Although best known in Europe as the Queen Of
Rockabilly , Wanda Jackson was a straight Country hit
maker during the 60s and 70s. Her recording career
bounced back and forth between country and rockabilly
which she did by often putting one song in each style on
each side of a single.
These two Capitol albums released in 1963 and 1964 are
both themed collections. The 1963 album, Love Me
Forever being built naturally enough around love songs
and the second Blues In My Heart devoted to songs
involving a blues theme.
Blues In My Heart was her biggest album charting on the
Country Albums chart in 1964.
In 1952 aged 15 Wanda won a local talent competition,
which resulted in a radio show of her own and from 1955
she was a part of Red Foley s Ozark Jubilee TV show,
working with the country legend until 1962. In 1955 she
toured with Elvis Presley and it was Presley who
encouraged her to take the rockabilly route to fame.
Wanda recorded another 16 albums before leaving Capitol
in 1972 to concentrate on Christian recordings, before
being lured back in to the rockabilly fold after invitations to
perform at festivals in Europe where she still regularly
In 2009 she was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
and although better known as a rock and roll performer, it
is with albums like these that Wanda Jackson really made
her name in country circles. These two classic albums are
making their CD debut in their original form on one CD .