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 151-171 of 171 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W402130 10-in. 8/11/1928 Blue yodel Clifford Vaughn Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar composer, lyricist  
OKeh W402291 10-in. 3/13/1929 Lullaby yodel Morgan Denmon Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
OKeh W403145 10-in. 10/16/1929 Lullaby yodel Cotton Butterfield Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
OKeh W403605 10-in. 1/10/1930 Everybody does it in Hawaii Pete Wiggins Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar composer  
Brunswick E27781 10-in. 6/27/1928 Blue yodel Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with steel guitar and yodeling composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E27783 10-in. 6/27/1928 Blue yodel number 2 Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E27784 10-in. 6/27/1928 In the jail house now Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with guitar and yodeling composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E27854 10-in. 7/18/1928 Ben Dewberry’s final run Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E27855 10-in. 7/18/1928 The brakeman's blues Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with yodeling and guitar composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E36863 10-in. 6/17/1931 Yodeling cowboy Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo and yodeling, with violin, guitar, and accordion songwriter  
Brunswick E37124 10-in. 9/3/1931 Blue yodel no. 9 Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with 2 violins, clarinet, and guitar composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E37175 10-in. 9/3/1931 T.B. blues Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Brunswick C2087 10-in. 7/19/1928 Train whistle blues Emry Arthur Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
Edison 18598 10-in. 6/29/1928 Blue yodel Frank Wallace Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Edison 18812 10-in. 10/16/1928 In the jailhouse now Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar composer, lyricist  
Edison 19170 10-in. 4/25/1929 Waiting for a train Jimson Brothers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Edison 19274 10-in. 7/3/1929 Blue yodel no. 4 Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar lyricist, composer  
Edison N-310 10-in. 6/29/1928 Blue yodel Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo and yodeling, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Edison N-509 10-in. 10/16/1928 In the jailhouse now Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with fiddle (violin) and guitar composer, lyricist  
Edison N-872 10-in. 4/25/1929 Waiting for a train Jimson Brothers Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Edison N-998 10-in. 7/3/1929 Blue yodel no. 4 Frankie Marvin Male vocal solo, with violin and guitar lyricist, composer  
(Results 151-171 of 171 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Rodgers, Jimmie," accessed January 27, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105649.

Rodgers, Jimmie. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105649.

"Rodgers, Jimmie." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 27 January 2023.

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

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