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2004
| BS 077
$7.95

Hard Headed Woman: A Celebration of Wanda Jackson

CLASS OF 2009 INDUCTEE TO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME!!!

Shows the world that Wanda is the real deal and an all-star cast celebrates the gutsy talent of an artist overlooked for far too long.

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Known to many as the Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson is a maverick performer whose influence has reached far beyond the genre and cast a long shadow on the history of music--both sonically and in her performance style: She is one of Rock and Roll's original bad-asses. Wanda helped stake out a direct route from the feral origins of rock to the punks, riot grrrls and psychobilly boundary-busters 50 years later. She kicked down the door to the good ol' boys club that told us women couldn't (or shouldn't) bring the ferocity and attitude necessary for a truly liberating brand of music. Wanda's mighty ways with a song enable her to lay claim to the material she performs, be it country, blues, rock and roll, gospel, honky tonk, rockabilly or swing.  Contemporary masters like Jack White and Justin Townes Earle have jumped at the opportunity to make albums with her.

Hers is a powerful, genre-transcending legacy; props are long overdue. To quote Leonard "Motorcyclist of the Apocalypse" Smalls in Raising Arizona: "In order to catch an outlaw, you've got to hire an outlaw." In that spirit, we hired a bunch of like-minded firebrands to pay tribute to this legend. Folks like Kelly Hogan, Neko Case, Robbie Fulks, Jesse Sykes, Candye Kane, Nora O'Connor,  Jane Baxter Miller, Bottle Rockets, Wayne "The Train" Hancock and many more jumped at the chance to show the world that Wanda is the real deal and to partake in a celebration of the gutsy talent of an artist overlooked for far too long.

Extensive liner notes by noted rock and roll author Holly George-Warren and cover art by Jon Langford.

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  • Thanks to Bloodshot for assembling an able stable of talent to pay tribute to a true legend... they did a fine job of choosing songs that represent the many facets of Wanda's career. Do what you can to make sure she's inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame while we still have her around.

    — Nashville Rage
  • The album is a cohesive listen. Its producers have held its focus well... [it] makes two wonderful introductions: One to the music of the great, inspiring and influential Jackson and a second to a bevy of talented contemporary performers.

    — Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • Elvis Presley was the king [and] there is only one Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, and her name is Wanda Jackson. The disc is a kind of all-star homage and... it doesn't get any hipper. But then, Wanda deserves nothing less.

    — Phoenix New Times
  • Thanks to Bloodshot for assembling an able stable of talent to pay tribute to a true legend... they did a fine job of choosing songs that represent the many facets of Wanda's career

    — Nashville Rage
  • Elvis Presley was the king [and] there is only one Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, and her name is Wanda Jackson. The disc is a kind of all-star homage and... it doesn't get any hipper. But then, Wanda deserves nothing less.

    — Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
  • Elvis Presley was the king [and] there is only one Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, and her name is Wanda Jackson. The disc is a kind of all-star homage and... it doesn't get any hipper. But then, Wanda deserves nothing less.

    — Phoenix New Times
  • The woman deserves all the fuss.

    — Chicago Tribune

Track List

  • 1. Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad (Carolyn Mark & the Room-Mates)
  • 2. Sticks and Stones (Nora O'Connor)
  • 3. Funnel of Love (Asylum Street Spankers)
  • 4. The Box It Came In (Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel)
  • 5. Right or Wrong (Kelly Hogan)
  • 6. Brown Eyed Handsome Man (Neko Case)
  • 7. Tears at the Grand Ol' Opry (Robbie Fulks)
  • 8. Weary Blues (Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter)
  • 9. This Gun Don't Care Who it Shoots (Cornell Hurd Band)
  • 10. Middle of a Heartache (Rosie Flores)
  • 11. Rock Your Baby (Candye Kane)
  • 12. Fujiyama Mama (Trailer Bride)
  • 13. One Day at a Time (Jane Baxter Miller)
  • 14. Let's Have a Party (Wayne Hancock)15. This Should Go On Forever (Kristi Rose)16. Wasted (Laura Cantrell)
  • 17. Cool Love (Kim Lenz)
  • 18. Let's Stop Kickin' Our Hearts Around (Bottle Rockets w/ Sheri Hurst)
  • 19. If You Don't Somebody Else Will (The Ranch Girls & the Ragtime Wranglers)
  • 20. Why I'm Walkin (Gina Lee & the Brisket Boys)
  • 21. Both Sides of the Line (Jesse Dayton)

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