Wanda Jackson albums discography

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Wanda Jackson albums discography

Wanda Jackson performing at the Sjock Festival in Belgium, 2008.
Releases
Studio albums 45
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 22
Tribute and cover albums 7
Collaborations 3
Box sets 2
International studio albums 1
Other appearances 27

The albums discography of Wanda Jackson, an American recording artist, consists of forty-five studio albums, one international studio album, seven tribute and cover albums, four live albums, twenty one compilation albums, and two box sets. In 1954 at age sixteen, Jackson signed with Decca Records as a country music artist.[1] The label did not issue a record until 1962's compilation, Lovin' Country Style, six years after Jackson left Decca. She signed with Capitol Records in 1956 and three years later, her self-titled debut studio album was released. Although Jackson had recently been identifying herself as a rock and roll performer, the album consisted of country music recordings. However, it did contain Jackson's future rock and roll hit, "Let's Have a Party", which would be discovered in 1960 and reach the Billboard Pop top-forty.[2] The success of her rock recording led to the release of two more rock and roll studio LP's: Rockin' with Wanda (1960) and There's a Party Goin' On (1961). Additionally, Capitol issued two "split" studio albums (Right or Wrong and Two Sides of Wanda) which separated rock on one side and country on the other.[3]

As rock and roll started declining in the early 1960s, Jackson was re-marketed as a country artist. During this transitional period, her album production moved towards country pop and Nashville Sound styles on studio LP's such as, Wonderful Wanda (1962) and Love Me Forever (1963).[3] Jackson's 1965 studio album, Blues in My Heart, became her first to chart on a Billboard Magazine album list, peaking at number nine on the "Country LP's" chart.[4] While recording a tribute album to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1967,[5] Jackson issued an album of German songs entitled, Made in Germany. While remaining on Capitol Records, various country-marketed studio albums were issued that peaked in the Billboard Top Country Albums chart: Reckless Love Affair (#17), Cream of the Crop (#25), The Many Moods of Wanda Jackson (#28), and I've Gotta Sing (#19).[6] In 1968, The Best of Wanda Jackson compilation reached #29 on the Top Country Albums chart[7] and her first live album was released the following year, Live in Person at Mr. Lucky's.[8]

Converting to Christianity in 1971, Jackson released her first religious studio album entitled, Praise the Lord. Deciding to record more religious music, she signed with the Word and Myrrh labels in the mid 1970s.[3] Several albums of gospel hymns were issued such as Make Me Like a Child Again (1975), I'll Still Love You (1976), and Show Me the Way to Calvary (1981). Additionally, Jackson released several cover records of country recordings including Good Times (1980), Let's Have a Party (1981), and Classic Country (1988).[9] Around this time, Jackson's rock and roll material was revived in Europe, where she launched a tour and issued several Rockabilly studio efforts.[1][3][10] This included an album recorded in Sweden titled Rockabilly Fever (1984), a duet album with Karel Zich in 1987, and a live album in 1989.[9] In response, German-based, Bear Family Records, issued two box sets of Jackson's rock and country recordings.[3] Jackson continued issuing gospel as well as rock albums into the 1990s.[9] After a fourth live album in 2000, Heart Trouble (2003) and a cover album of Elvis Presley songs both received critical acclaim.[11][12] Following her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2009), The White Stripes member, Jack White, produced Jackson's "comeback album" entitled, The Party Ain't Over (2011).[10] Bringing renewed success to Jackson, the studio album became her first since 1973 to chart, peaking at #58 on the Billboard 200 and #17 on the Top Rock Albums chart.[6] With The Party Ain't Over, Jackson became the oldest female artist to chart the Billboard 200 list, at age seventy three. In October 2012, Justin Townes Earle produced her forty-fifth studio record entitled, Unfinished Business,[13] which reached #61 on the Top Country Albums chart.[6]

Studio albums[edit]

1950s–1970s[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, showing other relevant details
Title Album details Peak
chart
positions
US Country
[6]
Wanda Jackson
There's a Party Goin' On
  • Release date: January 1961
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, music download
Right or Wrong
  • Release date: October 1961
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, music download
Wonderful Wanda
  • Release date: August 1962
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, music download
Love Me Forever
  • Release date: May 1963
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, music download
Two Sides of Wanda
  • Release date: March 1964
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, music download
Blues in My Heart
  • Release date: April 1965
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, music download
9
Wanda Jackson Sings Country Songs
  • Release date: December 1965
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, music download
Wanda Jackson
Salutes the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Release date: September 1966
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl
12
Reckless Love Affair
  • Release date: March 1967
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, music download
17
You'll Always Have My Love
  • Release date: September 1967
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, music download
25
Cream of the Crop
  • Release date: August 1968
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, music download
25
The Many Moods of Wanda Jackson
  • Release date: December 1968
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, music download
28
The Happy Side of Wanda
  • Release date: July 1969
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, music download
Wanda Jackson Country
  • Release date: February 1970
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, music download
A Woman Lives for Love
  • Release date: August 1970
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, music download
I've Gotta Sing
  • Release date: February 1971
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, music download
19
Praise the Lord
  • Release date: March 1972
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, music download
I Wouldn't Want You Any Other Way
  • Release date: September 1972
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, music download
Country Gospel
Country Keepsakes
  • Release date: March 1973
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, music download
43
When It's Time to Fall in Love Again
Now I Have Everything
  • Release date: March 1975
  • Label: Myrrh Records
  • Formats: Vinyl
Make Me Like a Child Again
  • Release date: March 1976
  • Label: Myrrh Records
  • Formats: Vinyl
I'll Still Love You
Closer to Jesus
  • Release date: 1977
  • Label: Word Records
  • Formats: Vinyl
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s–2000s[edit]

List of studio albums, showing all relevant details
Title Album details
Good Times
  • Release date: 1980
  • Label: Deep Sea Music
  • Formats: Vinyl
Show Me the Way to Calvary
  • Release date: 1981
  • Label: Christian World
  • Formats: Vinyl
Let's Have a Party
Rockabilly Fever[A]
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: Tab Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, music download
Teach Me to Love[B]
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: Vine Records
  • Formats: Vinyl
My Kind of Gospel
  • Release date: 1984
  • Label: Christian World/Tab Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, music download
Classic Country
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: Amethyst Records
  • Formats: Cassette, music download
Encore
  • Release date: 1988
  • Label: Amethyst Records
  • Formats: Cassette
Don't Worry – Be Happy
  • Release date: 1989
  • Label: Amethyst Records
  • Formats: Cassette
Goin' on with My Jesus
  • Release date: 1991
  • Label: Amethyst Records
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
Generations (Of Gospel Music)
  • Release date: 1993
  • Label: Amethyst Records
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
Heart Trouble
  • Release date: October 14, 2003
  • Label: CMH Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, music download
I Remember Elvis

2010s[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, showing other relevant details
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
Country

[14]
US
[15]
US
Rock

[16]
US
Taste

[17]
The Party Ain't Over
  • Release date: January 25, 2011
  • Label: Third Man Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, music download
58 17 4
Unfinished Business
  • Release date: October 9, 2012
  • Label: Sugar Hill Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, music download
61
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other albums[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

List of collaborative albums, showing all relevant details
Title Album details
Let's Have a Party in Prague
(with Karel Zich)
  • Release date: 1987
  • Label: Supraphon
  • Formats: Vinyl
Let's Have a Party
(with The Alligators)
  • Release date: 1995
  • Label: Success Records
  • Formats: CD
The Queen of Rockabilly
(with The Alligators)
  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: Elap Records
  • Formats: CD

International studio albums[edit]

List of international studio albums, showing all relevan details
Title Album details
Made in Germany
  • Release date: 1967
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, showing all relevant details
Title Album details
In Person, Recorded Live at Mr. Lucky's
  • Release date: October 1969
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, music download
Live in Scandinavia
  • Release date: 1989
  • Label: Tab Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, cassette, music download
Live and Still Kickin'
  • Release date: March 25, 2003
  • Label: DCD Media
  • Formats: CD, music download
Wanda Live! at Third Man Records
  • Release date: 2011
  • Label: Third Man Records
  • Formats: Vinyl

Box sets[edit]

List of box sets, showing all relevant details
Title Album details
Right or Wrong
  • Release date: December 14, 1992
  • Label: Bear Family Records
  • Formats: CD
Tears Will Be the Chaser for Your Wine
  • Release date: September 10, 1997
  • Label: Bear Family Records
  • Formats: CD

Compilation albums[edit]

1960s and 1970s[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions, showing other relevant details
Title Album details Peak
chart
positions
US
Country

[6]
Lovin' Country Style
  • Release date: 1962
  • Label: Decca Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, cassette, music download
Rockin' with Wanda
  • Release date: May 1960
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD, music download
The Best of Wanda Jackson
  • Release date: February 1968
  • Label: Capitol Records
  • Formats: Vinyl, CD
29
Please Help Me I'm Falling
  • Release date: 1968
  • Label: Hilltop Records
  • Formats: Vinyl
Leave My Baby Alone
  • Release date: 1969
  • Label: Hilltop Records
  • Formats: Vinyl
We'll Sing in the Sunshine
  • Release date: 1972
  • Label: Hilltop Records
  • Formats: Vinyl
By the Time I Get to Phoenix
  • Release date: 1973
  • Label: Hilltop Records
  • Formats: Vinyl
Wanda Jackson
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1980s–2010s[edit]

List of compilation albums, showing all relevant details
Title Album details
Early Wanda Jackson
Rockin' in the Country:
The Best of Wanda Jackson
  • Release date: June 1990
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
Greatest Hits
  • Release date: 1990
  • Label: Curb Records
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
Santo Domingo –
Hre Deutsche Aufnahmen
  • Release date: 1990
  • Label: Bear Family Records
  • Formats: Cassette, CD
Vintage Collection Series
  • Release date: January 23, 1996
  • Label: Capitol Nashville
  • Formats: Cassette, CD, music download
The World Didn't Give It to Me
  • Release date: February 28, 2000
  • Label: Word Records
  • Formats: CD
Queen of Rockabilly
  • Release date: October 17, 2000
  • Label: Ace Records
  • Formats: CD, music download
Timeless Love
Wanda Rocks
  • Release date: December 9, 2002
  • Label: Bear Family Records
  • Formats: CD
Heartache
The Very Best of the Country Years
  • Release date: September 19, 2006
  • Label: Ace Records
  • Formats: CD
The Ballads of Wanda Jackson
  • Release date: March 5, 2007
  • Label: Bear Family Records
  • Formats: CD
The Ultimate Collection
  • Release date: July 2, 2007
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD, music download
Let's Have a Party:
The Very Best of Wanda Jackson
  • Release date: May 3, 2011
  • Label: Varese Fontana/Varese Sarabande
  • Formats: CD, music download

Other appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Don't Let the Good Times Fool You"[9] 1982 N/A Silk Cut Festival
"I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know"[18] 1990 Jann Browne Tell Me Why
"Blue Christmas"[9] 1992 Tom Astor Country Weihnachten mit Tom Astor
"Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht"[9]
"Mean, Mean Man"[19] 1994 Salty Dogs Unblended
"Rock 'n' Roll Honey"[19]
"His Rockin' Little Angel"[9] 1995 Rosie Flores Rockabilly Filly
"Rock Your Baby"[9]
"Honey Bop"[20] 1996 The Alligators The History of Rock 'n' Roll
"Swing Band in Heaven"[9] 1996 N/A Stonehorse and Friends – Tribute to Tulsa Music
"There's Not a Dry Eye in the House"[9] 1997 George and Lucky Riders Nashville Friends
"We Got Started on the Wrong Foot"[9]
"Silent Night"[21] The Continentals Merry Christmas Baby
"Blue Christmas"[21]
"Go Tell It on the Mountain"[21]
"Merry Christmas Baby"[21]
"Funnel of Love"[22] 2001 Velvetone Dark Blossom
"Saving My Love"[23] Andy Lee Lang Duets
"What Have We Done"[24] 2002 Justin Trevino The Scene of the Crying
"What Gives You the Right"[9] 2004 N/A Country Gala
"Let's Have a Party"[9]
"Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under"[25] 2005 An All Star Tribute to Shania Twain
"Queen of Hearts"[26] 2006 Leilah Safka Country Duetts
"Have You Ever Seen the Rain"[26]
"Crazy"[27] 2007 Patsy Cline The Best of Anthology
"Santo Domingo"[28] 2008 Tom Astor Alles Klar: Kein Problem! Das Jubilau
"My Destiny"[29] 2009 The Byrds The Roots of The Byrds

Notes[edit]

  • A^ Rockabilly Fever was retitled in the United States as Rock and Roll Away Your Blues and was released on Warrick Records.[9]
  • B^ Teach Me to Love was retitled in the United States as Country Gospel and released on Country Montana Records.[9]

References[edit]

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