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The Roadhouse 174

14 June 2008 8,533 views 2 Comments

In the face of a 500-year flood in Iowa City, we ratchet up the defiance of Mother Nature with an hour of great blues. Songs about floods, rain, rivers, and water fill the hour, bringing a sense of determination and resolve. Cuts from Bernard Allison, Big Mama Thornton, The Holmes Brothers, Toni Lynn Washington, Kansas City Joe, and Memphis Minnie allow us to stare straight into the water this week and resolve that we will not be defeated. In defiance of Mother Nature – the 174th Roadhouse Podcast.

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The Roadhouse Podcast 174 Show Notes

Savoy Brown
When It Rains
Blind Pig
Strange Dreams
Amazon mp3 | iTunes | eMusic

North Mississippi Allstars
Drinking Muddy Water
Tone Cool
Shake Hands With Shorty
iTunes | eMusic

Bernard Allison
Coming Back Across The Water
Across The Water

Sunset Travelers
I Washed My Hands In Muddy Waters
Black And Tan
For The Sake Of It
Amazon mp3 | iTunes | eMusic

Big Mama Thornton
Wade In The Water
Ball and Chain
Amazon mp3 | eMusic

Holmes Brothers
If I Had A Boat
State Of Grace
Amazon mp3 | iTunes | eMusic

Aynsley Lister
Rainy Day
All Or Nothing
Amazon mp3 | iTunes | eMusic

John Hammond
Little Rain Falling
Country Blues
Amazon mp3 | iTunes | eMusic

Toni Lynn Washington
Backwater Blues
Northern Blues
Been So Long
Amazon mp3 | iTunes | eMusic

Colin Linden *
Big River
Northern Blues
Johnny’s Blues: A Tribute To Johnny Cash
Amazon mp3 | iTunes | eMusic

Kansas Joe & Memphis Minnie
When The Levee Breaks
Roots Of Rock
Amazon mp3 | iTunes | eMusic

Marie Knight
Didn’t It Rain
M.C. Records
Shout! Sister Shout!: A Tribute To Sister Rosetta Tharp
Amazon mp3 | iTunes | eMusic

Michael Burks
Time I Came In Out Of The Rain
I Smell Smoke
Amazon mp3 | iTunes

James Booker
On The Sunny Side Of The Street
Junco Partner
iTunes | eMusic


  • Simon from the Gold Coast said:

    Having seen TV footage of the floods in the US Midwest and particularly in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, our thoughts from the other side of the world are with you. This is what we encountered in Queensland in January this year, but your population is bigger so more people are affected. Coincidentally I was catching up on some older Roadhouses, 61 and 62, from April 2006, when you had just been hit by a tornado. At the time you played “You Left The Water Running” by WC Clarke and that might have been another appropriate track for Roadhouse 174. Let’s hope the waters subside soon and the Little Blue House can again play some less morbid tracks.

  • Tony Steidler-Dennison (author) said:


    Per your request, I picked up the pace a bit in 175. Hope it keeps you moving on the Gold Coast!

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