All this week is a celebration and appreciation of cassette tapes leading up to Cassette Store Day on Saturday, Oct. 13. To commemorate the event, Third Man Records co-founder Ben Blackwell, shared one of the rarest pieces in his collection: a 1997 recording of Jack White covering Blondie's "One Way or Another."
Blackwell talks about the recording in an essay he wrote for Discogs saying while White worked as a session engineer, helped record a cassette for the band 400 Pounds of Punk. The release, titled He Once At a Small Child, was undocumented until Blackwell found the cassette in his basement.
The tape features the Blondie cover with vocals from Jack White. In his essay, Blackwell calls it the "rarest physical release of a Jack White performance."
Listen to it above.
Jack White is currently on his European tour. Recently, he celebrated his mother's 88th birthday by bringing her up on stage and singing the Polish birthday song "Sto lat" to her in her home country of Poland. White later posted a picture of him and his mom at the show on Instagram.