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Rain - ST

Format: LP
Label: Axe AXS 501
Year: 1972
Origin: Kitchener, Ontario
Genre: funk, soul
Value of Original Title: $50.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Albums
Websites:  https://axerecords.ca/shop/rain-with-charity-brown/
Playlist: Canadian as Funk, Ontario, 1970's, MOCM Top 1000 Canadian Albums


Side 1

Track Name
Out of My Mind
Let the Love Begin
Child of Mine
Got to Get Away
Reason for Living

Side 2

Track Name
Caught Right in the Middle of It
Here With You
I'll Write You A Letter
Sad Colours Blues
I Don't Want to Leave You


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Members of RAIN are drummer Chris Woroch, guitarist Bill McLaughlin, lead vocalist Phyllis Brown, bassist Ron Hiller and keyboards Charlie Hall. Producer Greg Hambleton brought his song "Out Of My Mind" to Rain and recorded and engineered the session at Sound Canada Studios in early 1971. After its release by London Records in April, it took seven months before finally charting in November and now established as one of the biggest hits of that year. This was followed by "Stop Me From Believing" (AXE 1) - both singles released by Bell Records in the United States.

At first, "Out Of My Mind' was a top 10 record across Canada in 1971, but in 1976 it crossed the Atlantic and became a "Northern Soul" hit in England. Clubs in northern England became infatuated with the record and dealers started importing thousands of records from Canada. The song was featured in the UK Granada documentary "Northern Soul This England".

Lyric topics of songs on the album are amazingly current to today's news headlines such as "Got To Get Away", warning of polluted environments, "Sad Colours Blues" on the subject of black and white relationships and "Find Our Love" about moving on from a relationship.

Rain manager, David Lodge was also the bassist and songwriter with Major Hoople's Boarding House and lead singer Phillis later recorded a string of hits for A&M as Charity Brown.

Phyllis Brown: lead vocals, piano
Ron Hiller: bass, lead vocals (I'll Write you a Letter)
Chris Woroch: drums
Charley Hall: organ
Bill McLaughlin: guitar

Producer: Greg Hambleton
Engineers: Greg Hambleton, Terry Brown, & Bob Lifton
Cover Design: Michael Clasby
Photography: Murry Wilson & Michael Clasby

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