PLEDGE WEEK: “Blue Yodel #9” by Jimmie Rodgers

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PLEDGE WEEK: "Blue Yodel #9" by Jimmie Rodgers
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Welcome to the third in the Pledge Week series of episodes, putting up old bonus episodes posted to my Patreon in an attempt to encourage more subscriptions. If you like this, consider subscribing to the Patreon at http://patreon.com/join/andrewhickey .

This one is about “Blue Yodel #9” by Jimmie Rodgers, but it’s really about two great women who shaped twentieth century popular music without much credit — Lil Hardin and Elsie McWilliams

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Episode 37: “I Walk The Line” by Johnny Cash

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Episode 37: "I Walk The Line" by Johnny Cash
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Johnny Cash

Episode thirty-seven of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs looks at “I Walk The Line” by Johnny Cash, and is part two of a trilogy on the aftermath of Elvis leaving Sun, and the birth of rockabilly. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

Patreon backers also have a thirteen-minute bonus episode available, on “Don’t Be Angry” by Nappy Brown.

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Episode 16: “Crazy Man Crazy” by Bill Haley and the Comets

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A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
Episode 16: "Crazy Man Crazy" by Bill Haley and the Comets
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Bill Haley and the Saddlemen

Welcome to episode sixteen of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we’re looking at “Crazy Man Crazy” by Bill Haley and the Comets. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

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Episode 14″Jambalaya” by Hank Williams

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A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs
Episode 14"Jambalaya" by Hank Williams
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Hank Williams

Welcome to episode fourteen of A History of Rock Music in Five Hundred Songs. Today we’re looking at “Jambalaya” by Hank Williams. Click the full post to read liner notes, links to more information, and a transcript of the episode.

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