Let's Have a Party

Rock 'n' Roll Latitude

2 CD - Le Chant du Monde 2742033/34
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Wanda Jackson
original title: Wanda Jackson : Let's Have A Party
collection: Le Chant du Monde Variété

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  • When Wanda Jackson, the justly crowned Queen of Rockabilly, recorded "Let's Have A Party," a tune she made into a hit of her own in 1958 even after one-time boyfriend Elvis Presley had released a version of it, her delivery of the chorus wasn't so much a suggestion as a command. Jackson was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, honored with a long-time-coming, Early Influence accolade for her pivotal role in the evolution of popular music, especially where female artists were concerned. As a teenager in the mid-50s, the diminutive Jackson was the first woman to perform unadulterated rock and roll - and she one-upped the boys defining this new genre, Presley included, with her exhilaratingly forthright approach. The young Jackson, an Oklahoma native, came across as both gritty and glamorous; a playfully suggestive growl to her voice matched the daring, handmade outfits she wore, short skirts and fringed dresses that have inspired would-be bad girls for decades to come. A tireless touring artist for more than 50 years, Jackson continues to win over new, young fans.

  • Wanda Jackson

  • 2 CD - 2h 26mn 53s
    upc/ean. 3149024203329
    ref. 2742033/34
    release date. 2011-10-03