#1
I thought it would be a good idea to start a thread about historical events that connected to the blues somehow. An obvious one would the the Flood of 1927 which lead to songs like High Water Everywhere, When The Levee Breaks, ect... Anyways Discuss.
#2
Jim Crow Laws obviously lead to a lot of songs.

Don't want to be an actor pretending on the stage
Don't want to be a writer with my thoughts out on the page
Don't want to be a painter 'cause everyone comes to look
Don't want to be anything where my life's an open book

Phish - Waste
#3
If your talking about the Ohio River flood, that happened in 1937, not 1927.

I just did a huge paper on the Ohio, so.
#4
Quote by WyldeGibsonPlyr
If your talking about the Ohio River flood, that happened in 1937, not 1927.

I just did a huge paper on the Ohio, so.


No this was when the Mississippi River flooded, and caused many blacks to work on rebuilding levees at gunpoin in 1927.
#5
Oh, well what'd you know.

Thats kinda crazy how both flooded in a span of 10 years. Two big rivers for North America too.
#6
Another effect of the Flood of 1927, after the blacks didn't have to work at the levees anymore, most of them moved north to Chicago and Detroit, which helped start Chicago and Detroit Blues
#7
i once watched a DVD of a history of the blues concert. it started with African stuff and went all the way up to stuff like Mayer.

with everything in between, of course. it was cool