Rainy Days And Mondays

This weather forecast is introduced by an expert, the one and only Prince Charles! :-)

Keeping it in the royal family, so from Prince Charles to Carole King is a small step... ;-) Two of the songs are compositions from Carole King (Crying In The Rain and It Might As Well Rain Until September). King was most of all a songwriter in the 1960s, before she became successful as a singer-songwriter in the 1970s. Together with then husband Gerry Goffin she wrote songs for The Drifters, The Righteous Brothers, their babysitter Little Eva and quite a few girl groups (who would influence Mark Ronson and Amy Winehouse later on). Carole King made demos of her songs, so the performing artists would know how the compositions should sound. Those 'legendary demos' are available on cd now and they sometimes sound better than the recorded versions! Carole King gives the songs a softness and a sensitive touch that makes them deeper and richer. Enjoy! Picture below from Ivan Kobyakov.

Tracklist:

Inez Foxx – You’re Saving Me For A Rainy Day (1973)
Fac.15 feat. Cathi Ogden – Rainy Days and Mondays (2001)
Astrud Gilberto – The Gentle Rain [RJD2 Remix] (2005)
Sérgio Mendes & Brasil '66 ‎– Constant Rain (Chove Chuva) (1966)
Colbie Caillat – Make It Rain (2011)
The Supremes – Bad Weather (1973)
Bobbi Humphrey – Ain't No Sunshine (1971)
Bonnie Raitt – Cry Like A Rainstorm (1973)
The Everly Brothers – Crying In The Rain (1962)
Carole King – It Might As Well Rain Until September (1962)
Ren Harvieu – Walking In The Rain (2012)
The Walker Brothers – The Girl I Lost In The Rain (1965)
Kris Berry – Waiting For The Rain (2012)
The Van Dykes – Save My Love For A Rainy Day (1967)
Donald Fagen – Walk Between The Raindrops (1982)
Dee Dee Bridgewater – Sweet Rain (1978)
The Real Thing – Rainin' Through My Sunshine (1978)
Prince – Soft And Wet (1978)
Brick ‎– Sweat (Til You Get Wet) (1981)
Gloria Jones – Windstorm (1978)
Commodores ‎– Slippery When Wet (1975)
Don Ray – Standing In The Rain (1978)
Washington Jamb Band – In The Clouds (1977)


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