Jimmie Rodgers: T for Texas

Just got back from Texas. In honor of that state, here is one of Jimmie Rodgers’ most disturbing songs.

~ by lolarusa on November 23, 2009.

3 Responses to “Jimmie Rodgers: T for Texas”

  1. :-) Not a relation…

  2. Disturbing? Yes. Smooth and syncopated, too. He really seems at ease and comfortable and clever, much like Hank Williams. Kind of a proto honky tonk, maybe?

  3. It’s not especially reassuring that Bessie Smith and other early blues women were always hollerin’ about shootin’ their men, either… Sigh.

    I do love the blues, but the lyrics are frequently horrifying.

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