08 August 2008

Maneuver Louisiana 1927 Sideways

A good song is a good song is a good song...

In this case, "Louisiana 1927", a Randy Newman song about the flooding of the Mississippi River in 1927 that left hundreds of thousands of people homeless in Louisiana and Mississippi...Written by Newman way back around 1973, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the song has pretty much become an official elegy for the city of New Orleans...

It's a damn fine song. Whether sung by Newman himself in the middle of the day at a Jazz Fest in Stuttgart, or Marcia Ball late at night at a Katrina Benefit gig in New Orleans, or some dude who calls himself GflatMinor playing it on guitar in front of the fireplace in his poorly-lit living room.

Hotcha! Hank

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