The panel, titled “Exploring the Rise and Fall of Paramount Records,” is set for 7 p.m. on Oct. 28 at Yale’s Battell Chapel. White will speak alongside music critic Greil Marcus, musician Adia Victoria, Yale professor Daphne Brooks, and Dean and Scott Blackwood, whose Revenant Records co-released a recent Paramount box set along with White’s Third Man Records.
The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-1932) was released last fall and features 800 remastered tracks on six records, along with a bounty of Paramount memorabilia. Volume two comes out Nov. 18.
Below, take a listen to a sampling of the first volume — “That Da Da Strain” — from Ethel Waters & Her Jazz Masters.