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Rockabilly Musician Al Ferrier (1985)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1985-11-3

Duration: 00:08:02

Subjects: Ferrier, Al, 1935-2015 | Rockabilly music | Country music | Presley, Elvis, 1935-1977


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Ferrier, Al Interviewee


This segment from the November 3, 1985, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s profile of Al Ferrier, a rockabilly musician from Natchitoches, Louisiana. He discusses: the rockabilly style; his success in Europe; being inspired by Hank Williams, Sr.; his album, “Country with Sax”; playing at the Louisiana Hayride; and his regret at not giving Elvis Presley permission to record “Let’s Go Boppin’ Tonight.” This segment also includes footage of Ferrier performing at the Southern Comfort Lounge in Natchitoches Parish.