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Wanda Jackson Says Amy Winehouse Cover Was Jack White's Idea

12/03/2010
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(Gibson) In a new interview with BlackBookMag.com, Wanda Jackson "the Queen of Rockabilly" shares her memories of Elvis Presley and talks about her new project with Jack White.

Jackson credits Elvis with shaping her as a performer. "He challenged and encouraged me," she said. "He said, 'You can see that it's the young people that have money now and they don't want to buy their parents music, they want their own kind, and they like what I'm doing and that's what you need to get in on.' So my dad and I thought on that a while, and we realized he was right, and luckily my producer was open-minded and let me record whatever I wanted."

Lately, Jackson's been working with White on a new album. She was hesitant to record White's first suggestion: a cover of Amy Winehouse's "You Know I'm No Good." "That was Jack's idea. I wasn't going to sing it, and my husband thought I was wrong," she said. "Jack was very firm about it and wanted me to do that song. So it was kind of a tough situation for a little while there. But I realized what Jack was wanting to do for me to bring me into the 21st century. - more on this story

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