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Wanda Jackson

Back on the 17th November 2009 (see HERE) I brought you the news that Jack White was producing a new album for the great Wanda Jackson six years after he did likewise for Loretta Lynn.

Although not due until the Autumn two tracks from the album were made available via iTunes, both cover versions one is a cover of the Johnnie Kidd & The Pirates “Shakin’ All Over” which is timeous given the recent sad passing of Mick Green.

The other track is a brave cover of Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good” to which there were many a lyric change with Wanda stating that she wasn’t going to sing about being in bed with someone. Perhaps it is also not surprising that a 72 year old from Oklahoma (even one who dated Elvis) also didn’t know what “chips and pitta”  or “Stella” were.!!

“You Know I’m No Good” – Wanda Jackson

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March 1, 2010 Posted by | New Music, Video | , , , | Leave a comment

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 | , | 2 Comments

Imelda May – Rockabilly Lives

imelda may

I am really enjoying the music of Imelda May.

Having fallen in love with rockabilly and the blues as a nine-year-old in Dublin – the only kid in her class who wasn’t into a-Ha and Wet Wet Wet – she’s turned them into a cool, swinging fusion that’s both classic and oddly modern.

Her debut album, “Love Tattoo,” is lusciously retro, but as fresh as 2009.

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Visit her website HERE

“Love Tattoo” – Imelda May

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Now whether she is as good as the great Wanda Jackson remains to be seen.

wanda jackson

To buy the music of Wanda Jackson click HERE

July 1, 2009 Posted by | New Music, Video | , | 1 Comment


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