Unfinished Business - Wanda Jackson
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  • Summary: Produced by Justin Townes Earle, the rockabilly singer covers some songs by such artists as Woody Guthrie/Wilco, Sonny Thompson, Townes Van Zant, and Bobby Womack.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Oct 10, 2012
    80
    Jackson sounds as vital as ever in front of her live band, and has crafted a definitive album in a storied career. [#92, p.54]
  2. Oct 26, 2012
    80
    First-time producer Justin Townes Earle has succeeded Jack White as guardian of the Wanda Jackson sound, guiding her through a fascinating mix of covers and originals. [Dec 2012, p.72]
  3. Oct 9, 2012
    79
    Quick, fast and dirty, like 45s from the '50s, this is a stack of songs that sets the mood for the party-and never looks back.
  4. Oct 9, 2012
    75
    Producer Justin Townes Earle and Jackson get back to the singer's rockabilly roots for an album that lacks the depth of her previous release but works well as a whole.
  5. Oct 9, 2012
    75
    She connects much more deeply with the country lament "Am I Even a Memory?," a duet with Earle. Her interpretation affirms that even at 74, she's still much more than that.
  6. Nov 1, 2012
    60
    Unfinished Business doesn't breach new terrain, but then again, there's really no need.

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