Wanda JacksonMonday, June 28; Side DoorThe term wasn't yet common currency, but Wanda Jackson was the first dominatrix of American music. With numbers like "Hot Dog! That Made Him Mad" and "Fujiyama Mama" — which begins, "I been to Nagasaki, Hiroshima too/The things I did to them, baby, I can do to you!" — Jackson was hot, bothered and bitchy. She gave no quarter to her male audience, frequently set them straight, and made damn sure they loved it and asked for more. Her '50s recordings for Capitol are part of the chaotic flood of sexual and cultural assertion — if not outright aggression — that made that hybrid of country and blues known as rockabilly so thrilling. (Her original albums are long gone, but given that her classic performances were singles-based, you'll find the major... More >>>