It’s been a while. I’m well aware.
I’ve missed being here, writing, sharing.
And, I’m curious…
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Wanda Jackson was born on October 20, 1937 in Maud, Oklahoma.
In 1953, at the age of 15, she had her own show on an Oklahoma City radio station. In 1954, she signed with Decca Records and scored her first solo, Country hit: “I Gotta Know.” In 1955 and 1956, she toured with Elvis Presley. Elvis convinced her to try Rockabilly. So, after switching to Capitol Records in 1956, she wrote and recorded “Mean Mean Man.”
Elvis had had a good idea.
“Did You Miss Me?” was released in 1960 on her first album for Capitol, Rockin’ With Wanda.
Richie Unterberger writes in the All Music Guide to Rock that Rockin’ With Wanda is “a leading candidate for the best female Rock & Roll album of the 1950’s”