About Wanda Jackson
Wanda Jackson enjoyed a long and successful career singing country and gospel material, but her most ardent fans celebrate her as the Queen of Rockabilly, one of the first and finest female voices rock & roll ever produced. Jackson sang with a passion, fire, and spirit that set her apart from her peers, and tunes like "Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad," "Fujiyama Mama," and "Let's Have a Party" sounded as powerful as anything delivered by her male contemporaries. She enjoyed lasting success when she shifted to country sounds in the 1960s, and her C&W sides would reveal the warmth and thoughtfulness of a major talent. 1960's Rockin' with Wanda! is a superb set of rockabilly performances, 2006's The Very Best of the Country Years is a well-curated sampling of her C&W work, and 2021's Encore found her full of fire at the age of 83.
BORNOctober 20, 1937