Wednesday, July 05, 2006

SJI In The News

Only one mention of "St. James Infirmary" was found this week by Google News Alerts. It's a review of the new Chris Thomas King album, by Gerald M. Gay in the Arizona Daily Star.

Blending heartfelt original blues ballads with traditional material, "Rise" reads almost like a storybook, taking listeners from the days following Katrina to the eventual acceptance and recovery process....

Mixed in with King's own tracks are traditional melodies — many made famous by one of New Orleans' most popular musicians, Louis Armstrong. Songs like the solemn "St. James Infirmary" and the upbeat "What a Wonderful World," which finishes out the album, add an old-school New Orleans flavor to the release.