Backwater Blues

Album: Big Bill Broonzy Sings Folk Songs (1927)
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  • This early Broonzy composition is also known as "Southern Flood Blues," and was inspired by the Deep South floods of 1917. Broonzy claimed it was based on his personal experience but in view of his vivid imagination and penchant for telling tall tales, it remains to be seen how truthful that is.

    It was also recorded by Bessie Smith. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
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