Monday, April 7, 2008

Stone The Crows - Raining In Your Heart


Here is an album and a cut that me and the JJB both enjoy a great deal...

I recently used this track in the FuFu Stew Funky Side of the Rock Mix but this track is certainly worthy of being used on its own.

Stone the Crows was a tough-luck, working class, progressive soul band that came out of the pubs of Scotland in the early '70s. They had everything going for them at the start: not one, but two gritty singers, a talented guitarist, a rhythm section that had played with John Mayall, and the name recognition of having Led Zeppelin manager Peter Grant as their producer. Despite favorable reviews by the critics, however, they never managed to sell their hybridized soul music to a large audience.

Here is some great call & answer vocals by Maggie Bell and Jim Dewer (later of Robin Trower fame) It’s a great soulful bluesy number with some really heartfelt vocals by the duo of Bell & Dewer.
Great rolling organ work by John McGinnis & Great hot guitar action by Les Harvey, brother of Alex Harvey of the Sensational Alex Harvey band, Les Harvey would actually die on stage by being electrocuted but here his playing is pretty electric.

Stone the Crows - Raining in Your Heart

3 comments:

Vincent The Soul Chef said...

This one was by far my fave track from the mix you blessed us with. I almost made the mistake of calling it a lost track from the Kozmik Blues Band. How easy is it to find the album cos I'd sure love to have one...

Devil Dick said...

Thanks Vincent! This copy we found in a record shop in philly for $15, i dug my copy out of a box at a flea market.

So it's not mega rare i'd imagine...? but a very cool record either way!

Planet Mondo said...

Funnily enough I've just left a comment about this stunning cut on Vince's page and bingo here it is for download - marvelous. Top Work DD