Wednesday, December 7, 2011
MP3 Monologue - Carl Sandburg and "Those Gambler's Blues" (aka "St. James Infirmary")
The show, to my knowledge, was never produced, and having heard nothing lately I doubt it ever will be. So I have decided to post one, a few, or all of my entries on this blog.
First, though, I want to see if there is interest in this endeavor. I am including the first of those recordings: musings on Carl Sandburg's 1927 book of traditional songs, The American Songbag, which featured the first publication of "Those Gambler's Blues" (and which, as you know, would later become "St. James Infirmary"). This is, at five minutes, by far the longest of the entries. Is anyone interested in hearing more?
To listen, don your headphones and click on: "Monologue on Carl Sandburg and Those Gambler's Blues" MP3
Inquiries into the early years of SJI