St. Louis Jimmy


Goin' Down Slow

  • Release Date: 14 Jun 1996
  • OBCCD-584-2

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 persona… MORE