Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad - Wanda Jackson - Queen Of Rockabilly. The Very Best Of The Rock ‘N’ Roll
Label: Ace - CDCHD 776 • Format: CD Compilation, Stereo, Mono • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Rock & Roll, Rockabilly
Wanda Jackson is generally considered as the greatest female rock n roll singer of all time. Unfortunately, her commercial success in the s was very limited. Her aggressive style and signature growl shocked a lot of listeners at the time. Tom had been a fiddle player with local bands, but now he worked in a bakery and pumped gas at night to help make ends meet. In Tom took the family to Los Angeles where he went to work in munitions plants. The next year he bought Wanda her first guitar and taught her a few chords.
At age nine she started taking piano lessons and also learned to read music. By the Jacksons were back in Oklahoma, living in Oklahoma City, where Tom found work as a used car salesman. Country star Hank Thompson heard her sing and invited her to tour with him and his Brazos Valley Boys. He also tried to land her a contract with the label he recorded for, Capitol, but Capitol Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad - Wanda Jackson - Queen Of Rockabilly. The Very Best Of The Rock ‘N’ Roll sign anyone under 18 then.
Decca had no such rules and Wanda first recorded for that label in March Seven singles were released by Deccamostly country love songs, and the first one, "You Can't Have My Love" a "duet" with Billy Gray, Thompson's bandleader was a 8 country hit.
After finishing high school inshe went on the road with a package tour that included Elvis Presley, who advised her to try her hand at rock n roll.
Ken Nelson signed Wanda to Capitol in the spring of Usurped by the new rock n roll music, traditional country was in a state of flux, and Nelson encouraged Jackson to cut in both the country and rockabilly veins.
She had a natural feeling for rock n roll and was marketed as a sort of female counter- part to Elvis. This she was in a musical sense, but she failed to have anywhere near the same success.
Apparently she was too raunchy for a mostly female teenage audience. The public was simply not prepared for a young lady who sang and looked like Wanda did. She broke with tradition by casting aside her Western outfits and adopting a glitzy new look involving slinky dresses, high heels, long earrings and heavy make-up. Her first Capitol single, "I Gotta Know" a split-tempo rockerdid well on the country charts 15but it would be five years before she returned to those charts.
The second 45 coupled "Hot Dog! Wanda did a brief, successful tour there in early Because they shared Jim Halsey as their manager, the Poe Kats became Wanda's backing band in early The Poe Kats went on the road with Wanda for about a year and also recorded with her in the studio during four days of sessions in April Wanda recorded her first album, simply titled "Wanda Jackson" Capitol Tand two singles, including the great rocker "Mean Mean Man" her own composition.
At the time, she didn't think too much of it, it was just another album track. Two years later, a deejay in Des Moines, Iowa, started playing "Let's Have A Party" and got such a tremendous response that it was issued as a single.
It reached 38 on the Hot in the autumn of her first pop hitcharted also in several other countries and was followed by a reissue of "Mean Mean Man" a 40 hit in the UK. Her third album, "There's A Party Goin' On", issued in Januarywas also made up of newly recorded rock n roll material.
By that time she'd formed a hot new band fronted by guitarist Roy Clark. In the year that she married Wendell Goodman, to whom she is still wed today Wanda started recording in Nashville, though she continued to live in Oklahoma City, and veered again towards tamer country stuff.
Between and she recorded an Tell The Truth - Various - Sweet & Smokie & Mud lot of country songs for Capitol and had 16 Top 40 country hits during that period but no Top 10 hits after For Those About To Rock (We Salute You) - AC/DC - For Those About To Rock We Salute You her career waned in the mids, Wanda battled and conquered severe alcohol dependency and became a born-again Christian with a special interest in gospel music.
The European rockabilly craze of the late 70s and early 80s brought renewed interest to the records Wanda had Мадригал* - Италия.
Раннее Барокко (XVI—XVII ВВ.) in the days when she showed true maverick spirit by daring to out-rock the boys. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inas an "early influence".
In she released a new album, "The Party Ain't Over", on the Nonesuch label, a mix of rock n roll and country, but it was over-produced by Jack White and disappointing, though it was her first album to ever make the pop charts Far more satisfying was "Unfinished Business" released in Octoberher thirty-first studio album with a simpler country-tinged accompaniment.
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