Third Man Records announced this week that it will be launching its series of archival blues recordings with the release of three albums at the end of the month.
The Jack White-founded label is partnering with Document Records to reissue the complete works of blues legends Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell and the Mississippi Sheiks.
The series will see the intial release of Volume 1 of The Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order of Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell and The Mississippi Sheiks on January 29th. All releases have been re-mastered by Document Records own Gary Atkinson as well as featuring new artwork from grammy award winner Rob Jones and new liner notes from music journalist Mick Middles. The plan is to keep these releases in circulation for as long as Third Man Records exists.
Subsequent volumes will be released regularly and new artists will be slotted for release from this fantastic catalog of blues greats as soon as this first series is complete.
The recordings we’ll be presenting in this reissue series are the building blocks and DNA of American culture. Blues, R&B, Elvis, teenagerism, punk rock… it all goes back to these vital, breathtaking recordings. Third Man Records is proud to present these landmark albums in conjunction with Document Records, with brand new, jaw-dropping artwork by Rob Jones and new insightful liner notes, on vinyl for the first time in decades. Every record collection should have ample room for these highly important and endlessly listenable albums.