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Wanda Jackson Documentary

17 March 2008
The documentary "The Sweet Lady With the Nasty Voice" is about rock'n'roll pioneer Wanda Jackson. In the 1950s she was the first female rock'n'roll singer, paving the way for women to sing rock music, write their songs and have a sexy look and attitude. Co-produced and directed by Vincent Kralyevich and Joanne Fish, the film chronicles Jackson's childhood years in Oklahoma City and her music career that has spanned rockabilly, early-day rock 'n' roll, country and gospel. The independent filmmakers followed the Maud native for two years gathering footage.
The documentary includes interviews with musical luminaries Elvis Costello, Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen, Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead) and Slim Jim Phantom (The Stray Cats).

It was already played in March 14 at the Austin festival.
Other festival circuit stops for the movie are

March 24-28 at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival in New York, March 27-30 at the Memphis International Film Festival, and April 17-24 at the Nashville Film Festival, both in Tennessee.

The documentary won the Founder's Award last summer when it premiered at deadCenter Film Festival in Oklahoma City. It will make its worldwide broadcast premiere May 18 on the Smithsonian Channel.

(info is taken from the article of Brandy McDonnell)

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