Wanda Johnson | Call Me Miss Wanda

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Call Me Miss Wanda

by Wanda Johnson

Meet the new voice of South Carolina blues & soul. Miss Wanda Johnson is an intense and vivacious singer whose music is an intriguing blend of blues, gospel, soul, and Southern roots.
Genre: Blues: Blues Vocals
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1. Can You Handle This?
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2. The River
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3. Always
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4. If I Rise in the Morning
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5. I Need You
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6. Finally Home
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7. I Apologize
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8. Airport Road
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9. Bad Case of the Blues
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10. I'm Through With You
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11. Switch Me Over (to Love)
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12. Breakin' Out
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Album Notes
Miss Wanda Johnson, born in 1963 in the South Carolina 'Piedmont' region, is a sparkling addition to the deep Southern blues & roots tradition.

Wanda is a gifted singer (and natural songwriter) whose charisma comes through loud & clear on this provocative debut.

Recorded in one steamy summer night in a studio in rural South Carolina, "Call Me Miss Wanda" was cut live with virtually no overdubs. Backed by the band of Shrimp City Slim, Wanda applies her heart-melting vocals to a collection of poetic original songs. This set includes "The River", "Switch Me Over (to Love)", "Finally Home", "If I Rise in the Morning", and other gems from her live show.

"I'm Through With You" was used in a North American TV/radio ad campaign for Curves For Women (2005).

"Finally Home" is on the soundtrack of the hit TV show "Army Wives" on the Lifetime channel (episode #EP-302, airing June 14, 2009).

Many of these songs are now in regular rotation on XM Satellite Radio's "Bluesville" station. Since the release of this CD, Wanda & Shrimp City Slim (producer/accompanist) have toured France, Italy, China, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, and have played the Chicago Blues Festival, Pocono Blues Festival, Lake Eden Arts Festival, and other major events.

Anyone who loves a top-notch female singer will be delighted with the purchase of this remarkable CD.


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paul therrien

great cd love miss wanda finally home and by the river two songs I will never forget I will have to check her out live as soon as possible

Dave Williams (Juke Blues, UK)

A future star in the making
Talent is a precious commodity and it soon becomes apparent that Wanda Johnson has plenty. She possesses an appealing singing voice with a rare diction clarity...clever, sophisticated lyrics...a future star in the making.

David Whiteis (Living Blues)

A very impressive debut from a talented and imaginative vocalist
Johnson's voice has a unique dry-timbred intensity, rich vibrato, and tonal warmth in the upper registers... gospel-infused, spiritually refreshing, blues-noir, rollicking...a very impressive debut from a talented and imaginative vocalist.

Arthur Montgomery

A terrific debut. Let's hope there are many more.
The vocal quality was excellent and the back up band outstanding.Let's hope we hear more of this terrific combination.

Simon and Rhonda in Oregon

You need to hear it
Amazing songwriting, solid singing and playing. Try this, if you are looking for a new artist in the blues & soul area.

Blues Lover, Chicago

What a voice!
We first heard Wanda on Bluesville, the XM radio station. What a revelation - the cleanest, strongest, clearest female voice I've heard in a long time. Add a sense of humor and some fine arrangements, and every cut on this album is a gem. (Side note: I fear that the album cover sends the wrong message - it looks like an old, classic blues album cover rather than the cover of a modern, hip, uptempo blues album. but then again, as they say, you should never judge an album by its cover)

Mats Cronwik

This debut CD from Wanda Johnson is strongly recommended. She's got a great voice and is a versatile singer offering us a mix of blues/soul/jazz. My favourites on this CD are the self-penned The river and the funky opener Can you handle this?. I hope to hear more from Wanda Johnson really soon.

Sally Mims

I'm Through With You
One of my favorite blues person. I saw her in Charleston, very likeable and wonderful singer.
I will follow her music.


This cd takes you back to the real blues.
Nothing that i have heard in 20 years has toppedthis one.Wanda is the new female B.B.King. She has such a range in her voice that you are just sitting their in awe.This has a great mix of blues, soul and jazz. I put this one at the top of my list.