Saturday, September 03, 2005

Hurricane Katrina 2005


UWisc/CIMSS - http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic/

Bessie Smith - BlackWater Blues (1927)


«When it rains five days and the skies turn dark as night
When it rains five days and the skies turn dark as night
Then trouble's takin' place in the lowlands at night

I woke up this mornin', can't even get out of my door
I woke up this mornin', can't even get out of my door
There's been enough trouble to make a poor girl wonder where she want to go

Then they rowed a little boat about five miles 'cross the pond
Then they rowed a little boat about five miles 'cross the pond
I packed all my clothes, throwed them in and they rowed me along

When it thunders and lightnin' and when the wind begins to blow
When it thunders and lightnin' and the wind begins to blow
There's thousands of people ain't got no place to go

Then I went and stood upon some high old lonesome hill
Then I went and stood upon some high old lonesome hill
Then looked down on the house were I used to live

Backwater blues done call me to pack my things and go
Backwater blues done call me to pack my things and go
'Cause my house fell down and I can't live there no more

Mmm, I can't move no more
Mmm, I can't move no more
There ain't no place for a poor old girl to go»

Inspiração:
Jazz no País do Improviso
Referências:
Wikipedia - Mississippi Flood Of 1927
Red Hot Jazz
Wikipedia - Hurricane Katrina
CNN
The New York Times
American Red Cross

Actualização:
Post obrigatório sobre a questão no Blog de Idelber Avelar, professor na Universidade de Tulane. É comovente ver o louvável trabalho de ajuda/cooperação feito pelo editor do blog - O Biscoito Fino e a Massa.