Here's That Rainy Day

Here's That Rainy Day

by Ruth Brown
     
 

"Lush" usually isn't the first word that comes to mind when you think of Ruth Brown -- earthy, gritty, funky, and soulful, certainly, but not lush. However, lush is exactly the word that describes this reissue, which finds the influential vocalist joined by a huge string orchestra. On Here's That Rainy Day, Brown's lavish backing includes no less than 17See more details below

Overview

"Lush" usually isn't the first word that comes to mind when you think of Ruth Brown -- earthy, gritty, funky, and soulful, certainly, but not lush. However, lush is exactly the word that describes this reissue, which finds the influential vocalist joined by a huge string orchestra. On Here's That Rainy Day, Brown's lavish backing includes no less than 17 violins as well as four violas, three cellos, a variety of horns, and a rhythm section. Not a typical Brown project, Here's That Rainy Day is, for the most part, an album of jazz-influenced pre-rock pop. Brown provides some exuberant blues shouting on Nellie Lutcher's "He's a Real Gone Guy," but overall, Here's That Rainy Day is very much a pop album. In fact, Brown's performances of "Whispering Grass," "Porgy," and the title song aren't unlike Dinah Washington's commercial pop output of the 1950s. Far from essential, Here's That Rainy Day isn't recommended to casual listeners. But hardcore collectors will find it to be an interesting departure for the singer.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/1999
Label:
Garland Records
UPC:
0010963802726
catalogNumber:
27

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ruth Brown   Primary Artist
Phil Bodner   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Flute,Oboe,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Richard Davis   Bass
Urbie Green   Trombone
Hank Jones   Piano
Johnny Messner   Trombone
Peter Matz   Conductor
David Nadien   Violin
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Doug Allen   Percussion
Ray Alonge   French Horn
Richard Berg   French Horn
Ariana Bronne   Violin
Frederick Buldrini   Violin
Clark Terry   Trumpet
George Devens   Percussion
Bernard Eichen   Violin
Lewis Eley   Violin
Barry Galbraith   Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Allan Goldberg   Cello
John Hafer   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Flute,Oboe,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Roland Hanna   Piano
Leo Kruczek   Violin
Walter Legawiec   Violin
Joseph Malignaggi   Violin
Dave Mankovitz   Viola
Charles McCracken   Cello
Marvin Morgenstern   Violin
George Ockner   Violin
Raoul Poliakin   Violin
George Ricci   Cello
David Schwartz   Viola
James Sedlar   Trumpet
Tony Studd   Trombone
Jack Zayde   Violin
Harry Zaratzian   Viola
Eugene Bianco   Harp
Emanuel Vardi   Viola
Michael Spivakowsky   Violin
Shelly Gold   Clarinet,Flute,Alto Flute,Oboe,Piccolo,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Elvira Morgenstern   Violin
Anthony Zungolo   Violin
James Maxwell   Trumpet
Archie Freedman   Drums
Winston Callymore   Violin
Gerard Molfese   Violin

Technical Credits

Peter Matz   Arranger
Nellie Lutcher   Composer

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