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Album Review

Best of Jimmie Rodgers is a 12-track budget-priced collection that features some of his biggest hits, including "Honeycomb," "Kisses Sweeter Than Wine," "Oh-Oh, I'm Falling In Love Again" and "The Wizard." Although there are better collections available, this isn't a bad choice for casual fans on a budget.

Customer Reviews

1990 Version Had "Child Of Clay"

Rhino has a deservedly excellent reputation, but for some reason, they deleted two songs for this version versus the 1990 issue: "It's Over" and "Child of Clay." Jimmie Rodgers performed "Child of Clay" on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour on CBS in 1967, and it was a superb moment. Shame on Rhino for deleting these last two songs!

Collection must

This album should be in everyones' collection. It is upbeat, fun, and catchy. Great story songs that you can't help singing along.

Jimmie Rodgers is a Memorable Tenor Pop/Folk Singer-Songwriter

The iTunes description confuses Jimmie F. Rodgers (whose album this is) with the early country singer of the 1920's and 30's with the same name. Jimmie F. Rodgers was one of the most popular singers on the radio in the late 1950s and early 1960s. His amazing good looks and catchy songs were quite a package, but if you ever doubt the depth of his talent and the purity of his voice, listen to the theme song from "The Long Hot Summer." I'm so glad to see new releases of some of his old albums.


Born: September 8, 1897 in Meridian, MS

Genre: Country

Years Active: '20s, '30s

His brass plaque in the Country Music Hall of Fame reads, "Jimmie Rodgers' name stands foremost in the country music field as the man who started it all." This is a fair assessment. The "Singing Brakeman" and the "Mississippi Blue Yodeler," whose six-year career was cut short by tuberculosis, became the first nationally known star of country music and the direct influence of many later performers, from Hank Snow, Ernest Tubb, and Hank Williams to Lefty Frizzell and Merle Haggard. Rodgers sang about...
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