MEETING JIMMIE RODGERS by Barry Mazor BOOK: RODGERS
by Barry Mazor, 376 pp, softbound Barry Mazor has added much detail to the life, musical career and influence of "America's Blue Yodeler" in this fascinating book that is loaded with interesting facts and knowledgeable commentary. The fifteen chapters give extensive coverage to Rodgers' huge influence, both as a country artist and an early pop music phenomenon. He notes how Rodgers' music affected future stars like Gene Autry, Jimmie Davis, Ernest Tubb, Hank Snow, Lefty Frizzell and Merle Haggard among many others. A superb study of a great and most important artist. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.