Louis Armstrong: St. James Infirmary


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Louis Armstrong St. James Infirmary from The Best of Jazz Classics



Bill Williams
A Grandson of slaves, a boy was born in a poor neighborhood of New Orleans known as the "Back of Town." His father abandoned the family when the child was an infant, His mother became a prostitute and the boy and his sister had to live with their grandmother. Early in life he proved to be gifted for music and with three other kids he sang in the streets of New Orleans. His first gains were the coins that were thrown to them. A Jewish family, Karnofsky, who had immigrated from Lithuania to the USA had pity for the 7-year-old boy and brought him into their home. Initially given 'work' in the house, to feed this hungry child. There he remained and slept in this Jewish families home where, for the first time in his life he was treated with kindness and tenderness. When he went to bed, Mrs. Karnovsky sang him a Russian Lullaby that he would sing with her. Later, he learned to sing and play several Russian and Jewish songs. Over time, this boy became the adopted son of this family. The Karnofskys gave him money to buy his first musical instrument; as was the custom in the Jewish families. They sincerely admired his musical talent. Later, when he became a professional musician and composer, he used these Jewish melodies in compositions, such as St. James Infirmary and Go Down Moses. The little black boy grew up and wrote a book about this Jewish family who had adopted him in 1907. In memory of this family and until the end of his life, he wore a star of David and said that in this family he had learned "how to live real life and determination." You might recognize his name. This little boy was called Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong. Louis Armstrong proudly spoke fluent Yiddish!
Andre Mdn
I went down to St. James Infirmary Saw my baby there She was stretched out on a long white table So cold, so sweet, so fair Let her go, let her go! God bless her wherever she may be She can look this wide world over But she'll never find a sweet man like me (*Laughter* braggin') When I die bury me in straight lace shoes I want a box-back coat and a Stetson hat (John B., that is) Put a twenty dollar gold piece on my watch chain So the boys will know that I died standin' pat
Jasmine Baloyan
"If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know." ~ Louis Armstrong
Hamza Larry
01:52 AM in bed drinking a warm cup of rooibos tea, listening to Louis & in the background i hear Cape Town winds telling winter is here...
Orl Cal
The tempo is so slow the song almost feels as if it's about to break apart and each beat drift away. It's beautiful, as slow as it can afford to be.
jigsawzoubir
Louie is the only guy that can make you smile in the middle of one of the saddest songs ever.
Mike Mal
This is so hauntingly beautiful it hurts
QuantumSkyburner
"Hahaha braggin"
Marvin Lucas
Back in 1999 I had a young girlfriend that died on me. All I could think about was this song.
Sydney Peters
I don't know why this is on my mind so strong tonight. Thought I would share. When I was about 16 I went to breakfast alone with my Papa (grandfather). Before we went in we sat in the parking lot for probably 30 minutes with him fiddling with the radio trying to get the CD to play a certain song. I told him it was no problem and that I could look it up, but he wanted me to listen to it right then. I felt such a connection to him and that song. Its a happy memory but I still get teary when I hear it. One of my regrets is not requesting it to be played at his funeral. But I think he knows what it means to me.
Ultra Fake News
I see dislikes...How is this possible?
linda doty
He plays this so slowly I am just on the edge of my seat waiting for the next note...........Nobody any better than Satchmo...........
gental robots
This is a great song to smoke to
Gigi Erba
St. James Infirmary, Louis Armstrong I went down to St. James Infirmary Saw my baby there She was stretched out on a long white table So cool, so sweet, so fair Let her go, let her go, God bless her Wherever she may be She can look this wide world over But she’ll never find a sweet man like me  ( braggin') When I die bury me in straight lace shoes I wanna a box-back coat and a Stetson hat Put a twenty-dollar gold piece on my watch chain So the boys’ll all know that I died standing pat
Lee Tilghman
who downvotes Louis Armstrong?
CoMa
Listening to this on lsd has to be one of the single most beautiful moments i have experienced in my life. Louis Arsmstrong is a true musician, always played straight from the heart.
mark ciale
As moving and chilling as the day it was first recorded.
pg123fish
must have watched 20 versions before I got here.  Should started here first.  NOBODY tops this.
Dadboss
I thought I liked Cab Calloway's version, but Louis....you got him beat!
MoonLady
I love how he laughs and says bragging... :D
TheElegantShadow
Koko The Clown brought me here. :3
Adikshith Ojha
Hugh Laurie brought me here and boy am I glad he did.
Jefferson Steelflex
I went down to St.James Infirmary Saw my baby there She was stretched out on a long, white table So cold, so sweet, so fair Let her go, let her go, God bless her Wherever she may be She can look this wide world over But she'll never find a sweet man like me When I die bury me in shoes, I want a Boxback coat and a Stetson hat Put a twenty dollar gold piece on my watch chain So the boys will know that I died standin' pat
tmvrocks
I want this played at my funeral.
Christine Cha
Wow, a new depth is felt when I listen to him play, like my world changed somehow. This song gives me the chills and my soul is swayed to and fro with the song
Jen Mccaleb
Probably one of my favorite songs done by Louis. His playing and voice transcends generations and time itself.
Shakly Show
woooohwee. that song gave me the chills- the good kind. If it wasn't for the BioShock and Fallout games, I wouldn't have found these nice tunes.
poppachubby chubby
Bass – Mort Herbert Clarinet, Backing Vocals – Peanuts Hucko Drums – Danny Barcelona Piano – Billy Kyle Trombone – Trummy Young Trumpet, Vocals – Louis Armstrong
Lachlan.
This is the most unsettling song I've ever listened to
AndrewGurn
I had to check this out since it's mentioned in the novel I'm reading, "The Plague" by Albert Camus. At least one of those thumbs down is Dr. Rieux's.
Nathan Bjørnson
Makes me think of when Katrina hit.
Peggy Ferrera
Can't beat Louis Armstrong!! No matter where your at on Bourbon St. You'll always hear this song~~
The Right Honourable Jimmy
I want to go to New Orleans because of that great man
youssoupha fall
Sublime beauté de merveille Plaisir des Oreilles rythme infiniment tendrement magnifique totalement renversante Sony voix émotions de Plaisir respectueusement Merci
4c00h
summertime, eleanor rigby, st james infirmary - anyone else hear the similarities?
bluegender2005
The Camus' Plague brought me here
Emin Hacıyev
"Taste of Cherry" brought me here...
BigSpiderback
Louis said that the Karnofsky family taught him to sing from the heart; and King Oliver taught him to play the melody.I met Louis when he invited me into his dressing room at intermission. Louis recordings were so powerful and authoritative, I was shocked at how short he was in person.Louis' recordings taught everybody how to swing with a gorgeous tone and play high notes with beauty.
AresXX22
Better than every pop shit playing on the radio!
turbostewi
Dr. House/ Hugh Laurie brought me here
Nodovico Settembrini
Alber Camus - La Peste...
Jon Buckley
This is a particularly good version.
Theodore Huxtable
Pops ad-lib game is crazy. 
Salvador Medina
I like Cab Calloway's version the best
J. Jallatte
Louis Armstrong and The All Stars, September 30-October 2, 1959, Los Angeles Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal) Young, Trummy (Trombone) Hucko, Peanuts (Clarinet) Kyle, Billy (Piano) Herbert, Mort (Bass) Barcelona, Danny (Drums)
Margi Lebold
For me this is the iconic version of this song.  Wonderful!!!
Duggy Dugg
who are the 43 "dislikes" ....?  geez louise ... he is fabulous
Switcharoo12
Camus's "The Plague" brought me here.
Ad Hoc
one of the best songs ever
Wise Guy
Just when I thought I have heard everything music has to offer.
Nattaraht Legrand
Musique qui rappellle tous les amis et parents morts trop jeunes.
dcpigpen
They should really disable dislikes on certain videos.
lilredbaby1979
The Best Of the Best everybody Mr. Louis Armstrong the Greatest
Quentin Monnier
trop classe j'adore (je suis le seul français a écouter ça :( )
Noémie Legras
Never tired of this song !!! <3
Francisco Bocanegra
More music like this please ?
Martin Cook
160 people don't like this....imagine that
Antonios Hatzopoulos
ΤΞΙΔΕΥΟΝΤΑΣ ΣΤΟΝ ΠΑΡΑΔΕΙΣΟ
LesPaul2006
Braggin :)
Kuba Jakubowski
I wasn''t familiar with this version and its... The best one! Pops is the greatest by all means.
Robert Burnett
Clint: The lack of jazz exposure to young people is almost criminal. No jazz stations anymore. little left in schools. However, Google the jazz camps around the country. Many young artists attend. Some scholarships are given. Spread your interest around. Style and Class still might have a chance. Thanks, R. Burnett.
Face-Face In Space
the best animu
oscar tejeda
orgasmo auditivo
Pintobill McMeyer
A towering musical talent...
Alex De Palex
Beautiful pitch black music.
František Kára
brutal
solamente cmg
Blues ... Muito foda .... É engraçado pensar qi ouvi essa musica muito foda num desenho de 1933 e to curtindo muito ela hj ....
bonghoger
this is a ripper! absolutely rockin
Gottfried Lenz
Чума привела меня сюда P.S.: А. Камю
Alef Adriano
Abbas Kiarostami brought me here
Anna Berry
This is my favourite version of this song - but i can't find it anywhere else - all the other armstrong recordings seem to be quite different
joe zou
小号的声音真是奇怪啊。冷酷的,热烈的;痛楚的,欢乐的。不能分清。好似烫伤跟冻伤是一样的。你也不能分清那曲子是抚慰了你,还是对你的痛苦推波助澜。这是首老曲子,但也没有老到古久以前,尽管自它诞生以后——大概是在上世纪二十年代——常被用于葬礼上演唱,如同它已存在了千年。在这个曲子里,Armstrong吹出的小号声就像哭泣过后的阵阵颤栗,而我却一遍遍地听。Trumpet voice is really strange ah cold, warm, painful, happy can not distinguish between like scald and frostbite is the same you can not distinguish that song is soothe you, or the pain of your flames to help this is the old song, But it was not old to ancient times, though since its birth - probably in the twenties of the last century - often used for funeral singing, as it already existed for thousands of years in this song Armstrong blowing out the trumpet like After crying bursts of trembling, and I listen over and over again.
Colter Ross
One of my favorite Louis Armstrong song.
Friendly Black Hottie
So beautiful <3 It's astonishing this was recorded 70 years before I was even born.
Falcon
1001 songs to listen to before you die?
Don Schmitz
Killer sad, powerful gorgeous, soulful. Wow. I play this on harmonica but the horn sound wins in this in this case
BlazzingSaber
This deserves another replay...
Zarathoustra
best version ever
Arutea_
I guarantee that if you try to sing this song like Louie you will cry. You don't even have to be sad. but that passion, that emotion in the song.. It gets to you.
Mah Mah
Magnifique . Merci
Vincent Washington
I thought Bobby Blue Bland had the best version of this unforgettable Blues&Jazz classic but Louie showed me better
Johan Capiau
1 of my Number 1 songs ,That I Love So Much Fantastic and amazing 
robert simpson
the best trumpet ever!
DSM SERVIS
pure jazz from KING of JAZZ
syd chaden
The Lord packed an incredible combination of talent and personality into Louis Armstrong.
Sebastian Richards
I went down to St.James Infirmary Saw my baby there Sat down on a long white table So sweet, so cold, so fair Let her go, let her go, God bless her Wherever she may be She can look this wide world over She'll never find a sweet man like me When I die I want you to dress me in straight lace shoes Boxback coat and a Stetson hat Put a twenty dollar gold piece on my watch chain So the boysll know that I died standin' pat
Thomas Staples
That's cab calloway singing in the background, in case you didn't know
David katano
I imediatly stop all my movements to listen this piece of God
Peder Lettstroem
A Stetson hat of course.
Vincent Washington
God Bless Her Wherever She May Be...in Jesus name, Amen 🙏
Keira Lancaster
it makes my chest ache, oh God I love it
Lisa Fer
Does anyone know of a song or songs that are similar to this one? Yes Jazz songs but ones that have the same eerie and haunting vibe as this one. Please and thank you! (No darude sandstorm please)
Boyo Amsterdam
Who in da hell can thumb down this?
Osbaldo Mocino
The soul in the song makes my heart so warm. A true legend, Louis
Out of the Grave
Sachmo was the Best!!!!
Armand
Camus - La Peste ...
Maria Shmertzmin
I hearing is poor but I could hear everything in this song 😍
Josue Lopez
This reminds me of several things. First off, the Nicktoon "Rugrats" when they mentioned the trumpet player "Satchmo," secondly, the ending of "Taste of Cherry" when Kiarostami zooms out and shows the production of the feature. Good song, man.
Damian O.
Good while reading The Plague (Camus) : )
William Fleuriau
Great moment