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Tom Jones Is Jack White’s Newest Best Friend

GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Jack White from 'The Dead Weather' performs live on the Pyramid Stage during Day 3 of the Glastonbury Festival on June 26, 2010 in Glastonbury, England. This year sees the 40th anniversary of the festival which was started by a dairy farmer, Michael Evis in 1970 and has grown into the largest music festival in Europe. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Sir Tom Jones performs at The Prince's Trust Rock Gala 2010 supported by Novae at the Royal Albert Hall on November 17, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

When Jack White recently announced plans for his very first solo album, it offered several historically inclined bloggers an opportunity to reflect on just how many collaborations Mr. White has taken on over the years. Jack White likes new and unexpected friends! And that enthusiasm has not abated in advance of his upcoming Blunderbuss, which is due April 24. Tom Jones recently contributed a track to "Third Man Records Blue Series," a collection of singles produced at White's Nashville studios (by the man himself), and as he sometimes does, White hopped onto the recording himself. The result, a rowdy cover of Howlin Wolf's "Evil," is a very solid argument for making friends and then inviting a giant horn section to come play while you hang out with said friends. Enjoy!

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