The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records


Paramount Records14gift-oloizia-blog480[1] was an American record label, best known for its recordings of African-American jazz and blues in the 1920s and early 1930s, including such artists as Ma Rainey and Blind Lemon Jefferson.

John Fahey’s Revenant Records and Jack White’s Third Man Records began a comprehensive re-release of Paramount Records’ catalog in two volumes called “The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)” and “The Rise and Fall of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32).”

The two sets contain the music, remastered, on several vinyl records containing key tracks. All tracks (800 recordings in each of Volumes 1 and 2) are included on a USB flash drive for digital listening. Each volume of the collection features 800 songs (volume two, was released on December 4, 2014), 200 restored original ads and images in volume one and 90 ads in volume 2, two books – one a history of Paramount, the other a field guide to the artists and recordings – and six 180-gram vinyl LPs, all of which come in a hand-crafted oak case modeled after those that carried phonographs in the 1920s.

We heard this segment on NPR and just had to share it with the BangWave community!

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