JIMMIE RODGERS:LIFE & TIME: The Life and Times of America's Blue Yodeler (Music in American Life)

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Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933), the first performer elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame, was a folk hero in his own lifetime and has been idolized by fans and emulated by performers ever since. His life story has been particularly susceptible to romanticizing, marked as it was by humble origins, sudden success and fame, and an early death from tuberculosis.

Nolan Porterfield's biography banishes the rumors and myths that have long shrouded the Blue Yodeler's life story. Unlike previous writings about Rodgers, Porterfield's book derives from extensive and detailed research into original sources: private letters, personal interviews, court records, and newspaper accounts. Jimmie Rodgers significantly expands and alters our knowledge of the entertainer's life and career, explaining the nature of his role in American culture of the Depression era and providing insightful background on the milieu in which he worked. Porterfield writes a preface for this edition.

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This edition of the definitive biography of the "Father of Country Music"

---Keeps this classic, award-winning, and definitive music history title available

---Includes a new preface, photographs, discography, two appendices, and index

---Features an award-winning author who has written widely on American music and culture

---Expands the American Made Music Series

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The definitive biography of the "Father of Country Music."

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