Jack White Announces Tom Jones Collaboration, Blues Re-Releases

Jack White Announces Tom Jones Collaboration, Blues Re-Releases
Given that Third Man Records has put out music by artists as far ranging as Insane Clown Posse, Jerry Lee Lewis and Stephen Colbert, it's safe to say that Jack White has a penchant for surprising us with off-the-wall collaborations. For his latest release, White has now announced that he's teamed up with your mom's favourite singer: Tom Jones.

Speaking with MOJO Magazine [via Consequence of Sound], White said that the valuable chest-haired 71-year-old has recorded a couple of tunes for Third Man Records' Blue Series. This is the label's series of seven-inches produced by the former White Stripes leader himself, which are recorded at the Third Man studios in Nashville, TN.

Jones reportedly recorded a new version of his own "Jezebel," from his 2002 album Mr. Jones. For the B-side, he did a cover of Howlin' Wolf's "Evil." According to White, Jones "impressed the shit out of everybody."

In other (much less surprising) Jack White news, Third Man has reportedly teamed up with Document Records to rerelease old blues recordings on high quality vinyl. He told MOJO that the project will begin early this year with Volume 1, a compilation that apparently features Charlie Patton, Blind Willie McTell, and the Mississippi Sheiks.

Stay tuned for more updates (and probably further crazy collaborations) from Jack White.