Wanda Jackson The Best Of The Classic Capitol Singles
Release Date: February 12, 2013
Were it not for the riot of her rock 'n' roll, she might be revered as a wayward princess, if not the queen, of sawdust-soaking honky-tonk.
It's all there in her Capitol debut, 'I Gotta Know,' the stop-and-go-go-go three minutes of dance-floor fun that kicks off this collection.
Upon its release in 1956, Capitol's own ad men scratched their heads, then gamely pitched the record as a 'jumping rock-'n'-waltz novelty.'