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Good-Time Gals 

Wednesday, Jan 7 1998
When Wanda Jackson sings "No Good, Full Time Cheating, Good for Nothing Son of a Gun," she isn't singing about Elvis specifically -- although she and the King did go steady for a while, back in the day. Jackson, an Oklahoma country singer, met Elvis in 1955 when they were thrown together on tour and he encouraged her to start singing rockabilly. She scored big in Japan with "Fujiyama Mama" and hit the Top 40 with her cover of a song Elvis had recorded earlier, "Let's Have a Party." Accompanied by the Cadillac Angels, Jackson, whose voice is still surprisingly girlish and whose energy appears undiminished, will be having a party with younger rockabilly singers who have traveled the path she blazed back in the '50s and '60s. Rosie Flores, the honky-tonk singer/guitarist who led the '80s all-woman rockabilly band Rosie & the Screamers and has appeared on Austin City Limits, plays the show along with Lucy Lee, a locally based youngster whose entree into show business was inspired by Pee-wee's Big Adventure.

-- Heather Wisner

Wanda Jackson, Rosie Flores, and Lucy Lee appear Saturday at 9 p.m. at Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus (at Chestnut), S.F. Dance lessons with Work That Skirt begin at 8:30 p.m. Admission is $14-15; call 474-0365.

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