TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014|
Posted by: Matt Howard
Who would have thought that an electric car meetup was what initially inspired Neil Young to record A Letter Home in Jack White's Third Man Records Voice-o-Gram booth? According to the eccentric musicians' interview last night on The Tonight Show, Jack and Neil met up to chat about their vehicles at Third Man when the idea struck. The duo also came equipped with the 1940s-era booth, within which Mr. Young made history by recording performances of Willie Nelson's "Crazy" and Ivory Joe Hunter's "Since I Met You Baby" directly to vinyl (the latter of which pinning himself between the booth and a piano; it's pretty incredible).
Watch the performance of "Crazy".
UPDATE: The "Crazy" video has been removed.
And "Since I Met You Baby".
White also explained the history of the Voice-o-Gram and tried to joke around with joke-man Louis C.K., who wasn't having it...
Neil Young's A Letter Home is due out May 27th, and Jack White's Lazaretto is scheduled to release June 10th.