"Welcome to the Third Man Records Novelties Lounge," and if you're not in Nashville, TN, just take the eight minute video tour inside Jack White's Third Man shop and experience some of the cool, exclusive music treasures that awaits; if you are in Nashville, lucky you. Described as the "Willy Wonka Chocolate Factory of Record Stores," Ben Blackwell hosts the mini-doc that showcases rare and reissued records. Third Man Records has a unique set up in that they can record a band direct to Vinyl, capturing the live, unpolished performance for your listening pleasure.
Blackwell, who is the creator and director of Cass Records, drummer for the rock band, Dirtbombs, and now employee of TMR, highlights special American classics by Blues Artists like The Mississippi Sheiks, which include new artwork and liner notes. New releases by artist Kelley Stoltz, who Blackwell fashions as "The Godfather of the San Francisco scene," and adds, "I don't think the guy has ever written bad song."
The mini-doc also features lost recordings by The Underwear Heads, a band from Berkley, MI, whose never-before-released album recorded in 1980, "Tangmania," is now available by Third Man. The inside look into the novelty store that houses intimate recordings is a music education and one that supports the idea that record stores often hold some of the finest music right at your fingertips.
Check out Jack White's Third Man Records, presented by The Vinyl Factory, above.
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