Jack White & Bob Dylan Record Hank Williams' Unfinished Songs

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HANK WILLIAMS

Hank Williams may have died almost sixty years ago, but the country pioneer’s legacy lives on in the form of an abundance of unreleased and incomplete sheet music. Under the auspices of producer Mary Martin, twelve brave singers and songwriters endeavored to finish or record Williams’ lost material – it’ll all be released on The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams.

Such folk and country pioneers as Bob Dylan, Lucinda Williams, and Levon Helm brought their talents to the table to reinvent Williams’ work. Dylan’s contribution is “The Love That Faded,” and it’s great jukebox fodder for the next time you’re in a rural Texan bar. Jack White might stick out like a sore thumb on the list of contributors, but his take on “You Know That I Know” proves he can hold his own with the greats. Check both covers out.

Listen to Dylan's cover over at NPR. White's cover is streaming at Rolling Stone.

Previously: Unreleased White Stripes - "Signed D.C."