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Wanda Jackson
Vintage Collections
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
 
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There were plenty of slicked-back boys fighting for their share of the spotlight in the wake of Elvis Presley, but Wanda Jackson was one of the rare rockabilly gals of the '50s. It was Elvis himself who recommended that th...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Wanda Jackson
Title: Vintage Collections
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Original Release Date: 1/23/1996
Release Date: 1/23/1996
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Classic Country, Oldies & Retro
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724383618521, 0724383618552, 724383618545, 724383618552

Synopsis

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There were plenty of slicked-back boys fighting for their share of the spotlight in the wake of Elvis Presley, but Wanda Jackson was one of the rare rockabilly gals of the '50s. It was Elvis himself who recommended that the Oklahoman set aside her country leanings for the time being and rock a little. That she did, drawing on a voice that cut through the din with a surplus of sass and a session band that included guitarists Joe Maphis and Buck Owens. This 20-song anthology mixes country and rockabilly sides, but while Jackson is likable tackling honky-tonk, she shines as a rockabilly spitfire. The likes of "Riot in Cell Block #9," "Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad," and "Let's Have a Party" offered an early affirmative to the question: "Can a gal rock?" The real mindblower here, however, is "Fujiyama Mama," which opens with Wanda boasting: "I've been to Nagasaki / Hiroshima, too / The same I did to them, baby, I can do to you." Pretty strange claim, considering only a dozen years had passed since two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan. --Steven Stolder

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CD Reviews

Vintage by wanda jackson
John C. Coker | Pearland, Texas | 05/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This gal can tear the room up. So much energy and what a voice. One of the best singing stars. She has a style of her own, a voice of her own. She can pump an audiance up and turn right around and calm them down. She is the BEST"
Not A Bad Cut On It
Michael E. Taylor | St Louis, Missouri | 03/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If there's any one artist who's overdue for a nomination to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, it's Wanda Jackson. This collection showcases her early rock and rockabilly songs, along with her two big country hits and some great covers. All are excellent material. Throw in classic pickers like Joe Maphis, Buck Owens and Roy Clark and you've got a winner. And the sound! Considering that most of these songs were cut in the late 50's, the quality is remarkable--thanks to Capitol Records' first-class operation. Great stuff--Wanda at her best!"
The queen of rockabilly in an excellent collection.
Michael E. Taylor | 07/15/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wanda Jackson has been unjustly ignored in her own country. She cut some of the best rockabilly period in the late 50's with such classics as "Let's Have A Party" and "Fujiyama Mama." This collection also contains some of her biggest country hits as "In The Middle Of A Heartache" and "Right Or Wrong." It's almost hard to believe, but her version of "Riot In Cell Block #9" is as good as the one by the Coasters. Wanda Jackson became a born-again Christian in 1971, but she still performs her old hits in concert. I saw on her web page that she is going to Sweden toward the end of July for a month-they still love Wanda in Scandinavia! If you love country, rockabilly, adn rock n roll, this album is a certified 5 stars. WANDA RULES!"