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.


Words by John Freeman

Read Clash Magazine's interview with Wanda Jackson HERE.


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