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Decoration Day Blues

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Decoration Day Blues
Decoration Day Blues


Deluxe 6-panel digipak with comprehensive booklet and updated liner notes.

Together with John Lee Hooker and Eddie Kirkland, the magnificent but overlooked Bobo Jenkins was a pivotal figure in the Detroit blues scene of the '50s and '60s. An electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, Jenkins worked at the Packard Motor Company and on the side, managed a garage, before landing a job at Chrysler, where he worked for 27 years. He wrote most of his great songs while working on the assembly line. He got his rhythms from the machines on the line, and he would state that it was like listening to a band all day.

This collector's CD release contains those hard-to-find 7" sides Bobo Jenkins made for different imprints like Chess, Fortune, and Boxer. Highlights include the sensational "Democrat Blues," "10 Below Zero," and "Bad Luck & Trouble." In addition, this remastered set also presents other obscure recordings Jenkins cut in Detroit at the peak of his career, some of them on his own record label, Big Star.


  1. Name
  2. Democrat Blues
  3. Bad Luck & Trouble
  4. Decoration Day Blues
  5. Baby, Dont You Want To Go
  6. 10 Below Zero
  7. Seasick And Water Bound
  8. Nothing But Love
  9. Tell Me Who
  10. Shake em On Down
  11. I Love That Woman
  12. Cold Hearted Blues
  13. You Will Never Understand
  14. Tell Me Where You Stayed Last Night
  15. Have You Heard The News?
  16. If You Were The Only Woman
  17. 24 Years
  18. Realing & Rocking
  19. She Wanna Sell My Monkey
  20. Decoration Day Blues [Alternate Take]
  21. Baby, Dont You Want To Go [Alternate Take]
  22. 10 Below Zero [Alternate Take]
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