Folklorist, teacher and performer Jimmie Driftwood wrote over 6000 songs
during his extraordinary life.
Presented here are his first 2 LPs for RCA Victor Records, 'Sings Newly
Discovered Early American Folk Songs' (1958) and 'The Wilderness Road'
Over-brimming with vernacular charm, tall tales and boundless spirit,
Jimmie captures the traditional songs of the Ozark Mountains and presents
them in authentic and enlightening renditions.
Doubtless the best known song here would be 'Battle Of New Orleans'
(Johnny Horton's hit recording spent 10 weeks at #1) closely followed by
'Tennessee Stud' (recorded by Johnny Cash, Eddy Arnold and a multitude of
others) but beyond these, numerous highlights await.
This deluxe edition is remastered from the original master tapes and
presented with exclusive liner notes, rare photos and extra tracks.
*Remastered from the original RCA Victor mastertapes 2013.
*31 track CD, All original recordings.
*20 page full colour booklet with exclusive liner notes and rare photos.
*The original ground-breaking albums in full!
1. Battle Of New Orleans
2. Unfortunate Man
3. Fair Rosamond's Bower
4. Soldier's Joy
5. Country Boy
6. I'm Too Young To Marry
7. Pretty Mary
8. Sailor Man
9. Zelma Lee
10. Rattlesnake Song
11. Old Joe Clark
12. Tennessee Stud
13. Razorback Steak
14. First Covered Wagon
15. The Maid Of Argenta
16. Bunker Hill
17. Song Of The Cowboys
18. Peter Francisco
19. Four Little Girls In Boston
20. Slack Your Rope
21. Run Johnny Run
22. Arkansas Traveler
23. Damyankee Lad
24. The Land Where The Blue Grass Grows
25. The Widders Of Bowling Green
27. Jordan Am A Hard Road To Travel
28. I'm Leavin' On The Wagon Train
29. The Song Of Creation
30. He Had A Long Chain On
31. The Bear Flew Over The Ocean
Original RCA Victor Recordings
Produced by Chet Atkins
Recorded in RCA Victor's "Nashville Sound" Studio, Nashville, Tennessee