"The Father of Country Music", he is now often called. Jimmie Rodgers provided us with some of the best old-time and country tunes the world ever heard. Born 1897 in Meridian, Mississippi, Rodgers worked as a brakeman for a railroad comapany before his musical success. In 1927, he started his career and auditioned for Ralph Peer at the famed Bristol Sessions. One year later, he hit with "Blue Yodel No. 1" very big, selling over one million records. During the next five years, Rodgers continued to make records but the depression hit him hard and his health grew bad. He died just a few days after he held his last session in 1933.
Here are some of his best known tunes:
1. In The Jailhouse Now
2. T for Texas - Blue Yodel No. 1
3. Mule Skinner Blues - Blue Yodel No. 8
4. California Blues - Blue Yodel No. 4