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Wanda Jackson: Rockin' in the Country (Rhino)

Tom Graves, Rock & Roll Disc, August 1990

THE PROBLEM WITH Wanda Jackson is her conviction, or more precisely her lack of it. She was a died-in-the-wool country weeper until she met up with Elvis Presley on his early tours and he convinced her that the rockabilly road was the one paved in gold. Crass commercialization marks all of Wanda Jackson's recorded output - she didn't fart without first checking to see where the breeze would blow it. She admits as much herself to Rich Kienzle in the liner notes to this CD when says, "I was always searchin' for 'my' sound, which I never really got. I did too many different styles of songs."

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