Another in the continuing oddly-themed shows that baffle and amuse.
“My identity is very clear to me now, I am a black woman.” – Lena Horne
Sometimes it seems that many posts, programs and events under the banner of Black History Month are filled with a great many things that sometimes can bring you down. To which I say, good, it means you're paying attention. However, not everything is always a bummer trip. In this program, we are spotlighting 13 different artists from all across the musical spectrum and across many decades of songcraft for something a little fun. All of these tracks are performed by Black artists, and all have the weather as a common theme. It's February, so yes, I understand that what's going on outside has a major impact on your day; doesn't mean that you can't have a little fun once in a while.
The Weather Girls, aka two Tons O' Fun, 1980. (l-r) Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes. Photo by Francesco Scavullo, courtesy of Fantasy Records.
Our tracks this week: Title, Artist
1. Quiet Storm, Smokey Robinson
2. I Can't Stand The Rain, Ann Peebles
3. It's Raining Men (12" Mix), The Weather Girls
4. Stormy Weather, Lena Horne
5. In From The Storm, Jimi Hendrix
6. Walking In the Rain With the One I Love, Love Unlimited
7. Can You Stop The Rain, Peabo Bryson
8. Rainy Mourning, The Marvelettes
9. Date With The Rain, Eddie Kendricks
10. Come in From the Rain, Ethel Ennis
11. Call It Stormy Monday, T-Bone Walker
12. The Rain, Oran "Juice" Jones
13. Rain, Thunder and Lightning, Miss Thang
Love to you all.
Ben "Bear" Brown Jr., owner