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In the late 1970s, I was on some kind of school trip with several younger boys and three adults. We were in Little Rock, Arkansas, and got rained out of our camp. We ended up staying at these folks' house and they had records everywhere in racks. The records were brand-new in their wrappers, and they said Jimmy Driftwood on them. I had been singing "Battle of New Orleans" for a long time before I ever took this trip. We stayed with this family, and I believe it was Jimmy's. For one night, the nine young boys and three adults slept on the floor of these folks' home. Thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Driftwood for opening their hearts and their home to us boys. We then got back to our camp, put our camp back together, and finished our outing.
Tom Smith
Topeka, KS


In 1958, Jimmy Driftwood appeared as a guest challenger on the TV panel show To Tell the Truth.
 

Richard W.
Tampa, FL