Tuesday, September 8, 2009
JIMMY RODGERS b SEPTEMBER 8 1897
i got a jimmy rodgers greatest hits album right after i'd gotten hooked on bobo's hank williams 21 greatest hits in high school. bobo had actually seen hank williams play in pensacola at the old auditorium at the foot of palafox st. he always said it was one of the greatest things he'd ever seen. jimmy rodgers had considerable influence on williams, as he did on lots of future country music stars. merle haggard did an entire album of rodgers' songs. along w/woody guthrie, he had a big influence on dylan too.