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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