QUICK FACT–JIMMIE RODGERS

JIMMIE RODGERS NOT ONLY CHARTED A #1 HIT RECORD…HONEYCOMB IN AUGUST OF 1957…WITH HIS FIRST CHARTED HIT, BUT CONTINUED TO CHART TOP TEN HITS WITH HIS FIRST 5 HIT SINGLE RECORDS, THEY ARE:

HONEYCOMB—8/1957 #1

KISSES SWEETER THAN WINE—11/57 #3

OH-OH, I,M FALLING IN LOVE AGAIN—2/58 #7

SECRETLY—5/58 #3

ARE YOU REALLY MINE—8/58 #10

HIS NEXT RECORD…BIMBOMBEY—11/58 JUST MISSED THE TOP 10, CHARTING AT #11.

ALL OF THESE HITS WERE ON ROULETTE RECORDS.  JIMMIE WOULD CHART 25 BILLBOARD HOT 100 HITS BETWEEN 1957 AND 1967.  HE IS THE #17 RANKED ARTIST OF THE 1950’S, AS LISTED BY JOEL WHITBURN IN HIS RECORD RESEARCH BOOK—TOP POP SINGLES 12TH EDITION.  HIS FOLK-POP RECORDINGS AND HIS WONDERFUL VOCAL RANGE, MADE HIM ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR RECORDING ARTISTS OF THE “GOLDEN ERA OF ROCK AND ROLL”.

TILL THE NEXT TIME—JOE

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