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Monday, June 25, 2012

Jack White and Little Willie John

One of the best tracks on Jack White's new album, "Blunderbuss" is the wonderful cover of Little Willie John's "I'm Shakin". Jack does an excellent version with some wonderful  embellishments from his female backing singers and his guitar but stays fairly faithful to the original. A great effort from this modern master and the track I have been coming back to the most from this album. Check it out.

At first I didn't know that "I'm Shakin" was a cover(I rarely read my CD selves) but Uncut Magazine included the original Little Willie John version on their Jack White Covers CD and frankly it blows Jack's version off the planet and that's not an easy thing to do. Unbelievable. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is but one of the great Little Willie John recordings!

Check out his others ... He was the FIRST artist to record "FEVER" in 1956.

Also check out the book about this Rock and Roll Hall of Fame artist "FEVER"