Well, the NOnotes interview has now been posted - in five parts!
The first part can be found here - mostly discussing "Dyin Crapshooter's Blues"
The second part can be found here - regarding AL Lloyd, John and Alan Lomax, The Unfortunate Rake, Iron Head Baker, Leadbelly . . .
The third part can be found here - regarding how Redman brought the song to Armstrong in Chicago
The fourth part can be found here - legal issues and early recordings
The fifth part can be found here - "St. James Infirmary" goes to court
Rob is, to put it mildly, an SJI enthusiast. His questions were probing, a challenge and a delight to answer.
If you are among the few who find this sort of stuff interesting, there's more in the book!