Last week we toyed around with old school and new school. So let’s try a little old school and WAY old school, kicking the night off with an ancient blues number written by Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy. It’s a song about the Great Mississippi Flood of ‘27 that flooded tens of thousands of square miles over months at a time and probably changed this country more profoundly than any single event other than the Civil War, even though most Americans are barely aware it occurred.
More recently of course, some long-hairs from England went and copied the song and made it famous. But rather than play that version, I thought we’d change it up a bit and post the Led Zeppelin version as covered by a group right out of Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love.” Just for fun, you know.
Have a great weekend all….
– Jay Bookman