Jimmie Rodgers: the life and times of America's blue yodeler

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University of Illinois Press, Jun 1, 1979 - Biography & Autobiography - 460 pages
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The life and career of "the father of country music" is traced, examining his influence on American popular music and culture as well as the little-known circumstances of his personal life

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A quickie for now. This book is packed with reliable information and vital nutrients. It's also written with style, spirit, and a knowledge of life -- three elements almost totally absent from 95% of the folklore writing I've encountered in almost half a century. Read full review


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Nolan Porterfield's other books include Last Cavalier: The Life and Times of John A. Lomax and an award-winning novel, A Way of Knowing.

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