Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Neil Young and Jack White make music history on Jimmy Fallon

Consequence of Sound Staff

Neil Young and Jack White made music history on Monday night’s episode of The Tonight Show. Using White’s recently refurbished 1940s-era Voice-o-Graph recording booth, Young performed, recorded, and pressed a cover of the Willie Nelson-penned song “Crazy” all in one take. In fact, the vinyl was played on a turntable at the end of the show.

The performance emulated Young’s recording of new album, A Letter Home. Inspired by a trip to Third Man Records during Record Store Day 2013, Young entered into the booth and recorded covers of songs by other notable singer-songwriters, including Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Bert Jansch, among others. A deluxe box set will be released on May 27th.

The two musicians also sat down for a brief interview during which they discussed the album’s recording process, Young’s appreciation for Springsteen, and Fallon’s spot-on impersonation of Young, among other topics.

Watch the replay below. Update: He also covered Ivory Joe Hunter’s “Since I Met You Baby” as a web exclusive.

Neil Young performs ~ Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show by HumanSlinky

“Since I Met You Baby”:

Jack explains Voice-O-Graph:


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