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Baker's Dozen

Drumroll Please: Jim White's Baker's Dozen
Julian Marszalek , March 20th, 2024 14:22

From hearing a drumroll so good he dropped out of university, to the links between Iggy Pop and Lana Del Rey, the much-lauded percussionist Jim White speaks to Julian Marszalek about the 13 albums he loves the most


Sam Cooke – Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963

My favourite part of this record is actually the start of it, when the band is warming up with the fanfare. It’s a great band and the drummer is Albert ‘June’ Gardner. I love them!

I love records but I really love live albums. What really inspired me when I was growing up was live music. You know, I saw The Fall and The Birthday Party and all the great local bands you’ve never heard of, and all the shit bands. When I was younger, I really liked some Rod Stewart albums and then I heard some Sam Cooke and I was like, ‘Oh, shit! This is where he’s coming from!’ I love this record. It’s an exciting live band and I love Sam Cooke’s voice.