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7-inch Series, part 728 – The Black Belles

The Black Belles – Wishing Well
label: Third Man (The Vault)
year: 2012
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side a: Wishing Well
side b: Ms. Black Boots

7" Series 728: The Black Belles – Wishing Well

I should do a mixtape featuring only bands called “The Black [insert keyword here]”. It would be really good I think. Not original, but good. I’m going to do it. You only live once.

The Black Belles hail from Nashville, or at least that’s where they’re based. Front woman Olivia Jean’s originally from Detroit. They rose to fame after Jack White discovered them and convinced Stephen Colbert to get them on his show, where they backed the talk show host. They then went on to record the 7″ “Charlene II (I’m Over You)” with Colbert, the triple-coloured vinyl version of which does 600 US dollars on Discogs now. Before that, the girls (then a four-piece, now a trio) were in the video for The Dead Weather‘s “I Cut Like A Buffalo”.

The A-side, “Wishing Well”, is on their self-titled debut LP, “Ms. Black Boots” is a non-album exclusive, like it should be. They both rock.

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7-inch series, part 705 – The Dead Weather

The Dead Weather – I Cut Like A Buffalo
label: Third Man Records
year: 2009
side a: I Cut Like A Buffalo
side b: A Child Of A Few Hours Is Burning To Death
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The Dead Weather - I Cut Like A Buffalo

The Dead Weather – Treat Me Like Your Mother
label: Third Man Records
year: 2009
side a: Treat Me Like Your Mother
side b: You Just Can’t Win

The Dead Weather - Treat Me Like Your Mother

I love The Dead Weather. The A-sides of these singles are from the Horehound album, haven’t checked the new one yet. Mental note. The B-sides are covers. “A Child Of A Few Hours Is Burning To Death” is originally by The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, while “You Just Can’t Win” is a tune by Them.

This is the video for “I Cut Like A Buffalo” – I’ve chosen version two (version one is here) because I like it better: