Thursday, October 20, 2011

Friday, October 20, 1933

Had a vision test in Gym hour. Had a fire drill at school. I stayed all night with Mrs. Raifert.

Jimmie Rodgers (September 8, 1897 - May 26, 1933)

Among the first country music superstars and pioneers, Rodgers was also known
 as The Singing Brakeman, The Blue Yodeler, and The Father of Country Music.

Suffering from tuberculosis, Rodgers nevertheless traveled from Texas to New York
 in May 1933 for what turned out to be his last recording session. Rodgers was so
weakened by the TB that he needed to rest on a cot between songs. He died in New
York, in his room at the Taft Hotel, at the age of 35.

Somewhere Down Below the Dixon Line, one of the songs Jimmie Rodgers
recorded during that last session, was released on October 20, 1933. 

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