Wanda Jackson: struggling singer to Nashville star
Joe Sixpack -- Slipcue.com | ...in Middle America | 05/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you really want to go all-out on a Wanda Jackson binge, then this monolithic Bear Family box set would be the place to start. This 4-CD set starts off with some of Jackson's earliest (and least well-known) country recordings, made as early as 1954, well before her rockabilly heyday, then moves on to collect all her best rock'n'roll numbers (whew!!), before dipping into the Nashville-styled country groove that she settled into after the rockabilly craze died down. The early tracks are a real revelation, since Wanda's '60s Nashville work was much more sedate and ballad-oriented; it's pretty cool to hear just how rural and hard country she really was."