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 8, 1897 (Meridian), Died May 26, 1933 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1921 - 1941

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

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Recordings (Results 26-50 of 171 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-47216 10-in. 10/20/1928 Blue yodel no. 4 Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-47223 10-in. 10/22/1928 Waiting for a train Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-47224 10-in. 10/22/1928 I'm lonely and blue Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-48336 10-in. 2/6/1929 I'm in the jailhouse now Boyd Senter ; Senterpedes Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BVE-48384 10-in. 2/21/1929 Desert blues Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor BVE-48385 10-in. 2/21/1929 Any old time Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-48432 10-in. 12/5/1928 My little old home down in New Orleans Tal Henry ; North Carolinians Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BVE-49990 10-in. 2/23/1929 Blue yodel no. 5 Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist  
Victor BVE-49991 10-in. 2/23/1929 High powered mama Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-49992 10-in. 2/23/1929 I'm sorry we met Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBVE-54849 10-in. 6/30/1930 My blue eyed Jane Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor PBVE-54850 10-in. 6/30/1930 Why should I be lonely? Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with yodeling and instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor PBVE-54851 10-in. 6/30/1930 Moonlight and skies Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor PBVE-54852 10-in. 7/1/1930 Pistol packin' papa Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor PBVE-54854 10-in. 7/2/1930 Take me back again Jimmie Rodgers vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor PBVE-54855 10-in. 7/5/1930 Those gambler's blues Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, arranger  
Victor PBVE-54856 10-in. 7/7/1930 I'm lonesome, too Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor PBVE-54857 10-in. 7/7/1930 The one rose (That's left in my heart) Lani McIntire's Hawaiians ; Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor PBVE-54860 10-in. 7/8/1930 For the sake of days gone bye Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor PBVE-54861 10-in. 7/10/1930 Jimmie's mean mama blues Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBVE-54862 10-in. 7/11/1930 The mystery of number five Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, instrumentalist, guitar, lyricist  
Victor PBVE-54863 10-in. 7/11/1930 Blue yodel no. 8 Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBVE-54864 10-in. 7/12/1930 In the jail-house now, no. 2 Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor PBVE-54867 10-in. 7/16/1930 Blue yodel no. 9 Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with cornet, guitar, and piano vocalist, tenor vocal, composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-55307 10-in. 8/8/1929 Everybody does it in Hawaii Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
(Results 26-50 of 171 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rodgers, Jimmie," accessed February 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105649.

Rodgers, Jimmie. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105649.

"Rodgers, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 6 February 2023.

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