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Gonna put you in the river see if you can't drown, tie a rock around your neck and see if that'll keep you down - Casey Bill Weldon, No Good Woman 1937

Author Topic: Ernest Rodgers  (Read 1310 times)

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Offline othartheom

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Ernest Rodgers
« on: June 16, 2007, 07:00:03 AM »
Hey guys, I'm new around here and I thought you guys might be able to help me out with a question I've had for a while. I found a really great tune on the net that is public domain years ago. It's a version of "Willie the Chimney Sweeper" by Ernest Rodgers. I can't find any information on this guy. Does anyone know how much he recorded or anything like that?

thanks much

Offline MTJ3

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Re: Ernest Rodgers
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2007, 08:19:28 AM »
"Ernest Rodgers" doesn't appear in Blues and Gospel Records 1890-1943 as a recording artist, vocalist or accompanist.  B&GR reports that Ernest Rogers was recorded by the Library of Congress at Angola in July 1934, singing "Baby, Low Down, Oh, Low Down Dirty Dog" and that there was an Ernest Rogers who was a "hillbilly" recording artist.

Offline Bunker Hill

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Re: Ernest Rodgers
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2007, 08:42:21 AM »
It's the "hillbilly" artist who made the song "famous" and probably in Tony Russell's discography. I think he was from Atlanta and a former journalist turned stage performer. About a decade ago this song, its lineage and recordings was the topic of a Frankie Jaxon discussion on a blues internet group. Which one? Don't ask me, haven't a clue sorry.

Offline othartheom

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Re: Ernest Rodgers
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2007, 10:16:48 AM »
Thanks for the info fellas

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