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Jack White & Wanda Jackson

Nashville based producer Jack White is set to hook up with Rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson.

Jack White has always loved music from the past. Previous albums by The White Stripes have been dedicated to the likes of Son House and Blind Willie McTell, while the guitarist even produced an album by his idol Loretta Lynn.

Now the Detroit guitar slinger is set to step into the recording booth again to helm a forthcoming project with Wanda Jackson. The singer helped pioneer rock ‘n’ roll before the name had even been coined, touring with Elvis Presley when the pair were cutting seminal sides at Sun Records.

Now into her 70s, the singer has agreed to work with Jack White on a new project. In a recent interview Wanda Jackson claimed that she had been inspired by the 2004 Loretta Lynn project ‘Van Lear Rose’.

“They had a super album, but he didn’t have her do anything different, you know,” the Rockabilly legend told The Oklahoman. “She just did her little Loretta Lynn songs. But he (White) told me he’s gonna stretch me some, so we’ll see. We’ll talk later.”

The pair apparently met through the manager of Wanda Jackson’s website. The Rockabilly star was overwhelmed by Jack White’s interest, labelling him “one of the biggest stars on the planet”.

Of course, this isn’t the only project Jack White has on the go. The White Stripes are set to record a new album soon, with The Dead Weather still fulfilled touring commitments.

It is not known if the new Wanda Jackson album will be released through Jack White’s label Third Man Records.




“Hard Headed Woman” – Wanda Jackson

November 17, 2009 - Posted by | Blast from The Past, New News, Old Music, Video | ,


  1. ah, I love this song.

    Comment by lovebug35 | November 19, 2009 | Reply

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