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St. James Infirmary: Origins and Related Songs

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Johnm:
Welcome to Weenie Campbell, ShelleyLee, and thanks for clearing up the identity of Shelley Lee Alley.  Were your Dad and his brother natives of Mississippi like Jimmie, or did they meet him somewhere else?
All best,
Johnm

Shovel:


Seems JR's tune borrowed some lyrics from the Hokum Boys tune or they both borrowed them from elsewhere(s).  As much as music was genre'fied at the time, it's fun to think of Jimmie Rodgers kicking back listening to a stack of (pristine) Paramounts.  Not as fun as listening to JR sing Mean Mama Blues with Louis & Co. though.

Johnm:
Hi all,
This version by the Dixie Ramblers, mentioned earlier in this thread, just came up in my youtube feed.



All best,
Johnm

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