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Robert Harwood

February 2, 2023

On this episode of Inquiry, we talk with writer, musician, photographer, and music historian ROBERT W. HARWOOD. He has spent decades researching the many origins of one jazz-blues classic and he tells that wild story in I WENT DOWN TO ST. JAMES INFIRMARY: INVESTIGATIONS IN THE SHADOWY WORLD OF EARLY JAZZ-BLUES IN THE COMPANY OF BLIND WILLIE MCTELL, LOUIS ARMSTRONG, DON REDMAN, IRVING MILLS, CARL MOORE, AND A HOST OF OTHERS, AND WHERE DID THIS DANG SONG COME FROM ANYWAY?