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By early 1933, after years of illnesses, Jimmie was hospitalized with tuberculosis. Though sick, he returned to New York to lay down some new songs for Victor, resting on a cot between takes. He recorded an amazing twelve sides in eight days including such prophetic songs as "I'm Free From that Chain Gang Now," "Yodeling My Way Back Home," and "Woman Make a Fool Out of Me," which was released as "Jimmie Rodgers Last Blue Yodel." The final song "Fifteen Years Ago Today" was cut on May 24, 1933. The following day Jimmie hemorrhaged and lapsed into a comma from which he would never recover. On May 26, 1933 in the Taft Motel, Jimmie Rodgers died at the age of 35.
In 1961, as the crowning achievement for a brief but monumental career, Jimmie, along with Fred Rose and Hank Williams, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Experience the music that is Jimmie Rodgers.
- Jason Couch
NURI Music Group
NOTE FROM THE PRODUCER: Over the past fifty years I have been privileged to work with some of the biggest names in country, rock, r&b, gospel, and bluegrass. Time and time again I have been impressed by the impact of Jimmie Rodgers on the music industry. It would be impossible to calculate the number of artists and songwriters that Jimmie's music has influenced and continues to influence.
It had been my long time dream to produce a collection containing all of the songs ever recorded by Jimmie Rodgers. In pursuing the creation of this box set, I felt there was only one artist who could capture the very soul and essence of Jimmie's music... that being Dean Mitchell. I am amazed at Dean's ability to emulate, with such a degree of accuracy, the style of Jimmie Rodgers.
This 109 song collection is the ultimate definitive work on the musical genius of Jimmie Rodgers. I want you to kick back, listen, and enjoy this timeless music.
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