St James Infirmary

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Here's a list of interesting links and information about the stories and music in this week's show, "St James Infirmary":

One of our guests on this week's program is New Orleans historian Dr. Charles Chamberlain, founder and owner of Historia Consulting.  He's not your everyday historian, though -- among his many credits you will find he was a "technical advisor" on the film "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter"....
Here's a short video of Charles in front of the legendary "haunted" LaLurie mansion at Royal and Gov. Nicholls Streets in the French Quarter.

 

 


And as for the famous "Voodoo Queen" Marie Laveau, inspiration for the "Papa" French track we played in this episode, here's Charles Chamberlain at her tomb in New Orleans, explaining a few facts about her life

 

 

 

Paul Sanchez spoke to us about performing in his Rolling Road Show with Glen David Andrews -- here's the two-part video of the version of "St James Infirmary" we included in this week's show, filmed at Voodoo in New Orleans, of Glen singing St James Infirmary with the band:

 

 

 

 

THIS WEEK'S TRACK LISTING:

(opening music bed: Charles Mingus - "The Children's Hour Of Dream")
Betty Harris - "I'm Evil Tonight"
(music bed: King Britt - "Power (Voodoo Version)")
"Papa" French and his New Orleans Jazz Band - "Marie LaVeau"
(music bed: Tangle Eye - "O Death")
Dr. John - "Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya"
Dirty Dozen Brass Band - "Voo Doo"
Papa Mali - "Skeleton Bug"
(music bed: Prince La La - "Need You")
   
(music bed: Dirty Dozen Brass Band - "Darker Shadows")
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - "Loup Garou"
Grayson Capps - "Graveyard"
Tom McDermott and Meschiya Lake - "Gloomy Sunday"
(music bed: A. L. Lloyd and Alf Edwards - "The Unfortunate Rake")
Danny Barker - "St. James Infirmary"
(music bed: Chef Menteur - "Paysans De La Mer")
Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show - "St. James Infirmary"
(music bed: Corey Harris - "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground")
Dr. John - "I Walk On Guilded Splinters"

 

 

NEW ORLEANS CALLING is a production of WWOZ, listener-supported community radio in the Crescent City.
Host, writer, editor, interviewer, audio engineer, intrepid field recorder, and co-producer is George Ingmire.
Dave Ankers is the producer.
Melanie Merz is the supervising producer.
Vocal tracks produced by Jorge Fuentes.
National distribution managed by Russell Shelton and Carmen Connor Post.
Web support by David Stafford.
Live tracks mixed by Damond Jacob and Tony Guillory.
Executive Producer is WWOZ’s General Manager David Freedman.
Additional interviews for this show were conducted by Leslie Cooper.

Special thanks to: 
Sally Young and Crystal Gross, for their voice talents;
WWOZ’s Dwayne Breashears, Scott Borne, Dee Lindsey, Lauren Del Rio, Leslie Molson, Beau Royster, and Maryse Dejean;
Rachel Lyons, Dolores Hooper, and the Archives of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation.

 

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