Whether you live in a flood-prone area or not, there are plenty of songs about flooding that will touch your soul. Here are some suggestions: ‘Louisiana 1927’ by Randy Newman, ‘Don’t Drink the Water’ by the Dave Matthews Band, ‘Nathan’s ark’ by Memphis Minnie, and ‘Crash on the Levee’ by Incubus.
‘Louisiana 1927’ by Randy Newman
A song focusing on the devastating effects of natural disasters has gained renewed popularity after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. The song ‘Louisiana 1927’ by Randy newman tells the story of the devastating flood that struck the Gulf Coast in 1927. It begins with a piano solo before gradually escalating to a full orchestra.
This heart-rending song by Randy Newman is a powerful piece that captures the essence of disaster relief efforts. Although Newman grew up in Los Angeles, he spent part of his childhood in Louisiana. The song tells of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, which was one of the worst natural disasters in United States history. The song has now become an unofficial anthem for the Deep South and was performed during Newman’s 2005 fundraising concert.
‘Don’t Drink the Water’ by Dave Matthews Band
‘Don’t Drink the Water’ is a song by the Dave Matthews Band. It was released as the lead single from their album Before These Crowded Streets, and features Alanis Morissette and Bela Fleck on banjo. The song is about the slaughter of Native Americans by European colonists. It also makes reference to racial injustice and apartheid, and the band released three music videos to promote the song.
‘Don’t Drink the Water’ is an important song for many reasons, but the most obvious reason is the lyric. The band’s music was heavily influenced by African cultures, and they understood the tribal history of both the continent and the U.S., which inspired them to write this song. The band also purposely chose instruments that represent Native American and African tribes.
The lyrics are extremely powerful. Matthews’ angry voice and the backing vocals of Alanis Morrisette give the song a very political tone. Although the band’s sound is upbeat, the song is about colonization and the abuse of Native Americans. The album also features the’spoon’ single, which features the haunting voice of Alanis Morissette.
‘Crash on the Levee’ by Incubus
This Incubus tune focuses on the funkier side of Rock with a grooving 4/4 groove with syncopated hi-hat accents. The opening verse begins with a melodic tom pattern and a series of open and closed hi-hat accents. The second verse features further embellishments on the hi-hat. A 16th-note hi-hat groove closes out the song.
While they have been out of the spotlight in recent years, Incubus’s best albums still have their own unique sound. Those of us who love Incubus’ music might want to check out their live show. The band has a knack for mixing big, sludgy riffs with hip-hop scratching. Some tracks even hint at a Pearl Jam-type band.
‘Love and Theft’ by Bob Dylan
‘Love and Theft’ was released on September 11, 2001, by Columbia Records. The album features Dylan’s touring band. He also added keyboardist Augie Meyers to the recording sessions. The result is an album that is both timeless and contemporary. The record was critically acclaimed and continues to be a popular choice among Dylan fans.
Bob Dylan’s third studio album is filled with a unique mix of Americana. While Dylan usually recorded solo albums with his band, he often brought in a rotating cast of session musicians for his recordings. This album delivers on Dylan’s promise, featuring a crackling backing that recalls vintage Chicago blues, classic country, and Sun Records rockabilly. Whether it is Dylan’s intention or not, “Love And Theft” is a classic and a worthy listen.
The song Mississippi was also an outtake from Dylan’s album Time Out Of Mind. It is dedicated to Dylan’s first wife, Sara Lownds. The song is a classic tale of missing the one who got away. It sits perfectly within Dylan’s folk and country routes, but Dylan thinly veils his pain and heartache.
The band Dylan used for the recording of ‘Love and Theft’ was the best of the Bob Dylan band to date. They played over 106 concerts during the Never Ending Tour, which was in its 14th year. The band included Texan guitarist Charlie Sexton and session veteran Larry Campbell.
Dylan’s songs are based on real life situations. The album was praised by many and is regularly ranked among the top ten Dylan albums. Johnny Cash called it “his finest album.”