Music always makes Mondays better.
Co-sign, Ernie. NPR’s coverage of the Newport Folk Festival. Spend the day listening to Wanda Jackson, Amos Lee, the Carolina Chocolate Drops and more….
Wanda Jackson, on why she always traveled with her father to performances: "It was very important that my reputation stay intact. And I’m sure that was probably the main reason that he traveled with me. So I wasn’t able to ever go from city to city in the car with Elvis. You know, Dad had to drive me; I had to be in my car. And, you know, he didn’t allow me to sit on someone’s lap, and I couldn’t lay my head on someone’s shoulder if I was sleepy and they were riding with us, you know. And he was pretty strict in those things. But it did keep my reputation intact."
Today: Walton Goggins, Wanda Jackson.
In the 1950s, Wanda Jackson became one of the first women to start singing rock ‘n’ roll music. Now, after more than 50 years of performing everything from country to rockabilly to gospel, Jackson is updating her sound. She’s released a new album of covers with the help of a performer nearly 40 years her junior: Jack White of The White Stripes.