woensdag 4 september 2013

Hans Theessink - St James Infirmary (Cafe De Amer)

"St. James Infirmary Blues" is based on an 18th-century traditional English folk song called "The Unfortunate Rake" (also known as "The Unfortunate Lad" or "The Young Man Cut Down in His Prime"), about a soldier who uses his money on prostitutes, and then dies of a venereal disease. Variations typically feature a narrator telling the story of a young man "cut down in his prime" (occasionally, a young woman "cut down in her prime") as a result of morally questionable behavior. For example, when the song moved to America, gambling and alcohol became common causes of the youth's death. There are numerous versions of the song throughout the English-speaking world. It evolved into other American standards such as "The Streets of Laredo."(Wikipedia)

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Hans Theessink  heb ik in de loop der jaren diverse keren zien optreden,zowel solo,als met zijn eigen band of met de Zeeuwse band Champagne Charlie .Altijd mooie optredens ,rustige man ,uitstekende gitarist.
Het nummer  "St. James Infirmary Blues"is ontelbaar veel gecoverd,ook Van Morrison heeft  het nummer opgenomen voor het album "Whats Wrong With This Picture" en heeft het regelmatig op zijn setlist staan

Op onderstaand weblog zijn vele versies van "St. James Infirmary Blues" te vinden

 http://prewarblues.org/2008/07/so-young-so-cold-so-fair-the-saint-james-infirmary-blues/

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