The Battle of New Orleans Songbook by Jimmy Driftwood
Battle Music, Inc. Timbo, Arkansas
Jimmy Driftwood wrote many of his early songs when he was a teacher at Snowball, Arkansas for his history students in the 1940s. By the 1950s he traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to have his songs published and recorded. The most famous hits were of his song “The Battle of New Orleans” by Johnny Horton in 1958; and “Tennessee Stud” by Eddy Arnold in 1959.
This is a souvenir songbook published out of Driftwood’s home town of Timbo, Arkansas in Stone County. It features sheet music from many of his best known songs along with rare photos.There are 35 songs with both sheet music and lyrics and nine pages of photographs.
Songbook, 48 pages, 8" x 11"
Music; Songs; Songs & music; Singers; Ballads;
The Ozark Folk Center has been one of my favorite places in Arkansas since the 1970’s. And Jimmy Driftwood is the force that drove that area for many years. Plus, I still remember “Battle of New Orleans” when I was a kid. So this piece makes me feel young again. -Jeff Lewellen
Timbo, Stone County. (Ark.)
Jimmy Driftwood Collection/ Ozarks Cultural Resource Center Collection
Tales from the Vault - Celebrating 110 Years
Arkansas State Archives
The Battle of New Orleans Songbook by Jimmy Driftwood, Jimmy Driftwood Collection/ Ozarks Cultural Resource Center Collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas
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