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Very Best of Jimmie Rodgers

  • 1. Train Whistle Blues
    2. Blue Yodel
    3. T.B Blues
    4. In the Jail House Now
    5. Frankie & Johnny
    6. Blue Yodel # 8 (Mule Skinner Blues)
    7. Brakeman's Blues (Yodeling the Blues Away)
    8. Why There's a Tear in My Eye
    9. Mississippi River Blues
    10. Jimmie Rodgers Last Yodel
    11. Gambling Bar Room Blues
    12. Mystery of Number Five
    13. Waiting For a Train
    14. Travellin' Blues
    15. My Blue Eyed Jane
    16. Blue Yodel # 9 (Standing Jon the Corner)
    17. Pistol Packin' Papa
    18. Miss the Mississipii and You
    19. Somewhere Down Below the Dixon Line
    20. Soldier's Sweetheart
    21. Hobo Bill's Last Ride
    22. Peach Picking Time Down in Georgia
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 74321535852

  • Credits

    The modern template for a country music star starts with Jimmie Rodgers. Fusing jazz, blues, folk, gospel, pop, and cowboy material into an easy, comfortable style and also writing a good portion of his own repertoire, Rodgers understood as well that a public persona -- he was known as "the singing brakeman" and the "blue yodeler" -- gave him a welcome base to work from, and although his professional career only lasted six years, he influenced everyone who came after him in the country music field. This set has his key tracks from the late 1920s and early '30s, including several of his signature blue yodels, and works as a fine introduction to this important performer. ~ Steve Leggett

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