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We are an indie label with a small staff and a big heart, which is why we are surprised and elated to have received 6 (6!) Grammy Nominations today. We have worked so hard this year to bring you some of the best music — whether it be reissues of the songs that shaped the American musical landscape, the voice of a legend uniquely recorded in a musical relic brought back to life, or the aural manifestation of the journals of a 19-year old aspiring upholsterer — and we couldn't be happier that our passions have aligned with what YOU want to hear. THANK YOU.
Jack White has been nominated for 4 Grammys, including “Best Alternative Music Album," “Best Rock Song,” and “Best Rock Performance” for his Lazaretto, which, incidentally, has sold 80,000 VINYL RECORDS in the US since its release in June of this year, and over 150,000 VINYL RECORDS worldwide. We are so proud of this record, so proud of the Ultra LP we pressed it on, and so proud to have Jack White at our creative helm.
Third Man Records and Jack White, along with Revenant Records, have also been nominated for our efforts in releasing The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27) in the categories of "Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package" and “Best Album Notes” (written by Scott Blackwood). This project, the second edition of which is also available now, has been a labour of love for its collaborators for years, and we are so grateful to have the opportunity to tell the true story of American Music through such a gorgeous medium. This box set includes 800 tracks from 172 artists, 6 180 gram LPs, 2 books, a first-of-its-kind music and image player app, 200+ original ads and images from the 1920's, and a sturdy quarter-sawn oak cabinet with lush velvet upholstery, demonstrating Paramount's original calling as a furniture company in Wisconsin. To add this amazing anthology to your collection, purchase here.
The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume 2 ups the ante — a feat we weren't even sure was possible — spanning the years 1928-1932, and following Paramount on its furious run for the ages, birthing an entire genre of Mississippi Delta blues and issuing some of the most coveted records in the history of wax. We're talking Skip James, Charley Patton, Son House, Tommy Johnson, Willie Brown, King Solomon Hill, Tampa Red, Lottie Kimbrough, Rube Lacy, Meade Lux Lewis, Buddy Boy Hawkins, Jaydee Short, George "Bullet" Williams, Cow Cow Davenport, Clifford Gibson, Ishman Bracey, Louise Johnson, Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas, The Mississippi Sheiks, and hundreds of other artists. All this, and in an even sexier package than the 1st - a polished aluminum and stainless steel "Machine Age" cabinet containing another 800 tracks, books, ads, USB drive with app and 6 180 gram LP's pressed on alabaster vinyl with hand etched numerals and holographic images. It is a sight to behold and an object that can make its owner an expert and a connoisseur of American music. Purchase The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 here.
We are also so pleased to have received a Grammy Nomination for "Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package” for Neil Young’s A Letter Home, "an unheard collection of rediscovered songs from the past recorded on ancient electro mechanical technology." This record was so personal to Neil, and we are honored that it was recorded in our Record Booth — the very one YOU can record in if you visit our shop in Nashville. Congratulations to our dear friend Neil!
Winners will be announced at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards which will be broadcast live on CBS at 8pm ET/PT on February 8th, 2015. Be sure to tune in!