"Broken Leeve Blues" 1928 by Lonnie Johnson

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    When the mighty Mississippi broke the leeve in the "great flood" of 1927

    The great blues guitarist Lonnie Johnson released this song.

    Now that the people of the Delta are facing the same situation.

    His song is having a revival.


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pB-qf-L053Q&feature=youtube_gdata_player]YouTube - 'Broken Levee Blues' LONNIE JOHNSON (1928) Guitar Hero Legend Of Blues[/ame]
     
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    Inb4 someone posts "When The Levee Breaks".
     
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    Watching posts by the fcukking k00ks all week, one would think this is a first time event directly due to global warming!!!:oops::oops::oops:


    Epic levels of genius!!!!



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    Thank you, Sunni Man, I really like the old acoustical blues. Sonny Terry, Brownie McGee and the rest.
     
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    You are welcome.

    NPR did a short feature about him and his music today.

    He is definitely an icon of American blues.
     
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    Not quite sure what it has to do with global warming, but the Morganza has never been opened for its designed purpose until now. The only previous time it was opened they did it to save the Old River Control Structure, but the designed purpose was to save Baton Rouge and New Orleans and everything in between,
     
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    The blues are a distinctly American genre of music :cool:
     
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    And it was built because the engineers knew it would be needed someday. I wonder how they knew that? Could it possibly be that because the Mississippi River floodplain is around 200 miles wide in that area that they thought that might be a clue as to how powerful the floods can be?

    Naahhh, that would be logical and an example of common sense.
     
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    Simply awesome.
     
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