St Louis Jimmy


St Louis Jimmy | Uncredited | tc107

James Burke “St. Louis Jimmy” Oden was born on June 26, 1903 and died on December 30, 1977. Born in Nashville, Oden began performing with the pianist, Roosevelt Sykes and when Sykes went north to Chicago in 1933, Oden went with him. In Chicago he acquired the nickname “St. Louis Jimmy” and became a friend of Muddy Waters, who introduced him to Aristocrat records where he recorded in 1948, after recording earlier for the Bluebird label.


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