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The Women Behind The Songs: Jessie Mae Robinson | NPR

MEREDITH OCHS, NPR Jessie Mae Robinson’s songs have been recorded by hundreds of artists, from Louis Jordan to Lana Del Rey. Courtesy of the Robinson family. Featured Image may know Wanda Jackson’s 1960s hit “Let’s Have a Party,” or even the versions performed by Led Zeppelin and Elvis Presley, but most will not recognize the name of the woman who wrote it: Jessie Mae Robinson. Whether she was composing party songs or heartbreak songs, Robinson wrote with the concise, evocative language of a journalist. She gave her characters dignity no matter who they were or what they were doing. Born […]

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