Still June, still signing about mud. Pete Seeger, one of the most influential musicians in the past half century, wrote Waist Deep in the Big Muddy in 1967, a thinly disguised criticism of the war in Vietnam. He debuted the song on a Smothers Brothers show, but network executives stepped in and had it cut [...]
It’s mud month at the Song of the Day department, so let’s continue the theme with some self-described Bayou Noir courtesy of Louisiana-based Lanny McGough. His version of Mississippi Mud is a cautionary tale of getting bogged down or downright lost in that darn mud; it was released in 2011 on his City of the [...]
April may have been flood month at the Song of the Day, but the rains are back and the river is rising again. The Mississippi River at St. Louis, already near flood stage, rose 5 feet in the last 24 hours, with another 5-6 foot rise projected in the next 3 days. So rather than [...]
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