Along with Louis, you’ll hear Errol Garner, B.B. King, and Prince.
"Who Do You Love" from the album
"I’m Leavin’ You" from In Your Arms Again
"Sweet Home Chicago" from At the Crossroads – Songs of Robert
"Drifting Blues" with John Lee Hooker from Got Love if You
For more information on the history and legacy of lynching
Southern trees bear strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.
Pastoral scene of the gallant south,
The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,
Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,
Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,
For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,
Here is a strange and bitter crop.
In an ironic reversal of the old blues saying, “you don’t miss your water ’til the well runs dry,” the drowned reality of New Orleans government created disaster was a wake up call for all who love the art, the cuisine, the music and the people of The Crescent City. A city that has always celebrated in the midst of the storm, these days is coming back full swing.
Below are some of the resources we either used for the show,
or resources that shed greater light on the situation of New Orleans and Katrina.
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