The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Mar 1st 2014 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
Johnny Horton “Battle of New Orleans”
from The Essential Johnny Horton 1956-1960: Honky Tonk Man, Vol. 2 (Sony 1996) —Recorded 55 years ago in 1959 for Columbia, written by Jimmy Driftwood. Jimmy was a schoolteacher in Arkansas and sometimes wrote songs to help his students understand history. He was a prolific songwriter.
Lattie Moore “Cajun Doll”
from I'm Not Broke but I'm Badly Bent: The Best of the King-Starday Recordings 1953-1963 (Westside 2000) —Recorded in 1960 on the King label. Lattie sings here about Bayou Tech, must be that new engineering school in LA.
Al Berard & The Basin Brothers “Baisse et Tete et Pleurer (Hang Your Head and Cry)”
from Dans la Louisiane (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 1996) —Going out to the memory of Al Berard, who passed away earlier this week after suffering a brain aneurysm. He just finished an album of his guitar music that still needs mixed and mastered and you can donate to that at the indiegogo site.