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The Jimmie Rodgers Collection

26 Songs from the Father of Country Music

By Jimmie Rodgers

Guitar - Difficulty: medium
26 Songs from the Father of Country Music. By Jimmie Rodgers. Hal Leonard Guitar Recorded Versions. Traditional Country. Guitar tablature songbook. With guitar tablature, standard guitar notation, vocal melody, lyrics, chord names, introductory text, black & white photos and discography. 108 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.690260).

Item Number: HL.690260

ISBN 0793588790. 9x12 inches. Fred Sokolow.

He has been called the Father of Country Music, the Singing Brakeman, and America's Blue Yodeler. Jimmie Rodgers, one of the first recording artists to sell a million records, combined country, blues, Tin Pan Alley and jazz to create the foundation of modern popular American music. Experience and enjoy the music of this legendary songwriter/musician with this terrific collection of 26 of his best songs. Includes Any Old Time, Dreaming with Tears in My Eyes, Yodeling Cowboy and more. Includes a biography, a selected discography, rare photos, and analysis of his music.

About Hal Leonard Guitar Recorded Versions

Guitar Recorded Versions are note-for-note transcriptions of guitar music taken directly off recordings. This series, one of the most popular in print today, features some of the greatest guitar players and groups from blues, rock, and heavy metal. Guitar Recorded Versions are transcribed by the best transcribers in the business. Every book contains notes and tablature.

  • Away Out on the Mountain 
  • Ben Dewberry's Last Run 
  • Blue Yodel No. 3 (Evening Sun Yodel) 
  • Blue Yodel No. 5 
  • Blue Yodel No. 12 
  • The Brakeman's Blues (Yodeling The Blues Away) 
  • Cowhand's Last Ride 
  • Dreaming With Tears In My Eyes 
  • Frankie and Johnny 
  • High Powered Mama 
  • I'm Free From The Chain Gang Now 
  • Jimmie Rodgers' Last Blue Yodel (The Women Make A Fool Out Of Me) 
  • Let Me Be Your Side Track 
  • Mississippi Moon 
  • My Old Pal 
  • Mystery Of Number Five 
  • Pistol Packin' Papa 
  • Southern Cannonball 
  • T.B. Blues 
  • Yodeling Cowboy 
  • Yodeling My Way Back Home 
  • Any Old Time 
  • Blue Yodel No. 1 (T For Texas) 
  • In The Jailhouse Now 
  • Sleep Baby Sleep 
  • Blue Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues) 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Klamath Falls, OR
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • March 13, 2009 good fun

    Excellent teaching. Gives background on Jimmie and the recordings, and fun techniques for introductions and colorful runs. The yodels are wonderfully musical and I find myself playing them over and over again--O del ay ee ay lay ee oh lay ee.

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  • 4

    P Sully
    Difficulty Level:
  • February 26, 2009 Timeless Stuff

    This book is everything it promises to be with a great insight into Jimmie Rodger's music and playing style. I bought the book knowing that one of his best songs ("Waiting For A Train"), would not be in it, and if it were, I'd easily have rated this...

    book with 5 stars instead of 4. "T for Texas" is nicely done, but they omit Jimmie's little G chord fill, and some of his bass runs. You can pick these up by watching Jimmie Rodger's video on Youtube though. If you like this "old timey" stuff, then this book is for you. The original Jimmie Rodgers was and is a great influence on modern music, and this stuff is just a blast to play and to listen to.

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  • 5

    Steve Rodgers
    Stoke on Trent, England.
    Difficulty Level:
  • December 02, 2007 I love the man, and this delivers!

    This is a must have for anyone who's into Jimmie Rodgers style of playing. It's so well put together and shows you some of his catchy little tricks. As in 'The Carter Family Collection' this book is a mine of information about the songs and the man himself...

    . Go get yourself a Martin!!!

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