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Various - History: Memories Of Jimmie Rodgers - Various Artists (CD)

1-CD with 32-page booklet, 28 tracks. Playing time approx. 73 mns.

Jimmie Rodgers inspired countless musicians to try to imitate his distinctive song stylings. Gene Autry, Jimmie Davis, Cliff Carlisle, Red Foley and Stuart Hamblen were only a few of those who did. With Rodgers' death on May 26, 1933, a series of tribute songs began to unfold. Whether inspired by genuine desire to show respect for the man who would become known as the 'Father of Country Music', or merely by a desire to cash in on a potential commercial bonanza, or some strange combination of both, the tributes speak eloquently of the man and his music. Singers like Bradley Kincaid and radio stars
Asher and Little Jimmie Sizemore, whose musical debts to Rodgers were minimal, were joined by those like Gene Autry and Dwight Butcher, who were fans and, frankly, Rodgers imitators, in paying their musical respects over the next several years. Also among them were W. Lee O'Daniels Light Crust Doughboys, with an eloquent vocal by Leon Huff, WLS star Kenneth Houchins, who faithfully captures the Rodgers sound. Even Rodgers' widow and her protégé, Ernest Tubb, recorded their own tributes, with several of them written by Rodgers' sister-in-law and longtime song source, Elsie McWilliams.

In May 1953, twenty years after Rodgers' death, Tubb and another Rodgers devotee, Hank Snow, helped establish the Jimmie Rodgers Day celebrations as an annual event in Rodgers' hometown, Meridian, Mississippi. The entertainment for the dinner program at the 1957 celebration was provided by Ernest Tubb,Hank Snow, the Wilburn Brothers and Jim Reeves. Collector Eugene Earle captured the evening's entertainment on tape. Now, another forty years later, it is available, mostly for the first time, together with some of the best of the contemporary tributes to Jimmie Rodgers.

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  • Interpret: Various - History

  • Album titlle: Memories Of Jimmie Rodgers - Various Artists (CD)

  • Genre Country

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Price code AH
  • Year of publication 1997
  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 4000127159380

  • weight in Kg 0.115
Rodgers, Jimmie (Country) - Memories Of Jimmie Rodgers - Various Artists (CD) CD 1
01 When Jimmie Rodgers Said Goodbye BUTCHER, Dwight
02 The Life Of Jimmie Rodgers AUTRY, Gene
03 The Death Of Jimmie Rodgers AUTRY, Gene
04 Good Luck Old Pal ('til We Meet Bye And Bye) AUTRY, Gene
05 When Jimmie Rodgers Said Goodbye AUTRY, Gene
06 Memories Of Jimmie Rodgers O'DANIEL, W. Lee
07 Jimmie Rodgers Life KINKAID, Bradley
08 The Death Of Jimmie Rodgers KINKAID, Bradley
09 Mrs. Jimmie Rodgers Lament KINKAID, Bradley
10 Little Jimmie's Goodbye To Jimmie Rodgers SIZEMORE, A. & LITTLE JIMMIE
11 When Jimmie Rodgers Said Goodbye HOUCHINS, Kenneth
12 Good Luck Old Pal HOUCHINS, Kenneth
13 The Life Of Jimmie Rodgers KINKAID, Bradley
14 The Death Of Jimmie Rodgers KINKAID, Bradley
15 The Last Thoughts Of Jimmie Rodgers TUBB, Ernest
16 The Passing Of Jimmie Rodgers TUBB, Ernest
17 We Miss Him When The Evening Shadows Fall RODGERS, Mrs. Jimmie
18 My Rainbow Trail Keeps Winding On RODGERS, Mrs. Jimmie
19 The Women Made A Fool Out Of Me TUBB, Ernest
20 Nothing At All WILBURN BROS
21 Mr. Love TUBB, Ernest & WILBURN BROS
22 Anniversary Blue Yodel SNOW, Hank
23 Waitin' For A Train REEVES, Jim
Jimmie Rodgers The importance of Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933) to the history of country music... more
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Jimmie Rodgers

The importance of Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933) to the history of country music is a subject that has been analyzed extensively in the more than 70 years since his death in 1933. The true mark of an enduring musical form is its ability to change and evolve, and, for better or worse, country music still survives, although in a much different form than Rodgers or anyone else from his era could have imagined. It's difficult to discern, however, the influence of Rodgers in a performance by any of today's stars, such as Big and Rich, Toby Keith, or Carrie Underwood, but, nevertheless, it is there just the same. Every so often, one of these artists will sing a Rodgers song, usually one of Jimmie's most popular, such as Waiting For A Train or T For Texas, and the flickering flame shines a little bit brighter.

Rodgers' fire will never really go out because country music grew from his example, not only from the catalog of songs he sang, but from his personality, his attitudes, and his devotion to aspects of life that are still embraced by Americans as well as lovers of country music from around the world. Rodgers sang of many things. His songs dealt with devotion to family, hell-raising, work, illness, storytelling, tragedy, and love of family, much of this coming from his own personal experiences. All of these topics are still used by today's country performers. Although the songs might not be the same, and the instrumentation has morphed into a form that would have been unrecognizable to country music's early fans, the influence is still there, and it can all be traced back to Rodgers.

Jimmie Rodgers was country music's first star. Before he came along, hillbilly music, as it was then known, was seldom performed professionally. Its purveyors were common folk, musically untrained, with a lifestyle that centered on other professions. There were a few exceptions to this. Uncle Dave Macon had been in vaudeville for years and was a seasoned entertainer by the time he began recording in 1924. Vernon Dalhart had become a star through his recording of The Prisoner's Song, also in 1924, but Dalhart's fame was based on his interpretation of what a folk performer should sound like. His personality, like that of every other popular vocalist of his era, remained hidden and undefined.

Other than these few artists, early hillbilly performers were primarily employed in some other line of work. Rodgers, himself, was a brakeman, before tuberculosis forced him to find another, less strenuous way to earn a living. The only other thing he knew how to do was sing, and so, performing became his vocation. Even though Rodgers was far from the first person to record what would become country music, the genre was really born with his first session in August 1927. Before Rodgers, it didn't really matter who sang a folk song because the song was what mattered, not the singer.

Rodgers' catalog of songs drew from a variety of sources: traditional folk songs, Tin Pan Alley compositions, songs from vaudeville, blues, jazz, risqué novelty numbers, and Rodgers' own compositions. Rodgers infused each of these song with his own personality so effectively, that his fans thought he had written everything he sang, and that his life was full of pistol packin' papas, mean mamas, bounders, and rounders. In truth, only a handful of his songs had to do directly with his own life: most notably, the train songs (Waiting For A Train) and songs about his illness (T.B. Blues). But Jimmie Rodgers changed country music from a song-oriented genre to one that focused on the personality of the performer. The Carter Family, who made their recording debut at the same session as Rodgers, the famous Victor sessions in Bristol, Virginia, were more influential for the songs they sang than from their own personalities. Although their respective influence has been substantial in their own field, it was Rodgers who became a star.

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Tracklist
Rodgers, Jimmie (Country) - Memories Of Jimmie Rodgers - Various Artists (CD) CD 1
01 When Jimmie Rodgers Said Goodbye
02 The Life Of Jimmie Rodgers
03 The Death Of Jimmie Rodgers
04 Good Luck Old Pal ('til We Meet Bye And Bye)
05 When Jimmie Rodgers Said Goodbye
06 Memories Of Jimmie Rodgers
07 Jimmie Rodgers Life
08 The Death Of Jimmie Rodgers
09 Mrs. Jimmie Rodgers Lament
10 Little Jimmie's Goodbye To Jimmie Rodgers
11 When Jimmie Rodgers Said Goodbye
12 Good Luck Old Pal
13 The Life Of Jimmie Rodgers
14 The Death Of Jimmie Rodgers
15 The Last Thoughts Of Jimmie Rodgers
16 The Passing Of Jimmie Rodgers
17 We Miss Him When The Evening Shadows Fall
18 My Rainbow Trail Keeps Winding On
19 The Women Made A Fool Out Of Me
20 Nothing At All
21 Mr. Love
22 Anniversary Blue Yodel
23 Waitin' For A Train