Posts tagged ‘Jimmie Rodgers’

December 19, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Postcard Elba

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

This year we’re upping the vanity aspect of it by sprinkling in our favorite posts of the past year, which you may have missed the first time around. Our favorite post in June, wasn’t even a post, but rather a re-post from our friend Jason Sheeley and his blog The Hillbilly Beast.  Always showcasing cool classic tracks that have fallen through the cracks of your music collection, he blew us away with this one. A recording of Jason’s grandpa James listening to a tape of himself singing a Jimmie Rodgers song and commenting on it and about the woman he was dedicating it to, Loraine. A fascinating little slice of real americana and the way old songs stay with us and get passed down.  Check it out here.

August 4, 2011

This Day in History – Leon Chance on Jimmie Rodgers

It was this day in 1927 that the legendary Jimmie Rodgers was first recorded, helping usher in the birth of country music. Here to talk about this momentous occasion is keeper of the twang, the honky tonkin’ Leon Chance, who ties it all together with creationist theory, Star Wars and some intense yodel research.

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June 9, 2011

Various Re-post-ions: James Sheeley

Our good friend Jason Sheeley runs The Hillbilly Beast, and on occasion we’re going to let you know about his most recent musical musing and super cool song pick.

We can always count on Jason to bring to light a cool track that we were otherwise oblivious to, but this post from last year just might take the cake on that. A recording of Jason’s grandpa James listening to a tape of himself singing a Jimmie Rodgers song and commenting on it and about the woman he was dedicating it to, Loraine. A fascinating little slice of real americana and the way old songs stay with us and get passed down.  Check it out here.