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Jimmie Rodgers

James Charles Rodgers (September 8, 1897 – May 26, 1933) was an American singer-songwriter and musician who rose to popularity in the late 1920s. Widely regarded as "the Father of Country Music", he is best known for his distinctive rhythmic yodeling. Unusual for a music star, Rodgers rose to prominence based upon his recordings, among country music's earliest, rather than concert performances – which followed to similar public acclaim.

He has been cited as an inspiration by many artists and inductees into various halls of fame across both country music and the blues, in which he was also a pioneer. Among his other popular nicknames are "The Singing Brakeman" and "The Blue Yodeler".

Birth and Death Data: Born September 8th, 1897 (Meridian), Died New York City

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1936

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, songwriter, composer, guitar, lyricist, arranger, speaker, ukulele, author

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 163 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-39767 10-in. 8/4/1927 The soldier's sweetheart Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-39768 10-in. 8/4/1927 Sleep, baby, sleep Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-40751 10-in. 11/30/1927 Ben Dewberry's final run Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-40752 10-in. 11/30/1927 Mother was a lady Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-40753 10-in. 11/30/1927 Blue yodel Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar lyricist, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-40754 10-in. 11/30/1927 Away out on the mountain Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-41736 10-in. 2/14/1928 Dear old sunny south by the sea Jimmie Rodgers ; The Three Southerners Male vocal solo, with steel guitar, guitar, mandolin, and ukulele vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, ukulele  
Victor BVE-41737 10-in. 2/14/1928 Treasures untold Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with ukulele and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-41738 10-in. 2/14/1928 The brakeman's blues Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with ukulele and guitar composer, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist  
Victor BVE-41739 10-in. 2/14/1928 The sailor's plea Jimmie Rodgers ; The Three Southerners Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and steel guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-41740 10-in. 2/15/1928 In the jailhouse now Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with banjo and guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-41741 10-in. 2/15/1928 Blue yodel no. II Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-41742 10-in. 2/15/1928 Memphis yodel Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-41743 10-in. 2/15/1928 Blue yodel no. 3 Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-45090 10-in. 6/12/1928 My old pal Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-45091 10-in. 6/12/1928 Mississippi moon Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental accompaniment vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-45093 10-in. 6/12/1928 My little old home town in New Orleans Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45094 10-in. 6/12/1928 You and my old guitar Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-45095 10-in. 6/12/1928 Daddy and home Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-45096 10-in. 6/12/1928 My little lady Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-45097 10-in. 6/12/1928 I'm lonely and blue Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45098 10-in. 6/12/1928 Lullaby yodel Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-45099 10-in. 6/12/1928 Never no mo' blues Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) instrumentalist, guitar, vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-45650 10-in. 6/21/1928 Blue yodel Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-47215 10-in. 10/20/1928 My Carolina sunshine girl Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter, vocalist, tenor vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 163 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rodgers, Jimmie," accessed August 12, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105649.

Rodgers, Jimmie. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 12, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105649.

"Rodgers, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 12 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105649

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