Tibby Edwards - Mercury 70347 (1954)

My dad took a fishing trip deep into the heart of Mississippi a while back and while traversing narrow country roads...stopped at an old antique store and picked up a few 78s.

One of the records was this country/cajun one by Edwin Thibodeaux from Garland, LA. He grew up among cajun influences and idolized Lefty Frizzell and Hank Williams (which is so evident on these sides).

His bio says that he worked with Williams' Drifting Cowboys...don't know if that means he recorded as one of 'em or not.

He met a young Elvis and recorded a couple of rockabilly tunes because of it. Apparently these performances are coveted by collectors.

He passed away in Baton Rouge in 1999.

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