City Slang: Jack White tribute album about to drop

Nov 12, 2013 at 1:29 pm

Despite his tender 38 years, Jack White is the subject of a tribute album, available November 19.

Too soon? We think so. On the plus side though, the artists performing White’s compositions are more than a little interesting. According to Consequence of Sound, “Rockin’ Legends Pay Tribute to Jack White contains covers of White’s songs (including The White Stripes and The Raconteurs) from rockabilly veterans like Wanda Jackson (who White previously collaborated with), Gary U.S. Bonds, Sonny Burgess, Big Jay McNeely, Johnny Powers, Joe Clay, Rosie Flores, and Bobby Vee. Other contributors include Shooter Jennings, Los Straitjackets, and Cyril Neville.

Not your average rock tribute album then. No John Mayer, no Dave Matthews, no Ryan Adams. Thank Christ. Let’s face it, Wanda Jackson is wonderful.

Here’s the track listing:
Wanda Jackson & Shooter Jennings - “In The Cold, Cold Night”
Big Jay McNeely and Nik Turner – “I’m Shakin’”
Gary U.S. Bonds – “Salute Your Solution”
Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers – “Steady As She Goes”
Joe Clay and Cranston Clements – “Trash Tongue Talker”
Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding – “Another Way to Die”
Knox, Walter Lure and W.S. “Fluke” Holland – “Seven Nation Army”
Johnny Powers – “Fly Farm Blues”
Bobby Vee – “We’re Going to Be Friends”
Rosie Flores – “Blunderbuss”
The Dirt Daubers - “Fell in Love With a Girl”
Rejected Youth Nation feat. Cyril Neville – “You Don’t Know What Love Is (You Just Do As You’re Told)”
The Denver Broncos U.K. - “Top Yourself”
Los Straightjackets – “Icky Thump”

We presume that’s Walter Lure of Johnny Thunders’ Heartbreakers doing “Seven Nation Army,” so that’ll be interesting.

Let’s give it a chance.