July 9: Jack White was born in 1975 – Happy Birthday!


Happy Birthday, Jack White!

John Anthony White (né Gillis; born July 9, 1975) is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer and guitarist of the duo The White Stripes, but has also had success in other bands and as a solo artist. White has enjoyed consistent critical and popular success and is widely credited as one of the key artists in the garage rock revival of the 2000s. He has won twelve Grammy Awards, and all three of his solo albums have reached number one on the Billboard charts. Rolling Stone ranked him number 70 on its 2010 list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time”. David Fricke‘s 2011 list ranked him at number 17.


“Blues singers and people who are singing on stage have the same feelings and emotions that someone who is called to be a priest might have.” – Jack White

Music is Jack White’s calling, it is his mission in life, and we at JV are regulars when he preaches. Jack White is a musical genius. He’s a rock auteur. You can hear “his voice” on everything he’s involved in. That is a good thing, and his solo albums really shines.

The music on Blunderbuss is less raw than with The White Stripes, this doesn’t mean that it is too polished, but I guess that it is an easier introduction into Mr. White’s world than any of his earlier projects. Lazaretto continues in the same vein, but I think it is a more varied and an even better album.  His band(s) really brings something to, and enhances his songs. His solo projects sounds more like a band than The White Stripes ever did (for the record, I really love The White Stripes).

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The White Stripes was an American rock duo, formed in 1997 in Detroit, Michigan. The group consisted of the songwriter Jack White (vocals, guitar, and keyboards) and drummer Meg White (drums and occasional vocals). Jack and Meg White were before married to each other, but are now divorced. After releasing several singles and three albums within the Detroit music scene, the White Stripes rose to prominence in 2002, as part of the garage rock revival scene. Their successful and critically acclaimed albums White Blood Cells and Elephant drew them attention from a large variety of media outlets in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Jack White’s performance at Roskilde Festival in Denmark on July 6, 2014, the full concert!


01 Sixteen Saltines
02 Missing Pieces
03 Cannon (The White Stripes Song)
04 Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground (The White Stripes Song)
05 Love Interruption
06 Top Yourself (The Raconteurs Song)
07 I Cut Like A Buffalo (The Dead Weather Song)
08 Trash Tongue Talker
09 The Same Boy You’ve Always Known (The White Stripes Song)
10 Blunderbuss
11 Fell In Love With A Girl (The White Stripes Song)
12 Steady, As She Goes (The Raconteurs Song)
13 I’m Slowly Turning Into You (The White Stripes Song)
14 Another Way To Die
15 Blue Blood Blues (The Dead Weather Song)
16 Misirlou (Dick Dale And His DelTones Cover)
17 Ball And Biscuit (The White Stripes Song)
18 Encore Break
19 Freedom At 21
20 Hello Operator (The White Stripes Song)
21 Catch Hell Blues (The White Stripes Song)
22 Seven Nation Army

The White Stripes Live At Rock Am Ring 2007

  1. My Doorbell
  2. Effect And Cause
  3. 7:36 Hotel Yorba
  4. 9:53 Jolene
  5. 13:27 Cannon/Jhon The Revelation
  6. 15:52 Ball And Biscuit/Killing Floor
  7. 19:52 Catch Hell Blues
  8. 24:32 Wasting My Time
  9. 26:47 Were Going To Be Friends
  10. 29:07 When I Hear My Name/I Think Smell A Rat
  11. 31:55 Little Cream Soda
  12. 36:26 Blue Orchid
  13. 39:27 I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself
  14. 42:32 Apple Blossom
  15. 44:50 I’m Slowly Turn Into You
  16. 49:25 Seven Nation Army

– Hallgeir & Egil

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