Northwestern Louisiana

Indian War Whoop

Colvin, Hiter - Musical Recording - “Indian War Whoop”

A 1929 recording of a country song entitled Indian War Whoop by Louisiana fiddler, Hiter Colvin.   Listen »

Monroe Stomp

Colvin, Hiter - Musical Recording - “Monroe Stomp”

A 1929 recording by Hiter Colvin entitled "Monroe Stomp." Listen »

Bang Bang

Davies, Jimmie -Audio -Bang Bang

"Bang Bang" is drawn from a promotional record sent out in conjunction with the release of Jimmie Davis's 1947 bio-pic Louisiana. It should be noted that this particular version is from a transcription recording, and that it is not the original version. Listen »

There's A New Moon Over Your Shoulder

Davis, Jimmie -Audio -There's A Moon Over Your Shoulder

The hit There's A New Moon Over My Shoulder is drawn from a promotional record sent out in conjunction with the release of Jimmie Davis' 1947 bio-pic Louisiana. It should be noted that this particular version is from a transcription recording, and that it is not the original hit version. Listen »

You Are My Sunshine

Davis, Jimmie -Audio -You Are My Sunshine

"You Are My Sunshine" is drawn from a promotional record sent out in conjunction with the release of Jimmie Davis's 1947 bio-pic Louisiana. It should be noted that this particular version is from a transcription recording, and that it is not the original hit version. Listen »

You Are my Sunshine

Davis, Jimmie -Musical Recording -You Are My Sunshine

An excerpt of Jimmie Davis's "You Are My Sunshine," as performed by the former Louisiana governor on the Louisiana Hayride radio show on April 5, 1958. Listen »

Battle Of New Orleans

Horton Johnny -Musical Recording -Battle of New Orleans

An excerpt of "The Battle of New Orleans," which was a major hit for Johnny Horton. The song describes the 1815 Battle of New Orleans from the perspective of an American soldier. Written by Jimmie Driftwood, an Arkansas school principal, it reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 during 1959. Listen »

Johnny Reb

Horton, Johnny -Musical Recording -Johnny Reb

An excerpt of "Johnny Reb", which was a hit for Johnny Horton, reaching #10 on the U.S. Country chart in 1959. The song was penned by famed Nashville songwriter Merle Kilgore, who co-wrote Johnny Cash's hit "Ring of Fire" with Cash's wife, June Carter. Listen »

Corn Bread Rough

Leadbelly -Audio -Corn Bread Rough

Leadbelly accompanying himself on the diatonic accordion and performing his original composition "Corn Bread Rough". The Louisiana Endowment has included this copyrighted work in KnowLA- The Online Encyclopedia of Louisiana History and Culture for the purposes of criticism, comment,  teaching, scholarship, educational research, all other nonprofit educational usages under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.  Listen »

Lining Tracks (also known as Line 'Em)

Leadbelly -Audio -Lining Tracks (also known as Line 'Em)

Leadbelly performing his song Lining Tracks (also known as Line Em) acapella. Listen »

Outskirts Of Town

Leadbelly -Audio -Outskirts Of Town

Leadbelly accompanying himself on 12-string guitar and performing his original composition "Outskirts Of Town". The Louisiana Endowment has included this copyrighted work in KnowLA- The Online Encyclopedia of Louisiana History and Culture for the purposes of criticism, comment,  teaching, scholarship, educational research, all other nonprofit educational usages under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.  Listen »

There's A Man Going Around Taking Names

Leadbelly -Audio -There's A Man Going Around Asking Names

Leadbelly accompanying himself on 12-string guitar and performing his original composition "There's A Man Going Around Asking Names". The Louisiana Endowment has included this copyrighted work in KnowLA- The Online Encyclopedia of Louisiana History and Culture for the purposes of criticism, comment,  teaching, scholarship, educational research, all other nonprofit educational usages under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act.   Listen »

Louisiana Hayride -Intro

Louisiana Hayride -Musical Recording -Louisiana Hayride -Intro

An excerpt from a 1959 broadcast of the Louisiana Hayride featuring Country and Rockabilly singer Johnny Horton. Unlike the majority of the Hayride's shows, which were broadcasted from the Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium from 1948 to 1960, this particular show originated from the Youth Building at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds. Listen »

Where the Sweet Magnolias Bloom

Taylor-Griggs Louisiana Melody Makers - Musical Recording - “Where the Sweet Magnolias Bloom”

An audio recording of Taylor Griggs Louisiana Melody Makers performing Where the Sweet Magnolias Bloom. Listen »

Louisiana Hayride -Hank Williams Intro

Williams, Hank -Musical Recording -Hank Williams Intro

An emcee introduces Hank Williams making an appearance at the Louisiana Hayride in the early 1950s. Listen »

Jambalaya (On The Bayou)

Williams, Hank -Musical Recording -Jambalaya

An excerpt of the song Jambalaya (On The Bayou) performed by Hank Williams, Sr. at the Louisiana Hayride during the early 1950s. The melody is based on the Cajun song "Grand Texas. It was released in July 1952, and reached number one on the U.S. country charts, where it remained for fourteen non-consecutive weeks. Listen »