A collection of musicians who have influenced Jack White have all contributed covers of White songs to a new tribute album, according to Consequence Of Sound. The disc, titled Rockin’ Legends Pay Tribute To Jack White, features covers by rockabilly legends Wanda Jackson, Gary U.S. Bonds, Sonny Burgess, and more. The artists have all recorded songs originally written and laid down by White as a solo artist or with one of his bands, including the White Stripes, the Raconteurs and the Dead Weather. The record is set to arrive on November 19th.
White has never tried to hide his influences and told us that he doesn’t worry about whether his music is original or not: “I mean, all you can do is follow what you’re drawn to, what you’re passionate about, and if that ends up being repeating somebody else, I don’t know what to do. Sometimes you can’t do anything about it. But if you keep pushing at yourself and at your own passions, you’ll break new ground for yourself and then sometimes for other people too.”
The 38-year-old White has collaborated with and/or produced artists such as Jackson, Loretta Lynn, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Beck ever since the White Stripes broke into the mainstream 13 years ago.
White recorded and released his debut solo album, Blunderbuss, in 2012, and is also said to be working on his second one along with a new Dead Weather disc.
His other group, the Raconteurs, has not made new music since 2008 and has played live only a handful of times since then. The band he made his name with, the White Stripes, split up in early 2011 after a four-year layoff.