Rodgers, James

Rodgers, (James Charles) “Jimmie”

(1897–1933) musician; born in Meridian, Miss. Generally acknowledged as "The Father of Country Music," he worked as a railroad brakeman until 1924, when he was stricken with tuberculosis and began to pursue a career in music. A singer and guitarist, he adapted the black country blues to commercial hillbilly music, and developed a unique new form, the blue yodel. He made his first recordings in 1927, and within a year he reached national popularity and was billed as "the Singing Brakeman" and "America's Blue Yodeler." For the next five years, he performed with touring stage shows throughout the U.S.A., and by the time of his death he had recorded 110 titles, representing a diverse repertoire of love ballads, cowboy songs, railroad and hobo songs, and 13 blue yodels. In 1961, Rodgers became the first person elected to the Country Music Association Hall of Fame.
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Luke Rodgers, James Wilcock and Marco Adaggio put Highgate United three-up on 52 minutes but a pair of injurytime goals made things nervy in a 3-2 success at home to Rocester.
Of Rodgers, James says in his column for the South Wales Evening Post: "I have my doubts about this one.
The Emmanuel group - which also included Jess Rodgers, James O'Connell and Kristie Liddle - travelled with teachers and students from their sister schools in the Emmanuel Schools Foundation (ESF) in Middlesbrough and Thorne, near Doncaster.
Groomsmen were Louis Elliot Fancher, John Bradley Martin, Oren Wesley Purvis, David Hart Glascock, Ryan Douglas Gregory, and Jesse Matthew Puckett Ushers were Nicholas Burk Travis IV, Hunter Harrison Travis, Shelby Louis Ford, David Brett Dew, Billy Thomas Rodgers, James Yewing Medders, and Alan Stewart Hubbard.
Jonathan Caplan QC led for the prosecution, with John Kelsey-Fry QC and Ian Winter QC representing Fallon, George Carter-Stephenson acting for Fergal Lynch, Christopher Sallon QC for Shaun Lynch, Peter Kelson QC for Miles Rodgers, James Sturman QC for Darren Williams, and William Herbert for Philip Sherkle.
Ed White; first assistant director, James Sbardellati; second unit directors, Mic Rodgers, James Dodson; visual effects supervisor; Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.
Simpson presented a fascinating overview of the case, there's a lot more that goes on behind the scenes," said Mike Rodgers, James River Corp.
Sure things: Another position where another Rodgers, James, was held out of contact drills.
The North Shields YMCA A team of Nigel Rodgers, James Bradbury and Caron Guthrie scored their sixth successive victory in Division Two with a 10-0 beating of lowly Cramlington Casuals.
Competition is driving corporations to improve operations on every level," said Mike Rodgers, James River's director of credit.