Whole Lotta Shakin’: Fujiyama Mamas

In an era when women were singing about the price of doggies in the window or imaging a breakfast at Tiffany's, other women were rocking out just like their male counterparts. Fujiyama Mamas showcased the women rockabilly artists who rebelled against the traditional female roles of housewives and mothers during the '50s. World War II brought great changes to American society; women emerged emboldened by their experiences during the war, working in defense plants. This show profiled Cordell Jackson, who toiled as a Rosie the Riveter during the war in an aircraft factory before launching her own record label in 1956. It also featured Little Miss Dynamite Brenda Lee; Janis Martin, aka The Female Elvis; and rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson.

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