THE JIMMY DRIFTWOOD STORY.
A Biography with Songs, Photos and Tributes by Richard Kent Streeter.
__At last, the most complete book ever
written on the life and career of America's No. 1 folk music legend.
__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 songs as The Battle of New Orleans, Tennessee Stud,
The Wilderness Road, He Had A Long Chain On, Damyankee Lad and
__This "100th Birthday Edition"
tells the story of Jimmy's family history, his recordings, awards,
official appointments and more. And, at last in one place is 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.
__This is the most comprehensive book
ever written on Jimmy's life and times, his career, music and poetry,
and includes the greatest collection ever of historic and exclusive
photos and illustrations—over 40 in all—thanks to the
Archives at the University of Central Arkansas, the Grand Ole Opry
Museum, Department of Arkansas Heritage, Stone County Historical
Society, the Rackensack Folklore Society and many others. The archives
of Grammy-winning Opry photographer Les Leverett are included.
__The 20-plus pages of "The Life,
Career & Legacy of Jimmy Driftwood" is a compilation of
dozens of quotations from individuals, media publications and books
from as long ago as 1958. You will not find them anyplace else.
We even included a "Driving Tour of the 'Driftwood District'"
so you can locate landmarks of his life in the Ozarks.
of "The Jimmy Driftwood Story" were originally published
in two smaller books, "The Jimmy Driftwood Primer, A Biography"
(2003) and "The Life, Career & Legacy of Arkansas Folk
Music Legend Jimmy Driftwood in the Words of Prestigious and Respected
Persons and Publications" (2004).
Retail Price on Amazon
in two versions:
BOOK: Color-printed, 8½ x 11",
96 pages, in trade paperback $19.95
6 x 9" in trade paperback $14.95
(6 x 9 book contains same content as 8½ x
11 except interior photos are black & white
some color photos on back cover. 180 pages)