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

Various artists - Released: The Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998

2013 | Administrator | Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Amnesty International played an important role in the history of benefit concerts—even inspiring Irish rocker Bob Geldof to stage Live Aid in 1985. The human rights organization’s own concerts redefined...

Reviews - 2013

2013 | Nicholas Jennings | Sunday, 30 January 2011

 

News image

Sting - The Last Ship

2013 | Administrator | Sunday, 6 October 2013

A true renaissance man—musician, actor, activist and philanthropist, Sting has been aging gracefully with his many varied projects. The former Police frontman’s latest undertaking may be his most ambitious to...

News image

Jamie Cullum - Momentum

2013 | Administrator | Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Cullum sounds positively inspired since his marriage to model-turned-author Sophie Dahl and the birth of their daughter. Eschewing jazz standards in favor of robust pop, the singer-pianist performs with infectious...

Features

News image

Alex Cuba - A Magical Musical Blend

2011 | Administrator | Monday, 21 March 2011

  With his oversized Afro and razored sideburns, Alex Cuba cuts a cool figure, a cross between ’70s soul man and stylish rocker. It’s a...

News image

A Tribe Called Red

2013 | Administrator | Thursday, 10 October 2013

Ian Campeau will never forget the first Electric Pow Wow night. It was 2008 and he and fellow aboriginal DJ Bear Witness had the idea...

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

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...