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Saturday, 30 November 2013

When the Levee Breaks

The version of When the Levee Breaks by Kristin Hersh on the Your Ghost CD single is attributed to Page, Plant, Jones, Bonham and  Minnie.
This is somewhat strange as it was first recorded by Minnie and her husband Kansas Joe McCoy in 1929.
This song was written following the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and on my Ladies of the Blues No. 4 CD, purchased in a French hypermarche, it is attributed to Minnie and Joe McCoy.
I have a hunch that the blog police will take umbrage at the the third post (which would be a bit rich as it is not their song in the first place!) so hopefully you will forgive me if I attribute it to El Zee.

By the way has anyone read Paradoxical Undressing by Kristin Hersh? I keep meaning to take it out the library but it looks a wee bitty intense.

Kristin Hersh - When the Levee Breaks

Memphis Minnie & Kansas Joe - When the Levee Breaks

El Zee - When the Levee Breaks

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