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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User Review  - HarryMacDonald - LibraryThing

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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User Review  - Nathan - Goodreads

Reissue of the 1979 classic bio of the Singing Brakeman, but very little new information because Porterfield got everything right the first time round, and most of his primary sources are dead now ... 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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