Jimmie Rodgers – Honeycomb (2021)

Posted by Green on January 27, 2021as

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His brass plaque in the Country Music Hall of Fame reads, “Jimmie Rodgers’ name stands foremost in the country music field as the man who started it all.” This is a fair assessment. The “Singing Brakeman” and the “Mississippi Blue Yodeler,” whose six-year career was cut short by tuberculosis, became the first nationally known star of country music and the direct influence of many later performers, from Hank Snow, Ernest Tubb, and Hank Williams to Lefty Frizzell and Merle Haggard. Rodgers sang about rounders and gamblers, bounders and ramblers and he knew what he sang about. At age 14 he went to work as a railroad brakeman, and on the rails he stayed until a pulmonary hemorrhage sidetracked him to the medicine show circuit in 1925. The years with the trains harmed his health but helped his music. In an era when Rodgers’ contemporaries were singing only mountain and mountain/folk music, he fused hillbilly country, gospel, jazz, blues, pop, cowboy, and folk; and many of his best songs were his compositions, including “TB Blues,” “Waiting for a Train,” “Travelin’ Blues,” “Train Whistle Blues,” and his 13 blue yodels. Although Rodgers wasn’t the first to yodel on records, his style was distinct from all the others. His yodel wasn’t merely sugar-coating on the song, it was as important as the lyric, mournful and plaintive or happy and carefree, depending on a song’s emotional content. His instrumental accompaniment consisted sometimes of his guitar only, while at other times a full jazz band (horns and all) backed him up. Country fans could have asked for no better hero/star — someone who thought what they thought, felt what they felt, and sang about the common person honestly and beautifully. In his last recording session, Rodgers was so racked and ravaged by tuberculosis that a cot had to be set up in the studio, so he could rest before attempting that one song more. No wonder Rodgers is to this day loved by country music fans.

Tracklist:

01. Jimmie Rodgers – Honeycomb (Single Version)
02. Jimmie Rodgers – Kisses Sweeter Than Wine
03. Jimmie Rodgers – Oh-Oh, I’m Falling In Love Again
04. Jimmie Rodgers – The Long Hot Summer
05. Jimmie Rodgers – I’m Never Gonna Tell
06. Jimmie Rodgers – Make Me a Miracle
07. Jimmie Rodgers – Are You Really Mine
08. Jimmie Rodgers – Little One
09. Jimmie Rodgers – The Wizard
10. Jimmie Rodgers – Bimbombey
11. Jimmie Rodgers – Secretly
12. Jimmie Rodgers – Because You’re Young
13. Jimmie Rodgers – Ring-A-Ling-A-Lario
14. Jimmie Rodgers – Wonderful You
15. Jimmie Rodgers – Tucumcari
16. Jimmie Rodgers – T.L.C. Tender Love and Care
17. Jimmie Rodgers – Waltzing Matilda
18. Jimmie Rodgers – The Wreck of the _John B_
19. Jimmie Rodgers – A Little Dog Cried
20. Jimmie Rodgers – Just a Closer Walk with Thee
21. Jimmie Rodgers – Gotta Lotta Tunes In My Guitar
22. Jimmie Rodgers – Four Little Girls In Boston
23. Jimmie Rodgers – The Ballad of Black Gold
24. Jimmie Rodgers – The Frozen Logger
25. Jimmie Rodgers – Midnight Special
26. Jimmie Rodgers – Liza
27. Jimmie Rodgers – You Understand Me
28. Jimmie Rodgers – True Love
29. Jimmie Rodgers – Summertime
30. Jimmie Rodgers – Too Young
31. Jimmie Rodgers – Love Letters In the Sand
32. Jimmie Rodgers – Unchained Melody
33. Jimmie Rodgers – Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)
34. Jimmie Rodgers – The Song from Moulin Rouge
35. Jimmie Rodgers – Tammy
36. Jimmie Rodgers – Secret Love
37. Jimmie Rodgers – Three Coins In the Fountain
38. Jimmie Rodgers – Hey There
39. Jimmie Rodgers – I Believe
40. Jimmie Rodgers – Better Loved You’ll Never Be
41. Jimmie Rodgers – I’m Just a Country Boy
42. Jimmie Rodgers – Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair)
43. Jimmie Rodgers – Their Hearts Were Full of Spring
44. Jimmie Rodgers – English Country Garden
45. Jimmie Rodgers – Ghost Riders In the Sky
46. Jimmie Rodgers – My Prayer
47. Jimmie Rodgers – Seven Daffodils
48. Jimmie Rodgers – Soldier Won’t You Marry Me_
49. Jimmie Rodgers – Water Boy
50. Jimmie Rodgers – The Night You Became Seventeen
51. Jimmie Rodgers – Lord Randall
52. Jimmie Rodgers – The Crocodile Song
53. Jimmie Rodgers – Hush Little Baby
54. Jimmie Rodgers – Greensleeves
55. Jimmie Rodgers – Boll Weevil
56. Jimmie Rodgers – Froggy Went a Courtin’
57. Jimmie Rodgers – Woman from Liberia
58. Jimmie Rodgers – Shenandoah
59. Jimmie Rodgers – Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
60. Jimmie Rodgers – The Riddle Song

One Comment

  • Helen says:

    The description above is about Jimmie Rodgers, a founding father of country music, who recorded from 1927 until he died in 1933.

    The album, though, is by Jimmie Rodgers, a pop singer who recorded in the 1950s and 1960s, and who died this month at age 87.

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