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Wanda Jackson - Let's Have a Party

Wanda Jackson
b. October 20, 1937

Queen of Rockabilly

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LEFT: In 1954, sixteen-year-old Wanda Jackson was "discovered" by country star Hank Thompson and invited to record and perform with his western swing band, the Brazos Valley Boys. LEFT CENTER: In 1955 she and Elvis travelled together on the Ozark Jubilee country music tour as opening acts for the established stars. She saw that Elvis was stealing the shows and listened when he suggested she try his type of music. CENTER: After two years of recording country songs for Decca, Wanda signed with Capitol in 1956 where she turned to rockabilly, recording "Fujiyama Mama" in '57 and "Let's Have a Party" in '58. RIGHT CENTER: In 1956 there were no role models for female rockers so Wanda simply let loose – and became the Queen of Rockabilly. RIGHT: Wanda rockin' in 2004, and still touring in 2012!
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". . . the only white female rocker of the '50s with attitude."

.Featured Sites .

Wanda Jackson Official Website
Wanda Jackson Rockabilly Hall of Fame page
Wanda Jackson Nitroglycerine website
official site
Rockabilly Hall of Fame
bio / pics

Other Recommended Sites
Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame
Wanda's induction page – 2000

Related Sites

Click on any link below for more information, or to order online

Wanda Jackson:
Queen of Rockabilly
Wanda Jackson:
Tears Will Be The Chaser For Your Wine
Wanda Jackson:
Greatest Hits
Wanda Jackson - Queen of Rockabilly
Wanda Jackson - Tears Will Be The Chaser For Your Wine
Wanda Jackson - Greatest Hits
Ace (UK)
1 CD / 30 tracks
Bear Family
8 CDs / 219 tracks
Curb Records
1 CD / 12 tracks

Wanda Jackson:
Wanda Rocks
Wanda Jackson:
Vintage Collections
Wanda Jackson:
Country Classics 2
Wanda Jackson - Wanda Rocks
Wanda Jackson - Vintage Collections
Wanda Jackson - Country Classics
Bear Family
1 CD / 35 tracks
1 CD / 20 tracks
EMI Gold
1 CD / 20 tracks

Other Wanda Jackson Recordings Available Online
Wanda Jackson: Heart Trouble (CMH / 1 CD / 16 tracks)
Wanda Jackson: Heartache (Varese Records)


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