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Meeting Jimmie Rodgers: How America's Original Roots Music Hero Changed the Pop Sounds of a Century
 
 
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Barry Mazor.
Publisher Oxford  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.15 x 1.05 inches
ISBN 9780199891863
Pages/Publication Date 376/2009
Daedalus Item Code 34485
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(Winner of the 2010 Belmont Book Award for the Best Book on Country Music) Often considered to be the Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers rose from obscurity to stardom on the strength of such hits as "Blue Yodel" and "In the Jailhouse Now." Long before Johnny Cash, Rodgers portrayed himself as a suave outlaw and working-class cowboy, exploring risqué lyrical themes that his peers generally avoided. In this biography, Barry Mazor recounts the brief life of the "Singing Brakeman," whose 1933 death of tuberculosis was hastened by his unflappable determination to record his music.

"The story of [Rodgers's] enormous influence, bursting with names of stars, stalwarts, and one-hit wonders, and featuring discographical endnotes for most chapters, is the immensely piquant and satisfying meat of one of the most intelligent, fascinating, and cogent pop-music histories ever."—Booklist (starred review)

 
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