Jimmie Rodgers’ Last Blue Yodel

Jimmie Rodgers: The Final Yodels

Episode 5

Episode date - September 12, 2014

How Music Changed

    Jimmie Rodgers suffered a lot during his final years, but you’d be hard pressed to tell it by his music, or by his actions.

    The man continued to record at the same rate, and he didn’t even slow down his performance schedule. Sure, there were times when he was so sick he could not go onto the stage, but he kept a strong front for his public, even though most fans knew that he was suffering badly from tuberculosis, and as the song says, he knew that his days weren’t long.

    Through it all, he retained his humor and his dignity, and perhaps it is this as much as his musical legacy that has caused him to be such a beloved figure and one of the most influential figures in American music history.

    Featured songs include;

    Jimmie Rodgers Visits the Carter Family

    Blue Yodel #10

    Blue Yodel #11

    No Hard Times

    Peach Pickin’ Time in Georgia

    Barefoot Blues (Blue Yodel #12)

    Jimmie Rodgers’ Last Blue Yodel

    Old Love Letters

    Mississippi Delta Blues

    Channel 19 - Jimmie Rodgers