All proceeds from the song – available now at JDMcPherson.com for a minimum of 99 cents – will be donated to Oklahoma City Community Fund’s Tornado Relief Endowment, which contributes to dozens of charities assisting relief efforts for those directly affected by the recent tornadoes.
“I don’t consider myself to be versatile enough a singer to hold a candle to Tommy Duncan’s original vocal, but Pokey’s sublime, informed performance on the second verse and harmony make the track for me. Though I’m not built (unfortunately) to sing Oklahoma jazz, I hope that what comes through the speakers is an audible love letter to my beloved home state.” - JD McPherson
The original “Good Old Oklahoma” was written by Texas Playboys vocalist Tommy Duncan and recorded on September 23, 1935. It was released that same year on Vocalion Records as the second single the band ever released.
“It’s with great pleasure that I get to work with one of Oklahoma’s finest, JD McPherson. To be able to record this Bob Wills tune is all too fitting for a good cause. We hope this helps. We love Oklahoma!” - Pokey LaFarge