The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #105248   Message #2163521
Posted By: Mark H.
04-Oct-07 - 08:18 AM
Thread Name: Interesting e-mail
Subject: RE: Interesting e-mail
Nutters like that ought to get out less.
When my old band, Hokum, did "St. James Infirmary" ("Gambler's Blues") one time, a member of the audience appeared prepared to fight to "prove" that Cab Calloway wrote it. Mention of the ballad "The Unfortunate Rake", a possible precursor, might have tipped him over the edge.
Nice post, Herge, and I hope to see more of the same.