Jimmie Rodgers

By J Poet

Jimmie Rodgers single handedly made country music big business by selling millions of records (78 RPM singles.) Like AP Carter, he arranged and adapted traditional folk, blues and vaudeville songs, making them his own, but he was also a gifted composer and created a bedrock repertoire that other country singers have drawn on ever since. His singing was raw and powerful and his forceful guitar playing alternating between short, brilliant fills and thumping blues based rhythms. He synthesized white and black music - folk country and jazz – into the style we now call country music. He was also... Read More

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