sweet lady

sweet lady

SWEET LADY WITH THE NASTY VOICE (Wanda Jackson documentary) 90 min

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Elvis Costello, Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen, Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead, Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats, and Terry Stewart, President of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, have given New York City production company KPI unprecedented access to tell the story of 70-year-old female rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Wanda Jackson in “The Sweet Lady with the Nasty Voice.” The many performers Jackson toured with, highlighted with never before seen pictures and footage, include: Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. Presley, whom Jackson dated, was influential in Jackson’s choice to move from country music to the male-dominated world of rock ‘n’ roll. Few people realize how Wanda kicked open door for women in rock and roll and empowered female rockers to be in control, to be sexy, and to pen their own rock ‘n’ roll songs. In the film, Elvis Costello tells the audience, “You can hear lots of rocking girl singers who owe an unconscious debt to a woman like Wanda. She was standing up on stage with a guitar in her hand while other gals were still asking, ‘How much is that doggy in the window?’”