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 126-150 of 171 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-054518 10-in. 10/7/1940 Mule skinner blues Blue Grass Boys ; Bill Monroe String band, with male vocal solo and yodeling songwriter  
Victor BS-056520 10-in. 10/11/1940 Mississippi River blues The Pine Ridge Boys Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars composer  
Victor BS-068656 10-in. 12/16/1941 Waiting for a train Montana Slim Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-071072 10-in. 10/2/1941 Blue yodel no. 7 Blue Grass Boys ; Bill Monroe String band, with male vocal solo and yodeling composer  
Victor BS-071081 10-in. 10/2/1941 When it's peach pickin' time in Georgia Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin songwriter  
Victor PBVE-Test-1302 10-in. 7/17/1930 The Pullman porters I. N. Bronson ; Jimmie Rodgers Dialogue speaker, author  
Columbia [W]49688 10-in. 12/5/1929 Waiting for a train Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia W146013 10-in. 4/11/1928 Blue yodel Riley Puckett Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia 147090 10-in. 10/1/1928 Blue yodel no. 2 Frank Kamplain Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia [W]147916 10-in. 2/4/1929 In the jailhouse now "Hobo" Jack Turner Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia W148233 10-in. 4/10/1929 Waiting for a train Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia 148402 10-in. 5/2/1929 My old pal Frank Knapp Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar composer  
Columbia 148403 10-in. 5/2/1929 Daddy and home Frank Knapp Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar composer  
Columbia [W]149179 10-in. 10/24/1929 Blue yodel no. 5 Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia [W]149689 10-in. 12/5/1929 Lullaby yodel Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling songwriter  
Columbia [W]149692 10-in. 12/6/1929 California blues Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling composer, lyricist  
Columbia W149693 10-in. 12/6/1929 I'm sorry we met Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Columbia [W]149694 10-in. 12/6/1929 Daddy and home Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
Columbia [W]149752 10-in. 1/13/1930 Everybody does it in Hawaii "Hobo" Jack Turner Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
Columbia [W]150065 10-in. 3/5/1930 My rough and rowdy ways Gene Autry Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
Columbia W150320 10-in. 4/21/1930 When it's peach-picking time in Georgia Hugh Cross ; Bob Nichols Male vocal duet, with fiddle (violin) and guitar songwriter  
Columbia W150501 10-in. 5/3/1930 Waiting for a train Sid Hampton Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling composer, lyricist  
OKeh S-70181 10-in. Sept. 1921 My time ain't long Virginia Female Jubilee Singers Female vocal quartet, unaccompanied songwriter  
OKeh W400996 10-in. 7/8/1928 Yodeling the blues away Charles Anderson Male vocal solo and yodeling, with piano composer, lyricist  
OKeh W401739 10-in. 3/23/1929 Waiting for a train Ed West Male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
(Results 126-150 of 171 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rodgers, Jimmie," accessed February 9, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105649.

Rodgers, Jimmie. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 9, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105649.

"Rodgers, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 9 February 2023.

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