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

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

by Jimmie Rodgers
     
 
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, See more details below

Overview

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."

Product Details

Release Date:
02/14/1992
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661106024
catalogNumber:
611060

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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   Producer
Bob Sawyer   Composer
Ralph Peer   Producer
Nolan Porterfield   Liner Notes,Annotation
Richard Weize   Reissue Producer
George Vaughn   Composer
Waldo O'Neal   Composer

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