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History of a Song: When the Levee Breaks

It was only last year that I learned that the great Led Zeppelin song “When the Levee Breaks” was not an original.

The original came from Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie, as a reaction to the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. 373 more words

Damned Levees; They Breaks!

I grew up listening to blues.

…sort of.

Like most any white kid in the suburbs of the 70s and 80s, I listened to hard rock. 572 more words


If it keeps on rainin' ...

This is the fifteenth installment of a series about the Mountain Dude, a wandering guy with an ESP-like “gift”.  The Mountain Dude, some readers may recall, made a few enigmatic appearances in  550 more words

Mountain Dude