Black Rain (60 mins. of music) #blackhistorymonth

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

First Part
1. Quiet StormSmokey Robinson
2. I Can't Stand The RainAnn Peebles
3. It's Raining Men (12" Mix), The Weather Girls
4. Stormy Weather, Lena Horne
5. In From The StormJimi Hendrix
6. Walking In the Rain With the One I Love, Love Unlimited

Second Part
7. Can You Stop The RainPeabo Bryson
8. Rainy MourningThe Marvelettes
9. Date With The RainEddie Kendricks
10. Come in From the RainEthel Ennis
11. Call It Stormy MondayT-Bone Walker

12. The RainOran "Juice" Jones
13. Rain, Thunder and Lightning, Miss Thang

To download this program, please click on this link.

Love to you all.

Ben "Bear" Brown Jr., owner

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