HomeEarly RockWanda Jackson: Hard Headed Woman Carl May 16, 2012 Early Rock 2 Comments The great news is that Wanda Jackson still is going strong. Her current tour lasts into September. The Queen of Rockabilly often performed with Elvis (here is a nice candid shot of the two). Her reemergence was engineered by Jack White. He produced her wonderfully titled album, The Party Ain’t Over, which was released early last year. Here he backs her on Shakin’ All Over on Letterman. Other clips include Sparklin‘ Brown Eyes, Rock Your Baby, Fujiyama Mama and Rockabilly Fever. The last song was written by Carl Perkins, and suggests the pride they have in the music — along with a touch of sour grapes: Lord, it came rollin’ out of Memphis Like a hurricane or Texas tornado Yeah, It came rollin’ out of Memphis Like a hurricane or a Texas tornado (Yeah, it did…) And they called it rockabilly Long before they called it rock ‘n’ roll We took a little country music Put some pop in and dressed it up in soul We took a little country music Put some pop in and dressed it up in soul (That’s all we did…) And we called it rockabilly Long before they called it rock ‘n’ roll Hopefully, Jackson will go on forever. Here, by way, is an extremely interesting clip of Perkins with George Harrison. One side note that doesn’t fit anywhere else in that post: I can’t get over the double neck guitar that guy is using in the embedded clip above. Related 2 Responses Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.