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Jimmie Rodgers-387

December 24, 2017

24th December – anniversary of Al Runyon (Aug 23, 1918 – Dec 24, 1998) country singer who enjoyed a long career as a radio broadcaster, from the late 1930s to early 1960s. Talents included an ability to mimic country, rockabilly and pop artistes, and doing comedic routines (as country bumpkin ‘Uncle Elmer’). His recording legacy includes a celebrated album of Jimmie Rodgers covers – several tracks are included on BACM’s CD 387. Our CD511 (Hillbilly On A Budget Vol 2) includes Al’s renditions of some Hank Snow hits. Superb!

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