Recorded in '56. He remembered the raging fire in 1940 in the Rhythm Club, a black club in Natchez, MS taking more than 200 lives, including the entire line-up of the Walter Barnes big band who performed there that evening. The fire was short but intense, spread in a flash across the spanish moss decoration on the ceiling, causing panic at the gates who were all locked. A few days after the disaster the first thematical songs started popping up: by The Lewis Bronzeville Five (Mississippi Fire Blues and Natchez Mississippi Blues), Leonard 'Baby Doo' Caston (The Death Of Walter Barnes) and Gene Gilmore (The Natchez Fire). Howlin' Wolf who knew some of the victims personally, at least was respectful enough to wait another 16 years before coming up with his account.