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Wanda Jackson On World Cafe | March 3, 2011

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Recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Wanda Jackson is widely regarded as a driving force behind rock music as far back as the 1950s. As one of the leading female figures in the genre, she has topped an otherwise male-dominated field with her daring voice, personality and outfits. Fusing together elements of country — she's known as one of America's first major female country singers — and rockabilly, Jackson became a treasured voice among country and rock lovers for the next 60 years.

Teaming up with the notable Jack White under Third Man Records, Jackson taps into her love of gospel, country and of course, rock 'n' roll, for her latest album The Party Ain't Over. Featuring 12 covers, performed in a distinctly Jackson-esque style, The Party Ain't Over is purely a celebration of life and the range of musical styles that make it worth living. Having Jack White on lead guitar and an entire backing band on horns, vocals, pedal steel and the like, the album is vibrantly filled with danceable fun.

Hear Jackson play with White live, and talk to David Dye about what it's like to work in the studio together with White. (link)



Beach House "Zebra" Teen Dream 
Ry Cooder "Little Sister" Bop Till You Drop
The White Stripes "My Doorbell" Get Behind Me Satan
Wanda Jackson "Fugiyama Mama" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Wanda Jackson "Like a Baby" The Party Ain't Over
Wanda Jackson "Let's Have a Party/Shakin All Over" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Wanda Jackson "Right or Wrong" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
The Kinks "This Time Tomorrow" Lola vs. Powerman & the Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1
Belle & Sebastian "I Want the World To Stop" Write About Love
The Head and the Heart "Lost In My Mind" The Head and the Heart
The Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World" Wake of the Flood
Destroyer "Chinatown" Kaputt 
Smashing Pumpkins "Landslide" Pisces Iscariot
Alexi Murdoch "Slow Revolution" Towards the Sun
Luna "Waiting on a Friend" Close Cover Before Striking
Nicole Atkins "Cry Cry Cry" Mondo Amore
Toad the Wet Sprocket "Walk on the Ocean" Fear        
Pernice Brothers "Somerville" Live a Little
Bright Eyes "Shell Games" The People's Key
The National "Bloodbuzz Ohio" High Violet
Black Dub "Silverado" Black Dub
Lone Justice "I Found Love" Shelter 
Cee-Lo Green "Bright Lights Bigger City" The Lady Killer