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Jack White tribute

Every few months it seems like there is a new tribute album out on the market, covering some really fantastic musicians. In the past we've seen albums paying respect to Buddy Holly, Fleetwood Mac, John Denver and others. The latest in this string of tributes, Jack White is being honored by some of the formative musicians behind the rockabilly and punk genres. Rockin' Legends Pay Tribute to Jack White will be released on November 18th, and features 14 covers of Jack White songs, from the White Stripes to his solo material.

The list of contributing artists is as follows:

Wanda Jackson- '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'

While it may seem like White has only been around for a little while, he's actually been performing for more than 20 years, and has been quite prolific. Between The White Stripes, the Raconteurs, and the Dead Weather, White has played on 10 studio albums. He's also played on film sountracks, produced fellow musicians' records, and been in quite a few films.

If you were hoping for an album of covers performed by Jack White, you're out of luck. But fear not! White's record label, Third Man Records, recently tweeted about his band, the Dead Weather, writing new material. Hopefully we'll be hearing from the man himself soon.

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Big Jay McNeely Bobby Vee Chris Spedding Cranston Clements Cyril Neville Gary U.S. Bonds Jack White Joe Clay Johnny Powers Knox Los Straightjackets Rejected Youth Nation Robert Gordon Rosie Flores Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers The Denver Broncos U.K. The Dirt Daubers W.S. Holland Walter Lure Wanda Jackson

Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh's finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Scott Mervis of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Scott:

Wanda Jackson, "Shakin' All Over" - Jack White, the one-man Page-Plant from the White Stripes, worked wonders with Loretta Lynn on "Van Lear Rose." Now, he adds his manic production touch to the Queen of Rockabilly on this 1960 hit from Johnny Kid and the Pirates that most of us know from The Who's "Live at Leeds." The result is thrilling and bombastic, and that carries through to the rest of "The Party Ain't Over."

Wire, "Bad Worn Thing" - This British post-punk band inspired the likes of R.E.M., Pere Ubu and the Pixies. Thirty-five years later, Wire is making music better than any of them. This is one of the more accessible, radio-friendly songs from the band's acclaimed 12th album, "Red Barked Tree."

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