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Neil Young cuts quick vinyl record in tiny booth on 'Tonight Show'

Neil Young didn't have any room to whip his hair back and forth, but he did provide another fine musical memory Monday when he recorded an instant vinyl record in a tiny booth on the "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."Young performed the classic Willie Nelson song "Crazy" in a phone-booth-sized recording contraption called a Voice-o-Graph.Fellow guest Jack White said the machine, from his Nashvi
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THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0056 -- Pictured: Musical guest Neil Young performs on May 12, 2014 -- (Photo by: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC)..Douglas Gorenstein / NBC

Neil Young didn't have any room to whip his hair back and forth, but he did provide another fine musical memory Monday when he recorded an instant vinyl record in a tiny booth on the "Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

Young performed the classic Willie Nelson song "Crazy" in a phone-booth-sized recording contraption called a Voice-o-Graph.

Fellow guest Jack White said the machine, from his Nashville-based Third Man Records, was made in 1947. He said he spent 10 years looking for such a contraption and a year and a half restoring it.

"Where Neil did his whole new album ('A Letter Home,' out May 27) anyone can come to Nashville and record in this exact same booth," White told Fallon. "It's the only one available to the public in the world." 

Young, who also performed Ivory Joe Hunter's "Since I Met You Baby," said, "You get inside it and you're just in a zone. It's like you've gone back, way back."

Young and Fallon also discussed the host's memorable impression of the singer doing a cover of Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair" on "Late Night" two years ago. Young joked that it appeared to be a much younger version of his current graying self. 

"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" airs weeknights at 11:35 on NBC.

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