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Title: When The Levee Breaks - Memphis Minnie
Post by: daddystovepipe on November 19, 2013, 11:06:52 AM
I tried to give it a personal twist but it's hard to steer away from the original and Ari Eisinger's version
I'm playing a 1927 Supertone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FQNzvRlFEI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FQNzvRlFEI)


Title: Re: When The Levee Breaks - Memphis Minnie
Post by: Stuart on November 19, 2013, 11:21:26 AM
Well done, Carl! Great version of a great song.
Title: Re: When The Levee Breaks - Memphis Minnie
Post by: harriet on November 19, 2013, 04:39:39 PM
Whoa!
Title: Re: When The Levee Breaks - Memphis Minnie
Post by: Kokomo O on November 19, 2013, 08:30:40 PM
Very impressive, Carl. And an appropriate guitar, too, as Minnie was undoubtedly singing about the 1927 flood on the Mississippi. Indeed, I recently came across a quote in the box on the top of the Weenie Campbell page to the effect that the river's flow in those floods was about three times as heavy as in the devastating 1993 floods, whose amazing aftermath I saw while doing work for a client in St. Louis. The '27 flood must have been something to sing about for years after.
Title: Re: When The Levee Breaks - Memphis Minnie
Post by: Parlor Picker on November 20, 2013, 03:32:56 AM
Magnificent!
Title: Re: When The Levee Breaks - Memphis Minnie
Post by: dj on November 20, 2013, 04:08:40 AM
Really fine performance, Carl.

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Minnie was undoubtedly singing about the 1927 flood on the Mississippi

to be fair to Minnie's partner Kansas Joe McCoy, he's the one singing on the original version of this song.
Title: Re: When The Levee Breaks - Memphis Minnie
Post by: Pan on November 20, 2013, 07:58:53 AM
Great job again, Carl!
A fine sounding guitar too.

Cheers

Pan
Title: Re: When The Levee Breaks - Memphis Minnie
Post by: onewent on November 21, 2013, 03:37:14 PM
Great song, great guitar and great rendition!  ..thanks, Tom
Title: Re: When The Levee Breaks - Memphis Minnie
Post by: GhostRider on November 22, 2013, 12:26:47 PM
Yessirree, great guitar playing. Thanks.

Alex
Title: Re: When The Levee Breaks - Memphis Minnie
Post by: SouthernSounds on November 23, 2013, 09:39:19 AM
Awesome job, Carl: congrats!  :D

Loved the sound of your guitar: great playing, sir!

All the best,
B.
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