Release Date: 11/04/22
-On the occasion of her 85th birthday on October 20, 2022, Bear Family RecordsÂ® congratulates her with this unique compilation of originals and rare cover versions of classic Wanda Jackson hits!
-This edition from our 'Connections' series brings the songs in chronological order as Wanda Jackson recorded them at the time, plus additional versions at the end of the CD.
-On 31 tracks from 1953-2007 we show the influences of the Queen of Rockabilly on the international music scene.
-In addition to cover versions of Wanda Jackson titles, you can also listen to originals that Wanda Jackson covered in the 1950s.
-Among them we hear a whole series of famous singers, such as Brenda Lee, Chuck Berry, The Collins Kids, Roy Orbison and Bobby Bare.
-Wanda Jackson is also celebrated beyond the U.S., with performers from Australia, Great Britain, Italy, and the Netherlands.
-Many rarities are included, including some recordings for the first time on CD, such as those by Bix Bryant, Betty McQuade, and Shirley Jean Wiley.
-With Ray Campi, Rosie Flores, Lou Ann Barton and The Ladybirds, musicians of the recent past also pay tribute to Wanda Jackson.
-The 36-page color booklet includes a foreword by Rosie Flores, the story on the subject written by noted music journalist Bill Dahl, and of course many photos and memorabilia, some rare!
Although Wanda Jackson is also a gifted country singer, she made a lot of rock 'n' roll noise in the mid-1950s, which not only put her in the headlines as the first woman of the genre, but also catapulted her into the charts. She had a mega-hit with Let's Have A Party that became a classic, as did Mean Mean Man, Fujiyama Mama and quite a few others. All her classics and more can be heard on this compilation in versions by other artists, with some real rarities.
Let's Have A Party is Wanda Jackson's biggest success, a true Rock 'n' Roll classic and can even be heard here in three different versions.
|Label: Bear Family Records|
|Run Time: 72:00 mins|
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