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Thread #9661 Message #2262231
Posted By: GUEST,Black Hawk
14-Feb-08 - 10:26 AM
Thread Name: The Battle of New Orleans
Subject: RE: The Battle of New Orleans
Written in 1936
RCA Victor recorded 1957 & released June 1958
Not given much air time due to two words - 'bloody' & 'hell'.
Johnny Horton heard it played on radio & asked for permission to record it.
Lonnie heard it & recorded without permission. Post-requested permission when it was realised how big a hit it had become.
Info from 'The Jimmy Driftwood Story' available from 'The Jimmy Driftwood Legacy Project'.
A remarkable story of a remarkable man!