Wanda Jackson - The Party Ain't Over

Jack White helmed album
Wanda Jackson - The Party Ain't Over
After producing Loretta Lynn's Grammy-winning 'Van Lear Rose' album, Jack White has turned his attention to another venerable American institution, Wanda Jackson. Well into her eighth decade, The First Lady of Rockabilly still possesses a soulful holler. Recorded at White's Nashville studio, Jackson is afforded a stellar backing band including two Raconteurs and Carl Broemel from My Morning Jacket.

She effortlessly flips between rock (on bustling opener 'Shakin' All Over'), gospel, some suspect boogie-woogie on 'Busted', while nailing Dylan's 'Thunder On The Mountain'. However, this 'Party' succeeds in merely rejuvenating, rather than reinventing, wonderful Wanda.


7/10

Words by John Freeman


Read Clash Magazine's interview with Wanda Jackson HERE.

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