Wanda Jackson

Lovin´ Country Style (772118 LP)

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Lovin´ Country Style

Wanda Jackson

Waxtime

8436559460354

LPS 146885

772118 LP

COUNTRY

1

LP 12,39 €

INCLUDES 3 BONUS TRACKS

This quintessential release features one of Wanda Jackson’s most difficult to find LPs: Lovin’ Country Style. This sensational compilation released by Decca in 1962, showcases Wanda’s early rural-rooted country side. It includes seminal and lesser-known recordings taped between 1954 and 1955 prior to signing with Capitol Records in 1956.

Two years before, at age sixteen, Jackson signed with Decca Records as a country music artist but the label did not issue a proper LP until this 1962 singles compilation. This formidable and long unavailable album has been packaged in this very special collector’s edition, which also includes 3 bonus tracks from the same sessions, which were not included on the original Decca compilation. With these three hard to find sides, this release includes all existing takes from her Decca period. A young Wanda can be heard here giving excellent performances, which mix country, pop, blues, and original rock & roll.

PERSONNEL:

WANDA JACKSON, lead vocals, plus:

SIDE ONE [1] & [6], and SIDE TWO [4], [5] & [7]:
Bill Gray (g), Billy Strange (g), Robert White (e-g), Billy Stewart (b)
Gilbert Baca (p), Roy Harte (d)

Recorded in Hollywood, California, March 24, 1954.

SIDE ONE [2], [4] & [5], and SIDE TWO [2]: Personnel unknown.
Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, December 8, 1955.

SIDE ONE [3] & [8], and SIDE TWO [1] & [3]:
Chet Atkins (g), Jerry Byrd (e-g). Unidentified second guitar, bass and piano.
Recorded in Nashville, Tennessee, March 24, 1955.

SIDE ONE [7], and SIDE TWO[6]:
Bill Gray (g), Robert White (e-g), Billy Stewart (b),
Gilbert Baca (p), Roy Harte (d)
Recorded in Oklahoma City, August 19, 1954.

SIDE ONE

01. LOVIN’ COUNTRY STYLE
02. WASTED
03. NOBODY’S DARLIN’ BUT MINE
04. YOU WON’T FORGET (About Me)
05. I’D RATHER HAVE A BROKEN HEART
06. IF YOU KNEW WHAT I KNOW
07. IF YOU DON’T, SOMEBODY ELSE WILL (*)
08. DON’T DO THE THINGS HE’D DO (*)

SIDE TWO

01. TEARS AT THE GRAND OLE OP’RY
02. I CRIED AGAIN
03. IT’S THE SAME WORLD (Wherever You Go)
04. THE HEART YOU COULD HAVE HAD
05. THE RIGHT TO LOVE
06. YOU’D BE THE FIRST ONE TO KNOW
07. YOU CAN’T HAVE MY LOVE (*)