The Rough Guide to Country Legends: Jimmie Rodgers

The Rough Guide to Country Legends: Jimmie Rodgers

by Jimmie RodgersJimmie Rodgers


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Jimmie Rodgers was, as his plaque at the Country Music Hall of Fame states, "the man who started it all," and his role as the father of country music is made all the more amazing by the fact that his recording and singing career only lasted a scant six years in the 1920s and '30s. His deceptively simple songs, often punctuated by his distinctive yodeling, merged hillbilly and cowboy folk with gospel, jazz, blues, and pop, and he bridged the gap between the vernacular artists of the recording industry's first years with the country stars who emerged in country's modern era. This double-disc set (a second bonus disc includes a sampler of the artists included in the Rough Guide to Country series, of which this set is a part) provides a quick introduction to the Singing Brakeman, the man who started it all.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/30/2013
Label: World Music Network
UPC: 0605633127423
catalogNumber: 331274
Rank: 36499


Disc 1

  1. Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel #8)
  2. Somewhere Down Below The Mason Dixie Line
  3. Frankie And Johnnie
  4. Waiting For A Train
  5. Any Old Time
  6. Why There's A Tear In My Eye
  7. My Blue-Eyed Jane
  8. In the Jailhouse Now, No. 2
  9. In The Hills Of Tennessee
  10. T.B. Blues
  11. Away Out On The Mountain
  12. Dear Old Sunny South By The Sea
  13. Blue Yodel #1 (T Is For Texas)
  14. Miss The Mississippi And You
  15. Ben Dewberry's Final Run
  16. I'm Lonely And Blue
  17. Jimmie Rodgers' Last Blue Yodel
  18. When The Cactus Is In Bloom
  19. My Little Old Home Down In New Orleans
  20. Gambling Bar Room Blues
  21. My Little Lady
  22. Jimmie The Kid
  23. Yodeling Cowboy
  24. My Rough And Rowdy Ways
  25. I'm Free (From The Chain Gang Now)

Disc 2

  1. Keep on the Sunny Side
  2. I am Bound for the Promised Land
  3. Black-Eyed Susie
  4. Chevrolet Car
  5. Little Rabbit
  6. Sweet Sarah Blues
  7. Sweet Sixteen
  8. The Wagoner's Lad
  9. My Name is Ticklish Reuben
  10. Ash Can Blues
  11. Death of John Henry (Steel Driving Man)
  12. All Night Long Blues
  13. Pretty Polly
  14. Miss Liza Poor Gal
  15. Worried Blues
  16. It Ain't Gonna Rain No Mo'
  17. Sugar Baby
  18. Sandy River Belle
  19. Goodnight Darling
  20. Gambling Bar Room Blues
  21. Tell Mother I Will Meet Her
  22. My Mama Always Talked to Me
  23. Angeline the Baker
  24. Dark Hollow Blues
  25. Just a Melody

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmie Rodgers   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Uncle Dave Macon   Arranger
Jimmie Rodgers   Composer
Dock Boggs   Composer
Buell Kazee   Arranger
Carson Robison   Composer
Ernest V. Stoneman   Composer
Fiddlin' John Carson   Composer
Sam McGee   Composer
Shelly Lee Alley   Arranger,Composer
A.P. Carter   Composer
Tom Darby   Composer
Clarence Green   Composer
Charlie Poole   Composer
Bob Clifford   Composer
Uncle Eck Dunford   Composer
Claude Grant   Composer
Wendell Hall   Composer
Kelly Harrell   Composer
Jack Pierce   Composer
Leonard Rutherford   Composer
Bob Shelton   Composer
Norman Woodlieff   Arranger
Elsie McWilliams   Composer
Ira Schuster   Composer
Jimmie Tarleton   Composer
George Vaughn   Composer
Lulubelle White   Composer
Clarence Ashley   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Dick Burnett   Composer
Jack Neville   Composer
Alfred G. Karnes   Arranger
John Crockett   Composer
Lou Herscher   Composer
Samuel M. Lewis   Composer
William Heagney   Composer
M. Mooney   Composer
John Hammond   Composer
Rachel Jackson   Sleeve Notes
Saul Klein   Composer
J. P. Nester   Composer
Joe Blackard   Arranger
Andrew Jenkins   Composer
Frank Hutchinson   Arranger
E.K. Brewer   Composer
W. J. Ryan   Composer

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