Alias for author Walter Roland. Also as Red Cross Blues #2 on guitar. About the desastrous situation following the flood of 1927 in the Mississippi Delta. If the Red Cross wouldn't have reacted as they did, no one would have known nor cared. That's when world attention was first drawn to the Delta, not by the blues. Think about it next time the Red Cross comes collecting.
Lucille Bogan [with composer Walter Roland on piano as Red Cross Blues #2]
Bessie Jackson [alias Lucille Bogan]
Lead Belly [as Red Cross Store; Lomax recording]
Mississippi Fred McDowell [as Red Cross Store Blues]
Welfare Store Blues (Lead Belly, Sonny Terry and Sonny Boy Williamson) and Welfare Blues (Speckled Red) use the same melody.