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The Great Flood

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Documentary, Musical
Release Date:January 8, 2014
Running time:80 minutes
Director:Bill Morrison
Producer:Phyllis Oyama
Distributor:Icarus Films

Description: The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in American history. In the spring of 1927, the river broke out of its banks in 145 places and inundated 27,000 square miles to a depth of up to 30 feet. Part of it enduring legacy was the mass exodus of displaced sharecroppers. Musically, the "Great Migration" of rural southern blacks to Northern cities saw the Delta Blues electrified and reinterpreted as the Chicago Blues, Rhythm and Blues, and Rock and Roll.

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