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September 13, 2013

"Put a twenty-dollar gold piece on my watch chain / So all the boys will know I died standing pat."

St. James Infirmary - Louis Armstrong And His Savoy Ballroom Five Recorded on December 12, 1928. Armstrong, Louis (Trumpet, Vocal) Robinson, Fred (Trombone) Strong, Jimmy (Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone) Redman, Don (Clarinet, Alto Saxophone) Hines, Earl (Piano) Carr, Mancy (Banjo) Singleton, Zutty (Drums)

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 13, 2013 10:34 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Oh, nice.

Posted by: chuck at September 13, 2013 10:54 AM

I love this song. The first time I remember hearing it, my girlfriend's dad, a veteran of D-Day, was playing it on a big reel-to-reel tape recorder. Eventually the girl and I broke up, but her dad was my friend from then on.

Speaking of standing pat, my family always puts some folding money in the pocket of the deceased, just a little something, as Granny Baker of Kellyville said, to tide them over until they meet up with friends.

Posted by: mushroom at September 13, 2013 1:43 PM

Wonderful tune! Thanks for posting!

THOSE were the days!

These... not so much, eh?

Posted by: Dr. Everett V. Scott at September 15, 2013 12:58 AM

i must add a link to thia blog, from mine, if you dont mind, please reply, thx

Posted by: Hershel Drabek at October 13, 2013 9:30 PM

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