Jimmie Rodgers/Jimmie Rodgers Sings Folk Songs

Jimmie Rodgers/Jimmie Rodgers Sings Folk Songs

by Jimmie F. Rodgers


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Although his biggest chart hits like "Honeycomb" and "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" were definitely built for pop success, Jimmie Rodgers was essentially a folk artist at heart, and if the early publicity hype called him "a cross between Elvis Presley and Burl Ives", taking Presley's name out and pasting in Buddy Holly's instead would bring things closer to Rodgers' sound and style. Rodgers recorded several albums for Roulette Records between 1958 and 1962, two of which, 1957's Jimmie Rodgers and 1960's Jimmie Rodgers Sings Folk Songs, are combined here on a single disc, and they fit well together, highlighted by an airy version of "Bo Diddley," a gently and darkly chiming "Lord Randal," a haunting take on John Jacob Niles' faux folk ballad "Black Is the Color," a jaunty "The Wreck of the 'John B'," and the hits "Honeycomb" and "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine," among others. No, there isn't a trace of Elvis Presley here, but the easy, natural warmth of Burl Ives is, with a little of Buddy Holly's bounce and joy. If Rodgers isn't exactly folk-rock, he clearly prefigured it.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/18/2012
Label: Ais
UPC: 8436542011891
catalogNumber: 4201189
Rank: 62340

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jimmie F. Rodgers   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
George Barnes   Guitar
Dave Alldred   Drums
Donnie Lanier   Guitar

Technical Credits

Dimitri Tiomkin   Composer
Carl Sandburg   Composer
Terry Gilkyson   Composer
Jimmie F. Rodgers   Arranger,Composer
Bo Diddley   Composer
Luigi Creatore   Producer,Liner Notes
Hugo Peretti   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes
Paul Francis Webster   Composer
Clint Ballard   Composer
Evelyn Danzig   Composer
John Hyman   Memorabilia
Traditional   Composer
Michael Crocker   Memorabilia
Edward J. Walt   Composer
Fred G. Bowles   Composer
A. Hoffman   Composer
J. Newman   Composer
Roger Garfunki   Memorabilia
James Garro   Memorabilia
Gary Blailock   Liner Notes
Santi Comelles   Memorabilia
Dave Mathis   Memorabilia
Steve Baird   Memorabilia

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