Easily one of the coolest things to come out of Record Store Day 2013 was the vinyl-recording booth at RSD Ambassador Jack White's own Third Man Records store in Nashville. Proving that the only person who can one-up Jack White is Jack White, the rocker hopped in the booth to record a special cover of Loretta Lynn's "Coal Miner's Daughter."
Listen to White testing out his new toy below:
(Of course, White has worked with the genuine article. He produced Lynn's award-winning album Van Lear Rose)
During the festivities, "dozens of people waited in line" to use the interesting booth. Even the legenday Neil Young stopped by to use the contraption that was "carefully monitored by two engineers throughout the day to ensure all the mechanizations were in fine working order."
White announced his plans to feature the 1947 Voice-O-Graph booth during the Record Store Day festivities on his Third Man website April 17. That full statement is below.:
In one of my final acts as Record Store Day ambassador, I encourage everyone who comes to the Third Man Record Store in Nashville to be able to hear themselves on a vinyl record, and maybe even mail it to someone they love.
Actively venturing to your local record shop is one of those honors and privileges in this life that we just shouldn't take for granted. Certain beautiful experiences can only happen in the environment of a record store and I just thought that nothing could drive that point home more than a one-of-a-kind machine that lets you not only record your own vinyl record, but send it to anyone, anywhere in the world to share a song, poem, or private message with. I know those warm, scratchy tones send tingles up (and sometimes down) MY spine. Even if you aren't instrumentally inclined, you could hold up an iphone playing a song and sing along with the music and combine the best of all worlds tangible, digital, and romantic. And for those still skeptical or not sure if they're brave enough to do it, think of it this way; it's almost the same thing as illegally downloading an mp3 and emailing it to someone. Well..., Almost.
Enjoy record store day everyone. i hope that you find that special song and someone makes you smile in the process.
- Jack White III
Fellow Raconteurs member Brendan Benson showed the world how it worked with a quirky video.
The booth remains up in Third Man's novelty lounge.
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