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When we think of healthy living, it obviously reminds us of… ourselves! So maybe we don’t eat as much kale salad as we should, but we sure aspire to. It is for this reason that we are so pleased to have our records and turntables on the shelves of a handful of Whole Body at Whole Foods Markets across California and in Brooklyn! Our goal has always been to spread love for vinyl records far and wide, and we are so pleased that Whole Foods shares the same passion. After all, ears, brains, and souls need TLC too, and the best way we know to keep them happy and healthy is by putting a needle to the groove.
Check out our wares in El Segundo, Fairfax, Oxnard, Pasadena, Santa Barbara, Tempe, Tustin, Venice and West Hollywood, as well as Brooklyn’s new Gowanus market/bar/restaurant/hangout/record store/bike repair/coffee shop — yes, really. We hope that the program will expand to additional cities in the future, so next time you’re getting your quinoa & wheatgrass fix, be sure to mention to the clerk that you’d love to see some vinyl in the aisles.
Third Man Records unearths NEIL YOUNG’s A LETTER HOME
An unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past recorded on ancient electro-mechanical technology captures and unleashes the essence of something that could have been gone forever. — Homer Grosvenor
Those of you who have already pre-ordered and received our latest Blue Series release from Frank Fairfield have no doubt figured that Fairfield is a man born out of time with a haunting warble in his voice and countless stories to tell. We too are mesmerized by the man, equal parts singer, songwriter (though he doesn’t care to admit it), fiddle/guitar/banjo player, and collector (see his two curated compilations on Tompkins Square pulled from his library of rare 78 rpm records: Turn Me Loose and Unheard Ofs and Forgotten Abouts).
Fairfield’s blue series “Duncan & Brady” features a broken take on an oft interpreted murder ballad that puts you right in the middle of the saloon where death came-a-knocking as well as a double-fiddled “Devil’s Dream.” The 7” is officially released today (also available now on iTunes), and we do not recommend missing this one…
Learn more about the fascinating Mister Fairfield via Nashville’s own Music City Roots site, and purchase the 7" here.
On October 27th, 2013 Third Man was proud to host the St. Pius X High School Marching Band from Atlanta as part of our School Choirs and Bands at Third Man program. We were duly impressed by their "Battery's Included" drum cadence and the fact that their "Fight Song" and "Alma Mater" were both written by an honest-to-goodness nun. An out-of-work upholsterer who was on-hand even took the opportunity to brush up on his baritone skills for the band's portrait.
As a symbol of thanks for the fun experience, the folks at St. Pius sent along a gift of thanks. Said nine time Grammy-winner Jack White, "This is the coolest award I've ever received."
For more information about our Choirs and Bands at Third Man program, visit http://thirdmanrecords.com/school-choirs-and-bands
Today, we are pleased to announce the fourth set of Document Records reissues and the final installments of The Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order from Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell and the Mississippi Sheiks, with pre-orders starting today and an official release on January 28th. We hope you have enjoyed getting acquainted with these early blues recordings over the past year as much as we have. It is worth noting that the Mississippi Sheiks required a Volume 5 to include the full catalog in this series, so we are simultaneously release Volume 4 and 5 of their collection in this batch. Purchase all 4 records in a bundle for $54. For those new to the Document Records Reissue Series, we are offering an even larger bundle of all 13 records for $160. This final installment features gorgeous new covers from Rob Jones, extensive liner notes, and, of course, amazing music morsels of blues history on vinyl for the first time in decades.
For those who pre-order this 4th installment bundle or the complete set before the official January 28th release date, we will be randomly including test pressings from one of the 13 LP’s into a handful of packages. One very lucky person will receive their bundle with a complete set of test pressings from ALL 13 LP’s.
Here’s hoping these reissues are just the beginning of your exploration into the building blocks of American music… Pre-Order Here.