Third Man honoring Chess Records with 7″s

News / Preorders / September 22, 2017

Third Man Records has announced a partnership with Universal and Chess Records to release some 7″ singles. For the first round, it’s all about Muddy Waters, with the combinations listed below:

 The first 2 were originally released as a 78 RPM, 10″ shellac, while “Mannish Boy”:

Originally recorded as the sequel to Muddy Waters’ and Willie Dixon’s 1954 hit “Hootchie Cootchie Man” and simultaneously as the response to Bo Diddley’s 1955 groover “I’m A Man,” the A-side “Mannish Boy” itself has since become a blues standard, covered by anyone from Erykah Badu to The Band. This song is a staple in the Chicago blues subgenre and also served as a particularly important inspiration for loads of young British musicians, leading up to what would become the British Invasion of the 1960s.

The records are on black and “chess-nut brown vinyl” at the Third Man storefronts and Reckless Records.


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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

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