Jack White’s The Third Man Records and and John Fahey’s Revenant Records have decided – as they had announced a few months ago – to publish the second volume of “The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records”. The project includes the reissue of the recordings of the “icons” of the Mississippi Delta blues, as Charley Patton, Son House and Skip James, that Paramount has produced and published between 1928 and 1932. This box – which will also be the last of the series – covers an extraordinary importance, not only for the historical value of the music, but also because it contains material that the label of Wisconsin has produced over its last five years of activities.
The first box was published in October of 2013 and, under the name of “Volume One”, included recordings ranging from 1917 to 1927. This second volume, due out November 18, will consist of six LPs, a usb pen drive, a book of 250 pages on the history of Paramount and an illustrated guide of 400 pages, in which you can “discover” the biographies and information about the recording sessions of these great artists.
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