Happy Birthday, Jack White!
Jack White (né Gillis), often credited as Jack White III, singer, songwriter, record producer, multi-instrumentalist and occasional actor. He was best known as the guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist of The White Stripes until they split in February 2011, as well as a member of The Raconteurs and The Dead Weather. He has recorded two albums as a solo artist, Blunderbuss (number 4 on our year-end list 2012) and this year’s wonderful, Lazaretto.
“Blues singers and people who are singing on stage have the same feelings and emotions that someone who is called to be a priest might have.” – Jack White
Music is Jack White’s calling, it is his mission in life, and we at JV are regulars when he preaches. Jack White is a musical genius. He’s a rock auteur. You can hear “his voice” on everything he’s involved in. That is a good thing, and his solo albums really shines.
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April 01: The late great Ronnie Lane was born in 1946
As the former bassist for the Small Faces, and later the Faces, Ronnie Lane left both bands when he felt the spirit of the group had died, gaining him the reputation of an uncompromising artist, and allowing him the opportunity to release some fine solo material in the ’70s.
~Steve Kurutz (allmusic.com)
Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones Talk The Faces on Hall of Fame Induction:
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Let’s start with one of the early interpretations. We are going to Eric Burdon in concert later this summer and he must have been one of the first to cover Bob Dylan’s song.
Eric Burdon Band – A live performance of ‘One More Cup Of Coffee’, Germany, April 21, 1976:
The next pick is White Stripes, a contender for best cover version ever.
The White Stripes (Under Nova Scotian Lights) – One More Cup Of Coffee:
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