I Went Down To St. James Infirmary (2020)

I Went Down To St James Infirmary Investigations into the shadowy world of early jazz blues in the company of Blind Wilie McTell Louis Armstrong Don Redman Irving Mils Carl Moore and a host of others and where did this dang song
  • Title: I Went Down To St. James Infirmary
  • Author: Robert W. Harwood
  • ISBN: 9780980097430
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Paperback
  • Investigations into the shadowy world of early jazz blues in the company of Blind Wilie McTell, Louis Armstrong, Don Redman, Irving Mils, Carl Moore, and a host of others, and where did this dang song come from anyway
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    One Reply to “I Went Down To St. James Infirmary”

    1. An interesting look at the origins of the traditional song, but I don t think I d recommend it to anyone other than music scholars or big fans of the song.

    2. Robert Harwood does a very good job of tracing the roots of the legendary American song St James Infirmary, finding similarities with the 18th century British folksong The Unfortunate Rake and also the American ballad The Streets of Laredo He also uses the history of this song to show the beginnings of the music industry s creation of Race Recordings, the recording of African American artists for sales to the Black community In addition, he uses a copyright trial over the name of the song to ill [...]

    3. The first half was most interesting to me because it deals with some of the folk origins of the song The second half is a lot of biography about bandleaders blues musicians which is not so much my bag But it is all very readable and the author s passion is apparent.

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