Feels Like Rain

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All Music Guide - Daniel Gioffre
On Buddy Guy's second Silvertone release, he continues the practice of guest appearances begun on Damn Right, I've Got the Blues. In this case, the notables include Paul Rodgers, Travis Tritt, and John Mayall. The finest combination comes when Bonnie Raitt joins Guy on John Hiatt's "Feels Like Rain." Raitt's gritty vocals and sweet slide guitar add a pleasing nuance to the bittersweet track, and it is ultimately the high point of the record. Certain critics and blues purists have derided Guy's search for mainstream success as evidenced by his penchant for guest appearances and non-traditional blues forms, but Guy sounds fantastic in these unconventional situations ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Daniel Gioffre
On Buddy Guy's second Silvertone release, he continues the practice of guest appearances begun on Damn Right, I've Got the Blues. In this case, the notables include Paul Rodgers, Travis Tritt, and John Mayall. The finest combination comes when Bonnie Raitt joins Guy on John Hiatt's "Feels Like Rain." Raitt's gritty vocals and sweet slide guitar add a pleasing nuance to the bittersweet track, and it is ultimately the high point of the record. Certain critics and blues purists have derided Guy's search for mainstream success as evidenced by his penchant for guest appearances and non-traditional blues forms, but Guy sounds fantastic in these unconventional situations witness his burning version of the Moody Blues' "I Go Crazy". Guy's vocals, often under appreciated, really sell this song. As for his guitar playing, it is slightly below his usually high standards. He often sounds sloppy and unfocused, an extremely noticeable exception being his explosive solo on the John Mayall duet "I Could Cry," but his singing, especially on the soulful "Feels Like Rain," is full of character. Guy's backing band is top-notch, particularly bassist Greg Rzab, who plays both more actively and more melodically than most bassists working in the blues idiom. Guy has recorded better blues in his career, but on Feels Like Rain he shows that he is comfortable in more mainstream situations as well. The blues on this record often just sound flat for some reason, like Guy and his band are just going through the motions. But on up-tempo R&B tracks such as the Paul Rodgers duet "Some Kind of Wonderful" or Guy's pairing with Travis Tritt on "Change in the Weather," the bluesman sounds excited and fresh. It must be mentioned that the production is a bit on the thin side throughout, and many of the tracks simply do not pack enough punch. Despite this, the album is quite strong. Feels Like Rain is not the place to look for Guy the legendary blues guitarist, but, taken for what it is, it is extremely entertaining.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/1993
  • Label: Jive
  • UPC: 012414149848
  • Catalog Number: 41498

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 She's a Superstar (5:01)
  2. 2 I Go Crazy (2:29)
  3. 3 Feels Like Rain (4:35)
  4. 4 She's Nineteen Years Old (5:40)
  5. 5 Some Kind of Wonderful (3:27)
  6. 6 Sufferin' Mind (3:30)
  7. 7 Change in the Weather (4:35)
  8. 8 I Could Cry (5:09)
  9. 9 Mary Ann (3:10)
  10. 10 Trouble Man (4:04)
  11. 11 Country Man (6:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Buddy Guy Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Travis Tritt Vocals
John Mayall Piano, Vocals
Bonnie Raitt Vocals, Slide Guitar
Paul Rodgers Vocals
Renee Geyer Background Vocals
Ian McLagan Piano, Wurlitzer
Tony Braunagel Percussion
Tom Canning Hammond Organ
Rick Cortes Bass, Bass Guitar
Mike Finnegan Background Vocals
Marty Grebb Organ, Piano, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Background Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
David Grissom Rhythm Guitar
Richie Hayward Drums
Darrell Leonard Trumpet
Leslie Guitar
John Myall Piano, Vocals
Bill Payne Piano
John Porter Guitar
Jimmy Powers Harp
Greg Rzab Bass
Johnny Lee Schell Guitar
John Philip Shenale Organ, Synthesizer
Joe Sublett Tenor Saxophone
The Texacali Horns Ensemble
Mick Weaver Organ
Joe Yuele Drums
Technical Credits
Neal Avron Engineer
Marc DeSisto Engineer
Ken Deranteriasian Engineer
R.S. Field Producer
Marty Grebb Arranger, Horn Arrangements
Efren Herrera Engineer
Stephen Marcussen Mastering
Dave McNair Producer, Engineer
Tony Platt Engineer
John Porter Producer
Trina Shoemaker Engineer
John Carter Engineer
Ron Kaplan Executive Producer
Elmo Jones Composer
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