Sep 302010

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)

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: 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.

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  1. […] The album was recorded in a fortnight at Nashville’s Blackbird Studios with not a single piece of digital equipment in sight. Jack White was so impressed with the girls that he agreed to produce and release a single on his own label, Third Man Records. Lydia and Laura Rogers chose to cover Johnny Cash’s, “Big River”. White’s searing, whammy-laden guitar tones cut through the track with all the tenacity of a White Stripes’ song. The Cash cover has an edgier tone than anything from the full-length release, but demonstrates the versatility of the Rogers sisters and the artistry of White. Check out their cover of “Big River” here. […]

  2. […] the meantime, give this Johnny Cash cover by The Secret Sisters featuring Jack White a listen.  You are wearing a floral dress and red […]

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