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  Jimmie Rodgers
Jimmie's aunt was a former teacher who held degrees in music and English, and she exposed him to a number of different styles of music, including vaudeville, pop and dance hall.
In 1924, Jimmie Rodgers was diagnosed with tuberculosis, but instead of heeding the doctor's warning about the seriousness of the disease, he discharged himself from the hospital to form a trio with fiddler Slim Rozell and his sister-in-law Elsie McWilliams.
Jimmie convinced the band to travel to Bristol, but on the eve of the audition, they had a huge argument about the proper way they should be billed, resulting in the Tenneva Ramblers breaking away from Rodgers.
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 The Jimmie Rodgers Show   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jimmie Rodgers Official website, with biography, discography and information about the Jimmie Rodgers Museum and annual festival in Meridian, Mississippi.
Jimmie Rodgers Biography Essay by Tom Piazza with a timeline of milestones in Rodgers' life.
Jimmie Rodgers Saga The story of the "Singing Brakeman" with historic pictures, the first part of a series.
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 Jimmie Rodgers (country singer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
James Charles "Jimmie" Rodgers (September 8, 1897 -– May 26, 1933) was the first country music superstar.
Rodgers, known as The Singing Brakeman and The Blue Yodeler, was born in but considered his hometown to be Meridian, Mississippi, and spent most of his early life from boyhood accompanying his father on railroad jobs.
Fundamentally, Rodgers was a white blues singer, singing traditional blues lyrics and accompanying himself on guitar and yodel, which was nothing like classic Swiss yodeling.
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Jimmie_Rodgers_(country_singer)   (631 words)

 Jimmie Rodgers
Rodgers' aunt was a former teacher who held degrees in music and English, and she exposed him to a number of different styles of music, including vaudeville, pop, and dancehall.
Rodgers was going to work on the railroad, but his health was so poor he couldn't handle the labor; he would never work the rails again.
Rodgers convinced the band to travel to Bristol, but on the eve of the audition, they had a huge argument about the proper way they should be billed, resulting in the Tenneva Ramblers breaking away from Rodgers.
www.djangomusic.com /artist_bio.asp?id=R+++260191   (1782 words)

 Jimmie Rodgers - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jimmie Rodgers (September 8, 1897 - May 26, 1933) -- James Charles "Jimmie" Rodgers was the first country music superstar.
Rodgers, known as the The Singing Brakeman and The Blue Yodeler, was born in Pine Springs, Mississippi[?] but considered his hometown to be Meridian, Mississippi, and spent most of his early life from boyhood accompanying his father on railroad jobs.
Although he was not related to the above, it is possible that the younger Jimmie Rodgers was named for the older one as that was a popular name given to baby boys in the early 1930s.
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 Martin & Company > Artists > Clinicians
Jimmie Rodgers, widely known as "America's Blue Yodeler," was referred to as the "Singing Brakeman" during his railroad days.
Jimmie Rodgers combined diverse influences in his own songs and in 1927, at the age of 30, he auditioned for Ralph Peer, Sr., an RCA Victor talent scout.
When Ernest Tubb died, the 000-45 was returned to Jimmie Rodgers' daughter, Anita, who made arrangements to donate the instrument to the Smithsonian Institution until she learned the Smithsonian would not have been able to display the guitar on a permanent basis.
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 JIMMIE RODGERS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jimmie Rodgers' creamy, high, sweet voice and blend of folk-tinged pop provided him with a run of hits from Autumn 1957 to early 1960, with one more in Britain a couple of years later.
Rodgers' first wife, Colleen McClatchey, an aspiring actress, also from Camas, did not travel to New York as she was still recovering from a traumatic automobile accident.Rodgers was washing his car in his parents' yard shortly after when he heard "Honeycomb" on the radio for the first time.
Rodgers said he still was wearing leg braces two years later when Carol Burnett invited him to make his comeback as part of her show.
www.rockabilly.nl /references/messages/jimmie_f_rodgers.htm   (2588 words)

 Jimmie Rodgers Tribute
Jimmie, the son of a Mobile & Ohio railroad section foreman, soon found a fascination with music and by age twelve had won his first amateur talent contest.
Jimmie worked various jobs for the railroad including brakeman, as well as other odd jobs while pursuing his interest in music.
When Jimmie learned that Ralph Peer from Victor Records had set up a portable studio in Bristol, Tennessee, he and the band were on their way.
www.rockabillyhall.com /DeanMitchellJR.html   (942 words)

 Jimmie Rodgers Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jimmie Rodgers is one of the early rock and roll pioneers.
This Jimmie Rodgers was known as The Singing Brakeman and is identified with yodelling and songs such as Muleskinner Blues, T for Texas, and Blue Yodel No. 9.
Jimmie Rodgers is a talented performer who reached his peak of popularity in the late 50's.
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 Glossary: Rodgers, Jimmie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jimmie Rodgers was born around 1897 and began recording in the 1920s.
Van's Jimmie Rodgers was Jimmie C. Rodgers, born 9-8-1897 near Meridian, MS, while the 50's Jimmie is Jimmie F. Rodgers, born 9-18-1933, in Camas, WA (four months after Jimmie C. died).
Van was not the only musician to be influenced by Jimmie Rodgers, as shown by the track listing for the Jimmie Rodgers tribute album, released in 1997 on Bob Dylan's own Columbia distributed label.
www.harbour.sfu.ca /~hayward/van/glossary/rodgers.html   (158 words)

 Johnny Rodgers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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University of Illinois Press: Jimmy Rodgers Announcement of Nolan Porterfield's biography of Rodgers, with reviews.
Rodgers, Linda Brewster- The Color Wheel Contains art, sculpture, children's books, and a little family history.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Johnny_Rodgers.html   (276 words)

 History of Jimmy Rodgers, Blue Yodeler
Born James Charles Rodgers on September 8, 1897, in the east Mississippi town of Meridian, Jimmie was the youngest of three boys born to Eliza and Aaron Rodgers.
The song was a Jimmie Rodgers original composition which drew heavily on traditional blues while showcasing his strong, unique guitar style, aggressive vocals, and a crystal-clear, bone chilling yodel which became his trademark.
As much as Jimmie Rodgers represented a break with past traditions in country music, typified in his parting of the ways with the Tenneva Ramblers, he also must be viewed as a point of common ground for devotees of many disparate musical idioms, including blues, old-time western, Hawaiian, jug band, and jazz.
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Rodgers' voice and guitar itself, haunting and pure, strong yet vulnerable, rising out of recordings made nearly 70 years ago, still has the power to fascinate, to inspire, to excite and to calm, and to conjure an entire world in a few quick images.
In February Jimmie is named in a paternity suit which will not be resolved until June 1932 when the court orders Jimmie to pay Kathryn $50 a month until she reaches the age of 18 for a total sum of $2,650.
Jimmie is in Dallas, TX in February and Camden, NJ in August to record.
www.sonymusic.com /artists/JimmieRodgers/TheSongsOfJimmieRodgers/biography.html   (1522 words)

 Information about U.S. FDC: 13¢ Jimmie Rodgers: Performing Arts Series   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jimmie Rodgers grew up listening to the rhythm of the rails and absorbing the lore of lusty, free-wheeling railroad men.
Rodgers' career on the tracks was brought to a sudden halt by tuberculosis in 1925, and he took up music full time.
The Jimmie Rodgers stamp is the first in the new Performing Arts and Artists series and was issued in Jimmie's hometown, Meridian, Mississippi, during the annual Jimmie Rodgers' Music Festival.
www.unicover.com /EA1CAHCP.HTM   (447 words)

 Jimmie Rodgers: The Father of Country Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jimmie Rodgers was born James Charles Rodgers outside Meridian, Mississippi, on September 8, 1897.
Rodgers was not the first musician to sing “Yo de lay hee-ho” between verses of his songs, but he made it such a trademark that some people assume country music had always included yodeling.
Jimmie Rodgers was extraordinarily popular in his short lifetime, and remains popular with generations of music fans.
mshistory.k12.ms.us /features/feature54/rodgers.htm   (1781 words)

 Jimmie Rodgers @ peermusic - The Independent Major
Jimmie's affinity for entertaining came at an early age, and the lure of the road was irresistible to him.
Jimmie was on his own, another twist in a long list of fateful circumstances that changed musical history.
Rodgers' next to last recordings were made in August of 1932 in Camden and it was clear that TB was getting the better of him.
www.peermusic.com /rodgers/jimmierodgersbio.html   (1165 words)

 Nolan Porterfield, Jimmie Rodgers: the life and times of America's blue yodeler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A bare outline of Rodgers' life for those unfamiliar with him: He was born in rural Mississippi in 1897 to a railroad worker and his frail wife, who died when Jimmie was about 5.
Rodgers' material spanned the gamut of the popular styles of the day: sentimental Tin Pan Alley ballads, soldier songs, hillbilly tunes, railroad songs, and of course blues.
Aside from finally compiling all the known facts about Jimmie Rodgers in one place and dispelling a number of myths, perhaps the most valuable of this book's contributions is the chapter on Rodgers' recordings and discography.
www.greenmanreview.com /jimmie_rodgers.html   (1003 words)

 Honky Tonks, Hymns, & the Blues
Jimmie Rodgers, popularly called “the father of country music,” followed a meteoric path from poverty to fame to early death in a few short years.
Jimmie Rodgers was the prototype singer-songwriter; fitting the mold even though he didn’t write a lot of the songs he sang.
Jimmie is at the heart of it all with a seriousness and a humor that is befuddling….His is the voice in the wilderness of your head…” The album features performers like the late Jerry Garcia—who died during its recording—and Willie Nelson.
www.honkytonks.org /showpages/jrodgers.htm   (1906 words)

 Ralph Peer Remembers Jimmie Rodgers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A few weeks later, when I heard the test recordings made in Bristol, it was apparent that Jimmie Rodgers was tops as a yodeling singer, and I arranged to have his record issued quickly.
Jimmie was practically unknown north of the Mason-Dixon Line, but within a year he became the most important recording artist in the region where hillbilly music has always enjoyed greatest popularity.
Jimmie Rodgers by this time had become "standard." There were one or two masters to be remade because of technical defects.
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 Jimmie Rodgers
Jimmie had found that he was well received when he sang and played and decided to become a serious entertainer.
In l961, when the Country Music Hall of Fame was founded, Jimmie Rodgers was there, standing shoulder to shoulder with Hank Williams and Fred Rose as a charter inductee.
Among the cases of memorabilia at the Hall of Fame Museum is a prominent Jimmie Rodgers display.
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James Charles Rodgers, known professionally as the Singing Brakeman and America’s Blue Yodeler, was the first performer inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Rodgers was the son of a railroad section foreman but was attracted to show business.
Although Rodgers constantly scrabbled for material throughout his career, his recorded repertoire was remarkably broad and diverse, ranging from love songs and risque´ ditties to whimsical blues tunes and even gospel hymns.
www.countrymusichalloffame.com /inductees/jimmie_rodgers.html   (755 words)

Rodgers was born in September, 1897 in Mississippi, worked as a railroad brakeman before becoming a singer fulltime.
In other words, what Rodgers had - like Moon Mullican later - was an ability to interpret any type of music & this is why he influenced so many different kinds of singers.
Rodgers died of T.B in 1933, but left a huge influence on music behind him.
www.webspawner.com /users/JimmieRodgers   (491 words)

 My Husband, Jimmie Rodgers
Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, Gene Autry, and Jimmie Davis are only a few of the most prominent country music figures who began their careers imitating the Blue Yodeler.
Jimmie Rodgers was a true original, and he inspired so many great performers, including my friends Ernest Tubb, Gene Autry, Jimmie Davis, and many more.
Carrie Rodgers was married to Jimmie Rodgers from 1920 until his death in 1933.
www.vanderbilt.edu /vupress/rodgers.htm   (500 words)

 Jimmie Rodgers conference
The Rodgers celebration also will include a photo exhibition of the musician's life at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Jimmie Rodgers Jamboree at the Odeon Theater, a commemorative concert at Severance Hall, and a Jimmie Rodgers Symposium at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
Rodgers was born in Meridian, Mississippi, in 1897.
Rodgers' improvement upon "long forgotten relics" or singing new songs in the old traditions had "the ultimate consequence" of influencing a major segment of the popular culture and preserving some of the past's folk songs, added Porterfield.
www.cwru.edu /pubs/cnews/1997/7-17/jimmie.htm   (831 words)

 Jimmie Rodgers, Mississippi musician and father of country music
Jimmie spent most of his childhood traveling from place to place with his dad on the railroad.
Jimmie performed solo and sang “The Soldier’s Sweetheart” and “Sleep Baby Sleep.” Jimmie was signed to a contract (The Beginnings of…).
Jimmie Rodgers was the first person inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and today he is know as the “Father of Country Music." The Jimmie Rodgers Memorial and Museum is open to the public in Meridian, Mississippi, and an annual Jimmie Rodgers Festival is held in Kerrville, Texas.
www.shs.starkville.k12.ms.us /mswm/MSWritersAndMusicians/musicians/Rodgers.html   (850 words)

 Jimmie Rodgers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jimmie Rodgers could be one of the following:
Not to be confused with Jimmy Rogers, a blues singer, nor Jimmy Rogers the author.
This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title.
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 Mark Brine Music: Fav Albums: Jimmie Rodgers • No Hard Times
Known as "The Singing Brakeman" and "The Blue Yodeler," Rodgers was born in Pine Springs, Mississippi but considered his hometown to be Meridian, Mississippi and spent most of his boyhood accompanying his father on railroad jobs.
Jimmie Rodgers' gift to country music was country blues.
Notable Rodgers titles include "Jimmie the Kid," "Miss the Mississippi and You," "Looking for a New Mama," "Memphis Yodel," and "Train Whistle Blues." The 113 songs he recorded have hardly ever been out of print.
www.markbrine.com /fav_album_pages/jimmie_rodgers.htm   (896 words)

 Jimmie Rodgers Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
James Charles Rodgers was born in Meridian, Mississippi on September 8, 1897, and became known as the "Father of Country Music".
Never in good health, Jimmy Rodgers be came a railroad hand until his illness forced him to find other work.
When Jimmy learned that Ralph Peer of Victor Records was setting up a portable recording studio in Bristol, on the Virginia-Tennessee border, he went there and recorded as a solo artist.
www.harborside.com /~wchope/rodgers.htm   (320 words)

 Jimmie Davis @ peermusic - The Independent Major
Songwriter Jimmie Davis was a country superstar as well as Governor of the state of Louisiana, serving two separate terms.
Country and gospel music was a part of everyday life, and Jimmie learned to play guitar while building a large repertoire of songs.
Jimmie also became a peermusic composer and remained so throughout his life.
www.peermusic.com /artistpage/Jimmie_Davis.html   (839 words)

 Jimmie Rodgers on LoneStarMusic.com
Jimmie Rodgers was born on September 8, 1897 in Meridian, Mississippi, the youngest of three sons.
His mother died when he was a very young boy, and Rodgers spent the next few years living with various relatives in southeast Mississippi and southwest Alabama.
He eventually returned home to live with his father, Aaron Rodgers, a Maintenance of Way Foreman on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, who had settled with a new wife in Meridian.
www.lonestarmusic.com /artists.asp?id=482   (74 words)

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