Third Man Records’ latest installment in their Blues Series features legendary Welsh crooner Tom Jones. The blue-eyed soul singer adds his unmistakable voice to Jack White’s rifftastic guitar work on a cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Evil”. White lends his signature production style to the 1954 Chicago blues standard written by Willie Dixon, who also played bass on the original recording. Recently Jace Everett recorded a version of the song, which was used as the featured track for the third season finale of the HBO series True Blood.
As is the summer Sunday night custom in this house, once the kids are in bed on comes the HBO TV series True Blood. Once the dark and moody opening theme “Bad Things” kicks in you know you are in for a supernatural ride. On September 6th, True Blood Soundtrack Volume 3 will be released, featuring the theme by Jace Everett and many other tracks from the third season (including that “She’s Not There” cover by Nick Cave and Neko Case).