Musicians reacted to the 1927 Mississippi River flood by referencing it in their compositions. The following list includes sheet music, LPs, CDs, DVDs, and publications available in the Archives & Special Collections.
Big Bill Broonzy. Big Bill's Blues. New York: Epic, 1968. LP record which includes "Southern Flood Blues." Call Number: Epic EE22017.
Vernon Dalhart. The Wreck of the Old 97 and Other Early Country Hits. Brighton, Michigan: Old Homestead, 1985. LP record which includes the song "The Mississippi Flood." Call Number: Old Homestead OHCS 167.
Joe Hoover's Mississippi Flood Song. Words and music by Joe Hoover. New York: Max Kortlander, 1927. Sheet music. Call Number: M1658 M6 H6 1927.
In the Spirit of No. 2. Berkeley, CA: Origin Jazz, 1968. LP record which includes McIntorsh and Edwards' "The 1927 Flood." Call Number: Origin OJL-13.
The Mississippi Flood Song. Words by Jed Hopkins, music by Sarah A. Westcott. New York: Ager, Yellen & Bornstein, circa 1927. Sheet music. Location: Sheet Music Collection. Finding aid available online at http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00409/.
People Take Warning!: Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs, 1913-1938. Tompkins Square, 2007. Compact disc which includes W.A. Lindsey and Alvin Condor's "The Flood of 1927." Call Number: Tompkins Square TSQ 1875 [Oversized CD location].