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Jimmy Rogers

Jimmy Rogers (born 1924, Ruleville, Mississippi) is a blues guitarist best known for his work as a member of Muddy Waters' band of the 1950s. Raised in Memphis, Tennessee he took up the instrument as a teenager and played professionally in East St. Louis (where he played with Robert Jr Lockwood[?]) before moving to Chicago where he settled in 1947, after a spell in the services. He joined Waters the next year, with whom he helped shape the sound of the nascent Chicago Blues style. He stayed in Waters' band until launching a solo career on Chess Records in 1954. Initially unsuccessful, he retired from music until 1971 when fashions made him a reasonable draw in Europe, and he was able to record again, including a 1977 session with Waters. He continues to record and tour.

See Also : the two Jimmie Rodgers, the singing brakeman and the 50s/60s pop singer.



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