Have just finished reading "Meeting Jimmie Rodgers" and thoroughly enjoyed it. Your research is phenomenal.
I particularly enjoyed Chapter 12. Can I ask what you think of a theory that "Pistol Packin' Mama" by Gene Vincent owed a lot to Jimmie? Eddie Cochran arranged it and the guitar is very much an updated electric version of Jimmie's licks.
Just completed Meeting Jimmie Rodgers. Couldn't put the book down. I also just returned from Burnet, Tx. where a group of roots musicians hold a bi-annual jam. My 80 year old uncle brought his Dobro and played a mean "Waiting For A Train" and "Blue Yodel #1". I told everyone about your mention of the Burntex Theater show by Jimmie 82 years ago Feb. One other book connection: I just got back from touring with R.Stevie Moore, the son of Bob Moore, who played bass on the Hank Snow Jimmie Rodgers recordings. Also, my grandfather who owned Thomason Phonograph Co. In Tyler, Tx. delivered Jimmie Rodgers records all over north Texas. He may have been the supplier to Pinson's drugstore in Abernathy, Tx. Thanks for such an educational and entertaining book.
Just read your article on Mike Seeger and signed up for No Depression. I would love to introduce you to the line of roots instruments that Saint Blues Guitar Workshop here in Memphis is building. Along with our high-end , boutique guitars, we are making aline of cigar box guitars called a Delta Blues Box and an electric washboard that we designed for Cody Dickinson. Visit our website at www.saintblues.com or call me at 901-229-1451 when you have a moment.
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