Hear Jack White’s Scratchy, Insta-Vinyl Loretta Lynn Cover
A Record Store Day take on "Coal Miner's Daughter"
Record Store Day is to Jack White what New Year’s Eve is to Diddy. In other words, White’s Third Man Records outdid everyone else when it came to throwing a party on Saturday. This year, the Nashville record store introduced a recording booth that lets visitors cut as much as two minutes of audio onto vinyl. According to Third Man’s blog, Neil Young even took a turn in the booth. White, the official 2013 Record Store Day ambassador and, through the White Stripes’ 10th-anniversary Elephant reissue, also the day’s unofficial king, also spent some time with the refurbished 1947 Voice-o-Graph machine. The result, an appropriately rough-hewn rendition of past collaborator Loretta Lynn’s 1970 country classic “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” is below. The question, which Diddy must also face every January 1: How’s he possibly going to top himself next year?