Kansas Joe McCoy & Memphis Minnie - When the Levee Breaks


Kansas Joe McCoy & Memphis Minnie
Song Name: When the Levee Breaks
By: Kansas Joe McCoy & Memphis Minnie
Song Local Name: Not available
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Genre: folk music of United States of America , blues , country blues , traditional blues
Date Added: 22 Oct 2017
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When the Levee Breaks by Kansas Joe McCoy & Memphis Minnie is part of folk music tradition in/by United States of America. Folk Music of United States of America is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with When the Levee Breaks (or folk music of United States of America), other than checking United States of America you can also check music of Africa, Ireland, Canada, Australia. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

"When the Levee Breaks" is a blues song written and first recorded by husband and wife Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie in 1929. The song is in reaction to the upheaval caused by the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. It destroyed many homes and devastated the agricultural economy of the Mississippi Basin. Many people were forced to flee to the cities of the Midwest in search of work, contributing to the "Great Migration" of African Americans in the first half of the 20th century.

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