Watch Jack White Digitally Transfer Elvis’ First Recording

Jack White may be taking a break from touring, but the rest of his life is as busy as ever. It was pretty amazing when we heard the news that Jack had purchased a piece of history: throwing a cool $300 000 on Elvis Presley’s first ever recording.

He’s since announced that he’ll be releasing it through his own Third Man Records on Record Store Day, April 18.

Atthe ripe age of 18, Elvis Presley recorded My Happiness and That’s When Your Heartaches Begin in July 1953, at Sun Records in Memphis. The record will not only be released as a 10″ vinyl, but Third Man are also offering fans the chance to record themselves directly to acetate – much like The King had done back then.

Alan Stoker is a curator at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville. Under White’s watch, he personally transferred the disc to a digital file. Watch the very very cool video right here.