The song, “St. James Infirmary” has a significant cult following around the globe. Enthusiasts for this song, music of the era, and information about them, live in Europe, Australia, and throughout North America.
Harwood’s blog for I Went Down to St. James Infirmary, is an excellent resource for familiarizing yourself with the discussion around SJI (St. James Infirmary). Updated regularly.
Also, nonotes, Rob Walker’s site devoted to "St. James Infirmary" includes a several part interview with Robert Harwood on the subject of this book.
Read Andrew Lawrence of Community Guitar Resources on the song and the book.
If you aren't familiar with the range of covers for the song, YouTube hosts a variety of live performances of “St. James Infirmary,” including Cab Calloway, Koko the Clown, and Louis Armstrong ... together with many home-spun versions. The blog continues to explore new variations, complete with links to audio or video recordings.Contact Harland Press for more information.