Jimmie Driftwood

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James Corbett Morris, 20 June 1917, Mountain View, Arkansas, USA, d. 12 July 1998, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. Driftwood’s name first came to prominence as a result of the Johnny Horton recording of Driftwood’s song ‘The Battle Of New Orleans’ in 1959. The single made the top of both the US pop and country charts, but only reached the Top 20 in the UK. Lonnie Donegan reached number 2 in the UK with the song in the same year. Driftwood himself had recorded a version of the... Read more

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