Available now. NON-RETURNABLE. 48 track double CD collection at an incredible price, for a limited time. This includes 1 disc of her best known rockin' classics as well as a disc of the best of her brilliant country recordings - absolutely incredible stuff either way!
Available now. New music from the Queen of Rockabilly, Ms. Wanda Jackson! The first two songs from the Wanda Jackson/ Jack White recording sessions will feature Jackson's cover of Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good" and Johnny Kidd and the Pirates' classic "Shakin' All Over".
April 27 street date. Although best known as the "Queen Of Rockabilly", Wanda Jackson's recording career bounced back and forth between country and rockabilly, which she did by often putting one song in each style on each side of a single. She became a straight Country artist during the 60s and 70s, racking up several country hits. These two Capitol albums are both themed collections, the 1963 album, 'Love Me Forever', being built naturally enough around love songs, and the second, 'Blues In My Heart', devoted to songs involving a blues theme. These two classic albums are making their CD debut in their original form on one CD.
Available now. Known around the globe as "The Queen Of Rock" and "The First Lady Of Rockabilly", Wanda Jackson has joined with friend and producer Jack White to bring you this latest taste of her signature flavor. The tracks feature Jack White, Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather/The Greenhornes/The Raconteurs), Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), Patrick Keeler (The Greenhornes, Raconteurs), Ashley Monroe, Jackson Smith and Karen Elson, to name just a few. "Thunder On The Mountain" is a particularly exceptional track. Originally penned by Bob Dylan and chosen for Mrs. Jackson by the poet himself - his rockabilly fever dream is given new life by the songstress.
Available now. This collection brings together Wanda Jackson's benchmark recordings as one of the few - and certainly the most successful - women in the branch of early rock and roll known as rockabilly. 180 gram vinyl, original recordings remastered.
September 11 street date. Wanda Jackson’s career began whilst she was still at high school and she quickly became one of America’s most popular female rockers and one of first major female country and rockabilly singers. Featured here are her first four albums recorded between 1958 and 1961 including her two most famous rock and roll sets: 'Rockin’ with Wanda' and 'There’s A Party Goin’ On'. With hits such as: 'Let’s Have a Party', 'I Gotta Know' and 'Right or Wrong' you can see why Wanda was as popular as she was and in fact she is still recording today. Her last album (and this is for the young’uns amongst us) was produced by Jack White of The White Stripes.
November 20 street date. From her recordings with the legendary Capitol Records producer Ken Nelson, to her recent work with producer/musician, Justin Townes Earle and present-day legend, Jack White, Wanda Jackson is the undisputed true Queen Of Rockabilly! With her 31st studio album, Unfinished Business, hitting the shelves on October 9, Omnivore Recordings adds a treat from the vault to make this autumn a great one for Wanda’s legion of rockin’ fans. Six Capitol-era rarities will grace a new 10" E.P. on November 6th that will be released in advance of a new CD in the spring of 2013, The Best Of The Classic Capitol Singles. The E.P. contains songs never released back in the day, and alternate versions of well-known tunes, ranging from 1956 to 1962, the height of her work with Capitol Records.
Available now. Deluxe limited edition coloured vinyl and cd package - Liner notes by rock n roll author Nina Antonia - Features Ten Singles and the best known of all Wanda s songs Funnel of Love. All songs remastered Pioneering exemplar of rousing rockabilly, it’s no wonder Wanda Jackson was cited as an influence by The Cramp’s Ivy Rorschach. Though Jackson made her debut as a country artiste, it was Elvis Presley, whom she briefly dated that sparked Wanda’s rock n’ roll flame. Presley gave her both a diamond studded ring and creative encouragement as Jackson told journalist Marc Myers- ‘He (Presley) gave me what I needed, the courage to try his style. So I began singing his way - freer, with more teenage attitude and that vocal hiccup.’ Resplendent in high heels, drop earrings and fringed dresses designed by her mamma, Jackson brought an unprecedented glamour to the Rockabilly stage that accented the often lively lyrical contents of her best known numbers; ‘Pass the dynamite, Molly’ she purrs on a femme fuelled version of ‘Riot in Cell Block Number 9.’ Despite Capitol Records producer Ken Nelson initially passing on Wanda because ‘Girls Don’t Sell Records’ Jackson notched up a string of hits in the US, from the mid-1950’s onwards. Delivered in a high-octane husk, her tunes are peppered with explosive references and none more so than on ‘Fujiyama Mama’ in which she trills; ‘I drink a quart of sakey smoke dynamite/I chase it with tobaccy and then shoot out the light.’ Needless to say, it reached number one in Japan. Meanwhile, ‘Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad’ reveals Jackson taunting a lacklustre beau by dating his best friend. A multi-talented musician, WJ has a deft, often garrulous guitar technique that did the talking when she stopped singing but the number that plucked Ivy Rorschach’s strings was the mock- exotica of ‘Funnel of Love.’ Written by Charlie McCoy and Kent Westberry, and recorded by Jackson in 1961, this extraordinary song defies classification with its kitsch Arabian Nights style riff and far gone lyrics. Guess that old ‘Sakey Smoke’ was still working its lurid spell. As a counter-point, 1961 also saw the release of ‘Hard Headed Woman’ which features Wanda back in command of her senses but the new decade was coming down fast. Still, Jackson prevailed, a home-spun Delilah who stayed defiant to the last, her throaty exhortations on ‘Let’s Have a Party’, a perennial calling card from the First Lady of Rockabilly. Let’s hear it Wanda; ‘Some people like to rock, some people like to roll but moving and grooving satisfies my soul,’ as will this platter. Nina Antonia.
February 17 street date. Originally released in 1962, this compilation is the definitive collection of Wanda Jackson’s rocking, rockabilly sides. Featuring her finest singles, including "Fujiyama Mama," "Mean Mean Man," and "Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad," this is Wanda at her lascivious, snarling best. Often referred to as “The Queen Of Rockabilly” if ever there was a need to prove that title for Wanda Jackson, this compilation is Exhibit A. Reissued on 180 gram LP with download code and 4 bonus tracks.
August 18 street date. The first female singer of the early rock and roll era, Wanda was encouraged to try rock and roll by Elvis Presley himself. It was 1955 when Wanda met Elvis during the 'Ozark Jubilee,' a country tour through the south. She didn't think she had the voice for it, but he disagreed. He even recommended some songs for her. At first she was reluctant, but she signed a recording contract with Capitol and decided to give it a try. During the next few years, Wanda produced numerous examples of raw, prototypical rock & roll. The most distinctive aspect was her voice. She developed a wild, growling sound that at times sounds possessed or strangely alien, capable of going from sweet innocence to hellcat at the push of a button. Originally released in 1959 during the 'Queen of Rockabilly's' prime at Capitol Records, There's A Party Goin' On features a solid collection of songs in tune with the title track as well as covers of a handful of early rock hits such as 'Tweedlee Dee' and 'Kansas City.' The set is highlighted by the staggering guitar playing of Roy Clark as exemplified on the standout cut 'Hard Headed Woman’. Reissued on 180 gram LP with download card and 2 bonus tracks.