Jack White discusses jazz and blues records of Paramount Records at Yale University – watch

White describes records as the 'main way of capturing culture'

Jack White has appeared at Yale University, discussing the jazz and blues records of Paramount Records.

The former White Stripes frontman appeared at the prestigious establishment in New Haven, Connecticut earlier this week (October 28), taking part in a roundtable discussion on Exploring The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records. White was joined on the panel by music journalist Greil Marcus and Dean and Scott Blackwood from Revenant Records.

Watch fan-filmed footage from the event below, in which White describes records as the “main way of capturing culture”. You can hear the full audio from the event via YouTube.

The talk came ahead of the release of the second part of ‘The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records’ boxset, released via Third Man and Revenant on November 18.

The first part was issued last year, comprising songs from the old jazz and blues label. Established in 1917, Paramount Records was home to artists such as Louis Armstrong, Ma Rainey, Fletcher Henderson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver and Ethel Walters.

Earlier this week, Jack White’s side-project The Dead Weather revealed their new track ‘Buzzkill(er)’.

White will play three UK arena shows in November. The former White Stripes frontman will play Leeds First Direct Arena on November 17, Glasgow SSE Hydro on November 18 and London O2 Arena on November 19.

Jack White plays:

Leeds First Direct Arena (November 17)
Glasgow SSE Hydro (18)
London O2 Arena (19)

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