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By Nolan Porterfield

Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933), the 1st performer elected to the rustic tune corridor of repute, was once a people hero in his personal lifetime and has been idolized via enthusiasts and emulated by way of performers ever given that. His existence tale has been relatively liable to romanticizing, marked because it was once via humble origins, unexpected good fortune and status, and an early dying from tuberculosis.

Nolan Porterfield's biography banishes the rumors and myths that experience lengthy shrouded the Blue Yodeler's existence tale. in contrast to past writings approximately Rodgers, Porterfield's ebook derives from large and targeted examine into unique assets: inner most letters, own interviews, court docket files, and newspaper debts. Jimmie Rodgers considerably expands and alters our wisdom of the entertainer's lifestyles and occupation, explaining the character of his function in American tradition of the melancholy period and delivering insightful historical past at the milieu within which he labored. Porterfield writes a preface for this edition.

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