Jim Odom

Jim Odom joined forces with LeRoux in 1981 for the RCA Records release of So Fired Up. Born July 14th, 1961 in Baton Rouge, LA, Jim began his musical career at an early age. He played in several succesful Rock and Roll bands in the late '70s before accepting a scholarship from Downbeat Magazine to attend the prestigous Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Following a successful stint in the Boston music scene, Jim returned to Louisiana and formed the popular local band Asia. During recording sessions with that band, Jim became good friends with LeRoux drummer David Peters.

When LeRoux found itself needing to replace the omni-talented Jeff Pollard, David recommended Odom. The So Fired Up sessions were complemented by Jim's intense guitar technique. He also co-wrote three of the ten songs on that album.

Following the breakup of LeRoux in 1983, Odom formed the group Network with the then-Kansas band touring vocalist Terry Brock. Brock and Odom wrote many fantastic songs together, including the National Lampoon's European Vacation movie closing track "Back In America."

While playing, writing, and touring were Jim's passion, he also began producing and engineering music for many bands in Southeast. His engineering efforts produced Gold and Platinum sales awards and work in many studios such as Criteria Studios in Miami, The Village in Los Angeles, and Studio in the Country in Louisiana.

Jim is presently the founder and president of PreSonus Audio, a global manufacturing company that designs and develops recording products for musicians. PreSonus is now a premier brand in the recording products industry with distribution to over 50 countries worldwide. Jim's designs can be found in the US at Sweetwater Sound, the Guitar Center retail chain, the Sam Ash retail chain, and over 1,000 independent musical instrument retailers.

Music Credits
ARTIST / GROUP ALBUM LABEL
Tab Benoit w/Louisiana's LeRoux Night Train To Nashville Telarc CD-83674
Tab Benoit w/Louisiana's LeRoux Power Of The Pontchartrain Telarc CD-83654
LeRoux So Fired Up RCA (AFL1-4510)
LeRoux So Fired Up (Japan) BMG (BVCM7197)
LeRoux Bayou Degradable Razor & Tie (2114-02)
LeRoux Ain't Nothing But A Gris Gris JAC (1948)
LeRoux AOR Live AOR Heaven 2664
C'Vello C'Vello Rendezvous BMG (6200)
Cinderella Heartbreak Station MCA B000001FZN
Doobie Brother Tom Johnston Dirty Dancing RCA (6408-1-R)
Doobie Brother Tom Johnston Dirty Dancing Collector's Edition RCA (67780-2)
Doobie Brother Tom Johnston Dirty Dancing Ultimate Edition LIONSGATE (NYSE:LGF)
Tab Benoit Power Of The Pontchartrain Telarc CD-83654
Head East War and Roses  
RokBox RokBox  
Ground Zero One  
Anne Trufant This We Believe  
Anne Trufant Legacy  
Videos
ARTIST / GROUP COMPANY SONG
LeRoux RCA Carrie's Gone
LeRoux RCA Lifeline
Tours
YEAR GROUP / ARTIST COUNTRIES
1982-present Louisiana's LeRoux USA
2006-2008 Tab Benoit USA
2009 LeRoux w/Steve Cropper, Jimmy Hall, Big Luther Kent USA
Songwriting
TITLE ARTIST / GROUP ALBUM
Back In America Network European Vacation Soundtrack
So Fired Up LeRoux So Fired Up
Carrie's Gone LeRoux So Fired Up
Look Out LeRoux So Fired Up
Turning Point LeRoux So Fired Up
My Heaven Can't Wait LeRoux Ain't Nothing But A Gris Gris
Don't Stand In My Way LeRoux AOR Live
Look Out LeRoux AOR Live
Movies / Videos
MOVIE ARTIST / GROUP COMPANY SONG
Dirty Dancing Doobie Brother Tom Johnston Vestron Where Are You Tonight
European Vacation Network Warner Brothers Back In America
Television
SHOW NETWORK ARTIST / GROUP YEAR
PM Magazine NBC LeRoux 1983
National Sports Festival ESPN First Airborne 1986
Rockin' The Nottoway PBS LeRoux 1997
Crescent City Juke Box Cox Cable LeRoux 2003
Write On H-TV Jim Odom 2005
Write On H-TV Jim Odom 2006
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