The pride of the Late Show, Jon Batiste, performs the song from his album 'Hollywood Africans' that earned a Grammy nomination for Best American Roots Performance. 'Saint James Infirmary Blues.'
Weeks from a crucial election, this lament about voting (or not) is spot on
The minor blues is saddest with its' own sorrow and pain
You'll know it when you hear it with its sombre sad refrain
It's a major situation, givin' me the minor blues
Simple lyrics and a spare melody on an acoustic guitar preach a deep life lesson.