When I was very young - I heard "The Battle Of New Orleans" That song was recorded in 1959 I heard it a short time after that -- maybe 1960 ?....maybe it was '59 ? I had to be five/ six years old.....but I remember it ! ( that song and "You Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dog")....didn't understand the lyrics but LOVED that SOUND ! * Just this weekend - I passed the $5 CD bin at Walmart -- shovelled thru and found one copy = "Johnny Horton's Greatest Hits" Bought it ( and "live" Elvis CD ). Lotsa songs on this CD - that I remember hearing. "Sink The Bismark" / "North To Alaska" / "Honky Tonk Man"/ "Johnny Reb " etc ( we had a 45 rpm single of "Sink The Bismark" ) !! BTW - I LOVE the black + white striped tie + red jacket he's wearing on the cover - looks like a back fin of a cadillac, partially in the photo shot !.....w/ the geasy. half pompadour ( sp ?) ( I read he was bald on top ) Man !....back in the day !........."rock + pop" was young ! * I "googled" Johnny Horton + read about him + his demise. He told friends about his own death.....spiritual guy. He had a great voice. I would think he was a great rock-a-billy voice -- but have never heard a complete selection of his recorded legacy. * Any of you "old timers" remember ?