Jack White's Third Man Records Announces Chess Records Reissues

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Muddy Waters performs at the American Folk Blues Festival in 1963.  

Jack White has long owed a debt to classic blues artists and now his label, Third Man Records, has announced series of reissues that will celebrate the Chess Records catalog.

Third Man partnered with Universal Music Group for the releases, their first of which includes three 7” vinyl singles from Muddy Waters: “Manish Boy” b/w “Young Fashioned Ways,” “She’s All Right” b/w “Sad, Sad Day” and “Rollin’ Stone” b/w “Walking Blues.”  

White’s label plans to reissue more iconic releases in the coming months, including Waters’ 1968 album Electric MudPitchfork reports. They’ll have no shortage of source material, as Chess Records was home to several pioneering blues and rock artists, including Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon and Chuck Berry.

The first reissued Waters singles are available at Third Man’s store now.