"The story of [Rodgers'] enormous influence, bursting with names of stars, stalwarts, and one-hit wonders, and featuring discographical endnotes for most chapters, is the immensely piquant and satisfying meat of one of the most intelligent, fascinating, and cogent pop-music histories ever."--BookList (Starred Review)
Barry Mazor has been writing about American music since the 1970s. A long-time senior editor for the roots and pop music magazine and website No Depression, he writes frequently on country and pop music for The Wall Street Journal. Recent winner of the Charlie Lamb Award for Excellence in Country Music Journalism. He lives in Nashville, TN.
Enjoyed the Book and it gave me a whole new prospective on his music.Published 1 month ago by Mike Thies
This is a very interesting book about the influence Jimmie Rodgers had on American music.
It's not a biography of Jimmie Rodgers, although it does contain a lot of... Read more
I got "Meeting Jimmie Rodgers" because I wanted to learn more about the "Father of Country Music". I did get a good general biography of the life of Jimmie Rodgers but, when his... Read morePublished on July 24, 2011 by Randy Keehn
Hats off to Barry Mazor's diligence and hard work in researching this book and then writing it in such a way as to make enthralling for the casual reader as well as the... Read morePublished on May 16, 2011 by P. HAZELL
When most writers opine about the origins of American popular music, they focus deeply on African American music--the blues, jazz or rarely black gospel. Read morePublished on April 17, 2011 by Kevin Fontenot
Barry Mazor is without a doubt one of the finest writers about music I've ever encountered. He's eloquent, insightful and eminently readable. Read morePublished on December 13, 2009 by Daffy Du
I was only vaguely familiar with Jimmie Rodgers when I picked this book up, recalling him as a "yodeling cowboy", a precursor to childhood singing cowboy heroes Gene Autry and Roy... Read morePublished on November 24, 2009 by Jerry Saperstein
Really well researched and well written music bio. Anyone interested in the roots of American music, or who just likes to read a good artist bio, will get something out of this.Published on November 6, 2009 by Brian J. Greene
This book is an in depth description of the legacy country singer Jimmie Rodgers had on the development of modern country and pop music. Read morePublished on October 24, 2009 by David W. Southworth