Published Jul 12, 2012Having received a boost of publicity thanks to Jack White and his Third Man Records, singer Wanda Jackson is now setting her sights on the next step. The Queen of Rockabilly, who first rose to fame in the 1950s, is preparing to release a new album called Unfinished Business on October 9 through Sugar Hill Records.
This time around, Jackson worked with producer/songwriter Justin Townes Earle at Nashville's House of David Studios. Jackson said in a statement, "From day one I really liked Justin's idea to take me back to my roots and make a record of country, blues, and rockabilly songs. The band was extra tight and great to work with during the whole process. The record just sounds terrific and I'm hoping that my fans enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it."
Peruse the tracklist below and you'll notice that all or most of the songs are covers, with some of the notable tunes including Woody Guthrie and Wilco's "California Stars," and Earle's own "What Do You Do When You're Lonesome." There's also "The Graveyard Shift" by Earle's father, Steve.
Scroll past the tracklist to watch an in-studio video, which includes interview footage with Jackson and Earle, plus some song clips.
1. I'm Tore Down
2. The Graveyard Shift
3. Am I Even a Memory (ft. Justin Townes Earle)
5. It's All Over Now
6. Two Hands
7. Old Weakness
8. What Do You Do When You're Lonesome
9. Down Past the Bottom
10. California Stars