Creator

Date Original

1905-06-02

Description

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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Physical Description

Songbook, 48 pages, 8" x 11"

Subjects

Music; Songs; Songs & music; Singers; Ballads

Contributor

Battle Music, Inc. Timbo, Arkansas

Geographical Area

Timbo, Stone County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000996, No. 1935

Resource Type

Image

Collection

Lawrence E. Goughler collection, MS.000996

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

The Battle of New Orleans songbook by Jimmy Driftwood, Lawrence E. Goughler collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

Comments

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

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The Battle of New Orleans songbook cover by Jimmy Driftwood

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