2-CD Digipak (6 pages) with 12-page booklet, 42 single titles. Playing time approx. 153 minutes.
Güterzüge und Gitarren - Die Jimmie Rodgers Biographie', read by Wiglaf Droste. Based on an exclusive audio book manuscript by Bettina Greve.
Jimmie Rodgers is the pioneer of country music, 20 years before Hank Williams. Here is his first audio biography. Wiglaf Droste, born in 1961, columnist for taz and WDR, reads Jimmie Rodgers' first audio biography. Bob Dylan:'Jimmie Rodgers is one of the guiding lights of the 20th century.' Audio book with 21 original Rodgers songs.
Jimmie The Kid
Jimmie Rodgers is one of the great beacons of the 20th century. His way of singing has always been a source of inspiration for us who have followed his path. Rodgers is a sparkling star whose music shone and continues to shine in a sea of conformity due to its uncut individuality. He was an artist full of strength, a pioneer who created his own sound, a sound that spoke of loneliness as well as mysticism and dynamics. He gave hope to the oppressed and taught the powerful humility and humility...
This is how Bob Dylan formulated it in the accompanying text to a tribute album that he dedicated to his musical guide Jimmie Rodgers. This album,'The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers', was released in 1997, the year Jimmie Rodgers would have turned 100. Bob Dylan had been able to inspire some of his artist colleagues for this posthumous tribute. Van Morrison, Aaron Neville, Bono von U2, John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Jerry Garcia and Steve Earle, to name but a few. They all took their hats off and bowed to the big little man to whom the entire singer/songwriter culture of North America goes back: their interpretations of Rodgers pearls and evergreens like Blue-Eyed Jane, the Mule Skinner Blues, Dreaming With Tears In My Eyes, Peach Pickin' Time In Georgia or Why Should I Be Lonely" show that the songs still last for many decades after they were written.
"I was just 16 years old and practiced on my guitar when I first heard Jimmie Rodgers," said country singer Hank Snow "I heard his song'Moonlight and Skies' - and was immediately captivated by it. Since then, all I wanted was to become a singer myself."
Besides Hank Snow the country musicians Lefty Frizzell and Webb Pierce as well as Ernest Tubb, Gene Autry and Bob Wills belonged to Rodgers' musical descendants in the 50s. Without Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams' success would have been unthinkable. Merle Haggard paid tribute to his idol in 1969 with the highly acclaimed double album'Different Time, Different Train'. Also in the 60s Johnny Cash began to include several Rodgers songs in his repertoire, even buying the rights to the artist's life story from his widow. He wanted to film Rodgers' biography for the cinema. Unfortunately, this film was never shot...
|Biografie - gelesen von Wiglaf Droste 1|
|1:||Jimmie The Kid|
|2:||T For Texas/Blue Yodel #1|
|3:||Land Of My Boyhood Dreams|
|4:||Daddy And Home|
|5:||Train Whistle Blues|
|8:||Sleep, Baby, Sleep|
|9:||Waitin' For A Train|
|10:||In The Jailhouse Now|
|11:||Hobo Bill's Last Ride|
|12:||Mississippi River Blues|
|13:||Blue Yodel #8|
|14:||My Rough And Rowdy Ways|
|16:||Why There's A Tear In My Eyes|
|17:||When The Cactus Is In Bloom|
|18:||My Time Ain't Long|
|19:||Miss The Mississippi And You|
|21:||Jimmie Rodgers' Last Blue Yodel|