R.I.P. Jake Black, co-founder of Alabama three and composer of The Sopranos theme tune has died

Jake Black, a.okay.a. The Very Reverend D.Wayne Love, co-founder of Alabama three and composer of The Sopranos’ iconic theme tune, has died.

“Early this afternoon, on a phenomenal summer season’s day, our good friend, comrade and religious instructor, Jake Black AKA The Very Reverend D.Wayne Love, handed over to the upper floor,” the band introduced in an announcement posted to Fb.

Simply this weekend, Blake appeared alongside Alabama three on the Excessive Level Competition in Lancaster, UK. “After an impressive efficiency… D.Wayne in his supreme knowledge, determined it was the suitable second for his ascencion into the subsequent degree,” the assertion continued.

“The transition was painless and peaceable.”

Shaped in 1995 by Black and Rob Spragg, a.okay.a. Larry Love, Alabama three are recognized for his or her distinctive fusion of acid home and nation music. Of their time, the band has launched 12 albums and collaborated with Gil Scott Heron and The Proclaimers. Nonetheless, they’re undoubtedly finest recognized for his or her tune “Woke Up This Morning”, which soundtracked the opening credit to each episode of HBO’s The Sopranos.

“All that continues to be for us, at this second, is to hold out his exact directions concerning the continuation of his teachings as a First Minister of The Presleyterian Church of Elvis The Divine, and proceed The Nice Work,” the memebers of Alabama three stated to conclude their assertion. His final phrases, which we’ve got but to decipher, have been ‘Tweet Tweet, Possil Fleet.’”

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