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St. James Infirmary

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  1. Phil B.

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    St. James Infirmary is a very old song that has had many variations, but cannot be denied as one of the most powerful and long lasting tunes in blues/jazz history. Eventually, it also bled over into the rock scene.

    LINK: St. James Infirmary Blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia





    A list of different renditions

    01-Doc Watson With Richard Watson & Jack Lawrence — St. James Infirmary
    02-Cephas & Wiggins — St. James Infirmary
    03-Garland Wilson — St. James Infirmary/ When Your Lover Has Gone
    04-Bobby Blue Bland — St. James Infirmary
    05- Henry Red Allen — St. James Infirmary
    06-Rosa King — St. James infirmary
    07-Dick Curless w — St. James Infirmary
    08-Hot Lips Page — St. James Infirmary
    09-Henry Red Allen — St. James Infirmary
    10-Louis Armstrong — St. James Infirmary
    11-Kid Ory & Henry Allen — St. James Infirmary
    12-Roosevelt Sykes — St. James Infirmary
    14-Stan Kenton — Gambler’s Blues
    16-Henry ‘Red’ Allen — St. James Infirmary
    17-Angela Brown, Albert C.Humprey & Christian Chritstl — St. James Infirmary
    18-Buddy Blue — St. James Infirmary
    19-Turk Murphy Jazz Band — St. James Infirmary
    20-Louis Armstrong — St. James Infirmary
    21-Doc Watson with Richard Watson & Jack Lawrence — St. James Infirmary
    22-The Dirty Dozen Brass Band — St. James Infirmary
    23-Henry Red Allen — St. James Infirmary
    24-Snooks Eaglin — St. James Infirmary
    25-Blind John Davis — St. James Infirmary
    26-Mojo Buford — St. James Infirmary
    27-Jack Teagarden — St. James Infirmary
    28-Jack Teagarden, Family & Friends — St. James Infirmary
    29-Jack Teagarden — St. James Infirmary
    30-Jack Teagarden — St. James Infirmary
    31-Jack Teagarden — St. James Infirmary.m4a
    32-Jack Teagarden — St. James Infirmary
    33-Kansas City Frank and His Footwarmers — St. James Infirmary
    34-Humphrey Lyttelton — St. James Infirmary
    35-Marva Wright — St. James Infirmary
    36-Cab Calloway And His Orchestra — St. James Infirmary
    37-Jonah Jones — St. James Infirmary
    38-George Lewis Oxford 10 — St. James Infirmary
    39-Julia Lee — St. James Infirmary
    40-Butch Thompson — St. James Infirmary
    41-Billie And De De Pierce — St. James Infirmary
    42-Kid Ory’s Creole Jazz Band — St. James Infirmary
    43-Little Mack Simmons — St. James Infirmary
    44-Doc Evans, Knocky Parker, Albert Nicholas — St. James Infirmary blues
    45-Bob Crosby — St. James Infirmary
    46-Jack Teagarden — St. James Infirmary
    47-Buck Clayton — St.James Infirmary
    48-Artie Shaw — St. James Infirmary – Part 1
    49-Dave Van Ronk — Gambler’s Blues
    50-Artie Shaw — St. James Infirmary – Part 2
    51-Dr. John — St. James Infirmary
    52-R. Crumb — St. James Infirmary
    53-Ben Webster — St. James Infirmary
    54-Pete Fountain — St. James Infirmary
    55-Sidney Bechet — St. James Infirmary
    56-Jack Teagarden — St. James Infirmary.m4a
    57-Jack Teagarden — St. James Infirmary.m4a
    58-Artie Shaw & His Orchestra — St. James Infirmary, Pts. 1-2
    59-Cab Calloway & His Orchestra — St. James Infirmary
    60-Cab Calloway & His Orchestra — St. James Infirmary
    61-Stuff Smith — St. James Infirmary
    62-Bill Coleman — St. James Infirmary
    63-Mattie Hite– St. Joe’s Infirmary (Those Gambler’s Blues)
    64-Duke Ellington — St. James Infirmary
    65-Pete Seeger — St. James Hospital
    66-Louis Armstrong — St. James Infirmary
    67-Jack Teagarden — St. James Infirmary
    68-The Doors — St. James Infirmary
    69-Blind Willie McTell — Dying Gambler
    70-Art Hodes — St. James Infirmary
    71-Josh White — St. James Infirmary
    72-Animals — St. James Infirmary
    73-Arlo Guthrie — St. James Infirmary
    74-Brownie McGhee — St. James Infirmary Blues
    75-Cab Calloway — St. James Infirmary
    76-Chris Thomas King — St. James Infirmary
    77-Creed Taylor Orchestra — St. James Infirmary
    78-Bessie Smith — Dying Gambler’s Blues
    79-Dixieland Rhythm Kings — St. James Infirmary
    80-Ernest Tubbs — Drivin’ Nails In My Coffin
    81-Hot Lips Page — St. James Infirmary
    82-Jackie Wilson — St. James Infirmary
    83-Joe Cocker — St. James Infirmary
    84-Johnny Kendall And The Heralds — St. James Infirmary
    85-Kathy Kersh — St. James Infirmary
    86-Kent DuChaine — St. James Infirmary
    87-Louis Armstrong — St.James Infirmary
    88-Peter Fountain & Al Hirt — St. James Infirmary
    89-Perez Prado — St. James Infirmary
    90-Ramblin’ Jack Elliott & Dave Van Ronk — St. James Infirmary
    91-Louis Armstrong — St. James Infirmary
    92-Hokum Boys — St. James Infirmary
    93-Hokum Boys — St. James Infirmary
    94-Cab Calloway — St. James Infirmary
    95-Jimmy Smith — St. James Infirmary
    96-Tom Jones & Jools Holland — St. James Infirmary
    97-The Triffids — St. James Infirmary
    99-James Solberg Band — St. James Infirmary Blues
    100-Alex Hill And His Orchestra — St. James Infirmary
    101-Harlem Hot Chocolates — St. James Infirmary
    102-Suspense — St. James Infirmary (Radio Drama)
    103-Alex Harvey — St. James Infirmary
    105-The Ventures — St. James Infirmary
    106-White Stripes — St. James Infirmary Blues
    107-Wingy Manone & His Orchestra — St. James Infirmary
    109-Harry Connick Jr. — St. James Infirmary
    110-Blind John Davis — St. James Infirmary
    112-Blind Willie McTell — Dying Gambler
    117-Cab Calloway — St. James Infirmary
    121-What Me Worry Jug Band — St. James Infirmary
     
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    A few of my favorite versions of the tune,


    Allen Toussaint: St. James Infirmary



    Louis Armstrong: St. James Infirmary



    Cab Calloway: St. James Infirmary



    Zephyr: St James Infirmary



    The Animals: St. James Infirmary



    Bobby Blue Bland: St. James Infirmary





    and probably my favorite version, which is a variation on the theme...

    KoKo Taylor and Willie Dixon: Insane Asylum

     
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  3. Phil B.

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    Oh, and lest I forget, the most recent

     
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    To extend the thread check out Dyin' Crapshooter's Blues (Blind Willie McTell and later Dave Bromberg more recently on You Tube ) great lyrics...Also As a bit of an old fogie and folkie I remember a song by Steeleye Span ..When I was on horseback which would fit with the earlier variants....
     

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