A host of Jack White’s musical ancestors have paid tribute to the modern bluesman on a new album of covers.
Leading the pack is rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson with her version of The White Stripes’ ‘In The Cold, Cold Night’. Her rendition of the Elephant track, which is accompanied by music from Tennessee country rocker Shooter Jennings, is one of 14 songs from White’s catalogue (including solo and Raconteurs material) that have interpreted by rock and roll, rockabilly and punk originals – the very musicians who inspired White’s own career.
You’ll have to hop over to Rolling Stone to hear Jackson’s version of ‘In The Cold, Cold Night’.
Meanwhile, White’s Third Man Records imprint recently released a “cabinet of wonder” containing six LPs of material from the first 10 years of Paramount Records, the American label famous for its early jazz and blues releases.
Rockin’ Legends Pay Tribute to Jack White is due on November 19 and features the following artists and tracks (although not necessarily in this order):
Wanda Jackson (‘In The Cold Cold Night’
Big Jay McNeely and Nik Turner (‘I’m Shakin”)
Gary U.S. Bonds (‘Salute Your Solution’)
Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers (‘Steady As She Goes’)
Joe Clay and Cranston Clements (‘Trash Tongue Talker’)
Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding (‘Another Way to Die’)
Knox, Walter Lure and W.S. “Fluke” Holland (‘Seven Nation Army’)
Johnny Powers (‘Fly Farm Blues’)
Bobby Vee (‘We’re Going to Be Friends’)
Rosie Flores (‘Blunderbuss’)
The Dirt Daubers (‘Fell in Love With a Girl’)
Rejected Youth Nation feat. Cyril Neville (‘You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)’)
The Denver Broncos U.K. (‘Top Yourself’)
Los Straightjackets (‘Icky Thump’)