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He’s a music history saviour.
In an interview with CBS’ Anthony Mason, Jack White talks about a recent mission: to preserve the Paramount Records blues archive.
It’s a critical piece of American musical heritage that has largely been forgotten.
Originating in the Mississippi Delta, the sound created by Paramount and its artists paved the way for “jazz, rock, urban blues,” and “a lot of the best country” that followed.
It took three years for White to produce the final product: a box set comprising 1600 tracks. Not an easy task.
But this was clearly a labour of love. White’s MO is one I can get behind: to revive an endangered chapter of music history, in hopes that other artists will be inspired by these early blues musicians.
Watch White’s interview below: