Betsy Took My Baby Away

by Vista Blue

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In 2005, about six months before Hurricane Katrina, I was driving down Canal Street in New Orleans. I started looking at the buildings, and for some reason, I began to wonder about how high the water must have been when Hurricane Betsy flooded the city 40 years earlier in 1965. I put it into a song, set on the night before the storm came through, imagining two normal people out driving around, eating at the local Frostop, and listening to WTIX, the "Mighty 690."


These are Loblaws songs that were abandoned when Mutant Pop Records shut down in 2009. These songs are available on CD, along with the seven completed Loblaws recordings and our Jamie Lee EP. For more details, visit:


released February 9, 2016

Mike: guitar, vocals
Todd: drums
Mark: bass

Drums recorded by Matt at Drastic Sounds, Nashville. Thanks to Wyatt for drum help!

Tracks 1 and 2 by Mike.
Track 3 by Wyatt and Mike.
Tracks arranged by Wyatt and the Loblaws.



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Vista Blue Nashville, Tennessee

Vista Blue is a rock band based in Nashville and Cincinnati. Rooted in New Orleans, members have played in The Loblaws (Mutant Pop), Second Saturday (Excellent Records), and The Robinsons (One Eye, Mooster, Killer Records). Influences include: Beatles, Beach Boys, Ramones, Fountains of Wayne, Weezer, MTX, Queers, Apples, etc. ... more

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