Waiting for a Train: Jimmie Rodgers's America

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Mary Davis, Warren Zanes
Rounder Books, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 297 pages
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In a brief and brilliant career that lasted barely seven years, Jimmie Rodgers reigned as one of America's first music superstars. From the summer of 1927, when he made his initial recordings with Ralph Peer in Bristol, Tennessee, to May 1933, when, fighting tuberculosis, he cut his last records in New York City, Rodgers created a string of hits that define American music. Blending white country, black blues, Tin Pan Alley song, traditional ballads and his signature yodels, he captured the spirit and sound of his generation while heralding the musical styles and genres that would prevail long after his death,
This book grows from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's American Music Masters Series, which honored Rodgers in aweek of events focused on his life and legacy. With contributions from a range of scholars, critics, and musical artists, it offers new perspectives on Rodgers, his music, and his influence, bringing "America's Blue Yodeler" and his uniquely American gifts into fresh relief.

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i am kin to stella kelly, was my great grandmothers first cousin,i live in louisville ms, jimmie and stella came up to louisville ms, many times to see my great grandmother and my great uncle Dock kelly they where fishing at a pond and cousin jimmie rogers TB was hurting him so bad,that he laid his fishing pole down on pond bank,and he role and role from side to side on the ground in pain from that old "TB". 


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MARY DAVIS is a full-time fiction writer who enjoys going into schools and talking to kids about writing. Mary lives near Colorado's Rocky Mountains with her husband, three children, and six pets.

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