Thursday, 22 April 2010


St. James Infirmary Blues.

This traditional American folk song has been interpreted under various guises and is represented in various genres from Louis Armstrong, who first made it famous in 1928, to The White Stripes, on their 1999 self-titled debut.

Below we have sifted and shifted through to pick four different tracks that deserve some mention or distinction. After sampling each song and carefully analysing it's merits you need to go to the sidebar to vote for whichever incarnation you believe to be best...

Here's what to do:
1) click 'Read More'
2) listen to the tracks
3) vote for your bestest

1. Bobby Bland - American blues and soul singer.

2. Louis Armstrong - Jazz trumpeter and singer from New Orleans.

3. Allen Toussaint - American composer, musician and record producer.

4. The White Stripes - Rock duo from Detroit, Michigan.

Now that you have, in theory, listen to all the tracks it's time to head on over to the voting box in the sidebar.

Thank you and happy voting!!

1 comment:

  1. All of them are just healing !
    Wonderful musicianship and that feeling !