Jimmie Rodgers, “The Blue Yodeler”, was one of the original stylists of c&w, his trademark mix of blues and yodeling being quite unique at the time of his break-through in the late 1920s…

Jimmie Rodgers, a.k.a. The Singing Brakeman: Sep. 8, 1897 - 1933 (tuberculosis)

Jimmie Rodgers: Blue Yodel No. 4 (California Blues), 1928

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