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Trombonist Ike Rodgers was dynamic in St. Louis through the 1920s and early ‘30s, regularly going to Chicago, Richmond, IN, or Grafton, WI to create records, usually along with his friend, the barrelhouse pianist Henry Dark brown. Rodgers mainly plants through to blues recordings produced through the years 1929-1934. His presumed existence on Ma Rainey’s “Dark Bottom” program in Dec 1927 is difficult to verify; if Ike is at the studio room, he was standing up set for the singer’s regular slide horn operator, Al Wynn. ON, MAY 7, 1929, Rodgers and Dark brown supported vocalist Mary Johnson on a set of edges for the Brunswick label. Two times later on, the trombonist produced his only documenting as a innovator. “Malt Can Blues,” by Ike Rodgers & His Biddle Road Boys, premiered because the flipside of Brown’s “Stomp ‘Em Right down to the Bricks,” both recordings offering commentary by guitarist Lawrence Casey. On August 16, 1929, Rodgers documented eight game titles with Dark brown and streetwise blues vocalist Alice Moore. Rodgers teamed up with cornetist Baby “Jay” Wayne and pianist Roosevelt Sykes on Sept 7, 1929, to get vocalists Edith North Johnson and Blind Teddy Darby. Upon this auspicious event, Johnson spontaneously made up a blues she known as “The Honeydripper,” and following the record was slice, she bestowed the name on Sykes as his fresh nickname. A variant of the song will be utilized as Sykes’ theme tune for another 50 years, and it’s really worthy of noting that Ike Rodgers performed his horn on the initial. Rodgers lower some more edges with Dark brown and Mary Johnson in November of 1929 and in Feb of the next season. His last two known documenting sessions occurred on August 18 and 24, 1934, with Mary Johnson, Alice Moore, Arthur “Artwork” McKay, Tecumseh “Tee” MacDonald (who was simply occasionally billed as Dolly Martin), along with a hot little music group billed as Peetie Wheatstraw & His Blue Blowers. Obtainable recorded evidence areas Rodgers in group with great early program trombonists like Charlie Irvis, Charlie Green, Honore Dutrey, George Brashear, Preston Jackson, Chink Johnson, Albert Wynn, and Child Ory.

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Full Name Ike Rodgers
Music Songs It Hurts So Good, Malt Can Blues, Blues Stomp, Screenin' The Blues, Nickel's Worth Of Liver, Broadway Street Woman Blues, Kid Man Blues, Good Chib Blues, Black And Evil Blues, Barrelhouse Flat Blues, Lonesome Dream Blues, Prison Blues, My Man Blues, Key to the Mountain, 21st Street Stomp, Twenty First Street Stomp, Blind Boy Blues, Barrel House Flat, Nickles Worth of Liver Blues
Albums The Fabulous Trombone Of Ike Rodgers, Ike "Sackbutt" Rodgers Blowin' the Blues

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The Good Italian 2015 Short William
Leverage 2010 TV Series Chapman
As the World Turns 2008 TV Series Neal Stokes
Sinner 2007 Stephen
Windfall 2006 TV Series Pascal / Patrick
Stranded 2006/I Short Mark (as Michael Rodgers)
Final Fantasy XII 2006 Video Game Judge Magister Gabranth (English version, voice, as Michael Rodgers)
Bones 2006 TV Series Jesse Kane
CSI: Miami 2006 TV Series Keith Gifford
Killer Instinct 2006 TV Series Mace / Edward Peterson
The Triangle 2005 TV Mini-Series Bruce Geller
The Matrix: Path of Neo 2005 Video Game Doberman (voice, as Michael Rodgers)
Veronica Mars 2005 TV Series Colin Nevin
What's Up, Scarlet? 2005 Bruno
Red Rose 2004 Robert Burns (as Michael Rodgers)
American Dreams 2003-2004 TV Series Colin Blair Colin
Charmed 2004 TV Series First Mate Reznor
Klepto 2003 Sandy Hauser
The Bone Hunter 2003 Aedgar
Auto Focus 2002 Richard Dawson (as Michael Rodgers)
American Family 2002 TV Series Cingean Flanigan
Thank Heaven 2001 Horace
Mysterious Ways 2001 TV Series Everett Collins
Thomas and the Magic Railroad 2000 Mr. C. Junior
The Patriot 2000 unconfirmed
Will & Grace 2000 TV Series Charlie
Escape Under Pressure 2000 Rupp (as Michael Rodgers)
Metropolis 2000 TV Movie Nate
Legacy 1999 TV Series
Sugar Town 1999 Journalist (as Michael Rodgers)
At Sachem Farm 1998 Paul
NYPD Blue 1998 TV Series Eddie 'The Fly' Golota
Gia 1998 TV Movie Red Dress Photographer
NightMan 1997 TV Series
The Dentist 1996 Nervous Patient (as Michael Rodgers)

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