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Jack White to Collaborate with Tom Jones

'It's Not Unusual' singer joins White's Third Man Records 7-inch single series

January 5, 2012 6:45 PM ET

Jack White, Tom Jones
Jack White and Tom Jones plan to collaborate.
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The latest collaborator in Jack White's unusual arsenal? None other than Tom Jones, the contemporary Welsh crooner behind such pop hits as "It's Not Unusual."

Jones will join White's Third Man Records in its "Blue Series," which has pressed special one-off 7-inch singles from Insane Clown Posse, Stephen Colbert and other guest artists. Jones rerecorded “Jezebel,” a track from his 2002 album Mr. Jones, and also tackled the blues great Howlin’ Wolf with a cover of “Evil.”

A release date for his "Blue Sessions" disc has not been announced, but the sessions went well; White reportedly said of the 71-year-old pop icon, "He impressed the shit out of everybody."

Meanwhile, White's Third Man has also reached a business deal with Document Records to reissue the blues label's albums on deluxe vinyl. The first release will be a compilation featuring early 20th-century blues musicians Charlie Patton, Blind Willie McTell and others.

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