April 19, 1989
Jack R. Barnes has been named president and chief executive officer of Mission Valley Bank, San Clemente. Stewart S. Mortensen, chairman, had been acting president following the departure of Jimmie Rodgers in January. Barnes, president and chief executive of Allied Bancorp, a holding company, has served as a consultant to Mission Valley Bank since last October. He was previously president of Mission Viejo National Bank.
February 24, 1995 |
Haggard's versions of nearly two dozen songs by the late Jimmie Rodgers make up more than a meeting of country legends from different eras. Haggard sings these tales of wanderlust and loss with such conviction and character that this collection, first released in 1969, underscores the timeliness of country music's everyman focus. Reissues are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (essential).
March 5, 1988
George V. Horton, 76, a songwriter and country music performer whose best known songs include "Mockin' Bird Hill," "Sugarfoot Rag," "Teardrops in My Heart" and "Choo Choo Ch' Boogie." With Gene Autry, Lionel Hampton, Jimmie Rodgers and other collaborators, Horton's work as a writer and arranger brought him 28 gold records and earned him induction in the Song Writers Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn., in 1971. In New Port Richey, Fla., on Monday of a heart attack.
August 16, 1992
If rock paleontologists are looking for the first rock record, why are they digging up rhythm 'n' blues records? Almost none of the records mentioned are rock 'n' roll. In fact, some of them, like "It's Too Soon to Know," aren't even R&B; they're ballads. Oh well, if no less an authority than the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is not going to distinguish between pop, rock, R&B, country, rockabilly, soul, doo-wop or anything else, why should I? The first rock 'n' roll record was Jimmie Rodgers' "Jimmie's Mean Mama Blues" from 1930.
February 4, 1996 |
Bob Dylan, record executive? The voice of his generation has joined the ranks of superstars with their own record labels--an as-yet-unnamed joint venture with Columbia Records, his recording home (with a brief interruption) since 1961. Little detail is available yet on the company's plans or exactly what Dylan's role will be, but a first album project is underway--a tribute album to country music progenitor Jimmie Rodgers, with Dylan serving as executive producer.
September 17, 2007
I was shocked at the omission of singer Karen Carpenter, who died at 32 of the diet disease anorexia, from your otherwise excellent piece on the health and premature deaths of rock and pop stars ["Final Note Comes Early for Rockers," Sept 10]. Jon Konjoyan Toluca Lake -- Great piece. It drove me, a lifelong pop/rock/folk fan, to come up with more sad names (maybe I should get a life?).
October 2, 2011 |
Singer and songwriter Holly Williams, the granddaughter of country music giant Hank Williams, knew something big was up when Bob Dylan approached her at a gig several years ago and handed her a handful of song lyrics he wanted her to peruse. "He didn't say anything," Williams recalled recently, "but I could immediately tell from the simple English and the cut-to-your-heart, lonesome lyrics. He said, 'These are some [Hank Williams] lyrics that were found, and they've asked me maybe to do a whole album, or I may have other artists do them.'" That was the beginning of her involvement in "The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams," a long-gestating project that's finally seeing the light of day on Tuesday.
October 12, 1995 |
The dobro is not an easy instrument to love. It's a type of acoustic guitar with an aluminum resonator. The dobro is sometimes jokingly referred to as a guitar with a pie tin stuck in the middle. Mike Auldridge, who will play with his band Chesapeake in Northridge on Friday night, loves the dobro. His interest in it was originally sparked because an uncle played the instrument on some old recordings with country music legend Jimmie Rodgers in the 1920s.
September 30, 1990 |
Artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as performers and forefathers: 1985: Performers--Chuck Berry, James Brown, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Fats Domino, the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Elvis Presley. Forefathers--Robert Johnson, Jimmie Rodgers, Jimmy Yancey. 1986: Performers--the Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, B. B.
March 16, 1986 |
"GUITARS, CADILLACS, ETC. ETC." Dwight Yoakam. Warner Bros. The debut album from L.A.'s fast-rising honky-tonker (who headlines the Roxy on Tuesday) has a brambles-in-his-britches, chaw-in-the-jaw believability that would be best appreciated blaring out of a jukebox in a beer-soaked bar.