Some of the best tunes cut in the 50s by Jimmie Rodgers – the rockabilly and folk/country cat Rodgers, not the vaunted Singing Brakeman of decades past – splitting the difference between hiccuping rockabilly hip shakers and soaring vocal pop! This self-titled debut LP has some fiery uptempo rhythm numbers but also some mellow ballads, folklore story songs, and others that find Jimmie singing out in a big way, a la Marty Robbins. Titles include "Women From Liberia", "Better Loved You'll Never Be", "Water Boy", "The Ballad Of Black Gold", "Hey Little Baby", "The Mating Call", "I'm Just A Country Boy", "Honeycomb
" and more.
(Heavy black label with roulette wheel and deep groove. Vinyl is clean overall, but has a mark that clicks on one track. Bottom cover has a bit of splitting.)