JIMMY DRIFTWOOD PRIMER, A BIOGRAPHY
by Richard Kent Streeter. Born in an Ozarks Mountain
cabin, Jimmy walked fourteen miles a day to attend high school.
He later became a schoolteacher, an RCA Victor recording star, performed
at Carnegie Hall, and was a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He wrote
such notable hits as The Battle of New Orleans, Tennessee Stud,
The Wilderness Road, He had A Long Chain On, Damyankee Lad, Howdy
Neighbor Howdy and dozens more.
____ This is the story of his family,
his recordings, awards and official appointments. And, at last,
in one place, the story of the historic Rackensack Folklore Society,
Arkansas Folk Festival, Ozark Folk Center, Blanchard Springs Caverns,
Buffalo National River and the Jimmy Driftwood Barn.
____ Photos, illustrations and a unique
"resumé" provided to the Grand Ole Opry. 74 pages,
Special $6.45 Postpaid (while supply lasts).
* Book is in
the "American Folklife Center" at the Library of Congress
in Washington, D.C. via Prater's Mill Foundation, Inc. & Congressional
Local Legacies Project.