Saga Songs and Historical Ballads. The Complete Johnny Horton (Remastered).
John LaGale "Johnny" Horton (April 30, 1925 – November 5, 1960) was an American country music, honky tonk and rockabilly singer and musician, during the 1950s and early 1960s, best known for his international hits beginning with the 1959 single "The Battle of New Orleans", which was awarded the 1960 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording.
Johnny Horton was at the top of his game with North To Alaska playing on every pop and country radio station that autumn of 1960 when he died. I speculate he would have had a long and productive career ahead of him, all the while adapting as he did so well to musical trends that lay ahead. Some of his later recordings already foreshadowed the coming of strings and voices. He negotiated that countrypolitan approach beautifully and would have been very much at home with 60's style Nashville and beyond with it's increasing emphasis on ballads
Album A Country Legend, Johnny Horton. Tracking list e i testi dell'album: A Country Legend Data di pubblicazione: 13 febbraio 2015. Tracking list e i testi dell'album
The Spectacular Johnny Horton is spectacular indeed, a state-of-the-art survey of the many sides of the Nashville Sound circa 1960. It includes the warm, swooning ballads that are synonymous with the style (a cover of "Lost Highway" is particularly impressive), but it also features prototype folk-rock saga songs (including "The Battle of New Orleans" and "When It's Springtime in Alaska," each a chart-topping country hit), studio-amped rockabilly (Horton's own "The First Train Headin' South"), and even post-Elvis
|North To Alaska|
|Honky-Tonk Hardwood Floor|
|I'm Ready If You're Willing|
|I'm Coming Home *|
|Sal's Got A Sugarlip|
|The Wild One|
|I Got A Hole In My Pirogue|
|Don't Use My Heart For A Stepping Stone|
|Honky-Tonk Man *|
|1P 6419||Johnny Horton||The Legend (Bonus) (LP, Comp, Club)||Columbia House||1P 6419||US||1975|
|1P 6419||Johnny Horton||The Legend (Bonus) (LP, Comp, Club)||Columbia House||1P 6419||Canada||1975|