Goin' Down Slow
CAT # OBCCD-584-25
1. Poor Boy 4:29 2. Nothin' But The Blues 3:36 3. Mother's Day Blues 3:45 4. Some Sweet Day 2:14 5. Dog House Blues 4:32 6. My Heart Is Loaded With Trouble 2:54 7. I'm St. Louis Bound 3:53 8. Goin' Down Slow 3:50 9. Sweet As She Can Be 2:53 10. Monkey Faced Woman 4:11
James Oden (1903-1977) was born in Nashville and spent most of his prolific career in Chicago, but it was in St. Louis during the 1920s that he earned his nickname and honed his skills as a blues singer and songwriter. St. Louis Jimmy went on to pen material for such giants as Muddy Waters, Little Walter, and Otis Spann and scored a major hit of his own in 1941 with the haunting “Goin’ Down Slow.” The now-standard blues song was reprised, along with nine other highly personal compositions, at this intimate 1960 session, where Oden was backed by a combo that featured the churchy piano of Robert Banks and, on two selections, the guitar of Jimmy Lee Robinson.
with Jimmy Lee Robinson, Robert Banks, Leonard Gaskin, Belton Evans
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