Tuesday, September 06, 2005
The First Battle Of New Orleans
Things would have been a lot different if Old Hickory was in charge of FEMA. Yet the flip side of Old Hickory was that he slaughtered the Seminoles in Florida. Jean Lafitte was also no great guy, unlike the heroic portrayal by Yul Brynner in the Buccanneer. The Battle of New Orleans was a big hit for Johnny Horton in 1959. Here's a slide show of that first battle with a midi soundtrack. Here's the original as an mp3.