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Meeting Jimmie Rodgers (Paperback)
Jimmie Rodgers BOOK
 
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JIMMIE RODGERS OXFORD

WRITTEN BY BARRY MAZOR. 304 PAGES. PAPERBACK.

IN MEETING JIMMIE RODGERS, THE FIRST BOOK TO EXPLORE
THE DEEP LEGACY OF "THE SINGING BRAKEMAN" FROM A TWENTY-FIRST
CENTURY PERSPECTIVE, BARRY MAZOR OFFERS A LIVELY LOOK
AT RODGERS' CAREER, TRACING HIS RISE FROM WORKING-CLASS
OBSCURITY TO THE PINNACLE OF RENOWN THAT CAME WITH
SUCH HITS AS "BLUE YODEL" AND "IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW." AS
MAZOR SHOWS, RODGERS BROUGHT EMOTIONAL CLARITY AND A UNIQUE
SENSE OF NARRATIVE DRAMA TO EVERY SONG HE PERFORMED,
WHETHER TOUGH OR SENTIMENTAL, COMIC OR SAD. HIS WISTFUL
SINGING, FALSETTO YODELS, BOLD FLAT-PICKING GUITAR STYLE,
AND SOMETIMES CENSORABLE THEMES--SEX, CRIME, AND OTHER
EDGY TOPICS--SET HIM APART FROM MOST OF HIS CONTEMPORARIES.
BUT MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE, MAZOR SUGGESTS,
IT WAS RODGERS' SHAPE-SHIFTING ABILITY TO ASSUME MANY
PUBLIC PERSONAS--WORKING STIFF, DECKED-OUT COWBOY, SUAVE
LADIES' MAN--THAT CONNECTED HIM TO SUCH A BROAD PUBLIC AND
SET THE STAGE FOR THE STARS WHO FOLLOWED HIM. IN
RECONSTRUCTING THIS FAR-FLUNG LEGACY, MAZOR ENABLES READERS
TO MEET RODGERS AND HIS MUSIC ANEW-NOT AS AN HISTORICAL
FIGURE, BUT AS A VIBRANT, IMMEDIATE FORCE.