Wanda Jackson - The Best Of The Classic Capitol Singles
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  • I Gotta Know
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:30) [5.71 MB]
  • Half As Good A Girl
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (03:12) [7.32 MB]
  • Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:40) [6.12 MB]
  • Silver Threads And Golden Needles
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:39) [6.05 MB]
  • Let Me Explain
    Genre: (Choose a Genre)
    MP3 (02:29) [5.68 MB]
  • Don'a Wan'a
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:14) [5.11 MB]
  • Cool Love
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:17) [5.24 MB]
  • Did You Miss Me?
    Genre: (Choose a Genre)
    MP3 (02:19) [5.29 MB]
  • Fujiyama Mama
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:14) [5.14 MB]
  • No Wedding Bells For Joe
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:33) [5.84 MB]
  • Honey Bop
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:15) [5.14 MB]
  • Just A Queen For A Day
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:30) [5.72 MB]
  • Mean Mean Man
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:13) [5.08 MB]
  • (Every Time They Play) Our Song
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:03) [4.68 MB]
  • Rock Your Baby
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (01:46) [4.04 MB]
  • Sinful Heart
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:37) [5.99 MB]
  • Let's Have A Party
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:11) [5.01 MB]
  • Little Charm Bracelet
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:30) [5.72 MB]
  • Riot In Cell Block Number Nine
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:30) [5.75 MB]
  • Right Or Wrong
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:37) [6.01 MB]
  • Funnel Of Love
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:08) [4.89 MB]
  • In The Middle Of A Heartache
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:35) [5.92 MB]
  • I'd Be Ashamed
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:42) [6.17 MB]
  • The Greatest Actor
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:54) [6.63 MB]
  • You Bug Me Bad
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:11) [5.01 MB]
  • But I Was Lying
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:37) [5.99 MB]
  • Sympathy
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:11) [5 MB]
  • This Should Go On Forever
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:48) [6.4 MB]
  • We Haven't A Moment To Lose
    Genre: Rockabilly
    MP3 (02:25) [5.55 MB]
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Biography
Career-Defining Tracks from the Queen of Rockabilly, 29 A & B Sides from the Original Mono 45 Masters!

Idolized by three generations of rockers, from Las Vegas to Stockholm, Wanda Jackson, the “Queen of Rockabilly,” has never worn her crown as to the attitude born. Debuting on country radio when she was still too young to drive, she would enter middle-age singing joyfully for the Lord. But in between, she would meet Elvis Presley and record her legendary Capitol singles, some of them fueled by rock ’n’ roll nitroglycerin. Yet, to hear this selection now is to also marvel at how wildly Wanda veered from style to style, as if the gorgeous, spaghetti-strapped Oklahoma rockabilly cared no more for the confines of genre than she did for a respectable neckline.

For every A-side rave-up like “Mean Mean Man” or “Fujiyama Mama,” she offers a B-side weeper like “(Every Time They Play) Our Song” or the hillbilly tragedy of “No Wedding Bells For Joe.” In one giddy jukebox pairing, her “Little Charm Bracelet” flips to a distaff remake of The Robins’ “Riot In Cell Block Number Nine.” Punch side A, you hear “Little charm bracelet, means so much to me.” Punch side B, it’s “Pass the dynamite, Molly, ’cause, man, this fuse is lit!”

She tore through songs that Elvis sang, The Cadillacs sang, Betty Hutton sang. She drew from jazz greats, R&B legends, and writers revered in the Nashville song factories. But none gave her better Wanda Jackson songs than Wanda herself, her pen opening the microphone range from “Cool Love” to “Right Or Wrong.”

Were it not for the riot of her rock ’n’ roll, she might be revered as a wayward princess, if not the queen, of sawdust-soaking honky-tonk. It’s all there in her Capitol debut, “I Gotta Know,” the stop-and-go-go-go three minutes of dance-floor fun that kicks off this collection. Upon its release in 1956, Capitol’s own ad men scratched their heads, then gamely pitched the record as a “jumping rock-’n’-waltz novelty.”
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