Yeah, yeah, OK, we know about the limited edition Conan O’Brien vinyl that Jack (White Stripes/Raconteurs/Dead Weather) White is releasing on his imprint Third Man. Not sure if we’re going to race to the site to buy Coco’s rendition of Eddie Cochran’s “20 Flight Rock,” but at least playing will keep Conan off the street until his new TV show starts airing.
But there are a couple of worthy releases tucked away in White’s Third Man catalog, which he maintains mainly to issue PVC product by his various bands and his missus, supermodel Karen Elson.
A few months back we met BP Fallon at a South By Southwest Music Conference show. The elfin Fallon is a poet; he’s also had some experience in the music biz, working as a press rep for Led Zeppelin and T. Rex, serving the Beatles at Apple and managing guitar man Johnny Thunders. Quite the CV. Fallon has released a Third Man 7-inch that includes the charming homage “I Believe in Elvis Presley.”
Wanda Jackson has a Third Man single, too. If you’re a rockabilly fan, Wanda doesn’t need an introduction: On Capitol in the ’50s, she recorded such classics of the genre as “Fujiyama Mama” and “Let’s Have a Party.” Her 7-inch for White is a cover of Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good,” backed with a version of Johnny Kidd & the Pirates’ “Shakin’ All Over.”