A Jack White Q&A from this month’s MOJO hit the White Swirl recently, in which the Third Man Records founder revealed some intriguing 2012 releases for the Nashville label. Most surprisingly, perhaps, is confirmation for the rumor that White has recorded a new Blue Series single with knighted Welsh crooner Tom Jones: a cover of Howlin’ Wolf’s “Evil (Is Going On)” backed by Frankie Lane’s “Jezebel.”
Update: Stream the White-Jones collaboration here.
What’s more, a number of pre-1945 blues pioneers that influenced White — a few of whom were covered on the White Stripes’ earliest recordings — will get the reissue treatment this year. “Remastered, redesigned,” and pressed on “high-quality vinyl,” TMR will release LPs by Blind Willie McTell, Charley Patton, and the Mississippi Sheiks in collaboration with archival blues label Document Records.
Details on the blues reissues are forthcoming, while the Jones/White 7″ arrives on March 5th. In the meantime, revisit the Stripes’ 2000 revision of McTell’s “Lord, Send Me An Angel” below: