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Jimmy Durante: Give a Man a Job

1933

Jimmy Durante: Give a Man a Job

Give a Man a Job - 1933

Can you think of a more timely song? Jimmy Durante captures the mood of the nation as perfectly now as he does then. Of course, the National Recovery Administration, which as part of FDR’s New Deal, encouraged employment, a minimum wage and a maximum of weekly hours: You and you and you and you You’ve […]

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Jimmie Rodgers: The Singing Brakeman

1930

Jimmie Rodgers: The Singing Brakeman

Jimmie Rodgers in The Singing Brakeman - 1930

In 1930, Jimmie Rodgers was probably one of the hottest Americana pop artists in America. Five years later, he would be dead. Born in 1897, a native of Mississippi, Jimmie Rodgers, along with the Carter Family, would influence generations of country musicians to come as the Blue Yodeler with songs like “In the Jailhouse Now,” […]

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