As even the writer of the booklet notes acknowledges, Wanda Jackson was born to be a country singer and spent much of her life doing just that. However, this double CD focuses primarily on her rockabilly music of the late fifties, although even on this compilation, there are some tracks that are obviously country, prime examples being her early sixties country hits Right or wrong and In the middle of a heartache, and her covers of Making believe and Just call me lonesome. There is certainly more country here than the title led me to expect. I love hearing Wanda, whatever she sings, but if you really don`t like country, you might want to look for a different compilation of Wanda's rockabilly music.
This collection contains the rockabilly tracks most associated with Wanda, including Let's have a party and Fujiyama Mama, as well as covers of classic songs of the era such as My baby left me, Lonely weekends, Stupid Cupid, Kansas City, Brown eyed handsome man and Long tally Sally. There are also plenty of less familiar songs.
The liner note writer suggests that ultimately Wanda will be remembered mainly for her rockabilly music rather than her country music. I'm not sure about that, but while I hope she is remembered for both, I wonder how much she will be remembered at all, as she never quite achieved the commercial success that her talents deserved This compilation and others show that she deserves to be remembered by country and rockabilly fans alike.