Original air date Sept 3, 2011 | Time 56:00
After the Flood - Hurricane Irene
3:26 Yusuf/ Cat Stevens “The Rain” , the Roadsinger, May 2009 Noah’s Flood?
4:30 Richie Havens “Hurricane Waters” Nobody left to Crown 2008 - song by Citizen Cope off his second album, 'The Clarence Greenwood Recordings' Sept 2004, native of Memphis Tenn
4:52 Simon and Garfunkel “Bridge Over Troubled Water” – 5th and final studio album Jan 1970, Grammy for Song of the Year, Garfunkel sings the lead – great tenor
2:46 Judy Collins “I Think it’s Going to Rain Today” by Randy Newman, Nov 1966 In My Life
2:13 Lovin Spoonful “You and Me and Rain on the Roof” - Hums of the LS released 1966 John Sebastian singer-songwriter, 3d album recorded in NY
5:02 Bob Dylan “Shelter from the Storm” – 15th Studio album Blood on the Tracks 1975, recorded at A & R Studios NY
3:42 Jimi Hendrix “Rainy Day, Dream Away” (lyrics below) Electric Ladyland, 3rd Studio album, Oct 1968 - • Buddy Miles – drums on "Rainy Day Dream Away" and "Still Raining Still Dreaming", • Mike Finnigan – organ on "Rainy Day Dream Away" and "Still Raining Still Dreaming" Hendrix generally insecure about his voice and often recording his vocals hidden behind studio screens.
4:25 Jimi Hendrix "Still Raining, Still Dreaming" , Electric Ladyland
4:35 The Doors “Riders on the Storm” from LA Woman album 1971, real sound effects of thunder and rain, along with Ray Manzarek's Fender Rhodes electric piano playing, which emulates the sound of rain. Jim Morrison recorded his main vocals and then whispered the lyrics over them to create the echo effect. This was the last song recorded by the members of The Doors, according to Manzarek, as well as Morrison's last recorded song to be released. The single was released in 1971, shortly before Morrison's death, entering the Hot 100 on 3 July 1971, the day that Morrison died. According to band member Robby Krieger, it was inspired by the song "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend." "(Ghost) Riders in the Sky: A Cowboy Legend" is a country and cowboy-style song. It was written on June 5, 1948 by Stan Jones. The song tells a folk tale of a cowboy who has a vision of red-eyed, steel-hooved cattle thundering across the sky, being chased by the spirits of damned cowboys. One warns him that if he does not change his ways, he will be doomed to join them, forever "trying to catch the Devil's herd across these endless skies". Jones said that he had been told the story when he was 12 years old by an old cowboy friend.
2:59 The Beatles “Rain” - Notable in "Rain" is Ringo Starr's drumming which Starr rates as his best recorded performance. Paul McCartney also plays a complex bassline. The last verse of "Rain" includes backwards vocals, which was one of the first uses of this technique on a record. The backwards vocals are Lennon singing the lyrics of the song: "When the sun shines,". June 1966 B side of Paperback Writer single – same sessions as Revolver. John Lennon. They both described the band's arrival in Melbourne, Australia, marked by rain and poor weather. Lennon said, "I've never seen rain as hard as that, except in Tahiti", and later explained that "Rain" was "about people moaning about the weather all the time"
3:05 The Beatles, George Harrison “Here Comes the Sun” 1969 Abbey Road "Here Comes the Sun" was written at the time when Apple was getting like school, where we had to go and be businessmen: 'Sign this' and 'sign that'. Anyway, it seems as if winter in England goes on forever, by the time spring comes you really deserve it. So one day I decided I was going to sag off Apple and I went over to Eric Clapton's house. The relief of not having to go see all those dopey accountants was wonderful, and I walked around the garden with one of Eric's acoustic guitars and wrote "Here Comes the Sun".