My Favorite Westerns

A Celebration of Western Movies … Pardner!

James Charles Rodgers

(September 8, 1897 – May 26, 1933)
Jimmie Rodgers 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 of his era, 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”.

There are many versions of this Rodgers Country Classic. This is a fairly recent one by Boz Scaggs and Duane Allman.

2 thoughts on “Jimmie Rodgers

  1. Don Ostertag says:

    That old brakeman sure could sing and write a tune. Died way too soon.

  2. jcalberta says:

    Yes indeed. I’m a big fan of Western yodeling.
    Before my time unfortunately. So I didn’t really know much about him.
    I have to pick things up as a late comer, but there’s a few songs I’m familiar with.

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