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Boo Boo Davis
Boo Boo Davis
James Davis
Born (1943-11-04) November 4, 1943 (age 74)
Drew, Mississippi, United States
Genres Electric blues
Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, harmonica, guitar, drums
Labels Black & Tan Records
B.B. King

James "Boo Boo" Davis (born November 4, 1943)[1] is an American electric blues musician. Davis is one of the few remaining blues musicians who gained experience singing the blues in the Mississippi Delta, having sung to help pass the time while picking the cotton fields.[2]


Early life

Davis was born in Drew, Mississippi, where he was raised in the heart of Mississippi Delta. Davis's passion for music started at age five when his mother took him to church and he played the harmonica and sang.[3] When he was eighteen years old he began playing drums for the family band, Lard Can Band, because Davis did not possess a drum kit and was forced to play on a lard can. The band featured his multi-instrumental father, Sylvester Sr., his younger brother Sylvester Jr. on the guitar, and his sister Clara on vocals. The band played throughout the state of Mississippi, including a stint as the back up for B.B King, who was unknown at the time.[1]

Davis's song "I'm So Tired", was used in a television commercial for 5-Hour Energy and an episode of Sons of Anarchy.



  • East St. Louis (1999)
  • Can Man (2002)
  • The Snake (2004)
  • Drew, Mississippi (2006)
  • Name of the Game (2008)
  • Ain't Gotta Dime (2009)
  • Undercover Blues (2011)
  • "What Kind of Shit Is This?" (2014)
  • Oldskool (2015)
  • One Chord Blues (2016)

Compilation albums

  • Keeping Music Alive (2005)
  • Black & Tan Sampler, Vol. 2 (2007)


  1. ^ a b "Boo Boo Davis Bio". STLBLues. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "Boo Boo Davis Bio". Black & Tan Records. Archived from the original on September 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011. 
  3. ^ "Boo Boo Davis Bio". Crossroads. Archived from the original on 2001-03-01. Retrieved . 

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