They call her the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll and they say that everything he touches turns to gold. Since he isn’t touching The White Stripes these days (those golden days are over), Jack White’s had time to add his touch to Wanda Jackson’s ‘50s rockabilly tunes. The rock-duo, who have been ripping up the late-night circuit with appearances on Letterman and Conan, teamed up with another one of White’s side-projects, the Third Man Band, to perform a rendition of “Riot in Cell Block #9” at Nashville’s Third Man Records headquarters.
The ‘50s track is a favorite by cross-genre artists, with covers by The Grateful Dead, The Beach Boys, The Blues Brothers, and Johnny Cash. This isn’t the first time Jackson’s covering the song either – that would be 1960 – but the 73-year old not only lives up to her royal title but her album name also, proving that The Party Ain’t Over yet. Check out White shredding like no one can with the rockabilly Queen below.
Wanda Jackson w/ Jack White – Riot in Cell Block #9
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