Various artists - Hard Headed Woman
Written by Nicholas Jennings    PDF Print E-mail

Various artists - Hard Headed WomanWanda Jackson was a maverick, a fiercely independent woman who broke the music industry’s gender barrier in the ’50s, dated Elvis Presley and inspired Elvis Costello. This album features covers of songs written by and associated with the Queen of Rockabilly. Although male artists weigh in, the best tracks are by Kelly Hogan (a torchy “Right or Wrong”), Neko Case (a spirited “Brown Eyed Handsome Man”) and Candye Kane (a raunchy “Rock Your Baby”), who all sound like Jackson’s uncompromising soul sisters.



Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Reddit! Del.icio.us! Mixx! Free and Open Source Software News Google! Live! Facebook! StumbleUpon! TwitThis Joomla Free PHP
 

Reviews

News image

The Doobie Brothers - Southbound

2014 | Administrator | Friday, 24 October 2014

The Doobies epitomized a laid-back California rock sound perfectly suited to a country makeover. With Michael McDonald back, the legends team up with some of country’s biggest stars on new...

News image

Teena Marie - Beautiful

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 9 January 2013

The Ivory Queen of Soul recorded one final album before her death in 2010. Completed by daughter, this posthumous release will cement the singer’s status as an r&b great. Along...

News image

Britney Spears - Britney Jean

2014 | Administrator | Monday, 6 January 2014

Breakup with fiancé Jason Trawick behind her, Britney is back to work. But while the 31-year-old mother of two is now all business, especially on the smash “Work B**ch” and...

News image

Fine Young Cannibals - The Raw and the Cooked

2013 | Administrator | Thursday, 21 February 2013

With singer Roland Gift and ex-members of the English Beat, FYC was one of the most exciting pop bands of the ’80s, mixing funk and punk with soul and disco....

Features

News image

Hey Rosetta! - Literary songwriting worth yelling about

2012 | Administrator | Sunday, 4 March 2012

Tim Baker has a problem. As frontman for Newfoundland’s Hey Rosetta!, one of Canada’s fastest-rising, hardest-working bands, he is touring for nine months of the...

News image

Great Lake Swimmers' new energy

2012 | Administrator | Sunday, 3 June 2012

For Tony Dekker, recording—like real estate—is all about location. The Great Lake Swimmers frontman has made a habit of working in unusual settings, beginning with...

News image

The Midway State - From Riches to Rags and Back Again

2011 | Administrator | Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Nathan Ferraro doesn’t seem the least bit bitter—which is surprising, given everything he’s been through. In fact, the affable, afro-haired frontman exudes all the serenity...

News image

The Midway State - From Riches to Rags and Back Again

2012 | Administrator | Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Nathan Ferraro doesn’t seem the least bit bitter—which is surprising, given everything he’s been through. In fact, the affable, afro-haired frontman exudes all the serenity...