By The Associated Press
RULEVILLE – Blues guitarist and vocalist Jimmy Rogers will be honored with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail. The marker will be unveiled today in Ruleville.
Rogers was born James A. Lane near Ruleville in 1924. He adopted the name Jimmy Rogers and joined in the post-World War II Chicago blues scene.
He was a member of Muddy Waters’ first band in Chicago. Rogers recorded the blues standards “That’s All Right,” “Chicago Bound” and “Walking By Myself.”
After playing for a year in Wolf’s band, Rogers retired from music for eight years, running a clothing store and a taxi business. He returned actively to performing in 1969 and remained active as a performer and recording artist until his death in 1997.