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LOCKE HOSPITAL
ST. JAMES HOSPITAL
ST. JAMES INFIRMARY
THE UNFORTUNATE RAKE


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Dragonmom 27 Jun 02 - 04:48 AM
greg stephens 27 Jun 02 - 05:20 AM
Janice in NJ 27 Jun 02 - 06:48 AM
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Irish sergeant 27 Jun 02 - 04:26 PM
X 27 Jun 02 - 04:58 PM
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Subject: St. James Infirmary
From: Dragonmom
Date: 27 Jun 02 - 04:48 AM

Hi, any body remember this being done by the Rolling Stones?

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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: greg stephens
Date: 27 Jun 02 - 05:20 AM

Cant think of any interesting answer, other than "No". Sorry!


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: Janice in NJ
Date: 27 Jun 02 - 06:48 AM

They might have done it live during their Steel Wheels tour, but I cannot find it on any of their albums.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 27 Jun 02 - 08:21 AM

I don't recall the Stones doing it. Joe Cocker did a wonderful slow bluesy version of it in the early seventies.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 27 Jun 02 - 04:26 PM

Hell, the only version I ever heard was Cab calloways although I do play it. Neil


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: X
Date: 27 Jun 02 - 04:58 PM

Funny how things work out. I just finshed tabbing that tune for 5-string banjo. Anyone care for a free copy?


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: Morticia
Date: 27 Jun 02 - 06:44 PM

Yes please


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 27 Jun 02 - 09:10 PM

Me too please.

Steve


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: Dragonmom
Date: 29 Jun 02 - 06:13 PM

May I have one also?


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: X
Date: 29 Jun 02 - 07:38 PM

Dragonmom:

Yes, you may. I've already sent Steve and Morticia their copy. Just PM me and I'll get the tab to you.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: GUEST,Dragonmom
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 03:27 PM

Duh, How do I do that? I do not have P.M. is it on this page? I am not very savy. Thanks, Dragonmom


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: X
Date: 03 Jul 02 - 04:48 PM

I need some type of address to get the tab to you. Maybe an email or P.O. Box address?


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 04 Jul 02 - 07:56 AM

Dragonmom,

First, you need to reset your cookie so that you are not appearing as a guest. Then go to the Personal Pages icon at the top. Once you've clicked on that you will find a Send Message" icon. Click on that and you'll figure it out.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: GUEST,louis armstrong
Date: 24 Oct 05 - 02:07 PM


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: GUEST,lkay
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 04:22 PM

I think my fave version is Arlo Guthrie. It is on his latest Live in Sydney double CD.
I totally love this song.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: number 6
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 04:24 PM

Arlo Guthrie's version yes I agree ... great song ... and a great song to play.

sIx


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: Stewie
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 08:25 PM

There's a beaut relatively recent recording by Hans Theesink on his 'Songs from the Southland' album (Blue Groove CD BG-0061).

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: GUEST,marks
Date: 04 Jan 06 - 11:13 PM

Also listen to it by Dave van Ronk. Does a great version.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: kendall
Date: 05 Jan 06 - 07:28 AM

Gordon Bok did the best version if this one that I have ever heard.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: GUEST,anna
Date: 29 Jul 06 - 10:17 AM

To me the best version is jack elliott / louis armstrong back to back.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: Roberto
Date: 29 Jul 06 - 03:37 PM

I like very much two recordings of this song: Alex Campbell's, in Way Out West, and Snooks Eaglin's, in New Orleans Street Singer(Folkways). R


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 29 Jul 06 - 04:39 PM

I seem to remeber Dave Berry doing a decent version in the days when he had Jimmy Page on the staff. I'm pretty sure the Animals had a crack at it. Might have even made the American charts.

My favourite version was by the late great Gerry Lockran.

Sometimes I feel like I know more dead people than live ones.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Jul 06 - 06:42 PM

I had the pleasure of hearing, live, our very own Mudcatter, Mimosa, sing this in our home in Wyoming, while two others, AllanC and BillSables, were also visiting. I LOVE his version and his singing of it. He did it with a harp and it was glorious. There should be pictures in the Event part of the Mudcat pictures, from way back, I think it was 1998 or '99.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: 282RA
Date: 29 Jul 06 - 11:21 PM

If you want to see a really cool mind-blower, see the old 30s Fleischer Studios cartoon that uses Calloway's version as a soundtrack. You would have thought the artists were on acid but acid hadn't been invented yet. These were the same guys that did Betty Boop and if you're familiar with Betty Boop cartoons then you can guess how strange their St. James Infirmary is. In fact, it may have been part of a Betty Boop--I forget.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: Bugsy
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 12:00 AM

Roberto! That version by Alex Campbell on "Way Out West" was the first time I ever heard the song. (I still think it's about the best version I've heard to date.) It was the very first LP record I ever bought ( @ WH SMITH) and what got me interested in folk music.

I used to think that if only I could play that song on the guitar, I'd be a happy man. How naive is that!

It also has a wonderful version of "Orange Blossom Special"

Cheers


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: Janice in NJ
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 12:06 AM

Eric Burdon and the Animals did do Saint James Infirmary Blues around 1967-1968, about four or five years before Joe Cocker's recording. Lou Rawls recorded the song in the early 1960s and that might have inspired Burdon to do the same.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: GUEST,Frank Hamilton
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 11:32 AM

Jack Teagarden.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: greg stephens
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 11:40 AM

Bugsy: re the Alex Campbell recording of "Orange Blossom Special on "Way out west". To give credit where it's due, the technically astonishing finger-picking on that track was done by the American ragtime guitarist Dave Laibmann, who was living in England at the time.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: GEST
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 12:14 PM

The Bad Girl's Lament is closely related to early texts collected in the Canadian Maritimes and Maine, and was recorded by Wade Hemsworth accompanying himself on guitar.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: GUEST,Anna
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 02:14 PM

the Kinks "Look for me baby" on Kinda Kinks... also has something to do with St James Infirmary...


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Subject: St. James infirmary : Fleischer Studios Cartoon
From: GUEST,Anna
Date: 30 Jul 06 - 02:25 PM

Hey this sounds fun I really really want to watch this cartoon. Do you know where I can find it on the net ? Or do you have it in Divx ?
Thanks!
Anna


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: Bugsy
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 12:45 AM

Greg, I agree 100%. It's a great album though eh?

Cheers


Bugsy


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: GUEST,KB
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 03:25 PM

The Cab Calloway version is in the Betty Boop cartoon "Snow White" (I just checked, isn't the intenet wonderful?)

It is truly stunning.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: 282RA
Date: 31 Jul 06 - 10:06 PM

Try this out. It takes a couple of minutes to load but it's worth it:

http://www.emol.org/movies/bettyboop/snowwhite/movie256k.html


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: number24
Date: 27 Aug 06 - 05:38 AM

thanks 282RA and KB for links to get the betty boop cartoon :)


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: GUEST,ptaff
Date: 20 Apr 08 - 05:09 PM

St. James infirmary


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 08:44 AM

So much of what we did in the 60's seems to stem back to what Josh White did in the 1940's. SJI was one of the first tunes that I and my friends cut our teeth on as guitar pickers. That Am to E change is just so easy and constitutes half the song.

I presume Donovan was just a few months ahead of us. he wrote a song called Cutting Out on his first album , which seemed greatly familiar to us.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: Janice in NJ
Date: 21 Apr 08 - 09:56 PM

Cisco Houston recorded it for Folkways in the 1950s, after he set out on his own. Cisco had such a beautifuuly rich voice; it's a shame he played second banana all those years as Woody Guthrie's sidekick. It wasn't until Woody was hospitalized that Cisco came into his own, and it's even more of a shame that he died of cancer just a few years later.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: GUEST,George Henderson
Date: 22 Apr 08 - 07:16 AM

According to Bert Lloyd the song was first collected in Dublin, Ireland back in the 1780's.

There are hundreds of versions in all English speaking areas.

Luke Cheevers the renowned Dublin singer still has this song in his repertoire and sings it unaccompanied.


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: Jim Carroll
Date: 23 Apr 08 - 03:30 AM

There was a whole Folkways LP devoted to the genre, entitled 'The Unfortunate Rake'.
Jim Carroll


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Subject: RE: St. James infirmary
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 01:37 PM

Earl Hines


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