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lamarca Songs About Storms (64* d) RE: Songs About Storms 29 Aug 06


There's two good contemporary songs about the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927, Bill Staines' Louisiana Storm and Randy Newman's Louisiana, 1927, which immediately got picked up again by lots of artists after Katrina -

Louisiana, Louisiana,
They're tryin' to wash us away,
They're tryin' to wash us away...


I heard on NPR this morning that the New Orleans levees were deliberately breached in the 1927 flood to "save" the white part of the city, resulting in the flooding of most of St. Bernard Parish; this has led to rumours and conspiracy theories that the same thing happened this time...


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