1958 Jimmie Rodgers – Are You Really Mine

1958 Jimmie Rodgers – Are You Really Mine

Jimmie Rodgers grew up in Washington state. He learned to play the piano from nis mother and sang in the church choir. He only lasted one year in college before he left to join the military.  Jimmie ended up in Korea, where he bought a second-hand guitar and formed a singing group.

The army transferred Jimmie to a small town near Nashville in 1954. He began playing and singing in a small local club.

Jimmie won $700 when he sang Honeycomb on Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts program. The appearance led to a contract with Roulette Records. They released Honeycomb as a single and it topped the Hot 100 in 1957. Four more top ten singles followed in less than two years.

Are You Really Mine reached #10 in 1958 and the single became Jimmie’s last top ten record; it was not even in the top 100 records of the year. 

Jimmie’s next singleBimbombay, peaked at #11, but he didn’t even reach the top forty again between 1960 and 1966.

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/jimmie-f-rodgers-mn0000658483/biography
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmie_Rodgers_(pop_singer)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Are_You_Really_Mine%3F

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