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Jimmie Rodgers (II) (1897–1933)

Jimmie Rodgers considered by many to be the father of Country Music began his career with the railroad at the age of fourteen following in his father, Aaron's footsteps. In 1911, he went to work as a brakeman but had to cut his railroading career short because of contracting consumption in 1924. The following year he entered show business as a ... See full bio »

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 2010-2013 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Merle Haggard (2013) ... (writer: "No Hard Times" - uncredited)
- Merle Haggard (2010) ... (writer: "T.B. Blues")
 2011 We Need to Talk About Kevin (writer: "Mule Skinner Blues")
 2010 Larry King Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dolly Parton (2010) ... (writer: "Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel #8)" - uncredited)
 2010 Rock-Suomi (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Amerikan ääni (2010) ... (writer: "Makasiinin luona (Waiting for a train)")
 2010 Country's Greatest Stars Live: Vol. 1 (Video) (writer: "In The Jailhouse Now/Jimmie Rodgers' Last Blue Yodel/Waiting For A Train")
 2009 That Evening Sun (performer: "A Drunkard's Child") / (writer: "Blue Yodel #3", "A Drunkard's Child")
 2007 Opry Video Classics: Honky-Tonk Heroes (Video) (writer: "In the Jailhouse Now")
 2007 Country (Short) (performer: "Waiting for a train", "Born to Lose") / (writer: "Waiting for a train", "Born to Lose")
 2007 Slipstream (writer: "Mule Skinner Blues")
 2006 Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (Documentary) (writer: "Muleskinner Blues")
 2006 Aloha from Sweden (Video) (writer: "It's Over")
 2005 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) ... (writer: "Muleskinner Blues" - as Jimmie Rogers)
 2003 Desperate Man Blues (Documentary) (performer: "Sleep Baby Sleep") / (writer: "Sleep Baby Sleep")
 2001 Austin City Limits (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dolly Parton/Nickel Creek (2001) ... (writer: "Mule Skinner Blues (Blue Yodel #8)")
 2000 Men of Honor (writer: "Blue Yodel #4")
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (writer: "In the Jailhouse Now" (1928))
 1999 Play It to the Bone (performer: "Why Are You So Mean to Me?")
 1997 Telling Lies in America (writer: "Mule Skinner Blues")
 1996 The Life and Times of the Red Dog Saloon (Documentary) (writer: "Peach Pickin' Time Down in Georgia")
 1987-1995 Matlock (TV Series) (writer - 4 episodes)
- The Heist (1995) ... (writer: "Peach Pickin' Time Down In Georgia")
- The Hunting Party: Part 2 (1989) ... (writer: "Peach Pickin' Time Down In Georgia" - uncredited)
- The Hunting Party: Part 1 (1989) ... (writer: "Peach Pickin' Time Down In Georgia")
- The Power Brokers: Part 1 (1987) ... (writer: "Peach Pickin' Time Down In Georgia")
 1990 Cry-Baby (writer: "IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW")
 1987 Dolly (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (1987) ... (writer: "Hobo's Meditation")
 1978 Renaldo and Clara (writer: "Muleskinner Blues")
 1977 September 30, 1955 (writer: "In the Jailhouse Now")
  The Johnny Cash Show (TV Series) (1 episode, 1970) (writer - 4 episodes, 1970 - 1971)
- The History of Country Music: Part 1 (1971) ... (writer: "Train Whistle Blues", "Mule Skinner Blues")
- Episode #2.14 (1971) ... (writer: "Mule Skinner Blues")
- Episode #2.6 (1970) ... (writer: "Blue Yodel #9")
- Episode #1.31 (1970) ... ("In the Jailhouse Now")
- Episode #1.16 (1970) ... (writer: "Muleskinner Blues")
 1959 Country Style, U.S.A. (TV Series short) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.12 (1959) ... (writer: "T for Texas")
 1952 Feed the Kitty (Short) (music: "Sleep, Baby, Sleep" - uncredited)
 1948 Silver Trails (writer: "For the Sake of Days Gone By")
 1948 The Rangers Ride (writer: "The Yodeling Ranger")
 1945 Riders of the Dawn (writer: "Sleep, Baby, Sleep")
 1939 The Bear That Couldn't Sleep (Short) (music: "Sleep, Baby, Sleep")
 1938 Prairie Moon (writer: "In the Jailhouse Now" (1928) - uncredited)
 1929 The Singing Brakeman (Short) (performer: "Waiting for a Train", "Daddy and Home", "T for Texas") / (writer: "Waiting for a Train", "Daddy and Home", "T for Texas")
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Pictured on a 13¢ US commemorative postage stamp in the Performing Arts and Artists series, issued in his honor 24 May 1978. See more »


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