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Meeting Jimmie Rodgers: How America's Original Roots Music Hero Changed the Pop Sounds of a Century

Mazor, Barry

Published by Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN 10: 0199891869 / ISBN 13: 9780199891863
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Title: Meeting Jimmie Rodgers: How America's ...

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Binding: Soft cover

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Num Pages: 384 pages, 15 halftones. BIC Classification: 1KBB; AVGL; AVH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 236 x 156 x 28. Weight in Grams: 520. . 2012. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780199891863

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Synopsis: In Meeting Jimmie Rodgers, the first book to explore the deep legacy of "The Singing Brakeman" from a twenty-first century perspective, Barry Mazor offers a lively look at Rodgers' career, tracing his rise from working-class obscurity to the pinnacle of renown that came with such hits as "Blue Yodel" and "In the Jailhouse Now." As Mazor shows, Rodgers brought emotional clarity and a unique sense of narrative drama to every song he performed, whether tough or sentimental, comic or sad. His wistful singing, falsetto yodels, bold flat-picking guitar style, and sometimes censorable themes-sex, crime, and other edgy topics-set him apart from most of his contemporaries. But more than anything else, Mazor suggests, it was Rodgers' shape-shifting ability to assume many public personas-working stiff, decked-out cowboy, suave ladies' man--that connected him to such a broad public and set the stage for the stars who followed him. In reconstructing this far-flung legacy, Mazor enables readers to meet Rodgers and his music anew-not as an historical figure, but as a vibrant, immediate force.

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Barry Mazor has been writing about American music since the 1970s. A long-time senior editor for the roots and pop music magazine No Depression, he writes frequently on country and pop music for The Wall Street Journal.

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