Published Oct 23, 2014Vinyl enthusiast Jack White is set to release the second volume of The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records next month — and it'll be getting the Ivy League treatment.
The forthcoming release follows up last year's Volume One, which covered 1917-1927, and will celebrate the final years of the label from 1928-1932. To provide further insight on the label that "birthed the entire genre of Mississippi Delta blues and issued some of the most coveted recordings in the history of the medium," White will be participating in a panel discussion about Paramount Records at Yale University.
Joining White are Rolling Stone critic Greil Marcus, Revenant Records' Dean and Scott Blackwood, musician Adia Victoria, and Yale's own Professor Daphne Brooks, who will discuss the history and legacy of the iconic American label. The roundtable discussion will be followed by each panelist playing one song in its entirety, along with a detailed analysis.
The event takes place on October 28 at Yale's Battel Chapel and is free and open to the public. Volume Two of The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records arrives on November 18 via Third Man/Revenant.