The Best Music You’ve Never Heard #5: Wanda Jackson
Shakin’ ALL over!
Long before Miss Tina explained “we never, evah do nothing nissse, and easy. We always do it nice. And rough…” a fringe-shaking firecracker from Maud, Oklahoma by the name of Wanda Lavonne Jackson was rocking it nice and rough from one end of the USA to the other. Now, I’m not a true rockabilly aficionado; that’s really Mr. Slattern’s bailiwick. Truth be told, in many ways I prefer Camelot Elvis to the Sun Studios version. I know it’s wrong, but some things are so wrong they’re just right. Still, no matter which way your musical tastes run, I guarantee that after about thirty seconds of Fujiyama Mama, you’ll be up off the sofa and shaking your groove thing for all it’s worth.
Anywho, at the age of 75 Miss Jackson is still tearing it up, these days with the likes of Jack White and Loretta Lynn. Give her a listen, and ask yourself, would we have had Chrissy, or Patti or Amy without her? Maybe, maybe not.
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Looking for more slatternly musical recommendations? If you can stand it, I certainly can.
The Best Music You’ve Never Heard #4: Rhonda Vincent
The Best Music You’ve Never Heard #3: Support your local bar band
The Best Music You’ve Never Heard #2: Chris Thile
The Best Music You’ve Never Heard #1: Mark Geary
Posted on June 7, 2013, in Music and tagged Best music, Humor/Commentary, Jack White, Loretta Lynn, Oklahoma, Slattern, slatternly, Sun Studio, Wanda Jackson. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.
Who can resist a sweet love song?
Especially when it rocks so hard.
Little girl with a big voice. Sweet.
It’s not fair to have a waist so small and rock it so well, is it?
No it is not.
Letterman’s 2011 intro: her 4th coming album is entitled ‘The Party Ain’t Over’……all I need to know.
Kind of tells the whole story.
She’s awesome and I love her dress!!
Nothing like fringe, is there?
It would look like crap on me, but it looks amazing on her. Is fringe ‘in’ by any chance 🙂
Is fringe ever out?
You’ve done it again. I’ll be in Amazon looking for some of Wanda’s music, and trying to find a way to work it onto an MP3 player. Watching the video has me thinking. If I’d seen her perform back when she sang Hard Headed Woman my sessions in confession would have been a lot longer. She was quite a looker.
I know, Brenda Lee, Connie Francis and all those girl groups really put the vise grips on my imagination.
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