The White Stripes was one of many groups and performers to be inspired by this influential number. "Cannon
" borrows the lyrics:Tell me who's that writin'
John the revelator
Wrote the book on the Seven Seals
Christ went down on Easter mornin'
Mary mother went down to see
Gotta tell my disciples to meet me in Galilee
Jack White first encountered Son House's recording playing at a Radiohead concert when he was a teenager. He became intrigued by the man behind the voice. He explained in a 2009 interview: "One of the first things was just the name 'Son House'. What the hell was that name about?! I had gotten into [Delta Bluesman] Robert Johnson and it felt really, really compelling and beautiful. So I was there."