Tuesday, 2 January 2018

"St. James Infirmary," as performed by Louis Armstrong et alia

A recent overnight stay in a local hospital (a part of my body that had been proceeded upon normally and safely by highly qualified and competent medical professionals joined the club of statistically anomalous phenomena that force all those poking and probing pros to make you sign a paper that accepts the reality of organic variety) got me wondering about songs involving hospitals. This song topped the Google list. I'd listened to it before, but today I was probably sadder than I was then. It's a very sad song, but the beauty of the trumpet and clarinet and the voice and the lyrics cheered me right up.

Louis Armstrong. Oh, my, Louis Armstrong.

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