Jack White wants to meet you and Bob in the morning, in Nashville
Jack White made a big splash last week at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville when he joined Bob Dylan onstage as an unannounced guest and picked a song to perform that had never been done live before.
"Meet Me In The Morning" (off Blood On The Tracks) tranforms from a winsome travelling folk tune into a scalding romp of electric blues with Jack on lead vocals. A friend speculated that Dylan must have known how big of a fan Jack is, and let him pick the tune (which is a fanciful ideation, of course, and just that - pure speculation. But a good story). In any case, good choice on Jack for knowing the lack of live history here, and how sweeeeet it would sound. How is it possible that this song has never been paraded out in over 32 years?
The following night, Jack was back for 2 more tunes, "One More Cup of Coffee" from 1976's Desire (which the White Stripes also covered in '99 on their debut album) and "Outlaw Blues" from Bringing It All Back Home in 1965. As far as I can see, that recording has not surfaced yet.
Meet Me In The Morning (live) - Bob Dylan & Jack White
Ryman Auditorium 9/19/07
Meet Me In The Morning (original) - Bob Dylan
Poor Meg's also been in the news a lot lately and I'll abstain from any speculative comments about that (but . . . it totally isn't her).