Newman penned this song after reading a book about the Mississippi flood, as well as a biography of left wing politician Huey Long, whose election to the . Released 45 years ago today, Randy Newman's GOOD OLD BOYS validated all the praise that critics had heaped on the singer-songwriter since his debut. If the wicked insight of songs like “Rednecks” was familiar to longtime fans, the ambitious mix of history (“Louisiana ”) and contemporary commentary (“Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man)”) kicked things up a notch, as did. Randy Newman - Good Old Boys Album Lyrics; 1. Rednecks Lyrics: 2. Marie (Demo Version) Lyrics: 3. Rollin' Lyrics: 4. Back on My Feet Again Lyrics: 5. A Wedding in Cherokee County Lyrics: 6. Naked Man Lyrics: 7. Kingfish Lyrics: 8. Every Man a King Lyrics: 9. Louisiana Lyrics: Guilty Lyrics: Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working.
Randy Newman "Louisiana ": Randy Newman Lyrics "Louisiana " What has happened down here is the winds have changed Clouds roll in from the north and it started to rain Rained real hard and it rained for a real long time album: "Good Old Boys" () Rednecks. Birmingham. Marie. Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man) Guilty. "Louisiana " is a song written and recorded by Randy Newman on the album Good Old Boys. It tells the story of the Great Mississippi Flood of which left , people homeless in Louisiana and Mississippi. "Louisiana " is a graceful, Southern-drenched balled loaded with the influences of Cole Porter, Copeland, and others. A wonderfully reflective, elegant song that looks at modern-day situations of the South as well as the past, it provides some relief on an album of biting, scathing songs. The haunting ballad "Louisiana ," about a real-life flood of historic proportions, took on new meaning after Hurricane Katrina. Good Old Boys Randy Newman Rock. Good Old Boys is the fourth studio album by Randy Newman, released in September on Reprise Records, catalogue number It was Newman's first album to obtain major commercial success, peaking at number 36 on the Billboard The premiere live performance of the album took place on October 5, , at the Symphony Hall in Atlanta, Georgia, with guest Ry Cooder and Newman . Sep 06, · “Louisiana ,” off Newman’s album, Good Old Boys, is a song about the Great Mississippi Flood of Record rainfall, bloated tributaries and busted levees led to destruction.
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