The Dead Weather are great and all, but the chances to listen to Jack White rip on guitar have gotten rarer and rarer. Well, here’s one. His partners-in-awesome are the Secret Sisters, a duo he produces on his Third Man Records label. For their latest 7”, the two covered Johnny Cash’s “Big River.” Jack White lends some furious Stripes-style axe, soloing his brains out.
White may be the big story here, but don’t discount the Sisters. Laura and Lydia Rogers more than hold their own with powerful gospel-tinged vocals that blast as loud as White. As if those three weren’t enough, My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel joins in on steel guitar (thanks to Pitchfork for the heads up).
Listen to the track below. Also, download an older White-Cash combo: the White Stripes playing “Get Rhythm” in 2005. Or, more accurately, Jack singing the lyrics to “Get Rhythm” while playing the Stripes’ own “Cannon.”
Stream: The Secret Sisters ft. Jack White – Big River (Johnny Cash cover)
MP3: The White Stripes – Get Rhythm (Johnny Cash cover) (Live 11/13/05)
Pick up the Big River 7” at Third Man Records. For more non-Stripes Jack, check out The Other Side of Jack White.
More of that please. Now, pick me up, call Meg and let’s rock!
Great stuff! More on the secret siblings: http://www.kentuckyseven.se/blogg/?p=2341