- Away Out On The Mountain
- T for Texas (Blue Yodel No. 1)
- Daddy and Home
- Dear Old Sunny South By The Sea
- In The Jailhouse Now
- Memphis Yodel
- My Old Pal
- My Lovin' Gal Lucille
- Sleep, Baby, Sleep
- Brakeman's Blues (Yodeling the Blues Away)
- The Sailor's Plea
- My Little Old Home Down In New Orleans
- Never No Mo' Blues
- California Blues
- I'm Lonely and Blue
- Waiting For A Train
- Frankie and Johnny
- Pistol Packin' Papa
- Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel No. 8)
- T.B. Blues
As the first serious attempt at a single-disc Jimmie Rodgers retrospective in the CD-era, The Essential Jimmie Rodgers isn't bad at all. Over the course of 20 songs, nearly all of his best-known songs -- including "Blue Yodel, No. 1," "In the Jailhouse Now" and "Blue Yodel, No. 8" (a.k.a. "Mule Skinner Blues") -- are featured, and while some good things remain in the vaults, it's hard to argue with what's here. After all, Essential isn't designed for historians or completists -- it's for the curious, who are reluctant to invest in either Rounder's multi-volume series or Bear Family's comprehensive box. For those listeners, The Essential Jimmie Rodgers is an invaluable introduction.
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If you want to hear some of the best early country, from the early 1900's, captured to enjoy over and over this is where you start. Before Hank, there was Jimmie.