Wanda on the dating game
By then, she had lost touch with the King."It was very important, a girl's reputation, in those days," Jackson says.
Neko Case, Robbie Fulks and Wayne Hancock were some of the contributors on the recent tribute album Hard Headed Woman: A Celebration of Wanda Jackson, and you can hear her influence on the White Stripes as well. ARTWORKS, BOOKS and AUDIOBOOKS for Sale and download - HARDCOPY - "Poems from Butterscotch Cottage" at ...... Jim Carrey plays the host of "The Dating Game," where Jamie Foxx's character 'Wanda' tries to score a date. "I could do more than I thought I could."The album features Jackson's renditions of early Elvis songs such as "Heartbreak Hotel," "Good Rockin' Tonight," "Love Me Tender" and "I Forgot to Remember to Forget," all of which she first heard while standing in the wings.The CD will include a bonus track of stories from Jackson's courtship with Elvis."It blows you away." And it helps counter the nagging sense that Wanda Jackson, arguably the first woman in rock & roll, should already be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame."There's been a big push for that," she acknowledges. I'm in all the other Halls of Fame you can think of.
It'll happen -- it'd be nice if I'm still living, but it'll happen.
Her songs were full of vinegar -- "Mean Mean Man," "Hard Headed Woman" -- and she cut covers by some of rock & roll's wildest, including Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. "It just came natural, I guess," says the unfailingly gracious grandmother of four.
Her signature, the raunchy raveup "Let's Have a Party," was initially recorded by Elvis (as "Party") for the 1957 film Loving You.
Two days into her return on the air Wanda Smith is already talking mess.
Mess, mind you, she is FULLY attributing to a blogger. (And just using the “r” word she probably should have known to stop there, but …).
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