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 51-75 of 171 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-55308 10-in. 8/8/1929 Tuck away my lonesome blues Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-55309 10-in. 8/8/1929 Train whistle blues Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-55332 10-in. 8/10/1929 Jimmie's Texas blues Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-55333 10-in. 8/10/1929 Frankie and Johnny Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, arranger  
Victor BVE-55344 10-in. 8/12/1929 Frankie and Johnny Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, tenor vocal, arranger  
Victor BVE-55345 10-in. 8/12/1929 Home call Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (takes 4 and 5) vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-56449 10-in. 10/22/1929 Whisper your mother's name Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with steel guitar, guitar, and ukulele vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-56450 10-in. 10/22/1929 The land of my boyhood dreams Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56453 10-in. 10/22/1929 Blue yodel no. 6 Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56454 10-in. 10/22/1929 Yodeling cowboy Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56455 10-in. 10/22/1929 My rough and rowdy ways Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar and steel guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter, instrumentalist, guitar  
Victor BVE-56456 10-in. 10/22/1929 I've ranged, I've roamed and I've travelled Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar (self-accompaniment) vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-56528 10-in. 11/13/1929 Hobo Bill's last ride Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-56594 10-in. 11/25/1929 Mississippi River blues Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-56595 10-in. 11/25/1929 Nobody knows but me Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-56607 10-in. 11/26/1929 Anniversary blue yodel Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-56608 10-in. 11/26/1929 She was happy till she met you Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-56617 10-in. 11/27/1929 Blue yodel no. 11 Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars vocalist, tenor vocal, instrumentalist, guitar, songwriter  
Victor BVE-56618 10-in. 11/28/1929 A drunkard's child Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-56619 10-in. 11/28/1929 That's why I'm blue Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor BVE-56620 10-in. 11/28/1929 Why did you give me your love? Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with guitar vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Victor MVE-56970 16-in. 10/30/1929 The singing brakeman Jimmie Rodgers Motion picture soundtrack : Male vocal solo, with re-recording from record vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BVE-58338 10-in. 12/30/1929 Everybody does it in Hawaii King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BSHQ-58960 10-in. 8/10/1932 In the hills of Tennessee Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental quintet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BSHQ-58961 10-in. 8/11/1932 Mother, the queen of my heart Jimmie Rodgers Male vocal solo, with instrumental trio vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
(Results 51-75 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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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105649

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