Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Name Is Tancill....James Tancill

This is the jackpot of Louisiana music clips. What could be better than a remix of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band version of Saint James Infirmary? Well, how about an animated video to accompany it, made all the better because the animator, James Tancill, is based right here in Lafayette. Tancill did amazing work that evokes, for me at least, the kind of cartoons Polycarp Phillipe Pecot Number 2 used to play in the pre-GMA world of local morning television. King Britt from Philadelphia did the remix and he is featured in the second video discussing the process of gathering the source material as well as doing additional recording for the project. Of course, I didn't find this myself. It was submitted by Daily Meaux reader and semi-frequent commenter, the cryptically named CFSH. It's actually not that hard to de-code if you know her. Our thanks to her for the great find.

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