Wanda Jackson- The QUEEN Of Rockabilly

Vinyl Music Hall Presents:

Wanda Jackson- The QUEEN Of Rockabilly

Nik Flagstar & His Dirty Mangy Dogs

Fri, August 4, 2017

7:00 pm

Vinyl Music Hall

Pensacola, FL

$25.00 - $30.00

This event is all ages

General Admission * Standing Room Only- Any Available Seating Will Be Strictly First Come-First Serve * All Ages * Additional $5 Cash Surcharge At The Door For Under 21 * Attendees Under 16 Must Be Accompanied By A Ticketed, Adult Guardian * Posted Times Are Door Times- Events Generally Begin 30-60 Minutes After Doors Open

Wanda Jackson
Wanda Jackson
When Wanda Jackson first toured in 1955 and 1956, she was placed on a bill with none other than Elvis Presley. The two hit it off almost immediately. Jackson said it was Presley, along with her father, who encouraged her to sing rockabilly.

In 1956, Jackson signed with Capitol, a relationship that lasted until the early '70s. Her recording career bounced back and forth between country and rockabilly; she did this by often putting one song in each style on either side of a single. Jackson cut the rockabilly hit "Fujiyama Mama" in 1958, which became a major success in Japan. Her version of "Let's Have a Party," which Elvis had cut earlier, was a U.S. Top 40 pop hit for her in 1960, after which she began calling her band the Party Timers. A year later, she was back in the country Top Ten with "Right or Wrong" and "In the Middle of a Heartache." In 1965, she topped the German charts with "Santa Domingo," sung in German. In 1966, she hit the U.S. Top 20 with "The Box It Came In" and "Tears Will Be the Chaser for Your Wine." Jackson's popularity continued through the end of the decade.

Jackson toured regularly, was twice nominated for a Grammy, and was a big attraction in Las Vegas from the mid-'50s into the '70s. She married IBM supervisor Wendell Goodman in 1961, and instead of quitting the business — as many women singers had done at the time — Goodman gave up his job in order to manage his wife's career. He also packaged Jackson's syndicated TV show, Music Village. In 1971, Jackson and her husband became Christians, which she says saved their marriage. She released one gospel album on Capitol in 1972, Praise the Lord, before shifting to the Myrrh label for three more gospel albums. In 1977, she switched again, this time to Word Records, and released another two.

In the early '80s, Jackson was invited to Europe to play rockabilly and country festivals and to record. She's since been back numerous times. More recently, American country artists Pam Tillis, Jann Browne, and Rosie Flores have acknowledged Jackson as a major influence. In 1995, Flores released a rockabilly album, Rockabilly Filly, and invited Jackson, her longtime idol, to sing two duets on it with her. Jackson embarked on a major U.S. tour with Flores later that year. It was her first secular tour in this country since the '70s, not to mention her first time back in a nightclub atmosphere. After releasing the critically acclaimed, "Heart Trouble", and "I Remember Elvis".. Wanda continues to tour all over the world to sold out venues.

In 2009 Wanda was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, and Bruce Springsteen were just a few of the high-profile artists that encouraged the Hall to induct the Queen over the last few years. That year it was also announced that Jackson would start work on new recordings with Jack White. The resulting album, The Party Ain't Over, was released on January 25, 2011. It included a cover of the Bob Dylan rockabilly song, "Thunder on the Mountain" as well as a fiery cover of Amy Winehouse's hit song "You Know I'm No Good". "The Party Ain't Over" was well-received by many critics and fans all over the world.
Nik Flagstar & His Dirty Mangy Dogs
Nik Flagstar & His Dirty Mangy Dogs
This band has existed in a couple forms since around 2004, we released an e.p. October of that year titled The Hi Life e.p. and did a number of spot dates after it's release, we began seriously traveling soon after and have averaged 100 or so shows a year since then, we play regularly a few times every month, and tour a few times every year, sometimes touring for a month, two weeks or a week at a time, we have played from St. Augustine Florida all the way to Houston and Ft. Worth Texas and are trying to ever expand our touring grounds! We've played everywhere from coffee houses to festivals with 2000 people, churches to moon-shine-only honky-tonks, but mostly we play a mix of bars and all ages venues, with such bands as The Chop Tops, The Sawyer Family, The Independents, The Koffin Kats, The Goddamned Gallows, Larry and his Flask, Dexter Romweber Duo, Twothirteen, The F'n A-Holes, The Pickled Punks, X-Scape Gote, Reed Waddle, Botox Party and many many more. We've released 2 albums since the first e.p.-- COYOTES is half-studio/half-live and was released in 2006 (it was reviewed very favorably in Ol' Skool Rodz Magazine),and WOLVES which was recorded with 2 different drummers in a transition and was released in 2008, our upcoming album NIK FLAGSTAR AND HIS DIRTY MANGY DOGS CHASE PUSSY, is in the recording stage. We have had our music featured on internet radio including RADIO FREE BAKERSFIELD and on compilations from SEXY KILLER RECORDS and the NEW SLANG/HOMEGROWN project produced by WAVE 102.1 radio in Destin, FL. Our touring schedule is always growing and we are always on the lookout for help or sponsorship of any kind, for booking, contact us HERE or @ facebook.com/nikflagstar and we can discuss what YOU need, and what WE need to come and play your town! LOOK OUT FOR US, WE'RE ON THE GODDAMN MOVE< AND WE AIN'T TAKIN' NAMES!

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Vinyl Music Hall
2 S. Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL, 35202
http://vinylmusichall.com/