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Jimmy Rogers

:''For the business man, see Jimmy Rogers (author). Other musicians with a similar name are Jimmie Rodgers (country singer) and Jimmie Rodgers (pop singer)

"Jimmy Rogers" (June 3 1924 - December 19 1997) is a blues guitarist best known for his work as a member of Muddy Waters' band of the 1950s.

Jimmy Rogers was born in Ruleville, Mississippi as "James A. Lane" and was raised in Memphis, Tennessee. Rogers learned the harmonica along with his childhood friend Snooky Pryor, and as a teenager took up the guitar and played professionally in East St. Louis, Illinois (where he played with Robert Jr Lockwood) before moving to Chicago, Illinois in the mid 1940s after serving in the military. By 1946 he'd made his first record as a harmonica player and singer for the local Harlem label (not to be confused with the New York-based label of the same name), although his name was not included on the label - the record was issued as by Memphis Slim and His Houserockers.

Rogers joined Waters the next year, with whom he helped shape the sound of the nascent Chicago Blues style. Although he had several successful releases of his own on Chess Records beginning in 1950, he stayed i...

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