Choose the Ultimate Jack White Playlist
Is Jack White the closest modern rock ‘n’ roll has to a renaissance man? If he’s not releasing music with one of his myriad of different groups, it seems he’s putting out 7"s by the likes of Laura Marling and Smoke Faries on his very own record label, or twiddling knobs for legends like Loretta Lynn and Wanda Jackson.
Meanwhile he still finds time to lends his bluesy howl to records by Danger Mouse and Alicia Keys, appear in movies AND be a dapper-dressed man about town.
Just how does he do it?
As 6 Music premiers a brand new documentary Red White And Black: The Jack White Story this Sunday, Now Playing thought what better way to get you in the mood than to put together a Jack White themed show?
On Friday (Jan 13) from 7pm we’ll be playing out 60 minutes of Jack White related musical nuggets - but we need you to choose them. Between now and Friday we want you to suggest your ultimate Jack White related tracks for 6 Music to play. It could be:
*Music which has influenced his sound, from fellow Detroit residents The Stooges and MC5 to blues legends Son House, ‘Blind’ Willie McTell and Ronnie Wood for starters.
*Music from his many bands; The White Stripes, The Dead Weather and The Raconteurs, plus their associated B-sides and rarities.
*Collaborators and conspirators from Loretta Lynn to Brendan Benson, via Beck, Michel Gondry, Karen Elson, Alison Mosshart and many more.
*Any of the artists on his record label Third Man Recordings.
*Contemporaries and bands influenced by him - from The Strokes to The Black Keys, via The Hives, Howler and Cage The Elephant for starters.
You can get touch via Facebook, e-mail, Twitter (using the hashtag #JWhite6music) drag a track to our shared Spotify playlist or leave a comment on the blog below. Of course we also want to know your reasons why alongside your stories and experiences of the man himself.
Friday 13th is unlucky for some...but definitely not if you’re a Jack White fan or a 6 Music listener.