Friday, November 1, 2013


This has been one crazy-ass week. Details are not necessary, but I will admit to being more than a bit preoccupied, for better or worse. That being said, here is a Weekend Mix from the archives that seems appropriate, especially for East Coasters. Maybe you missed it first time around.

Enjoy, I hope.


Rainy Day - APB
Rain - Todd Rundgren
The Summer Rain - Shoes
Rain Just Falls - David Halley
Ballet For A Rainy Day - XTC
1000 Umbrellas - XTC
Standing In The Rain - James Gang
Rain On The Roof - Lovin' Spoonful
Rain On The Window - The Hollies
Crying In The Rain - Rockpile
Fire And Rain - Gladys Knight & The Pips
The Girl I Lost In The Rain - The Walker Brothers
I Get The Blues When It Rains - The Ink Spots
The Rain Came Down On Everything - Roy Wood
I See The Rain - The Marmalade
Over The Rainbow - Homer & Jethro



Meanstreets said...

Burning Wood, ease up on those Pale Ales..

What bout The Beatles' " Rain " ?

I'm just gettin' started....

Meanstreets said...

" Raining In My Heart ", written by Texan Buddy Holly, sung by Rick Danko & The Band.........

Meanstreets said...

John Fogerty's " Who'll Stop The Rain "............

I'm outside with the sun mostly out now, thinking bout' " rain " songs....thank you Burning Wood.

steve simels said...

Homer and Jethro?

I'm not worthy.....

jon said...

just posted a mix of sun songs on my blog to celebrate the (hopeful) end of all this. you can find it at:

Anonymous said...

Hello, please remain seated,

Very soggy, yet cool, mix; makes me feel elation about precipitation.

Love the "list more titles in the Comments section" game. Sooo....Ann Peebles "I Can't Stand the Rain".

...and here's one that's a bit obscure. Totally sublime performance by Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass from 1976 on a song called...(wait for it)...Rain:

I know that Ella was past her prime by this point in her life but, damn, what an artist.

Thanks again, Sal




Sal -- you've been reading my mail (or at least looking at my pile of rain-sodden laundry!).


dogbreath said...

Rainy Days and Mondays, is it? (No, it's Friday - Ed). Boy, when it rains, it rains - and not just cats and dogs, but hippos and rhinos and other mammals of similar size. It's raining all over the world. Thanks for the revisited mix. Keep your powder dry!

Bookmonkey said...

I went through a similar Rain exercise awhile ago for a friend and this is the list I came up with....

Kindgom Of Rain - The The

Love The Rain - Toots Hibbert

Thistle & Weeds - Mumford & Sons

And It Rained All Night - Thom Yorke

Rainy Day in June - The Kinks

Rain Rain Rain - Roxy Music

Feels Like Rain - John Hiatt

I'll Take The Rain (Jamie Candiloro) - R.E.M.

Jimmie Standing In The Rain - Elvis Costello

Funeral in the Rain - Chris Isaak

Look At It Rain - Blue Shadows

Silver Rain - Eric Clapton, Marcus Miller, Poogie Bell, Dean Brown, Bruce Flowers, Patches Stewart & Roger Byam

Buckets Of Rain - Fistful Of Mercy

Shame On the Rain - Nick Lowe

Didn't It Rain - Tom Jones

Rinse The Raindrops - Paul McCartney

William Repsher said...

"Rain" by Ian Hunter!

Ken D said...

Rainy Day - Spanky and Our Gang
Rainy Night in Georgia - Brook Benton
Rainin' at the Drive-In - NRBQ
Love, Reign O'er Me - The Who

iggy said...

Nice collection, Sal. I'll add it to the long-standing set of "Oregon Winter" tunes that we play each year, for months at a time. Thank you very much.


john peden said...

Sal: Here I go again commenting but for some reason you never approve them. Anyway your putting "Rain on the roof" by the Lovin Spoonful brings forth a comment. I listened to this album about a week ago and mentally noted that it was released in '65 I think . Imagine Paul McCartney performing "Rain on the roof" and "Four Eyes" if it were on The who Sell Out" . Yea I know you won't approve this one either.