The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was the most destructive flood in US history, affecting 630,000 people. Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie wrote a little song about it in 1929. You are probably more familiar with the 1971 version by Led Zeppelin. That's the version covered by a couple of dozen musicians from all over the world, including Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, and Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones.
"When the Levee Breaks" evokes our concern about environmental disasters brought on by climate change. This is the latest project from Playing for Change, an organization that aims to connect the world through music. Read more about this video here. (via Digg)