"Louisiana Man" is a song originally written and recorded by American country artist Doug Kershaw in 1961. It peaked at #10 that year on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart when Kershaw and his brother released it as Rusty and Doug.
|Single by Connie Smith|
|from the album I Never Once Stopped Loving You|
|B-side||"Alone with You"|
|Connie Smith singles chronology|
In 1970 American country music artist Connie Smith reached #14 with a cover version. The single spawned the release of Smith's 1970 studio album I Never Once Stopped Loving You, on which the song was included.
This song was recorded as a single by Jan & Dean in 1966 and was planned to be released on their album Carnival of Sound in 1968. Carnival of Sound was not released until 2010. Other versions were recorded as an album track that year by the Seekers, Rick Nelson, and Gene Pitney. Bobbie Gentry covered the song on a 1968 single. Harpers Bizarre recorded it on their 1967 album Anything Goes. It was also recorded by The Hollies.
"Louisiana Man" is repeatedly referenced in the chorus of the Alabama song "If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)."
- Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. pp. 387–88.
- "lyrics: If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band) - Google Search". www.google.com.