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Wanda Jackson

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Wanda Jackson (1985)

Interview by Ira Robbins, Rock's Backpages audio, 6 March 1985

The erstwhile Fujiyama Mama talks about combining singing rock'n'roll with her deeply held religious beliefs; considers cover versions of her hits, and recording her recent rockabilly album in Sweden!

File format: mp3; file size: 18mb, interview length: 19' 38" sound quality: * (phoner)

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Dolly Parton, George Jones, Marty Robbins, Barbara Mandrell, Wanda Jackson et al: Country Music Festival, Wembley Arena, London

Live Review by Colin Irwin, Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, 5 April 1975

Yee-hah for the cowboys! Colin Irwin and Robert Partridge review Wembley's giant country festival ...

George Jones and Wanda Jackson at Hammersmith Odeon

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, New Musical Express, 27 September 1975

THE FOYER OF the Hammersmith Odeon was like Middle America gone London town, except the folks were mostly British and there wasn't a stetson to ...

George Jones, Wanda Jackson: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Rob Partridge, Melody Maker, 27 September 1975

GEORGE JONES is one of the major stars of American country music but, without the help of a chart single to attract the MOR audience, ...

Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll: Wanda Jackson — Unlaced By The Lord

Retrospective by Nick Tosches, Creem, February 1984

WANDA LAVONNE Jackson was, simply and without contest, the greatest menstruating rock 'n' roll singer whom the world has ever known. Born in Maud, Oklahoma, ...

Where Are They Now: Wanda Jackson

Interview by Ira Robbins, Rolling Stone, 12 September 1985

The original 'Fujiyama Mama' wailed to the rockabilly beat — but now she's moved by a stronger power ...

Wanda Jackson: Rockin' in the Country (Rhino)

Review by Tom Graves, Rock & Roll Disc, August 1990

THE PROBLEM WITH Wanda Jackson is her conviction, or more precisely her lack of it. She was a died-in-the-wool country weeper until she met ...

Wanda Jackson: She's About a Mover

Retrospective and Interview by Holly George-Warren, No Depression, 31 October 2003

WANDA JACKSON is in trouble with the law. It was only a matter of time until the gal who's always done things her own way, ...

Wanda Jackson: Hard-Headed Woman

Profile and Interview by Rob Hughes, Record Collector, February 2007

WANDA JACKSON was the original Riot Grrrl. In the late '50s, she shook, rattled and roared next to Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis and boyfriend ...

Wanda Jackson: You Know I'm So Good!

Profile and Interview by Rob Hughes, Uncut, April 2010

Elvis Presley, Jack White, Amy Winehouse... and the return of Wanda Jackson, first lady of rock'n'roll. ...

Wanda Jackson: Unfinished Business

Review by Holly Gleason, Paste, 9 October 2012

WITH A VOICE LIKE A CHAINSAW swallowed by a little girl, Wanda Jackson's brand of "shake 'em up, baby" is as kitten-with-a-whip as ever. The ...


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