Monday, August 4, 2014

Music Monday - "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Ann Peebles (1973)

Readers of my blog will know that I am a huge fan of classic soul music.  I can (and sometimes do) listen to it all day.  One of my favorite retro soul songs is "I Can't Stand the Rain" by Ann Peebles.  Ann Peebles is from Memphis, and she co-wrote this song with Don Bryant and Bernie Miller.  This song made the Top 40 in 1973, and - a little bit of trivia - it was one of John Lennon's favorite songs.   Tina Turner covered this song in the 1980's, and I like her cover ... but the original is just so great. 


Bob Gilliland said...

I love this song! Ann was great. Stax got all the attention but between her and Al Green, Hi Records had one heck of a lineup in the 70s. This song has such a great groove.

Birdhouse Books said...

I agree! This is easily one of my fave soul songs of the early '70's.


Birdhouse Books said...

PS - I had no idea that Ann Peebles and Al Green recorded for the same label. Now that is neat!