Jimmie Rodgers - The Soldier's Sweetheart

Here's Jimmie Rodger's first recording for Victor Recordings and Ralph Peer.

Jimmie Rodgers - Sleep, Baby Sleep

Here's Jimmie Rodgers with his 2nd recording for Victor Recordings in 1927.

Jimmie Rodgers - Blue Yodel (T For Texas)

Here's Jimmie Rodgers singing "Blue Yodel" also known as "T For Texas."

The Beginnings

Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes (known as Old Time Music at that time) in the southern Appalachians for several years, It wasn't until August 1, 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee, that Country Music really began. There, on that day, Ralph Peer signed Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family to recording contracts for Victor Records.