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Wanda Jackson and Jack White, ‘Thunder on the Mountain’ – Video Spotlight

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After much talk about greeting card gatefold covers and bi-coastal concerts, we finally get to see ‘Thunder on the Mountain,’ the first video from rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson‘s new Jack White-produced album.

The tune is a cover of a late-era Bob Dylan classic from his 2006 ‘Modern Times’ album, with the saucy Mrs. Jackson replacing Dylan’s opening Alicia Keys reference for the more age-appropriate Jerry Lee Lewis.  But the big news is that after years of mostly playing drums on Dead Weather albums, White has once again strapped on a guitar.

The live performance video, which premiered on Spinner, finds Jackson’s singing dueling with White’s between-verse lead guitar playing, with his even more frantic, high-pitched histrionics running wild over a full-horn section. (We think that’s a first for him, too.)

If you think we’re talking too much about White here, don’t worry. Just listen and watch, and you’ll realize Jackson is clearly in charge, even shooing her young guitarist and producer off to the side when he intrudes on her stage territory.

The White-produced ‘This Party Ain’t Over’ hits stores next week, on Jan. 25. Jackson will be touring both with and without her new friend all across the country in support of the new album in the coming months — check her website for all the details.

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