Didn't It Rain

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
His blues bona fides buttressed by his 2011 debut album Let Them Talk, Hugh Laurie returns with Didn't It Rain, another collection of jazz and blues standards, usually of the New Orleans variety but not always his heart will sometimes stray to Kansas City, produced by Joe Henry. If Let Them Talk had a slightly burnished, rich veneer, Didn't It Rain is a bit lighter, with Laurie content to let himself slip into the background as both pianist and vocalist, which is odd as he has considerably fewer guests here than he did on his debut. Apart from Taj Mahal, this is pretty self-contained, Laurie playing the boogie with his band, sometimes lying back and letting his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
His blues bona fides buttressed by his 2011 debut album Let Them Talk, Hugh Laurie returns with Didn't It Rain, another collection of jazz and blues standards, usually of the New Orleans variety but not always his heart will sometimes stray to Kansas City, produced by Joe Henry. If Let Them Talk had a slightly burnished, rich veneer, Didn't It Rain is a bit lighter, with Laurie content to let himself slip into the background as both pianist and vocalist, which is odd as he has considerably fewer guests here than he did on his debut. Apart from Taj Mahal, this is pretty self-contained, Laurie playing the boogie with his band, sometimes lying back and letting his backing singers steal the spotlight, which they do with ease. Nobody is concerned with reinterpreting the songs or surprising a listener, they just want to enjoy re-creating sounds and tunes they've loved, an attitude that's rarely alienating although it's never quite infectious, either. All involved love the boogie and love the swing, happy to hit the accents hard and draw out the eighth notes, and if there's never a compelling reason to listen to Laurie and crew tackle these well-loved tunes, nobody involved embarrasses themselves, and it's a pretty enjoyable way to while away a lazy Sunday afternoon.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/6/2013
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 825646437610
  • Catalog Number: 535893
  • Sales rank: 10,855

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The St. Louis Blues (4:21)
  2. 2 Junkers Blues (2:55)
  3. 3 Kiss of Fire (3:27)
  4. 4 Vicksburg Blues (4:28)
  5. 5 The Weed Smoker's Dream (4:17)
  6. 6 Wild Honey (4:20)
  7. 7 Send Me To the 'Lectric Chair (5:26)
  8. 8 Evenin' (3:03)
  9. 9 Didn't It Rain (2:52)
  10. 10 Carless Love (5:21)
  11. 11 One For My Baby (4:00)
  12. 12 I Hate a Man Like You (4:17)
  13. 13 Changes (3:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hugh Laurie Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Wurlitzer
Taj Mahal Vocals
Larry Goldings Hammond B3
Vincent Henry Clarinet, Harmonica, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Greg Leisz Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Mandola, Lap Steel Guitar, Weissenborn
Jean McLain Vocals, Background Vocals
Patrick Warren Accordion, Keyboards, Pump Organ, Hammond B3
Kevin Breit Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Mandola, Mandocello, Lap Steel Guitar, Tenor Banjo
Jay Bellerose Percussion, Drums
Elizabeth Lea Trombone
Gaby Moreno Vocals, Background Vocals
Robby Marshall Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
David Plitch Electric Bass, Upright Bass
Technical Credits
Little Brother Montgomery Composer
Roberta Martin Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Joe Henry Producer, Liner Notes
Alan Price Composer
George Brooks Composer
Joe McCoy Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Mitchell Parish Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
Mac Rebennack Composer
Gavin Lurssen Mastering
Anabel Sinn Art Direction
Ryan Freeland Engineer
Lester Allen Composer
Jack William Dupree Composer
Robert Charles Guidry Composer
Robert Hill Composer
Hugh Laurie Liner Notes, Whistle
Harry A. White Composer
Mary McCartney Cover Photo
Martin E. Koenig Composer
Joseph Ferdinand Morton Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    Well it rained forty days It rained forty nights There was no la

    Well it rained forty days
    It rained forty nights
    There was no land nowhere in sight
    God sent the raven, to bring the news
    He arched his wings and away he flew

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