The 13-cent Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933) stamp was first available on May 24, 1978, at Meridian, Mississippi. Jimmie Rodgers brought southern music to center stage in the United States. He is remembered particularly for his songs about railroading. The songs of blacks who worked for the roads influenced him, and he is known by many as the 'Singing Brakeman'. He died of tuberculosis in 1933.