DRIFTWOOD'S GREAT AMERICAN SONGS CD. 19
Jimmy Driftwood songs performed by Britain's country music legend,
Bryan Chalker, and Arkansas' longtime folksinger, Dan "The
Tire Man" Merry III.
____Bryan Chalker first recorded Driftwood
songs in 1968 with his New Frontier band. They also traveled with
Jimmy when he toured England in 1979. Their old-time country style
will delight the listener and Chalker's deep resonant voice will
recall Tex Ritter and Johnny Cash. Chalker songs, with New Frontier
and Legacy, are Four Little Girls in Boston, Slack Your Rope
Hangman, I'm Leaving on the
Wagon Train, (On the Road to) Chalamette (British version of
The Battle of New Orleans), Soldier's Joy (New Frontier
instrumental), The Widders of Bowling Green, When I Swim
the Golden River, Sailor Man and Oh, Florie.
Merry first met Jimmy Driftwood in Mountain View, Arkansas in 1969
and they were friends until Jimmy's passing in 1998. His vocal and
musical style is in the tradition of Woody Guthrie and Ramblin'
Jack Elliott of the "folk revival" or "hippie"
era of folk music in America. Merry songs are Tennessee Stud,
The Wilderness Road, Mooshatanio, Song of Creation, The Battle of
New Orleans, The Baby-O, I'm Too Young to Marry, He Had A Long Chain
On, Big John Davy and Along the Road of Time, an introspective,
personal poem by Jimmy that Merry set to music and sings.
insert includes photos of Driftwood, Chalker and Merry.