Talk:Wanda Jackson

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I removed these lyrics as I believe they violate copyright laws.

You can say I'm crazy 
Stone deaf and dumb
But I can cause destruction
Just like the atom bomb! 
'Cause I'm a Fujiyama Mama
And I'm just about to blow my top!

-- 12:14, July 17, 2005 (UTC)

OK. So, I guess those are supposed to be the "many references to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima". I don't see it. Defenders? Steve Pastor 01:02, 10 March 2007 (UTC)
I found a sound clip and an on line article with lines not in the link to lyrics, and also a sample h[1] Steve Pastor 01:13, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

You're well intentioned but they ould not violate copyright, a sample falls under fair use. Above all, when the lyrics are quoted to support or refute a political claim there are all sorts of special protections for political speech. You have to be able to support assertions, after all. Otherwise somebody could say, for instance, "Obama made bigoted remarks in his book" and never have to support the claim. "Can't tell you what he wrote. Copyright law, you know." Profhum (talk) 19:51, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

I just tried to restore the quote, for the reason above, and some self described "gnome" pulled them out. I took them out again because I haven't time to give this self important person a course on copyright. I've been a member of the Council of Editors of Learned Journals and edited books and magazines, but Wikipedia is run by amateurs with LOTS of spare time. And it shows. I don't let my classes quote it anymore.Profhum (talk) 20:03, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

First female rock n roll singer?[edit]

that's a very absolutist way of putting it; especially since there were plenty of WAY earlier women in WAY earlier rock like sister rosetta tharpe (who actually played an instrument: one of the first women to play an electric guitar) who aren't getting mentioned here

Something different:
When exactly was 'Let's have a party' released? In the article, I found 1958, 1959 and 1960. Unfortunately, I have no sources myself to look it up.

According to the liner notes of the "Right Or Wrong" boxed set, the song was recorded in 1958, and released as a single in 1960.

Somebody should correct the discography, as the "albums" section is riddled with inaccuracies.

WikiProject class rating[edit]

This article was automatically assessed because at least one WikiProject had rated the article as start, and the rating on other projects was brought up to start class. BetacommandBot 03:36, 10 November 2007 (UTC)

Early Influence?[edit]

Wanda Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as an "Early Influence." She certainly deserves to be in the Hall--- but (even though she was way ahead of her time) she's not all that early. She is only two or three years older than The Beatles, for example. Timothy Horrigan (talk) 01:12, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

Case for making B-class[edit]

1. The article is suitably referenced. YES 2. The article reasonably covers the topic, and does not contain obvious omissions or inaccuracies. I don't think it has all the categories suggested by the Musician project. For the purposes of WPOK, I think it qualifies. 3. The article has a defined structure. YES 4. The article is reasonably well-written. YES 5. The article contains supporting materials where appropriate. YES 6. The article presents its content in an understandable way. YES