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Unlikely bedfellows

Jack White learned his craft listening to the Mississippi blues legends of the 20s and 30s on albums released by a tiny Scottish label. He is now re-releasing its archive on vinyl

By Dave Simpson  /  The guardian, LONDON

Clearly as fired up by this as anything he’s been involved with, White hopes that the reissues will ensure Document’s survival, and that his patronage will bring the artists to a new audience — his audience — who may otherwise never get to hear them.

“Right now, a teenage kid could listen to the blues and open his or her eyes into a whole new world,” he says, “and turn into the next Stanley Kubrick or something, or something else not directly related to the blues. If anyone can learn about art and creativity through something we made exist, that’s very fulfilling and worth every penny spent.”

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