Wednesday, September 23, 2015

This Week's Freebie from The 1937 Flood

We want to thank everybody who's been reaching out to us during this sad week.

We're looking forward to making the transition that Joe Dobbs used to talk about, the one from mourning a death to celebrating a life.

 We guess we started down the road last night when we came together to say our goodbyes to him.

Click to hear the tune.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Joe Dobbs (1934-2015), Rest in Peace, Dear Friend

We are heartbroken. Our dear friend Joe Dobbs passed away this evening just weeks after his 81st birthday.

Some of us have known Joe for much more than half our lives -- Joe was one of the three of us who founded The Flood more than 40 years -- and we are still a bit in shock, you'll understand.

As a tribute, we thought we'd share with you, our extended Flood family, some Joe Dobbs moments from over the years. Click here for the video.

Joe, we don't know where we go from here without you, except that we know that we really won't be going on without you. You'll live in our hearts and minds as long as we live. You enriched our lives, and we will miss you. Rest in peace, dear friend.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

This Week's Freebie from The 1937 Flood

This week's freebie features a song that was tossed off as a throw-away. But in music, it's sometimes those "throw-away" moments that you're still thinking about the next day.

In The Flood, we've never really worked up a real arrangement of the great Hoagy Carmichael standard, "Georgia on My Mind." While we love it, it's always been just a warm-up number, a filler to play while waiting for another tune to come along.

 But from last night's rehearsal, it was still the song we were thinking of 18 hours later, and if that's not a candidate for the weekly podcast then nothing is! Click to hear the tune.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

This Week's Freebie from The 1937 Flood

This week's freebie features another arrangement-in-progress.

The Flood doesn't do much commercial country music, but ever so often one of the classic country tunes seems to fall just naturally into a Flood groove.

Not long ago, our Michelle Lewis started humming this wonderful old Johnny Cash standard and before long we were working up an arrangement.

Here's where we stand on the "I Still Miss Someone" project. Click to hear the tune.