“St. James Infirmary Blues” was made famous through Louis Armstrong’s 1928 recording. Check out the 1990 version by the Tarbox Ramblers.
“Unchained Melody” was written for the 1955 film Unchained. The most famous version is the 1965 recording by the Righteous Brothers.
Rabbit Brown recorded “James Alley Blues” for Victor Records on May 11, 1927. It was included in Harry Smith’s 1952 great Anthology of American Folk Music. Roger McGuinn, Jeff Tweedy, and Jay Bennett covered it on an album that was a tribute to the anthology.
“If Sugar Was As Sweet As You” was written and recorded by Joe Tax. Rockpile (Dave Edmunds lead vocals) covered in on their 1980 album Seconds of Pleasure. They played it fast and like a 1950s song instead of an R&B song.
Trump is a bigot. It’s us against our allies again. This is disgraceful.