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8/4/10

Wanda Jackson

The Queen of Rock...

music break

Long before Grace Slick, Linda Ronstadt, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Melissa Etheridge, et al...there was Wanda Jackson. Female singers of the fifties and sixties sang pop, soul or country but not the mix of rock and roll and country that was the style of Wanda Jackson. It was highly unusual for a woman to appear playing her own guitar and swinging her hips as she did. She still tours and performed at the 2010 SXSW in Austin.

"Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad"
on Ranch Party ca 1956


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw86PIIT8Rw