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Thread #104326   Message #2136052
Posted By: Fred McCormick
29-Aug-07 - 10:37 AM
Thread Name: Music History Question: Jimmie Rodgers
Subject: RE: Music History Question: Jimmie Rodgers
Richie,

I can definitely recommend Porterfield's biography on Jimmie Rodgers, which also contains a useful discussion of Ralph Peer and his involvement with country music. When I read it I felt he could have pulled a few less punches, especially where Peer was concerned. However, given the extent to which he was relying on the co-operation of family members, his reticence is understandable.

Otherwise I think you'll find it the most accurate source of information on both caballeros there is.