Jimmie Rodgers

Jimmie Rodgers

About Jimmie Rodgers

James Frederick 'Jimmie' Rodgers (born September 18, 1933 in Camas, Washington, United States) is an American singer. He is not related to the country singer of the same name. Rodgers was taught music by his mother, learned to play the piano and guitar, and joined a band called 'The Melodies' started by violinist Phil Clark, while he served in the United States Air Force in Korea. Like a number of other entertainers of the era, he was one of the contestants on Arthur Godfrey's talent show on the radio. When Hugo Peretti and Luigi Creatore left RCA Records for Morris Levy's company, Roulette Records, they became aware of Rodgers' talent and signed him up. In the summer of 1957, he recorded a song called 'Honeycomb', which had been recorded by Bob Merrill and Georgie Shaw three years earlier. The tune was Rodgers' biggest hit, staying on the top of the charts for four weeks.