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Wanda Jackson: The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice

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Reviewer's grade: B+

 

In a world in which it seems that nine out of 10 rock legends wind up dead in a car crash, in a plane crash or choking on ham sandwiches, it's nice to see a documentary about a rock pioneer who's not only still alive, but never stopped performing at all.

 

"Wanda Jackson: The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice" tells the tale of the Oklahoma-born "Queen of Rockabilly." Through interviews, still shots, and period and contemporary show footage, the doc shows how a teenaged girl from Maud wound up touring with and dating Elvis Presley, became the first female rock 'n' roll singer and created a career that spans from the early Fifties to the present.

 

It's showing at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art's Noble Theater Friday through Sunday; Jackson herself will make a special appearance at the Sunday screening. Don't wait to get tickets. NR 

 

"?Mike Robertson 

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