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Brittany Howard Teams with Third Man Records for New Single

Alabama Shakes singer joins Ruby Amanfu on Rodriguez cover

March 4, 2013 1:30 PM ET
Brittany Howard, Alabama Shakes
Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes.
Tracy Allison

Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard has partnered with Ruby Amanfu for a new single on Jack White's Third Man Records. The pair teamed up for a cover of "I Wonder" by Rodriguez, the cult folk singer-songwriter and subject of the Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man, which is paired with an acoustic version of "When My Man Comes Home," originally recorded by Memphis Minnie.

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The single will be available on March 12th, and pre-orders are available on Third Man Records' website. The label and recording studio released a series of archival blues recordings by Charley Patton, Blind Willie McTell and the Mississippi Sheiks in January, and released a Valentines Day single by the Butthole Surfers' Gibby Haynes last month.

Howard has been busy with Alabama Shakes, who were nominated for three awards at the 55th Grammy Awards last month. Though they didn't win any trophies, Howard participated in a tribute to the late Levon Helm, trading verses on the Band's "The Weight" with Mavis Staples, one of her idols. Alabama Shakes also performed on Saturday Night Live last month.

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