Jack White appears on US TV news show to discuss Paramount Records project

White has released two 800-track anthologies compiling the label's history

Jack White has appeared on US news programme CBS This Morning: Saturday today (November 29) to discuss the ongoing Paramount Records project undertaken by his label Third Man Records.

Established in 1917, Paramount Records was home to artists such as Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Ma Rainey, Fletcher Henderson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, King Oliver and Ethel Walters, among others.

Third Man and Revenant Records last year released a comprehensive 800-song anthology of music from Paramount’s first decade of existence titled ‘The Rise And Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27)’ and recently followed it up with the release of a second volume that spanned 1928-1932. Click below to watch the news segment, as posted by Pitchfork.

‘Volume 2’ includes six LPs, a sculpted metal USB drive with 800 songs and over 90 original hand-drawn ads that appeared in newspaper The Chicago Defender. Also included is a hardcover book that tells the label’s story and various other extras.

White appeared at Yale University last month, taking part in a roundtable discussion on Paramount Records where he was joined by music journalist Greil Marcus and Dean and Scott Blackwood from Revenant Records.