(The) Battle of New Orleans

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(The) Battle of New Orleans

Postby colonel snow » Sat May 04, 2019 9:11 pm

During the introductions of musicians Jerry Scheff played a part of this song in his solo act while Elvis sung a few lines of the song occasionally in concert in the last tours of 1976.

The original version was recorded on 27-10-57 by Jimmy Driftwood (LP + RCA 47-7534).

Other versions:
27-01-59 - Johnny Horton (Columbia 41339).

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Re: (The) Battle of New Orleans

Postby Suspicious Minds » Sat May 04, 2019 9:50 pm

Thanks. I only knew Horton’s version.

The Battle of New Orleans was written by teacher James Corbitt Morris in 1936. The melody is based on the American fiddle tune ‘The 8th of January’, which was the date of the battle.

Here’s a version played on fiddle and guitar by Bill and Jessie Robinson from Voices from the Dust Bowl: The Charles L. Todd and Robert Sonkin Migrant Worker Collection, 1940 to 1941.

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