As Jimmy Driftwood would say ... In 1814 we took a little trip...
Today being Jan. 8th always reminds me of about 1971 when I traveled the 3 hour trip up to Mountain View Arkansas with the College of the Ozarks Folk Lore class and got to visit and spend the night at Jimmy Driftwood's, (James Corbitt Morris's), house. I was young and it was so exciting. We brought our guitars and mandolins and got to jam and listen to his very colorful stories. I still remember him singing and playing his homemade box shaped guitar and his singing dog. That dog, (I think it was a Border Collie), actually sang with him ... it was amazing. We all stayed up till about 3:00 am. There was one of his friends I remember playing a fretless banjo. He was very good. First time I ever seen one of those. And the stories of going to Hollywood and rubbing noses with the likes of John Wayne and other movie stars of the times were amazing. Not too many people know that Jimmy Driftwood wrote about 6000 songs and has had about 300 of them recorded. Most people only remember " The Battle of new Orleans" and "The Tenn. Stud. Jimmy Driftwood passed on in 1998 he was also the guiding light for the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View Arkansas. A wonderful person ... sorry if I bored everybody. Today the 8th of January reminded me of those good times.
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