Jack White is excited to announce that he will be participating in a special LIVE from the NPYL event celebrating and exploring the first volume of The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932 at the New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building in New York City on Tuesday, November 19th at 6pm ET. The program includes a discussion with Jack, Revenant's Dean Blackwood, and Princeton professor and author Daphne A. Brooks, and close examinations of recordings from Paramount's catalogue by authors Greil Marcus and Scott Blackwood. A special exhibition of artifacts from The New York Public Library's Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound curated specifically for this occasion will also be on display before and after the event. Tickets go on-sale today at 12pm ET.
Additionally, attendees will receive a free 78 RPM record specially pressed for the event from Third Man and Revenant Records featuring two fiery sermons from the Paramount catalog, as well as automatically be entered into a raffle to win the first volume of The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932.
Purchase the Rise and Fall of Paramount Records 1917-1932, Volume 1 here.
Learn more about the project and preservation from the 2 NPR segments that ran over the weekend: Holding Music History In Your Hands: Why Archives Matter / Paramount Records: The Label Inadvertently Crucial To The Blues
Also, check out the video below detailing the amazing wonder-cabinet that is The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1...