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How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times And Live?

From: Thom Butler
Series: Blues Routes
Length: 07:28

We end our first week with a special once in a lifetime performance by Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band from the 2006 New Orleans Jazz & Hetitage Festival.

Bigboss_small When he performed at Jazz Fest after Hurricane Katrina, Bruce Springsteen chose to roll out a song from the 30s updated for the 21st century disaster that had just occurred... and people were blown away. 

The song, originally written Alfred Reed and covered by a strange and entertaining collection of people, was augmented by Springsteen with an extra verse he wrote just days before the performance. The history and lineage of the song is interesting and entertaining in and of itself, but Springsteen's treatment, in the wake of New Orleans' destruction, takes it to a whole new level.

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Piece Description

When he performed at Jazz Fest after Hurricane Katrina, Bruce Springsteen chose to roll out a song from the 30s updated for the 21st century disaster that had just occurred... and people were blown away. 

The song, originally written Alfred Reed and covered by a strange and entertaining collection of people, was augmented by Springsteen with an extra verse he wrote just days before the performance. The history and lineage of the song is interesting and entertaining in and of itself, but Springsteen's treatment, in the wake of New Orleans' destruction, takes it to a whole new level.

Timing and Cues

This piece (and all shows in the daily Blues Routes series) fit the 7:45 Segment B for ATC and ME. A 10:30 extended version of the piece is also available.

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
How Can A Poor Man Stand Such TImes And Live? Bruce Springsteen :00
We Shall Overcome Bruce Springsteen :00
How Can A Poor Man Stand Such TImes And Live? Blind Alfred Reed :00
How Can A Poor Man Stand Such TImes And Live? New Lost City Ramblers :00
How Can A Poor Man Stand Such TImes And Live? The Del Lords :00
How Can A Poor Man Stand Such TImes And Live? Ry Cooder :00
How Can A Poor Man Stand Such TImes And Live? Bruce Springsteen :00

Related Website

http://bluesroutes.com