KPI, a NYC TV and new media prod company has completed location shooting across the U.S. and Europe for THE SWEET LADY WITH THE NASTY VOICE, a high definition documentary film that tells the unsung story of rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Wanda Jackson.
Wanda Lavonne Jackson, born Oct. 20 1937 in Maud, Oklahoma, is an American singer, songwriter, pianist and guitarist who had success in the mid-1950s and 1960s as one of the first popular female rockabilly singers and a pioneering rock-and-roll artist. She is known to many as the “Queen of Rockabilly” or the “First Lady of Rockabilly”. Jackson mixed country music with fast-moving rockabilly, often recording them on opposite sides of a record. As rockabilly declined in popularity in the mid-1960s, she moved to a successful career in mainstream country music with a string of hits between 1966 and 1973.
The film is being produced in association with producer Joanne Fish. The team has followed the then tireless 68 year old Jackson and her husband/manager Wendell Goodman as they travel from honky tonks to Lincoln Center as well as Sweden and Finland. Production began in June 2005 when the filmmakers documented the recording of Jackson’s new release Wanda Jackson Remembers Elvis.
After party with DJ Mr. Frisco Also a live performance from Pope Paul and the Illegals