Daily Archives: February 26, 2017

Jack White Opens Third Man Pressing In Detroit

Jack White opened his Third Man Pressing record plant in Detroit’s Cass Corridor this weekend. White held a private party to celebrate the opening of the facility in the historical neighborhood that is rebirthing itself from being viewed as a social problem into a viable space. The facility has eight new presses, is green-friendly by using recycled water and will provide up to 50 jobs. ┬áThe plant will make vinyl copies for White’s Third Man Records but artists of any genre can purchase pressings of their music. The public can see the process of the work through the building’s clear windows and staff will offer tours in the coming months. White spoke with WXYZ about the opening of Third Man Pressing and why he chose to do it in Cass Corridor. Last year he appeared on Beyonce’s Lemonade and A Tribe Called Quest’s We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service albums.

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Leela James Drops Single Hard For Me

Leela James drops “Hard For Me” from her forthcoming Did It For Love album. James sings passionately about a lover who is never satisfied over a slow a production. Did It For Love comes out March 31st.

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Throwback: Vanessa Kendrick-90% Of Me Is You

Vanessa Kendrick recorded Clarence Reid’s “90% Of Me Is You” in 1973 for the Glades label. ┬áLate music mogul Henry Stone owned T.K. Productions of which Glades was a subsidiary company. Kendrick’s original was famously sampled by Main Source on “Just Hangin’ Out.” A year later Gwen McCrae covered the song and owned it with a superior vocal performance and her version has been sampled in rap multiple times. Kendrick did not have a successful career but “90% Of Me Is You” was another achievement for Reid as a songwriter and gave him another influence on hip-hop outside of his Blowfly persona.

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