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Chess Records reissues from TMR, starting with Muddy Waters

18 September 2017 - 10:03 AM

Posted by on 15 September 2017

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Third Man Records is proud to introduce our partnership with Universal Music Group in an effort to highlight the depth and importance of the Chess Records catalog. In what is now our third ongoing, label-based series of 7" reissues, along with our Sun Records and Tamla Records series, today we release three singles that are the pinnacle of Muddy Waters' recorded output.

Muddy Waters is considered the premiere Chicago blues artist. His recordings influenced everyone from the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin, and countless others. Before his name was synonymous with the Chicago sound and Chess Records, Waters was an aspiring musician in the Mississippi delta whose confidence was bolstered by a visit and field recording by Alan Lomax.

"I really heard myself for the first time. I'd never heard my voice. I used to sing; used to sing just how I felt, 'cause that's the way we always sang in Mississippi," Waters told one journalist. "But when Mr. Lomax played me the record I thought, man, this boy can sing the blues."

The move from Mississippi to Chicago to become a professional musician resulted in two early Muddy Waters hits on the Chess brothers' Aristocrat Records, which shortly thereafter changed its name to Chess Records. Originally released on 78rpm records in 1950, 1953, and 1955 respectively, Waters signature first hit single on Chess, "Rollin Stone" b/w "Walkin' Blues," is paired with "She's All Right" b/w "Sad, Sad Day" and "Mannish Boy" b/w "Young Fashioned Ways."

With recordings this iconic, the Third Man Records pressings are not the first time these songs have been given new life, but we are the only label to reissue them as 7” singles, a label priority we are proud of.

Additional recordings in their partnership with Universal's Chess Records catalog will follow later this year, including a reissue of Muddy Waters' Electric Mud, and this first batch is available on black vinyl wherever fine, new records are sold and via thirdmanstore.com, as well as a limited edition on "Chess-nut" Brown vinyl at both Third Man Records storefronts and at Reckless Records in Chicago, while supplies last.



https://thirdmanreco...1-muddy-waters/ <-- Follow this link for photos, videos, and links to spend yer hard earned dollars.

New Baseball-oriented Green Series record

11 August 2017 - 01:06 PM


Posted by on 10 August 2017


The Detroit Tigers are teaming up with Third Man Records to offer an exclusive ticket package that includes a ticket to see the Tigers face the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, September 24 at 1:10 p.m., plus a limited-edition vinyl record.

The double A-side 7” vinyl record, pressed at Third Man Pressing in Detroit, features the Tigers colors of blue and orange, and includes the Dominic Davis-produced song “Strikeout,” by The Brush-Offs, which consists of Detroit artists Brendan Benson, Ben Blackwell, Dominic Davis and Olivia Jean on one side. On the flip side, Third Man Records founder Jack White interviews 1984 World Series Champion Kirk Gibson. Additionally, the record sleeve photos were taken by Tigers pitcher Daniel Norris.

The limited-edition, Tigers-colored vinyl version of this record will ONLY be available as part of this ticket package and is available exclusively for purchase at tigers.com/vinyl. A portion of each sale will be donated to the Kirk Gibson Foundation and the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch Charities.

For additional information regarding the ticket package and to hear a 30 second clip of the song, “Strikeout”, please visit tigers.com/vinyl.




My fingers are crossed that the record will be available in a wide-release black vinyl version after the 24th, 'cause I love the heck out of the Green Series.

Jack working on 3rd solo album

31 July 2017 - 12:27 PM

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We're Going To Be Friends children's book from Third Man Books

19 May 2017 - 03:51 PM



Third Man Books is proud to announce We're Going To Be Friends, a children's picture book based on The White Stripes' acclaimed song of the same name from their platinum-certified album White Blood Cells. Written by Jack White, We're Going To Be Friends is the first book from the twelve-time GRAMMY-winning musician, actor and producer. The book is illustrated by Elinor Blake, who is known for her work as an animator on The Ren and Stimpy Show and Pee Wee's Playhouse, as well as a musician under the name April March. Recordings of the original White Stripes song, along with new versions by April March and The Woodstation Elementary School Singers, will be included with the book as digital downloads. We're Going To Be Friends will be released on November 7, 2017, just a few months after The White Stripes' 20th anniversary as a band (July 14, 2017).

"We're Going to be Friends" is one of The White Stripes' most enduring and loved songs, and the perennial favorite feels right at home on the page as a children's book. This November, children, adults, and you, too, can join Suzy Lee as she goes to school with her books and pens, looks for bugs, shows and tells, and finds a friend.




Too sweet.

Third Man Pressing record pressing plant

13 January 2017 - 04:50 PM

We've known it was coming, and now it's coming soon--