"Nick Lick and the Hickies tribute to the city of Swamp Pop and Floyd Soileau, the father of Swamp Pop, from this point on to be known as "Swamp Pa Pa". Ville Platte is one of the backbones of Cajun culture as it has provided seasonings and sauces we all have used in our foods as well as much of the background music we've loved to listen to. In a sense, if we made a cake out of our Cajun culture, Ville Platte would be part of the icing on that cake! Such a special place needed a tribute and we used a parody of the Beatles "Get Back" to do the job. Special thanks to our guest accordionist, Joe Rogers."
The episode featured "Folsom Prison Blues" and was actually the 5th episode to air.
The singer turns 75 on January 19th.
He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame back in 1998.
Billboard's "Country & Western Records Most Played by Folk Disk Jockeys" chart was the first chart ever to track a song's popularity by radio airplay--making Tennessee Ernie Ford's song the first EVER #1 radio hit.
He passed away on March 9, 2005 at the age of 56.
The late singer would have turned 97 on September 17th.