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The Derek Trucks Band — Down In The Flood
Album: Already Free
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Released: 2009
Length: 4:57
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Crash on the levee, mama,
Water's gonna overflow,
Swamp's gonna rise,
No boat's gonna row.
Now, you can train on down
To Williams Point,
You can bust your feet,
You can rock this joint.
But oh mama, ain't you gonna miss your best friend now?
You're gonna have to find yourself
Another best friend, somehow.

Now, don't you try an' move me,
You're just gonna lose.
There's a crash on the levee
And, mama, you've been refused.
Well, it's sugar for sugar
And salt for salt,
If you go down in the flood,
It's gonna be your own fault.
Oh mama, ain't you gonna miss your best friend now?
You're gonna have to find yourself
Another best friend, somehow.

Well, that high tide's risin',
Mama, don't you let me down.
Pack up your suitcase,
Mama, don't you make a sound.
Now, it's king for king,
Queen for queen,
It's gonna be the meanest flood
That anybody's seen.
Oh mama, ain't you gonna miss your best friend now?
Yes, you're gonna have to find yourself
Another best friend, somehow.
Comments (384)add comment
a Duane Allman impersonation. A straight up tribute band.
{#Bananajam}Thats it
{#Dancingbanana_2}
 sfyi2001 wrote:
PRETENDER. Horrid.

 
What a baffling comment! Derek Trucks is a prodigy with a pedigree.
PRETENDER. Horrid.
Thanks, RP. It's a bit of a rough day for many today, and this is helping me a little.
I'm always confused when I hear this, he's familiar and then not.  It is a rougher sound than synthesizers and "cultured" voices.  Sounds like whiskey and cigarets to me
 pinto wrote:

Well....Gosh!! All these years I thought he was pretty good but your insightful comment sure set me straight.  I guess that means no more Derek Trucks for me now that I've seen the light.

 
You're welcome! {#Wink}
 nickshortie wrote:
Derek Trucks sucks...

 
Well....Gosh!! All these years I thought he was pretty good but your insightful comment sure set me straight.  I guess that means no more Derek Trucks for me now that I've seen the light.
just saw the band below pictured below: Tedeschi Trucks Band, well worth seeing live and maybe also include on Bills playlist!  

jackie0 wrote:
Derek Trucks - Chosen by the gods of blues to Carry On!!
And lyrics by Dylan?
 +10!!

derek trucks band

 

Idunno, I mean he's got Duane's tone from Dont Keep Me Wondrin down pat but.................that's all there is
Butch Trucks found Dead. Today. January 25th. age 69. Wow. Just heard the song on RP. So sad. 
 below72 wrote:
Hey DOSE -QUIZ...you are an Pass-mole
How about that for a laugh... son you are a clueless schmo-mo-mee.
We gonna have The Donald take care of you and all of the other fools on your shipwreck
 

 
Why do Trumpsters try to use the Donald to threaten others?  Would one be afraid of a blue-footed booby?  A molerat?  An orange haired duffus?  And Donald will first create the shipwreck.
 dejapete wrote:
I just punched this up on Spotify because I hadn't heard it in a while. You may say he can't sing, but he sure makes his guitar sing.

 
actually he doesn't sing on this
I just punched this up on Spotify because I hadn't heard it in a while. You may say he can't sing, but he sure makes his guitar sing.
Derek Trucks sucks...
 tutakea wrote:
by far the ugliest voice ever heard. guitars almost as ugly. bäh!

 
that's why I can only give it an {#Music}
by far the ugliest voice ever heard. guitars almost as ugly. bäh!
Luv❤❤❤❤
Makes me want to get on my Harley and ride the country side....{#Motor}
Hey DOSE -QUIZ...you are an Pass-mole
How about that for a laugh... son you are a clueless schmo-mo-mee.
We gonna have The Donald take care of you and all of the other fools on your shipwreck
 
 kgage wrote:
 +1

ppopp wrote:
I agree - generic and contrived vanilla tunes. And a voice that makes me laugh.

Dosequis wrote:
This guy is right up there with Joe Bonamassa ! 

 

 

 
I'm glad you agree.......This guy is right up there with the greatest blues player on the planet..Joe Bonamassa!
 +1

ppopp wrote:
I agree - generic and contrived vanilla tunes. And a voice that makes me laugh.

Dosequis wrote:
This guy is right up there with Joe Bonamassa ! 

 

 


I agree - generic and contrived vanilla tunes. And a voice that makes me laugh.

Dosequis wrote:
This guy is right up there with Joe Bonamassa ! 

 


This guy is right up there with Joe Bonamassa ! 
Derek Trucks - Chosen by the gods of blues to Carry On!!
And lyrics by Dylan?
 +10!!

derek trucks band
I don't know why, but I"m still not tired of Bro Derek.

But I understand those who are (don't get me started re: Jethro Tull!!) 
Sorry Bill, getting sick of this.
 gormeister wrote:
looking back through the comments, rp has been overplaying this song since march of 2009... what a feat!

 
I 2nd that motion.
Great segue from Alice In Chains — Over Now
Nah....
But they have made at least one decent song: This Sky
 peterkoetiser wrote:
A lot of ignorance around about E. Clapton/ his"" once in a while""" slide guitar work?? Just do not rely on internet, what was/is truth to this man's musicianship. Whoever thinks reality is on internet ,comments, etc. must be dumb, lazy, and totally wrong.A problem of the younger generation...
 
I have to remember that subtle sarcasm and deliberate understatement are sometimes misinterpreted in web forums.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNO4pph5nPI
Cynaera(In a hammock under my own vine and fig tree.)
Posted: Oct 13, 2011 - 14:08
 

 
drewd wrote:
Every time I hear an excellent song and check to see who it is- it's Derek Trucks. What's up with that  ??

Me, too!  I hear the beginning, it catches my ear, and invariably, it's a DTB song.  That's okay - I'll take it.

 

*****Bump........ That time Cynaera responded to one of my posts.    


Deadwing wrote:
This song fills that Allman Brothers/Derek and the Dominoes void in my soul.
So strange- I'm not a huge fan of Southern Rock (I despise Lynyrd Skynyrd in all shapes and forms), but I always adored The Allman Brothers. The Allman Brothers' music always had a very heart rending, tortured, sad, rebellious, proud, stark, REAL feel to me.
Lynyrd Skynyrd were like the loud mouthed, mean spirited, gleefully ignorant, toothless rednecks that sat at the back of the bus and hassled everyone.
I'm probably spelling Lynyrd Skynyrd wrong- but they're not worth the 2 seconds it would take to Google them to check.    
   

LizK wrote:

add to dreadful - Alabama.   I'm agreeing about  "
  This song fills that Allman Brothers/Derek and the Dominoes void in my soul."  But putting Clapton into Southern Rock  gives me giggles.
Posted: Jan 08, 2013 - 13:59
 

 
Deadwing: I am a fan of a lot of Southern Rock, but I think your statements and sentiments about the Allman Bros. and Skynyrd are largely  accurate; at least they are in my mind.  {#High-five}

 
Yeah, LS seemed seriously redneck and without a lot of love or joy. You don't hear much of the band on various stations anymore, although they were huge before that plane crash. 

LizK, I agree: Clapton/Southern Rock?!?! Nnnnooo... 
I see I started a debate on Clapton's virtues or lack of them with the slide, and also on the knowledge (or lack of it) of RP fans on this topic. But about the last comment, maybe good to low down the tone and not underestimate the comments of people here: RP has an amazing audience and I learn A LOT hearing it and checking the comments from time to time.

You might like Clapton more or less, his first or last of middle albums: that is a matter of taste. He is not a slide-man, agreed, but it is a fact that he knows how to handle the slide, Motherless children is the typical example but several live performances (including the last 2005 Cream re-joining concert) demonstrate it.

Going back to the origin, the Derek Trucks Band sounds great, it has been a discover to me, thanks RP!
A lot of ignorance around about E. Clapton/ his"" once in a while""" slide guitar work?? Just do not rely on internet, what was/is truth to this man's musicianship. Whoever thinks reality is on internet ,comments, etc. must be dumb, lazy, and totally wrong.A problem of the younger generation.
I am not even a fan of Clapton anymore, his albums since ""Slowhand"", Ya, 30 years ago, are over-produced, too pleasing, superficial, and no adventure. Once in a while I listen to his life-performances in more recent years, with often younger musicians and then it is all right. He seems a modest person, just contributing in his sincere way, his craftmanship, and will never oberwhelm äll that acting nowadays. Just listen to his older albums, his contribution to the Allman Brothers,  My favourite is the Life at Fillmore East album, this is among the nicest live music around in 40 years. Two guitars, helping eachother to great hights, a fantastic double rythm-section,  the sustaining Hammond by Gregg,this is life at the most beautiful musical moments.
Am not an English native speaker, so sorry for wrong grammar. But I pretend to know a bit  about good guitar work in music, so listen to
Jimmy Hendrix, S. R. Vaughn, J. Beck, Django Edwards, K.Burrell, W. Montgommery, F. Zappa, they are/where no gods, but very close to  getting us, the public, having a blink in it.  
 WonderLizard wrote:

Interesting. I don't think I've ever seen/heard Clapton play slide. Anyone?

 
I guess he's not really known for it, but he did once in a while.  This was the only tune I could think of, but I'm not a big Clapton fan:
 
 hugogdt wrote:
Nice group, thanks RP for putting this. I could bet that it was Clapton on the guitar before checking the playlist, obviously I was wrong but this little blind experiment tells me about the quality of this band.

 
Interesting. I don't think I've ever seen/heard Clapton play slide. Anyone?
Didn't know until I looked it up that this is a Dylan song. Good stuff before and after.
looking back through the comments, rp has been overplaying this song since march of 2009... what a feat!
Nice group, thanks RP for putting this. I could bet that it was Clapton on the guitar before checking the playlist, obviously I was wrong but this little blind experiment tells me about the quality of this band.
 mfcrowe wrote:
Amen Brother {#Bananajam} 

Nice pick me up after Mr. Marytn

unclehud wrote:
Truth:

Well, it's sugar for sugar
And salt for salt,
If you go down in the flood,
It's gonna be your own fault


 



 

Amen Brother {#Bananajam} 

Nice pick me up after Mr. Marytn

unclehud wrote:
Truth:

Well, it's sugar for sugar
And salt for salt,
If you go down in the flood,
It's gonna be your own fault


 



add to dreadful - Alabama.   I'm agreeing about  "
  This song fills that Allman Brothers/Derek and the Dominoes void in my soul."  But putting Clapton into Southern Rock  gives me giggles.
Posted: Jan 08, 2013 - 13:59
 

 Deadwing wrote:
This song fills that Allman Brothers/Derek and the Dominoes void in my soul.
So strange- I'm not a huge fan of Southern Rock (I despise Lynyrd Skynyrd in all shapes and forms), but I always adored The Allman Brothers. The Allman Brothers' music always had a very heart rending, tortured, sad, rebellious, proud, stark, REAL feel to me.
Lynyrd Skynyrd were like the loud mouthed, mean spirited, gleefully ignorant, toothless rednecks that sat at the back of the bus and hassled everyone.
I'm probably spelling Lynyrd Skynyrd wrong- but they're not worth the 2 seconds it would take to Google them to check.    
  
Deadwing: I am a fan of a lot of Southern Rock, but I think your statements and sentiments about the Allman Bros. and Skynyrd are largely  accurate; at least they are in my mind.  {#High-five}
 helgigermany wrote:

The singer of this song is Mike Mattison! Derek Trucks never sings!

 
I didn't know that.  Thanks.  Love Derek Trucks Band.
Thanks RP for introducing me to another great band.
Yet another song where the uber-negative comments baffle me. This is a fantastic song IMHO.
 tutakea wrote:
have i said how much i HATE this song? everything about this is simply unbearable. guitars sounds like frogs beaten to dead, singer sounds like he just swallowed frogs alive.

 
I've heard of Prog rock but Frog rock, well that's something. Derek Trucks, If you don't like rock then go play somewhere else. Derek Trucks, excellent a solid nine from me.
 helgigermany wrote:

The singer of this song is Mike Mattison! Derek Trucks never sings!

 
Si, si, helgiger.  I was just commenting on the earlier negative comment about Trucks, which I found rather funny since it was not Trucks singing, as you have pointed out.
 rtunell wrote:
Is this their only song? 
 
Typically, the bands played on this station have more than one song.
Is this their only song? Is this their best song? I'm never listening to this again. Nails on the blackboard!
Great song and great band. Derek rocks!
 tutakea wrote:
have i said how much i HATE this song? everything about this is simply unbearable. guitars sounds like frogs beaten to dead, singer sounds like he just swallowed frogs alive.

 
At least he's getting the full use out of those frogs...



bumping to a "9" for guitar work alone.. ;) ...and the rest of the song just plain rocks!
have i said how much i HATE this song? everything about this is simply unbearable. guitars sounds like frogs beaten to dead, singer sounds like he just swallowed frogs alive.
Have I already said how much I like this song, this album, and this artist?  Yeah.  So what.  I'll say it again:  THESE GUYS ROCK.
bill still flogging this one.....
thewaxtadpole wrote:

Listening to this song makes my mullet grow.



 
And the award for best comment on this song goes to....
Great guitar and great soul!
 tutakea wrote:
one of the most serious PSE-button-candidates. the singer´s voice is just sick and unbearable. he should visit a doctor and not try singing :-(((

 
And your idea of a great singer? Just so we can mock, uh..., enlighten you with full information.
 JIan wrote:

Says the person that has Dylan songs rated 10's.  {#Think}  {#Stupid}

Don't get me wrong, I like Dylan and love his ability to tell a story, but not only is Trucks voice not any worse than Dylan's, his guitar playing is terrific as well.  Certainly makes Trucks' music listenable, at least for this RP'er.
 
The singer of this song is Mike Mattison! Derek Trucks never sings!

what can I say...


overplayed. would like to hear bobby's version now and then. 
 JIan wrote:

Says the person that has Dylan songs rated 10's.  {#Think}  {#Stupid}

Don't get me wrong, I like Dylan and love his ability to tell a story, but not only is Trucks voice not any worse than Dylan's, his guitar playing is terrific as well.  Certainly makes Trucks' music listenable, at least for this RP'er.

 

Dreck Truck and Bob Dylan are both utterly dreadful. There you go :D
 tutakea wrote:
one of the most serious PSE-button-candidates. the singer´s voice is just sick and unbearable. he should visit a doctor and not try singing :-(((

 
Says the person that has Dylan songs rated 10's.  {#Think}  {#Stupid}

Don't get me wrong, I like Dylan and love his ability to tell a story, but not only is Trucks voice not any worse than Dylan's, his guitar playing is terrific as well.  Certainly makes Trucks' music listenable, at least for this RP'er.
Truth:

Well, it's sugar for sugar
And salt for salt,
If you go down in the flood,
It's gonna be your own fault

one of the most serious PSE-button-candidates. the singer´s voice is just sick and unbearable. he should visit a doctor and not try singing :-(((
 Lazarus wrote:
love this marvelous song...
Economic Storm Clouds Ahead

Look, I don’t want to rain on the parade. But any self-respecting weather forecaster would warn you to zipper up and take an umbrella. Don’t be swayed by all the sunny talk. There are too many storm clouds ahead.

 
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 gormeister wrote:
can it really be my favorite song??
 
this album is awsome! Varius singers ,varius blues, varius songs. And a  great DTB! You need to hear the whole cd!
 Deadwing wrote:
This song fills that Allman Brothers/Derek and the Dominoes void in my soul.
So strange- I'm not a huge fan of Southern Rock (I despise Lynyrd Skynyrd in all shapes and forms), but I always adored The Allman Brothers. The Allman Brothers' music always had a very heart rending, tortured, sad, rebellious, proud, stark, REAL feel to me.
Lynyrd Skynyrd were like the loud mouthed, mean spirited, gleefully ignorant, toothless rednecks that sat at the back of the bus and hassled everyone.
I'm probably spelling Lynyrd Skynyrd wrong- but they're not worth the 2 seconds it would take to Google them to check.    

 
I agree eerily...i did not want to think of Lynyrd in such a negative way...but i surely am channeling Duane Allman from 40 years ago
 Tippster wrote:

You, sir, need to listen to some Skynyrd that isn't played on radio stations. (Comin' Home, Simple Man, Ballad of Curtis Leow, eg.)
 

I agree...

everybody in my church loves this song...
 
can it really be my favorite song??
 gormeister wrote:
and again........... i have always considered the chronic repitition of commerical radio one its worst faults.  i can't figure out why it has to happen here as well.  i guess its not 'chronic' repitition but it seems like i hear this song everytime i have a long listen to rp. 

 
Time for remedial probability lessons.  However you want to define "chronic repetition", it ain't happenin' here.  I really have lost all patience for such griping. 
 Deadwing wrote:
I'm not a huge fan of Southern Rock (I despise Lynyrd Skynyrd in all shapes and forms)
 
You, sir, need to listen to some Skynyrd that isn't played on radio stations. (Comin' Home, Simple Man, Ballad of Curtis Leow, eg.)
 gormeister wrote:
_g_in _n_ _g_in!  _he_ w_ll _t e_d?

 
Agoinenncoglin! Semwillpterd?

I'm down.
_g_in _n_ _g_in!  _he_ w_ll _t e_d?
 scrubbrush wrote:
Still loving this song every time it's played. I'm going to have to see this guy live if i get the chance. All his work is solid.
Nice to see Lazarus providing positive, and eerily familiar, comments. 
 

Thank you!  I sincerely hope you are having a marvelous time right this minute...

love this song soooo much...
 
Still loving this song every time it's played. I'm going to have to see this guy live if i get the chance. All his work is solid.
Nice to see Lazarus providing positive, and eerily familiar, comments. 
Couldn't get here fast enough to say, "WOOOOHOOOO!"
and again........... i have always considered the chronic repitition of commerical radio one its worst faults.  i can't figure out why it has to happen here as well.  i guess its not 'chronic' repitition but it seems like i hear this song everytime i have a long listen to rp. 

Always great to hear this marvelous song...  love it...
 
Can't believe this song has only been played 5 times this month. I need a holiday from this one.

again and again........



Here comes the Great Flood!  Love this song...

 Deadwing wrote:
This song fills that Allman Brothers/Derek and the Dominoes void in my soul.
So strange- I'm not a huge fan of Southern Rock (I despise Lynyrd Skynyrd in all shapes and forms), but I always adored The Allman Brothers. The Allman Brothers' music always had a very heart rending, tortured, sad, rebellious, proud, stark, REAL feel to me.
Lynyrd Skynyrd were like the loud mouthed, mean spirited, gleefully ignorant, toothless rednecks that sat at the back of the bus and hassled everyone.
I'm probably spelling Lynyrd Skynyrd wrong- but they're not worth the 2 seconds it would take to Google them to check.    
 
Deadwing: I am a fan of a lot of Southern Rock, but I think your statements and sentiments about the Allman Bros. and Skynyrd are largely  accurate; at least they are in my mind.  {#High-five}
again...............
This song fills that Allman Brothers/Derek and the Dominoes void in my soul.
So strange- I'm not a huge fan of Southern Rock (I despise Lynyrd Skynyrd in all shapes and forms), but I always adored The Allman Brothers. The Allman Brothers' music always had a very heart rending, tortured, sad, rebellious, proud, stark, REAL feel to me.
Lynyrd Skynyrd were like the loud mouthed, mean spirited, gleefully ignorant, toothless rednecks that sat at the back of the bus and hassled everyone.
I'm probably spelling Lynyrd Skynyrd wrong- but they're not worth the 2 seconds it would take to Google them to check.    
Prefer the Mark Selby version!
Not hard to hear the Allman Brothers influence.  Great track.
{#Music}

The first few notes reminded me of one of my old favorite slide blues guitarist, Johnny Winter. Whatever happened to that dude? Johnny and his brother Edgar Winter could sure play their axes.



This song is incredible!  Love it...
 
 gormeister wrote:


allow me to repeat myself....
 
allow me to repeat myself.....
8->9 for the slide at the end.  Lifted me up today.

This song is still soooo good it makes us tear our clothes off and dance again...
 
I prefer the Mark Selby version of this song.

Listening to this song makes my mullet grow.


 gormeister wrote:


absolutely overplayed.  sick of it!!!
 

allow me to repeat myself....
 robertwloch wrote:
Don't like the penetrant guitar plus this is played way too often. I hear it a least once every time I listen to RP, c'mon Bill.
 

absolutely overplayed.  sick of it!!!

soooo beautiful and profound...  incredible song...  incredible album...
 

This song is soooo good it makes us tear off our clothes and dance...

 


bingo by jingo...  love it!!!!

 
Like this band a lot.  The vocals and guitar seem to complement each other.
 joelbb wrote:
OK, Herr Scheisskopf,  I'll come ride my Harley over your Kraut ass,
 
Wow, great attitude, dude. Never expected this amongst RP audience.
OK, Herr Scheisskopf,  I'll come ride my Harley over your Kraut ass,
Don't like the penetrant guitar plus this is played way too often. I hear it a least once every time I listen to RP, c'mon Bill.
 posworld wrote:
Love Derek's playing. Not a fan of the singing as much. From what I've heard by him it seems to be the pattern.
The playing is outstanding though. 
 
wow. i absolutely LOVE the singing.


Still on the "new" band that includes the couple-Trucks and various elements of the previous two bands. This is only my personal point of view:  meditating on the subject I think the right thing, not to assume the preponderance of any member of the couple when the "new" band is mentioned, the ideal, that would be:
"Derek & Tedeschi Trucks Band".  Perfect.  

Another aspect, not least importante, is that Susan, assuming the role of lead singer almost exclusively. This could, in my view, not always produce the best results. Because the musical genres, mainly blues rock, southern rock, in certain circumstances and in certain types of songs, be more appropriate to use a male voice, or duet.

Yes, that's right, the voice of Mike Mattison, who incidentally had an extraordinary performance as a lead-vocalist and songwriter in the former Derek Trucks Band. It is true that Susan Tedeschi has a great voice, I like the style, she rocks (most notably in the melodic lower registers, with high peaks at the end of the verses), but usually sings in a register very high effort creased, which in many cases can affect the overall result that requires a deeper voice.

It also should be given more leeway to Mike Mattison, who is an excellent songwriter ("Midnight in Harlem"), in addition to being an extraordinary vocalist.

It's a challenge having to manage a band, both over-prominence, first a virtuoso guitarist, and the other an exceptional vocalist. The secret is in the balance, I think. Excess of leadership and vanity (though legitimate) can be counterproductive and disastrous.

I also agree that a young and beautiful lady, mini-skirt (second youth?) is always well ahead in a rock band when they perform live on stage. In work done in the studio, this is irrelevant. Just musicians. Period.

To avoid seeing the "new" band to have to resort systematically to "covers" adapted from famous songs, but of other artists. As I said, the secret, the main asset, is being able to create value-added in original songs that endures in history. Create immortal songs - is the supreme art of the musician - It's hard. In addition to good performance when working on live stage, but that alone is not sufficient in terms of lasting and prestigious career.

~calypsus_1
 

Well goll-yee


John Martyn followed by Derek Trucks - doesn't get much better.
Love Derek's playing. Not a fan of the singing as much. From what I've heard by him it seems to be the pattern.
The playing is outstanding though. 
Another top ten stop-what-you're-doing-close-your-eyes-drift-away song! {#Meditate} {#Music} {#Dancingbanana_2}
So damned good!!!  {#Cool}
Saw them recently—they were one of the opening acts for Paul Simon and company—and they were simply fantastic. 
 
 leathepea wrote:
one of the best all time bands....ever.
 
So true... so true....
one of the best all time bands....ever.


This song is soooo good it makes my cells tingle...  love it...

 
 martinc wrote:
OK everybody back to their cell. Lock down time!
 
{#Roflol}
 martinc wrote:

OK everybody back to their cell. Lock down time!
 

Yikes!  We be dancing wildly!