Album: Wanda Jackson, Unifnished Business (Sugar Hill)

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One is inclined to ask, "What unfinished business?" Jackson's 1950s rockabilly records are whole unto themselves: the opposite of unfinished.

But she's in her seventies now, so she can say what she likes. The album was produced by Justin Townes Earle and it sounds like it: tough, soulful, rockin'; songs by Bobby Womack, Woody Guthrie, Justin's dad … If you dig Bob Dylan's wheezin' boogie, you'll enjoy Wanda's rockin' granny routine every bit as much. Should do, anyway.