THE WHITE STRIPES rocker JACK WHITE has teamed up with BOB DYLAN to complete a
series of “unfinished” HANK WILLIAMS songs.
The Seven Nation Army star is one of a selection of musicians asked by Dylan
to work on completing the “lost” songs – some of the final tunes and lyrics
written by the late legend.
White recorded the unfinished Williams song You Know That I Know at Blackbird
Studios in Nashville, Tennessee with engineer Joe Chiccarelli.
Dominic Suchtya, the bassist who guested on the White tracks, says, “Dylan
had contacted him (White) to see if he’d like to finish some of these tunes. No
one has heard it as it was a Hank Williams lyric sheet that Jack put to music
and edited a bit. Jack was sent most of or all of the unfinished tunes and
picked this one to finish.
“We listened to quite a bit of Hank while I was down there and sat around the
two of us playing our favourite Hank tunes, but the song was done when I got
there. I think Jack just ingested a bunch of Hank Williams and this is what
came out of him.”
Country star Williams died in 1953 from a reported drug overdose. He was 29.