Wanda Jackson – Wanda Live! At Third Man Records (2011)

FrontCover1Wanda Lavonne Jackson (born October 20, 1937) is a retired American singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist who had success in the mid-1950s and 1960s as one of the first popular female rockabilly singers, and a pioneering rock-and-roll artist. She is known to many as the “Queen of Rockabilly” or the “First Lady of Rockabilly”.

Jackson mixed country music with fast-moving rockabilly, often recording them on opposite sides of a record. As rockabilly declined in popularity in the 1960s, she moved to a successful career in mainstream country music with a string of hits between 1961 and 1973, including “Right or Wrong”, “Tears Will Be the Chaser for Your Wine”, “A Woman Lives for Love” and “Fancy Satin Pillows”.

She had a resurgence in popularity in the 1980s among rockabilly revivalists in Europe and younger Americana fans. In 2009, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the category Early Influence.

On March 27, 2019, Jackson announced her official retirement from performing. (wikipedia)

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And here´s a very special concert …

In the early 1980s, Jackson was invited to Europe to play rockabilly and country festivals and to record. More recently, American country artists Pam Tillis, Jann Browne, and Rosie Flores have acknowledged Jackson as a major influence. Jackson embarked on a major U.S. tour with Flores in 1995. Jackson returned to the studio in 2010 to begin work on a new album. “The Party Ain’t Over” arrived in early 2011 and while in her seventies she was still touring in 2012. (voicesofoklahoma.com)

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The Party Ain’t Over was the thirtieth studio album by American singer Wanda Jackson and a collaborative album with Jack White, the lead vocalist of The White Stripes.

To promote this album … their recorded this live-album … what a mixture: Jack White and the Queen Of Rock N Roll …

Enjoy this very special collaboration …

Oh yes … Rock N Roll ist still live and well !

And I add a very long and interesting interview with Wanda Jackson.


Justin Carpenter (trombone)
Dominic Davis (bass)
Rich Gilbert (pedal steel-guitar)
Joe Gillis (keyboards)
Wanda Jackson (vocals)
Olivia Jean (guitar)
Leif Shires (trumpet)
Craig Swift (saxophone)
Jack White (lead guitar)
background vocals:
Ashley Monroe, Ruby Amanfu

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01. Raunchy (Instrumental) (Justis/Manker) 1.54
02. Riot In Cell Block #9 (Leiber/Stoller) 4.23
03. I’m Busted (Howard) 3.28
04. You Know That I’m No Good (Winehouse) 6.34
05. Like A Baby (Stone) 3.32
06. Right Or Wrong (Jackson) 4.25
07. Fujiyama Mama (Burrows) 4.24
08. Funnel Of Love (McCoy/Westbury) 3.14
09. Blue Yodel #6 (Rodgers) 4.24
10. Let’s Have A Party (Robinson) 4.11
11. Shakin’ All Over (Kidd/Robinson) 3.43



Wanda Jackson – There’s A Party Goin’ On (1960)

FrontCover1The first female singer of the early rock and roll era, Wanda was encouraged to try rock and roll by Elvis Presley himself. It was 1955 when Wanda met Elvis during the ‘Ozark Jubilee,’ a country tour through the south. She didn’t think she had the voice for it, but he disagreed. He even recommended some songs for her. At first she was reluctant, but she signed a recording contract with Capitol and decided to give it a try. During the next few years, Wanda produced numerous examples of raw, prototypical rock & roll. The most distinctive aspect was her voice. She developed a wild, growling sound that at times sounds possessed or strangely alien, capable of going from sweet innocence to hellcat at the push of a button. Originally released in 1959 during the ‘Queen of Rockabilly’s’ prime at Capitol Records, There’s A Party Goin’ On features a solid collection of songs in tune with the title track as well as covers of a handful of early rock hits such as ‘Tweedlee Dee’ and ‘Kansas City.’ The set is highlighted by the staggering guitar playing of Roy Clark as exemplified on the standout cut ‘Hard Headed Woman.’ (by Bachelor)

Roy Clark (guitar)
Wanda Jackson (vocals)
a bunch of unknown studio musicians

01 There’s A Party Goin’ On (Berry/Covay) 2.02
02. Lonely Week-Ends (Rich) 2.20
03. Kansas City (Leiber/Stoller) 2.40
04. Bye Bye Baby (Styne/Robin) 2.05
05. Fallin’ (Greenfield/Sedaka) 2.50
06. Hard Headed Woman (DeMetrius) 1.55
07. Tongue Tied (Berry/Covay/Lewis) 2.22
08. It Doesn’t Matter Anymore (Anka) 2.50
09. Tweedlee Dee (Scott) 2.40
10. Sparkling Brown Eyes (Cox) 2.35
11. Lost Week-End (Walker) 2.15
12. Man We Had A Party (Robinson) 1.58