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 James Burke “St. Louis Jimmy” Oden

James Burke “St. Louis Jimmy” Oden

Birth
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Death 30 Dec 1977 (aged 74)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Plot Sec. FO, Row 10, GR. 12
Memorial ID 10655 · View Source
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Musician. Born in Nashville, Tennesee, he was a blues pianist and composer dubbed "St. Louis Jimmy". After more than ten years playing in and around St. Louis, Missouri, he moved to Chicago in 1933. Chicago became his home base and there he would enjoy a solid performing and recording career for the next four decades. His many songs included "Goin' Down Slow", "Florida Hurricane", "Monkey Face Woman", "Why Work" and "Murder in the First Degree". Oden also traveled the country performing with artist such as Joe Brown, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hocker and Otis Spann. After a serious road accident in 1957, he devoted himself to writing material for other artist and recording until his death. He died of bronchopneumonia, in Chicago, Illinois.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 10 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10655
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Burke “St. Louis Jimmy” Oden (26 Jun 1903–30 Dec 1977), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10655, citing Restvale Cemetery, Alsip, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .