Third Man Records announced in June that it would open a second record store in Jack White’s native stomping ground of Detroit, and it opens tomorrow.
After seven years of operating its headquarters in Nashville, Third Man Records’ new location in Detroit’s Cass Corridor marks a major homecoming for the blues maestro. As a champion of all things vinyl White has included a vinyl manufacturing facility in the design, stocking records hot from the press.
The grand opening promises “surprise releases, limited editions, exclusive Detroit merchandise, eye-popping in-house attractions and contraptions,” including live performances by both Nashville and Detroit-native artists such as The Gories, Lillie Mae Rische, and Margo Price.
And the good news keeps on rolling. Third Man Records has also announced that it has partnered with Universal to reissue nine early-Motown Tamla recordings, in honour of their homecoming celebration. The reissued recordings, which were housed at the legendary Motown HQ “Hitsville USA,” include:
- Barrett Strong – “Let’s Rock” b/w “Do the Very Best You Can”
- Chico Leverett – “Solid Sender” b/w “I’ll Never Love Again”
- The Swinging Tigers – “Snake Walk (Part 1)” b/w “Snake Walk (Part 2)”
- The Satintones – “Going to the Hop” b/w “Motor City”
- Barrett Strong – “Money” b/w “Oh I Apologize”
- Nick & the Jaguars – “Ich-i-bon #1” b/w “Cool and Crazy”
- The Miracles – “Way Over There” b/w “(You Can) Depend on Me”
- Marvin Gaye – “Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide” b/w “Never Let You Go”
- The Supremes – “Buttered Popcorn” b/w “Who’s Lovin You”
Third Man Records Detroit opens on November 27th at 441 W. Canfield, Cass Corridor