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Jack and Wanda

The White Stripes frontman produces the Queen of Rockabilly's new album

  • 18/01/2011
  • Sinead Garvan

Jack White's added another massive name to his ever growing list of collaborators.

He's produced Wanda Jackson's latest album 'The Party Ain't Over.'

The pair first got together in 2009 to cover Amy Winehouse's 'You Know I'm No Good' and have now recorded a further ten tracks.

" I'd always loved her music and I loved her attitude, her attitude has never gone away it's in her vocal chords, it's all right there.

"Every time I produce an artist, I am always trying to get to the blues side of them," Jack explained.

It was a meeting of minds in terms of recording, they used older analogue technology and both love fifties music.

Wanda had an all star backing band with Jack White's wife Karen Elson, The Dead Weather's Jack Lawrence, The Raconteurs Patrick Keeler, Ashley Monroe and Patti Smith's son Jackson Smith.

Jack White also enlisted help from another famous friend: " I just happened to ask Bob Dylan what he thought, because I told him Wanda was coming to record with me.

"I asked if there were any songs of the top of his head, he sent a couple over and one of was Thunder on the Mountain."

Click on the link below to hear the full interview from Radio 4.

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