“See, I was mostly like a creator – that’s what I was about. Creatin’ sounds.”
– Jimmy Rogers –
Jimmy Rogers Harmonica & Guitar Man
Jimmy Rogers (June 3, 1924 – December 19, 1997) was a Chicago blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, best known for his work as a member of Muddy Waters’ band of the 1950s. He also had solo hits on the R&B chart with “That’s All Right” in 1950 and “Walking By Myself” in 1954. A new Blues blog.
Trouble No More Blues
I’m a big fan of Jimmy Rogers, especially the groovy style of his playing. One of my favorite tracks is Trouble No More with Mick Jagger, watch it on top of this blues blog
Rogers was born in Mississippi, raised in Memphis and Atlanta. Jimmy is famous for playing guitar in Muddy Waters band as a guitarist, but he started playing harmonica, what he learned from childhood friend and Chicago legend Snooky Pryor.
Blues band The Headcutters
During the Fourties Jimmy moved to Chicago where he recorded some songs at Harlem Records. But his breakthrough would be in 1947 when he, Muddy Waters and Little Walter started playing together in Waters’s band, The Headcutters or sometimes called The Headhunters. This band defined the style of the Chicago Blues.
Solo-artist Jimmy Rogers
Later in his carreer at the famous Chess Record company Jimmy Rogers started recording as a solo artist and scored a hit with “Thats allright”.
Jimmy Rogers has a Blues Trail Marker in Mississippi. At Sunflower County Ruleville, Churchstreet. More information about the Mississippi Blues Trail marks is cominp on the black bull blues blog.