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Craig Clemens

October 23, 2014
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There’s an internet trend going around where people text pictures of shaggy musicians and celebrates to their mothers and ask them what they do for a living. It’s pretty funny, and pretty indicative of how style and culture has changed over the years.

Coincidentally, a man who looks like the guy who tests video games for a living and plays waaay too much Magic: The Gathering, is going to speak on a Yale University roundtable discussion entitled “Exploring the Rise and Fall of Paramount Records”.

Where did Jack White get the expertise and knowledge to become an expert in this field? Well, besides committing his life to music and culture in general, last year, White’s Third Man record label partnered with Revenant to release the aptly titled The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-1932). This compilation remastered complied works from the now defunct Wisconsin-based jazz and blues label and released it worldwide. The second compilation is due out on November 18th.

White will be joined by music critic Greil Marcus, Revenant’s Dean and Scott Blackwood, musician Adia Victoria, and Yale professor Daphne Brooks.

“That Da Da Strain” by Ethel Waters & Her Jazz Masters was featured on Volume One, check it out here: