The Rhythm Of The Rain - 31 Melodic Drops For Cloudy Days


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Format: CD

Cat No: BCD17723

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Release Date:  22 September 2023

Label:  Bear Family (Code 7)

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  4000127177230

Genres:  Rock 'N' Roll  Rock 'N' Roll  

  • Description

    Rather than letting a smile be your umbrella on a rainy day, try Bear Family's new CD collection 'The Rhythm Of The Rain - 31 Melodic Drops for Cloudy Days' instead. It's a glowing ray of sunshine from beginning to end, even if every one of its selections celebrates different facets of falling precipitation. Opening with Dee Clark's stratospheric Chicago soul classic Raindrops, the carefully curated collection casts an uncommonly wide stylistic net encompassing R&B and blues by Billy (The Kid) Emerson, Big Maybelle, Christine Kittrell, and Irma Thomas, country by Lefty Frizzell, Merle Kilgore, and George Jones, and vocal group goodness via The Royal Jokers, The Prisonaires, and Little Anthony and The Imperials. B.J. Thomas' Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, Johnnie Ray's Just Walking In The Rain, Carole King's It Might As Well Rain Until September, and The Everly Brothers' Crying In The Rain just had to be included, while rarities by 'Cile Turner, Jerry Byrne, Bill Wimberly and The Country Rhythm Boys, Dorsey Burnette, and The Hap-Cats render the set appealing to serious collectors. Come rain or come shine, this compilation makes for illuminating listening!

    Includes 36 page booklet.

    • * Depending on the personal state of mind: rain can be perceived as unpleasantly wet or wonderfully refreshing.
    • * At all times and across all genres, composers and musicians have been dealing with rain.
    • * Bear Family Records delivers a wonderfully relaxed CD compilation that spreads good cheer in rain as well as sunshine with songs like Raindrops, Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head, Just Walking In The Rain, It Might As Well Rain Until September or Crying In The Rain.
    • * Stylistically, we cover a wide range from R&B, soul and blues to country, doo-wop and pop.
    • * Expertly commented by Bill Dahl in the liner notes and carefully remastered recordings for optimum listening pleasure.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Dee Clark:Raindrops
      • 2. Irma Thomas:It's Raining
      • 3. Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group:Face In The Rain
      • 4. Dion:Drip Drop
      • 5. Red Garland Trio:Rain
      • 6. Johnnie Ray:Just Walking In The Rain
      • 7. Carole King:It Might As Well Rain Until September
      • 8. The Cascades:Rhythm Of The Rain
      • 9. Jerry Byrne:Raining
      • 10. Bill Wimberley & The Country Rhythm Boys:It Rains Rain
      • 11. Bobby Lord:Sittin' Home Prayin' For The Rain
      • 12. Gene Vincent:Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
      • 13. El Pauling and Royal Abbit:Raindrops Keep A-Fallin'
      • 14. Christine Kittrell:Ain't Never Seen So Much Rain Before
      • 15. The Royal Jokers:September In The Rain
      • 16. 'Cile Turner:Drizzlin' Rain
      • 17. Lefty Frizzell: So What! Let It Rain!
      • 18. Dorsey Burnette:The Rains Came Down
      • 19. B. J. Thomas:Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
      • 20. The Everly Brothers:Crying In The Rain
      • 21. Little Anthony and The Imperials:Over The Rainbow
      • 22. Earl Grant:Evening Rain
      • 23. Big Maybelle: Rain Down Rain
      • 24. Big Joe Turner:I Get The Blues When It Rains
      • 25. Robert & Johnny:Walking In The Rain
      • 26. The Hap-Cats:Raindrops
      • 27. Merle Kilgore:It Can't Rain All The Time
      • 28. George Jones:Rain Rain (Rain Keeps Falling)
      • 29. Billy 'The Kid' Emerson:When It Rains It Pours
      • 30. Evelyn Freeman with The Exiting Voices:Didn't It Rain
      • 31. The Prisonaires:Just Walkin' In The Rain