Take Me To The Water · Nina Simone High Priestess Of Soul ℗ Verve Label; ℗ 1967 UMG Rec. Inc. Released on: 1967-01-01 Producer, Associated Performer, Recording Arranger: Hal Mooney Composer Lyricist: Nina Simone
Take me to the water.
ONG Streetcar Blues
Used to catch the streetcar on Pershing avenue and take it down by the Mississippi river, near the Admiral;
ARTIST Sleepy John Estes ALBUM Times Ain’t Like They Used To Bex
But my downtown adventures in and around the riverfront, Forest Park and the Jewel Box ended, when we moved up North into the suburbs, by Coldwater Creek. We had no clue, but the crick or creek was not only filled with crawdads, minnows and snapping turtles, but was also radioactive!
Rode the Missouri River Bottom roads from Florissant into to St. Charles, and
St. Louis Blues · Louis Armstrong Plays W. C. Handy ℗ released 1954. Columbia Records, Sony Music Entertainment Released: 1954-10-14
Producer: George Avakian Composer, Lyricist: W. C. Handy
Assistant Producer: Rene Arsenault Vocal: Velma Middleton
Drums: Barrett Deems Mastering Engineer: Mark Wilder
Recording Engineer: Mason Coppinger Piano: Billy Kyle Bass:
Arvell Shaw Clarinet: Barney Bigard Trombone: Trummy Young
Sometimes we walked down to the Missouri riverbank. Once we created a raft and floated down the Missouri towards Mississippi mud.
We were bound for New Orleans.
We said “let it rain!”
Sister Rosetta Tharpe– “Didn’t It Rain?”
Between getting born in Barnes hospital and moving North at age five, it rained on Arsenal Street, in Cahokia Illinois, on Pershing Avenue and all over downtown St. Louis… even when walking to Hamilton Avenue Elementary School…
or exploring the empty baptismal in the Union Avenue Christian Church…
Basin Street Blues” by Sam Cooke Composer: Spencer Williams
Lyrics: “Basin Street, Basin Street
That’s the place where my friends all meet
Down in New Orleans In that land of dreams
And you don’t know how nice it seems
Aretha Franklin – Land Of Dreams
It rained hard in Florissant, Missouri between 1956 and 1969… on farmhouses, rivers, creeks, old roads and fields of grass…
Green, Green Grass of Home
It even rained in Ferguson… by the Castaway Club in the VFW or the newer club down the street under the grocery store.
Rainy Day Blues · Willie Nelson · Jonny Lang Milk Cow Blues ℗ 2000 The Island Def Jam Music Group Released on: 2000-01-01 Producer: Freddy Fletcher Producer: Derek O’Brien Studio Personnel, Engineer: Stuart Sullivan Studio Personnel, Engineer: Larry Greenhill Composer Lyricist: Willie Nelson
It rained in Hazelwood, St. Charles, Ladue, Jennings and in far away places:
Waylon Jennings sings Waymores Blues/Shine
Cedar Falls and Marshalltown, Iowa; on the farm in Minnesota, taking the ferry across to Illinois; Antioch in Yellow Springs, Ohio; or during California days on Panhandle Park… dancing naked in the grass…
Roy Orbison-California Blues
Anti-war riots in Massachusetts, Mardi Gras in Louisiana, Flagstaff, Arizona taxi dreaming, and Brice Canyon in Utah…
Muddy Waters – Louisiana Blues
Colorado, New Mexico, Old Mexico, Canada,
George Strait – The Seashores Of Old Mexico
China, British Columbia, Vietnam, Montana, Cambodia, Washington State,
Ireland, Alaska, England, Silverado, France, Oakland, England, St. Louis,
Silverado Blues · Jason Cadillac Smith
San Francisco, New York City, Seattle, Yellow Springs, San Diego, Flagstaff,
New York City Blues – Original · Eric Clapton · Jeff Beck · The Yardbirds
Harlem, Panhandle Park, Holiday Hills, Union Station, Blueberry Hill,
Union Station Blues · John Lee Hooker
Kiel Auditorium, Fillmore West, Fox Theatre, Las Vegas Nevada, Fillmore East,
Blues Traveler – 7/5/00 – Fox Theatre
in the Dakotas, on the golf course, outside the window when reading, writing,
Loudon Wainwright III – “Golfer’s Blues”
sleeping, playing pool or playing music.
Quantum Leap – Pool Hall Blues
Almost always it rained on the waterfront
I Get The Blues When It Rains (1946) – Peggy Lee
everyday it rained on the jails and trails in the zoo.
Steel Rail Blues · Gordon Lightfoot Gord’s Gold ℗ 1967 Beat Goes On Records. 1975 Reprise Records Drums: Barry Keane Autoharp: Bruce Good Harmonica: Charlie McCoy Guitar, Vocals: Gordon Lightfoot Piano: Hargus Robbins Drums: Jim Gordon Bass Guitar: John Stockfish Bass Guitar: Junior Husky Drums:
Ken Buttrey Unknown: Kenny Friesen Banjo: Larry Good Unknown:
Lee Herschberg Orchestral Arranger: Lee Holdridge Producer:
Lenny Waronker Percussion: Milt Holland Piano: Nick DeCaro Steel Guitar:
Ollie Strong Steel Guitar: Pee Wee Charles Guitar: Red Shea Bass Guitar:
Rick Haynes Guitar, Mandolin: Terry Clements Writer: Gordon Lightfoot
Sometimes I get thirsty, so let it rain down water on me. Life is fine.
Foy Vance – Make It Rain
Other times America exports terror, munitions and dozens of wars
Horror Blues Rapture
on 50 nations who did not attack us.
Shirley Johnson – You Shouldn’t Have Been There
The United States makes it rain bombs, death, airplanes,
Michael Burks-Make It Rain
destruction, devastation, nuclear war, explosions, murder and dishonor.
DESTRUCTION BLUES by Jimmy Witherspoon
Take me to the water, …
Where the Sun Don’t Shine · J.J. Cale
…even when the sun don’t shine.
Eric Clapton “Let It Rain” (1970)
“Let it rain, let it rain,
Let your love rain down on me.
Let it rain, let it rain,
Let it rain, rain, rain.”
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