Monday, January 9, 2017

Saturday Music Club on Monday: Waters Rising in Northern Cali edition (part 1)

Northern Californian Sarah Kishler asks on FaceBook: 
What are your favorite rain songs? Wind songs? 

So, I dropped a few responses on her post, coming late to it and so not repeating suggestions such as CCR's "Who'll Stop the Rain?", the Association's "Windy", Gene Kelly's "Singin' in the Rain" or the Beatles' "Rain"...

Miriam Makeba: "West Wind"

Nina Simone: "Feeling Good"

Rainy Day: "Rainy Day, Dream Away" (cued up at artist/title link; whole album below)

The Bangles: "The Rain Song"

Hüsker Dü: "Up in the Air"

Bandits: "All Along the Watchtower" (OST, Jasmin Tabatabai)

The Hollies: "Bus Stop"

Muddy Waters: "40 Days and 40 Nights"

Sister Rosetta Tharpe: "Didn't It Rain, Children?"

Doc Watson: "Windy and Warm"

Joni Mitchell: "Eastern Rain"

Fairport Convention: "Eastern Rain"

The Cowsills: "The Rain, the Park and Other Things"

The Free Design: "Umbrellas"

[for ease of loading, continued in next post]


Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Todd, I'm not sure if these are entirely "rain" songs but growing up I listened a lot to B.J. Thomas' "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" and The Cascades' "Rhythm of the Rain". Thanks for posting all these songs, most of which I have not heard.

Todd Mason said...

Those certainly work, Prashant...and they are both songs I've sung myself either before an audience or on multiple occasions (my brother cited the Thomas record).

Mostly unheard (and good) was what I was aiming at...the Hollies, the Cowsills and the Simone notwithstanding...

Unknown said...

Bill Frisell: "Rain, Rain"

Unknown said...

Blues Image: "Ride, Captains, Ride". Always brings me back to a rainy day in summer when there's nothing to do.

Todd Mason said...

Will investigate!