I Like London In the Rain Mix

Actually I don’t like London in the rain (the constant drizzle was partly responsible for my moving back to NYC). But I remember being caught in a heavy downpour on a leafy street in King’s Cross, without an umbrella or wellies. There was nowhere to take cover, so I turned up the volume on my ipod and walked home in the rain, resigning myself to getting soaked and feeling oddly liberated. Whether you’re indoors or outdoors, there’s nothing like music to enhance the mood of a rainy day.  I actually tried making a summertime mix a couple days ago, and it just wasn’t coming together. It was pouring outside, and Annette’s “Muscle Beach Party” didn’t exactly fit with the cozy feeling being inside during a torrential rainstorm. So I switched to the Satisfactions “Bring It All Down” and took it from there……..

1. The Chiffons: Up On the Bridge
2. Eiichi Otaki: Ame No Wednesday
3. Shapes & Sizes: Rain On My Face
4. Barbara Chandler: How Can I Say No To You?
5. Jacqueline Taieb: Le Printemps A Paris
6. The Sweet Things: Don’t Come Looking For Me
7. Blossom Dearie: I Like London In the Rain
8. Chantal Kelly: Ne Perds Pas Ton Temps
9. Hugh Masekela: Grazing In the Grass
10. Matching Mole: Oh! Caroline
11. Doris: Daisies
12. Francoise Hardy: Comment Te Dire Adieu?
13. Chara: Caramel Milk
14. Idy Lynn: Up In My Mind
15. Billie Davis: Nobody’s Home To Go Home To
16. Brenton Wood: Gimme A Little Sign
17. Barbara Randolph: When It Rains It Pours
18. The Satisfactions: Bring It All Down
19. The Cowsills: The Rain, the Park, and Other Things
20. Heather: I’ll Come Softly
21. Slim Harpo: Rainin’ In My Heart
22. Lady & Bird: Walk Real Slow
23. Lush: Fallin’ In Love
24. Dusty Springfield: I Think It’s Gonna Rain Today
25. Lesley Duncan: Hey Boy
26. James Gang: Ashes, Rain & I

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