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Texas Flood

Jack Campin 25 Oct 15 - 08:27 AM
Janie 25 Oct 15 - 10:42 AM
Janie 25 Oct 15 - 10:45 AM
Joe Offer 25 Oct 15 - 11:02 AM
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Subject: Texas Flood
From: Jack Campin
Date: 25 Oct 15 - 08:27 AM

Googling for current meteorological events brought up Stevie Ray Vaughan's "Texas Flood":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVjdMLAMbM0

which is pretty darn good.

Did he write it or is it borrowed from something older?

Which flood was it about?


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Subject: RE: Texas Flood
From: Janie
Date: 25 Oct 15 - 10:42 AM

According to Wikipedia, It was written by Larry Davis in 1958. Not, apparently, about any particular flood. More here.


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Subject: RE: Texas Flood
From: Janie
Date: 25 Oct 15 - 10:45 AM

Here is the original. Texas Flood by Larry Davis

Love Stevie Ray Vaughan's cover.


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Subject: RE: Texas Flood
From: Joe Offer
Date: 25 Oct 15 - 11:02 AM

Somebody want to transcribe the song and post the lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Texas Flood
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Oct 15 - 11:16 AM

I was living in San Antonio when I first heard the SRV version of this (it was probably the first time I heard SRV, as well). I was in my truck and pulled off on the shoulder to give it a good listen, it hit me that hard. I thought that flooding was an apt metaphor in that song because a hard Spring rain where I lived in Texas, with it's shallow caliche crusts, could leave you underwater in a very short time.
I love SRV's version but I think the original version, with Davis' great vocal and the wonderful guitar work of Fenton Robinson, was just as good.


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Subject: RE: Texas Flood
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 25 Oct 15 - 11:23 AM

Good number by Larry Davis, it was also performed regularly by Whispering Smith during his British appearances with Lightning Slim I believe also recorded it, maybe while he as here.


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