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Saturday, December 17, 2011

I Found "Jimmie Rodgers aka The Singing Brakeman" in Acapulco Mexico


AS SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW, I'M AN OLD SOUTHERN BOY FROM THE BAYOU'S OF LOUISIANA AND THE WOODLANDS OF MISSISSIPPI.  I'M PROUD OF MY HERITAGE AND POINT TO MY LINAGE OF ROBERT E. LEE AND P.G.T. BEAUREGARD.  HAVING SAID THAT, I RECALL MY FIRST INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSIC OF "JIMMIE RODGERS aka THE SINGING BRAKEMAN AND THE FATHER OF COUNTRY MUSIC"!  NOPE, IT DIDN'T HAPPEN ON MY GRANDFATHER'S KNEE IN THE 1920's-1930's, WELL I WASN'T AROUND THEN WHEN JIMMIE WAS AT HIS BEST.  WHEN IN HIGH SCHOOL "ELVIS" AND ROCK AND ROLL RULED THE DAY.  IT WAS ON A SUMMER TRIP TO ACAPULCO, MEXICO IN THE EARLY 1970'S WHILE STAYING AT A SMALL MOTEL ACROSS FROM THE BEACH THAT I REMEMBER HEARING "JIMMIE RODGERS" FOR THE FIRST TIME.  THREE YOUNG CANADIANS IN THE CABIN NEXT TO MINE HAD A SMALL TAPE-PLAYER AND EACH EVENING THEY PLAYED OLD JIMMIE ROGERS TAPES.  THANKS TO JOHN MULLER, DAVE, AND EUGENE I LEARNED ABOUT THE OLD MISSISSIPPI "FATHER OF COUNTRY MUSIC" MAN.  IT'S QUITE STRANGE, WHEN ONE THINKS ABOUT IT, I HAD TO TRAVEL ALMOST 2000 MILES FROM MY HOME TO FIND WHAT WAS IN MY OWN BACK YARD AND EVEN MORE STRANGE WAS TO LEARN IT FROM THOSE WHO WERE NOT EVEN FROM MY OWN COUNTRY!

JUST SOME MEMORIES FROM YEARS AGO!!!! SOME OF YOU, MOST OF YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD OF JIMMIE SO I PROVIDE THIS LINK Jimmie Rodgers

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