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There is more than one artist by the name ‘Jimmie Rodgers’.

1) Jimmie Rodgers (James Charles Rodgers, September 8, 1897 – May 26, 1933) was an American country singer in the early 20th century, known most widely for his rhythmic yodeling. Among the first country music superstars and pioneers, Rodgers was also known as “The Singing Brakeman”, “The Blue Yodeler”, and “The Father of Country Music”. The Bristol sessions are considered the “Big Bang” of modern country music. They were held in 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee by Victor Talking Machine Company company producer Ralph Peer. They marked the commercial debut of Jimmie Rodgers.

Rodgers’ traditional birthplace is usually given as Meridian, Mississippi; however, in documents signed by Rodgers later in life, his birthplace was listed as Geiger, Alabama, the home of his paternal grandparents. Historians who have researched the circumstances of that document, however, including Nolan Porterfield and Barry Mazor, continue to identify Pine Springs, Mississippi, just north of Meridian, as his genuine birthplace. Rodgers’ mother died when he was about six or seven years old, and Rodgers, the youngest of three sons, spent the next few years living with various relatives in southeast Mississippi and southwest Alabama, near Geiger. In the 1900 Census for Daleville, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, Jimmie’s mother, Eliza Rodgers, was listed as already having had seven children, with four of them still living at that date. Jimmie [“James” in the Census] was next to the youngest at that time, and was probably born sixth of the total of seven children.


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  • twajjo

    When Van Morrison sings of "Jimmy Rogers on the box" he's obviously not talking about "the box" being LAST .fm's scrobbler because it NEVER picks up ANY music played from iTunes/iPid EVER!

    15 Oct 2014 Reply
  • inkmaths

    original jimmie rodgers :D

    24 Sep 2014 Reply
  • IamFlood

    gonna build me a shanty lord im gonna settle down/gonna get me a corn-fed mamma lord and quit runnin around

    18 Jun 2014 Reply
  • riverofstars

    People need to recognize more songs by Jimmie Rodgers (the original one) than "T for Texas" and "Muleskinner". "Hobo Bills' Last Ride", "Mississippi Blues" and "Nobody Knows But Me" are my favorites.

    13 Jun 2014 Reply
  • coelho_

    Esse cidadão parece o cara que poda a árvore aqui de casa

    11 Mar 2014 Reply
  • sternenfee0

    ★★★super song★★★

    27 Feb 2014 Reply
  • InnerFemale


    5 Jan 2014 Reply
  • CDPETE01

    87 years since his first recording sessions as it said in the press today,known as the Bristol sessions.

    4 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Lieberdog

    still sounds awesome and real!

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • FolxPunxForLife

    I'm gonna shoot poor Thelma, just to see her jump and fall

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
  • wildtony40

    they put wong song on cd

    14 Jan 2012 Reply
  • DeadKinks

    All the way back in the 20's he embraced blues, folk and jazz as elements to the first distinctively country music. It's sad that so many times since then those influences were forgotten by the largest part of the so-called country musicians.

    18 Sep 2011 Reply
  • patykol

    13 Jul 2011 Reply
  • minuszeroLastFM

    Jimmie ain't bluegrass :)

    20 Mar 2011 Reply
  • He11Kn1ght

    im not trolling. im genuinely curious

    19 Mar 2011 Reply
  • mmmbrunommm

    'what songs of his are racist? ' Trolls

    12 Mar 2011 Reply
  • cadaver11

    what songs of his are racist? [2] - That's what I wanna know.

    11 Mar 2011 Reply
  • He11Kn1ght

    what songs of his are racist?

    10 Mar 2011 Reply
  • wilddawg

    a remarkable guy.

    21 Feb 2011 Reply
  • allbadendsall

    Anyone have the "Warped" series of records that used to be on a blog called "Visit Me in Music City"? I have the first disc, but I never got to download the rest.

    4 Oct 2010 Reply
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