Vol. 5: America's Blue Yodeler 1930-31

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
This fifth set of vintage Jimmie Rodgers performances includes some spectacular collaborations. While neither sounds fully comfortable, the meeting of Rodgers and Louis Armstrong on "Blue Yodel No. 9" is a landmark date in music annals, two immortals finding a way to make seemingly disparate styles mesh on a short tune. Armstrong's wife at the time, Lil Hardin, accompanied the pair on piano. Rodgers also teamed frequently with Lani McIntire's Hawaiians on this set, often on throwaway tunes that Rodgers' vocals made enjoyable. There's another collaboration with a blues artist, this time Clifford Gibson on "Let Me Be Your Side Track," a great, bawdy innuendo number. Rodgers was ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Ron Wynn
This fifth set of vintage Jimmie Rodgers performances includes some spectacular collaborations. While neither sounds fully comfortable, the meeting of Rodgers and Louis Armstrong on "Blue Yodel No. 9" is a landmark date in music annals, two immortals finding a way to make seemingly disparate styles mesh on a short tune. Armstrong's wife at the time, Lil Hardin, accompanied the pair on piano. Rodgers also teamed frequently with Lani McIntire's Hawaiians on this set, often on throwaway tunes that Rodgers' vocals made enjoyable. There's another collaboration with a blues artist, this time Clifford Gibson on "Let Me Be Your Side Track," a great, bawdy innuendo number. Rodgers was paired with the Carter Family on two wonderful classic country numbers, the heartbreak tune "Why There's a Tear in My Eye" and the gospel song "The Wonderful City."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1994
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661106048
  • Catalog Number: 611060

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmie Rodgers Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Clifford Gibson Guitar
Mother Maybelle Carter Guitar
Alvin Alley Violin
Shelly Lee Alley Violin
Louis Armstrong Trumpet
Lil Armstrong Piano
Sara Carter Guitar, Vocals
Mike Cordova Bass, String Bass
Charles Kama Steel Guitar
Lani McIntire Guitar
M.T. Salazar Guitar
Bob Sawyer Piano
Lani McIntire's Hawaiians Ensemble
Technical Credits
Jimmie Rodgers Composer
Shelly Lee Alley Composer
Ralph Peer II Producer
Bob Sawyer Composer
Ralph Peer Producer
Jorg Siemer Mastering
Nolan Porterfield Liner Notes, Annotation
Richard Weize Reissue Producer
George Vaughn Composer
Waldo O'Neal Composer
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