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Platypus
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Flood songs

#1 Post by Platypus » Thu Jun 24, 2004 9:02 am

Houston has a few seasons: warm, rainy, hot and humid, and dang hot. I It is now rainy season, with flooding a realistic possibility every time it rains. Right now, it is raining so hard, I can't see the other side of the parking lot. With my dancing cancelled for the evening due to a flood warning, I am reminded that I still haven't come up with enough songs to fill a CD that properly honor the power of the flood. Any suggestions?

Terrible Flood Blues - Big Bill Broonzy
Southern Flood Blues - Big BIll Broonzy
Texas Flood - Buddy Guy
Wade in the Water - Eva Cassidy

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#2 Post by gatorgal » Thu Jun 24, 2004 10:48 am

I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water (?)

In this case you wouldn't, but still I thought it was a good song to add...

Here's hoping you don't need to build an ark.
Tina 8)
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#3 Post by Matthew » Thu Jun 24, 2004 11:44 am

"Tupelo" - John Lee Hooker

Did you read about the flood?
It happened long time ago, in a little country town, way back in Mississippi
It rained and it rained, it rained both night and day
The people got worried, they began to cry,
"Lord have mercy, where can we go now?"
There were women and there was children, screaming and crying,
"Lord have mercy and a great disaster, who can we turn to now, but you?"
The great flood of Tupelo, Mississippi
It happened one evenin', one Friday evenin', a long time ago,
it rained and it started rainin'
The people of Tupelo, out on the farm gathering their harvest,
a dark cloud rolled, way back in Tupelo, Mississippi

Wasn't that a mighty time,
wasn't that a mighty time?
Wasn't that a mighty time,
a mighty time, that evenin'?
It rained, both night and day
The poor people that had no place to go, hmm,hmm
A little town, called Tupelo, Mississippi
I never forget it and I know you won't either.

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#4 Post by Matthew » Thu Jun 24, 2004 12:14 pm

"Take Me Away from the River" - Fletcher Henderson
"Water Faucet" - Jimmie Lunceford
"Backwater Blues" - Jimmy Johnson

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#5 Post by Jake » Thu Jun 24, 2004 12:44 pm

Wade in the Water - Mavis Staples

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#6 Post by kitkat » Fri Jun 25, 2004 12:08 am

If there are going to be Ark songs, then Sidney Bechet's "The Old Ark Is Moverin'," but I guess it's a stretch.

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#7 Post by LindyChef » Fri Jun 25, 2004 7:45 am

Al Green - Take Me to the River
Laverne Butler - Backwater Blues
Barbara Morrison - Down by the River

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Re: Flood songs

#8 Post by Lawrence » Fri Jun 25, 2004 5:54 pm

Platypus wrote: Texas Flood - Buddy Guy
Actually, that's a Stevie Ray Vaughn song... or at least he did it first in 1983. (His first album was "Texas Flood" if I recall correctly). Buddy did it as a tribute to Stevie.
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#9 Post by wheresmygravy » Fri Jun 25, 2004 11:09 pm

Stormy Weather by your choice of favorite versions.

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#10 Post by smunky » Sat Jun 26, 2004 7:13 am

it's gonna rain - the coastline band

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