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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Jimmie Rodgers was more than just country music's first big star, he was also one of the first performers in the early stages of the recording industry to truly understand the benefits of having a distinct public persona. He became known as "the Singing Brakeman" after his discovery at the famed Bristol Sessions in 1927, and he astutely altered that image in 1930 by moving to Texas and donning a cowboy outfit. His records sold astoundingly well for the time, which meant he was much imitated, and this four-disc, 100-track set attempts to chart the phenomenon. Included are sides by W. Lee O'Daniel, who would eventually become the Governor of Texas, and a whole disc of Gene ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Jimmie Rodgers was more than just country music's first big star, he was also one of the first performers in the early stages of the recording industry to truly understand the benefits of having a distinct public persona. He became known as "the Singing Brakeman" after his discovery at the famed Bristol Sessions in 1927, and he astutely altered that image in 1930 by moving to Texas and donning a cowboy outfit. His records sold astoundingly well for the time, which meant he was much imitated, and this four-disc, 100-track set attempts to chart the phenomenon. Included are sides by W. Lee O'Daniel, who would eventually become the Governor of Texas, and a whole disc of Gene Autry, who began his singing career as a Rodgers mimic, covering close to 30 of Rodgers' songs between 1929 and 1931, before turning to the blues and then morphing into a cowboy singer. The third disc is split between sides by Bill Cox, who was known as "the Dixie Songbird," and the intriguing, somewhat mysterious Goebel Reeves, who recorded as the Texas Drifter he also tracked as George Riley, Louis Acker, and the Yodeling Wrangler, among other handles and seems to have been every bit the hobo he claimed to be. Also included here are early- to mid-'30s recordings by future honky tonkers Ernest Tubb and Hank Snow, both of whom began their careers as Rodgers imitators. It will all probably be too much yodeling for the casual listener, but dedicated Rodgers fans, archivists, and historians of the era will delight in this in-depth exploration of the Jimmie Rodgers milieu.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/2/2005
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065775124
  • Catalog Number: 7751
  • Sales rank: 248,777

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Yodeling Ranger - W. Lee O'Daniel (2:30)
  2. 2 Tuck Away My Lonesome Blues - W. Lee O'Daniel (2:32)
  3. 3 My Little Red Ford (2:22)
  4. 4 Cotton Mill Blues (2:20)
  5. 5 Gonna Quit Drinkin' When I Die (3:05)
  6. 6 Never No Mo' Blues - The Rhythm Wreckers (2:41)
  7. 7 My Lovin' Gal Lucille - The Rhythm Wreckers (2:48)
  8. 8 Wind Swept Desert (Desert Blues) - Bill Boyd's Cowboy Ramblers (2:50)
  9. 9 Rattlin' Daddy - Bill Carlisle (3:03)
  10. 10 Yodel Blues, Pt. 1 (3:15)
  11. 11 Yodel Blues, Pt. 2 (2:51)
  12. 12 Never No More Hard Times Blues (2:23)
  13. 13 Sleep Baby Sleep (3:02)
  14. 14 Away Out on the Mountain (3:08)
  15. 15 The Moonshiner's Dream (2:56)
  16. 16 'Way Out There (2:46)
  17. 17 Back on the Texas Plains (2:48)
  18. 18 Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia (2:29)
  19. 19 Mean Old Lonesome Blues - Buddy Jones (3:09)
  20. 20 The Women ('Bout to Make a Wreck Out of Me) - Buddy Jones (2:53)
  21. 21 Shreveport County Jail Blues - Buddy Jones (2:48)
  22. 22 Dear Old Sunny South by the Sea - Buddy Jones (2:50)
  23. 23 Trifling Mama Blues (2:34)
  24. 24 Rocky Mountain Blues (2:50)
  25. 25 Rocky Mountain Sweetheart (3:04)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Blue Yodel No. 5 (2:40)
  2. 2 No One to Call Me Darling (3:08)
  3. 3 Frankie and Johnny (2:44)
  4. 4 Waiting for a Train (2:41)
  5. 5 California Blues (2:35)
  6. 6 Whisper Your Mother's Name (3:10)
  7. 7 Hobo Bill's Last Ride (2:38)
  8. 8 The Yodeling Hobo (3:02)
  9. 9 He's in the Jailhouse Now, No. 2 (2:45)
  10. 10 High Powered Mama (2:59)
  11. 11 Pistol Packin' Papa (3:06)
  12. 12 Any Old Time (2:44)
  13. 13 That's How I Got My Start (3:11)
  14. 14 Bear Cat Papa Blues (2:51)
  15. 15 Jimmie the Kid (3:03)
  16. 16 Travellin' Blues (3:00)
  17. 17 Jailhouse Blues (2:47)
  18. 18 Methodist Pie (2:55)
  19. 19 Dallas County Jail Blues (3:03)
  20. 20 T.B. Blues (2:58)
  21. 21 I'll Always Be a Rambler (3:03)
  22. 22 I'm Atlanta Bound (2:41)
  23. 23 High Steppin' Mama Blues (2:43)
  24. 24 Gangster's Warning (2:54)
  25. 25 Life of Jimmie Rodgers (3:13)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Drifter, Pt. 1 (3:17)
  2. 2 The Drifter, Pt. 2 (3:09)
  3. 3 At the End of the Hobo's Trail (3:02)
  4. 4 The Oklahoma Kid (3:06)
  5. 5 I Learned About Women from Her (3:03)
  6. 6 The Hobo's Last Letter (2:25)
  7. 7 Station H.O.B.O. (3:06)
  8. 8 Railroad Boomer (2:49)
  9. 9 The Tramp's Mother (2:58)
  10. 10 Mother-In-Law Blues (3:21)
  11. 11 Fortunes Galore (2:59)
  12. 12 Little Joe the Wrangler (3:00)
  13. 13 John Law and the Hobo (3:19)
  14. 14 The Prisoner's Song (3:00)
  15. 15 Cowboy's Lullaby (3:25)
  16. 16 The Wayward Son (3:15)
  17. 17 Reckless Tex (3:08)
  18. 18 Miss Jackson Tennessee (3:01)
  19. 19 The Yodelin' Teacher (2:58)
  20. 20 Jackson County - Bill Cox (3:01)
  21. 21 When We Meet on the Beautiful Shore - Bill Cox (3:15)
  22. 22 My Rough and Rowdy Ways - Bill Cox (2:30)
  23. 23 A High Silk Hat and a Gold Top Walking Cane - Bill Cox (2:55)
  24. 24 Lay My Head Beneath the Rose - Bill Cox (3:03)
  25. 25 Where the Red, Red Roses Grow - Bill Cox (3:04)
Disc 4
  1. 1 The Cowboy's Dying Dream (2:32)
  2. 2 Wrong Keyhole (2:30)
  3. 3 I'm in the Jailhouse Now - Frankie Marvin (3:07)
  4. 4 I'm Gonna Yodel My Way to Heaven - Frankie Marvin (2:58)
  5. 5 Bum on the Bum (2:59)
  6. 6 Ramblin' Red's Memphis Yodel, No. 1 (2:48)
  7. 7 The Passing of Jimmie Rodgers - Ernest Tubb (3:14)
  8. 8 The Last Thoughts of Jimmie Rodgers - Ernest Tubb (3:01)
  9. 9 Married Man Blues - Ernest Tubb (2:31)
  10. 10 Mean Old Bed Bug Blues - Ernest Tubb (2:36)
  11. 11 My Mother Is Lonely - Ernest Tubb (2:58)
  12. 12 The Right Train to Heaven - Ernest Tubb (3:31)
  13. 13 The T.B. Is Whipping Me - Ernest Tubb (2:48)
  14. 14 Since That Black Cat Crossed My Path - Ernest Tubb (2:35)
  15. 15 Yodeling Hillbilly (2:58)
  16. 16 The Old Barn Dance - Wilf Carter (2:41)
  17. 17 Rootin' Tootin' Cowboy - Wilf Carter (2:45)
  18. 18 It's a Cowboy's Night to Howl - Wilf Carter (3:04)
  19. 19 The Hobo's Last Ride - Hank Snow (3:01)
  20. 20 Wandering On - Hank Snow (2:42)
  21. 21 Polka Dot Blues - Hank Snow (2:46)
  22. 22 In the Jailhouse Now, No. 2 - Jimmie Rodgers (2:55)
  23. 23 Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia - Jimmie Rodgers (2:51)
  24. 24 Jimmie Rodgers Medley, Pt. 1 - Jimmie Rodgers (3:12)
  25. 25 Jimmie Rodgers Medley, Pt. 2 - Jimmie Rodgers (3:36)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Chet Atkins Guitar, Leader
Gene Autry Guitar, Vocals, yodeling
Bill Boyd Guitar, Vocals
Moon Mullican Piano
Jimmie Rodgers Guitar, Vocals, yodeling
Hank Snow Guitar, Vocals, yodeling
Johnnie Lee Wills Tenor Banjo
Ben Pollack Drums
Muggsy Spanier Cornet
Buddy Jones Guitar, Vocals, yodeling
Leon McAuliffe Steel Guitar
Bill Carlisle Guitar, Vocals, yodeling
Stuart Hamblen Guitar, Vocals, yodeling
Ernest Tubb Guitar, Vocals, yodeling
Roy Smeck Banjo, Guitar
Riley Puckett Guitar, Vocals, yodeling
Wilf Carter Guitar, Vocals, yodeling
Goebel Reeves Guitar, Vocals, yodeling
Cliff Carlisle Steel Guitar, Vocals, yodeling
Herman Arnspiger Guitar
Jesse Ashlock Fiddle
Bill Cox Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals, yodeling
Ray DeGeer Clarinet, Saxophone
Tommy Duncan Vocals, yodeling
Sleepy Johnson Fiddle, Guitar
Buster B. Jones Steel Guitar
Ernie Newton String Bass
Everett Stover Trumpet
Al Stricklin Piano
Bob Wills Fiddle
Cecil Brower Fiddle
Chuck Darling Harmonica
Whitey McPherson Guitar, Vocals, yodeling
Bill Mounce String Bass
W. Lee O'Daniel Leader
Henry Newton "Tommy" Vaden Fiddle
Smokey Dacus Drums
Zeb McNally Saxophone
Bill Simmons Guitar, Vocals, yodeling
Fred Kirby Guitar
Frankie Marvin Guitar, Vocals, yodeling
Frank Novak Fiddle, Accordion
Mike O'Daniel Fiddle
Pat O'Daniel Tenor Banjo
Buddy Ray String Bass
Joseph Hale III Talbot Steel Guitar
Merwyn J. Buffington Guitar
Slomie Creel Piano
Carroll Hubard Fiddle
Valentin Martinez Guitar
Danny Stewart Steel Guitar
Leon Chappelear Guitar, Vocals, yodeling
Ben Kanter Clarinet
Francis Palmer String Bass
Wallace Griffin String Bass
Joe Ferguson String Bass
Daddy John Love Guitar, Vocals
Curly Perrin Guitar
Art Davis Fiddle
Doc Massey Fiddle
Respers Townsend Vocals, yodeling
Jim Boyd String Bass
Leon Huff Guitar, Vocals
Pete Martinez Steel Guitar, Vocals, yodeling
Technical Credits
Gene Autry Composer
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Clayton McMichen Composer
Johnny Marvin Composer
Raymond Hall Composer
Pat Harrison Liner Notes
W.R. Calaway Composer
Waldo O'Neal Composer
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