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.
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.