Louis Armstrong played on the original Jimmie Rogers version of “Blue Yodel No 9.” Here he re-recreates it with Johnny Cash and the Johnny Cash Show 1970.
When the Country Music Hall of Fame was established in 1961, Rodgers was one of the first three (the others were Fred Rose and Hank Williams) to be inducted. Rodgers was elected to the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970 and, as an early influence, to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. “Blue Yodel No. 9″ was selected as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Rodgers was ranked #33 on CMT’s 40 Greatest Men of Country Music in 2003.