nominations this year, with six apiece. A host of current stars and future greats are up for the most prominent awards, including Kelly Clarkson, Taylor Swift, Jack White Australian singer/songwriter Gotye, R&B crooner Miguel and more.

2013 Grammy Nominees also includes a track by last year’s champion Adele (who took home six trophies for her 2011 smash 21 and is nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance for her Live At The Royal Albert Hall CD/DVD) and one from the one and only Boss, Bruce Springsteen, who is not only a three-time nominee this year but will receive the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences’ prestigious MusiCares Person of the Year Award at a ceremony held the night before the Grammys telecast.

Get your copy of the CD January 22 and watch the awards at 8 p.m. on Sunday, February 10 on CBS. Pre-order links and a detailed summary of each track’s Grammy nominations are after the jump.

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Written by Mike Duquette

January 15, 2013 at 14:08