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Jimi Hendrix — Rainy Day, Dream Away
Album: Electric Ladyland
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Released: 1968
Length: 3:37
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Cough, cough, sniff, sniff
Hey man, take a look out the window
And see what's happening
Hey man, its rainin' its rainin' outside man
Oh don't worry about that, brother
Everything's gonna be everything
We'll get into something real nice, you know
Why don't ya sit back and groove on a rainy day

Sniff, yeah
Sniff
Yeah I see what you mean brother
Maybe I can groove

Rainy day dream away
Let the sun take a holiday
Flowers bathe and uh
See the children play
Lay back and groove on a rainy day
Well I can see a bunch of wet preachers, look at 'em on the run
The carnival traffic noise, it sinks
Into the splashy hum
Even the ducks can groove
Rain burdened in a park-side pool
And I'm leanin' out my window sill
Diggin' everything
And uh you too

Rainy day rain all day
Ain't no use in gettin' up tonight
Just let it groove its own way
Let it drain
Your worries away
Lay back and groove on a rainy day
Lay back and dream on a rainy day
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This is Jimi at his best. Jimi was all about towering brilliance.............then the fade
 modernrelics wrote:

I love this track however I've always been disappointed that it fades out at the end. I wanna hear more of that spiffy talking guitar wah-wah action!



Download Audacity and you can merge this song with "Still Raining, Still Dreaming" and get the whole thing. There's a bit of overlap, so you need to cut out part of one track. The 'hit' just before the wah wah starts is easy to locate and match up. Every time I hear this on RP I think I ought to upload the combined track...
 aristoteles wrote:

This was the definition of GROOVE for decades and jazz players that would come,...



yeah,...no. Love Jimi but he didn't set no jazz standards for "real" players.
RLJ and then Rainy Day? Brilliant! 
so Godlike beautiful man, awwww but just getting into it when it starts to lower down cuz it's too short ...bummer  : )
This was the definition of GROOVE for decades and jazz players that would come,...
found on Wikipedia:

  • Larry Faucette – congas on "Rainy Day Dream Away" and "Still Raining Still Dreaming"
  • Mike Finnigan – organ on "Rainy Day Dream Away" and "Still Raining Still Dreaming"
  • Buddy Miles – drums on "Rainy Day Dream Away" and "Still Raining Still Dreaming"
  • Freddie Smith – tenor saxophone on "Rainy Day Dream Away" and "Still Raining Still Dreaming"

Full list for album (aside from jimi, mitch, noel)




 modernrelics wrote:
I love this track however I've always been disappointed that it fades out at the end. I wanna hear more of that spiffy talking guitar wah-wah action!
 
Couldn't agree more... I can't listen to that song without also listening to the next 2 tracks on Electric Ladyland.
 unclehud wrote:
A sweet little tune that I've never heard.  Jimi could play in a variety of styles, and this tune just proves my point.  He also had skills with the wah-wah pedal, too.
 
Friends in my circle don't call it a wah-wah pedal.... its just known as the 'Jimi' . As in 'That was awesome dude! You really wail on that Jimi!' 

 
 RedGuitar wrote:

Mishandling by ambulance attendants!  He accidentally took an overdose of a European sleeping pill.
The attendants strapped him on the gurney in such a way that he could not clear his throat and hence suffocated
on his own vomit.  He may have done drugs in his lifetime, but it ain't what killed him (directly).

 
That's David Henderson's version anyway, not sure he was in the ambulance at the time, though.

"Instead of laying him down in the ambulance, they sat him in a chair and strapped him upright. He tried to bend over so he could vomit, but one of the attendants quickly pushed his head back and strapped him in tighter. Jimi's head lolled back as the ambulance driver took off. The speeding ambulance pressed his body back in the chair and made it even more difficult for him to get his head down. He felt bile and vomit near his Adam's apple. Jimi was unable to speak. Even if he could, the ball of vomit in his throat prevented him. The vomit massed in his vocal chords. His lungs became congested. His heart began to pump harder, and the right ventricle dilated. Fluid began to seep into his lungs. He was rushed from the ambulance into St. Mary Abbots Hospital. The doctors work on him for over an hour, to no avail."



Jimi's good ANYTIME, but wow, this sure is perfect for a cold, gray, rainy Tokyo day like today...  Thanks, RP!  Let the good rock roll!
I love this track however I've always been disappointed that it fades out at the end. I wanna hear more of that spiffy talking guitar wah-wah action!
* 9 * - "Oh man ... its RAINING." {#Yawn} "That's alright." {#Guitarist}
A sweet little tune that I've never heard.  Jimi could play in a variety of styles, and this tune just proves my point.  He also had skills with the wah-wah pedal, too.
love the fadeaway into Still Raining......
 bindi wrote:
hmmmm. ..  .what did this guy die of??
 
Mishandling by ambulance attendants!  He accidentally took an overdose of a European sleeping pill.
The attendants strapped him on the gurney in such a way that he could not clear his throat and hence suffocated
on his own vomit.  He may have done drugs in his lifetime, but it ain't what killed him (directly).

Very nice indeed!
 calypsus_1 wrote:

Jimi Hendrix - 12Caras Series by *artcova
©2009-2010 *artcova

And that's it, the 12th portrait of the series, finally... :P

Digital Painting in Photoshop, as all the others.

 
GOOOOOORGEOUS SKETCH!!!

PS
All 3 guys entered Electric Nirvanaland meanwhile!


A fave.... even when it isn't raining. Some Jimi stories.

Jimi Hendrix - 12Caras Series by *artcova
©2009-2010 *artcova

And that's it, the 12th portrait of the series, finally... :P

Digital Painting in Photoshop, as all the others.

Jimi is beyond any rating!
UNBELIEVABLE - truely!

What an artist!

What would he possibly play today?

We can only imagine! I do!
Awesome. Always nice to hear something other than Purple Haze or All Along the Watchtower.
hmmmm. ..  .what did this guy die of??
Great song.  Love the jazz touch.

Don't know if many here know this but Jimi played in other groups before breaking out on his own.  One was as a backup musician for Joey Dee and the Starliters.  In that same group were members of the soon to be formed Rascals.
Very nice!!
Doesn't need to be raining to appreciate his song.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:

Heh - I have that issue. And boy was it a surprise to my mother . . .

I also have the original poster that came with "A Nod is as Good as a Wink . . . " by the Faces, featuring a collage of photos of the band members having, well, a pretty good time with a couple groupies. Mom didn't like that, either.

 
My Mom almost stroked out when she saw the cover of 'Abraxas'.

 Papernapkin wrote:
Boring song with a weak melody.
 
Trolling, trolling....clueless Philistine >8^p

are the people who gave this a 1 on crack?
Now how did Bill know it was raining here this morning??     {#Umbrella} {#Ask} {#Stupid}
 veegez wrote:


No, we really mean that you really don't have a clue. Period. Let's not confine this to music.
 

LMAO...well said
 stkman wrote:

Yep its bored millions of us, so weak, what were we thinkin' of listen to this crap, but on ckin' your favs you didn't give any Hendrix tunes a 5, do have some interesting songs in there so guess ya not deaf, just don't like Hendrix but to say its weak and boring, you must be a angry person lol
 

Someone must have hurt him very badly when he was a child.
Classic Hendrix, and nice seque into a cover of Jimi's Up From the Skies - reminds me of "Rainbow Bridge" - a film we saw a lifetime ago - eerily prophetic
One of the best intros ever!! 10 for Jimi!
As good as it gets. God bless Jimi, rock and roll forever! {#Wave}
 Papernapkin wrote:
Boring song with a weak melody.
 
Yep its bored millions of us, so weak, what were we thinkin' of listen to this crap, but on ckin' your favs you didn't give any Hendrix tunes a 5, do have some interesting songs in there so guess ya not deaf, just don't like Hendrix but to say its weak and boring, you must be a angry person lol


 RedGuitar wrote:
Is it the original cover - with the naked women?

 
Heh - I have that issue. And boy was it a surprise to my mother . . .

I also have the original poster that came with "A Nod is as Good as a Wink . . . " by the Faces, featuring a collage of photos of the band members having, well, a pretty good time with a couple groupies. Mom didn't like that, either.

 MoM$CooKin wrote:
Mr Jimi....I heard him do a puff....
 

Uh, yeah.  So did the rest of us.  It was pretty obvious.
 Papernapkin wrote:
Boring song with a weak melody.
 
OoooooooOooooooowwww!

Boring song with a weak melody.
Hmmmmm - JH. Decent TV show on UK TV - History of the Guitar. Next episode will include the one and only JH  {#Notworthy}
you nailed the weather here in Atlanta... quiet day in the office, I could easily dream away
Perfectly illustrates Jimi and his roots. Unfortunately we can only wonder as to what his future projects may have been.
S'great on a Tuesday too
nagsheadlocal wrote:
Haven't heard this in ages, what a nice surprise on a Friday. Cast my vote for the long version, too.
Much better on a Monday?
echo plasms;;;;;total oh yes ..always is always will be,blended this and slight return to and fro...18 minutes of set my head on fire....in a good way
Ender43 wrote:
I'm staring at this album right now - it's in a frame, decorating my living room. /why isn't it on the turntable?
Is it the original cover - with the naked women?
jimbozi wrote:
I believe it was Stevie Winwood. I know he did the keyboards on Voodoo Chile (slight return) off the same album.
Voodoo was Winwood's only track. On this song, it was the great B3 player Mike Finnigan.
Mr Jimi....I heard him do a puff....
the fadeout........................
Ender43 wrote:
I'm staring at this album right now - it's in a frame, decorating my living room. /why isn't it on the turntable?
Get a CD-- save your Vinyl to listen to before you die.
I love Jimi, and he was a God, but that doesn't mean that everything he produced was God like (or even great). This is a fun little rambler with a cool jazzy thing, but not much else really. Too much other Jimi to spend too much time on this so my request: keep it light in the rotation mmmmKay.
Misterfixit wrote:
Who's on keyboards? Kooper?
I believe it was Stevie Winwood. I know he did the keyboards on Voodoo Chile (slight return) off the same album.
Who's on keyboards? Kooper?
I'm staring at this album right now - it's in a frame, decorating my living room. /why isn't it on the turntable?
Haven't heard this in ages, what a nice surprise on a Friday. Cast my vote for the long version, too.
ooooooooooooooh Jimi . . . . . keep talkin' to me daddy! :cheesygrin:
ooooooo ahhhhhh ohhhhhh
Bill, when are you going to give us the long version of this. Such a tease!
I love it when Jimi has one foot in jazz. There was an album I used to have the name of which escapes me that was really jazzy.Can't seem to find it anywhere. Anybody got a clue?
physicsgenius wrote:
Give me a break. Here is the sum total of the reasons I've heard for calling Jimi a genius: "Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuude".
Dude, you are a fucking idiot.
"Physics Genius" needs a physic & is no geius. Or as Harvey Korman said: "Give him an Enema..........Then he can have a Sense of Accomplishment" LOL Beyond This Place Jimi calls to us across the Eternal Infinite Aether...... Gila_Bob
physicsgenius wrote:
If by that you mean I don't like low-quality nostalgia-rock, you are right.
OK, so about five months since this troll's posted, and the air never smelled better!
Fun and fitting stuff. Thanks, Bill :music:
Let the sun take a holiday..
A 10. One of his best creations.
Has a favorite spot in my cd changer. GREAT stuff.
physicsgenius wrote:
Give me a break. Here is the sum total of the reasons I've heard for calling Jimi a genius: "Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuude".
How about almost every popular guitarist names Jimi Hendrix as the best guitar player ever? That combined with his originality and amazing songwriting skills... should give even you a clue Jimi was a genius, but maybe someone that claims to be a genius finds it hard to accept any competition, either that or you're not really much of a genius. But then it doesn't take a genius to figure that one out, does it?
veegez wrote:
No, we really mean that you really don't have a clue. Period. Let's not confine this to music.
Give me a break. Here is the sum total of the reasons I've heard for calling Jimi a genius: "Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuude".
First year in college, working full time and living in my station wagon - laying in back between two speakers and listening to this on my 4-TRACK. Life was never simpler or better than those days.
It always bothered me that me that this song was split up on the album (as well as the CD). When the CD came out I finally could put the pieces back together thanks to CoolEdit. Ahh!
kilroyjoe3 wrote:
I'm going to put off my lunch break for about 15 minutes :guitarist: :devil_pimp: :cheesygrin: :drummer: :music:
Wait, that wasn't the 15 minute long trip out version!!!! :cry: :grumpy: :moon:
I'm going to put off my lunch break for about 15 minutes :guitarist: :devil_pimp: :cheesygrin: :drummer: :music:
Rainy day indeed! At least over here.
Perfect groove for a Sunday afternoon....actually anytime.....perfect
Not among my faves of Jimi, but still deserving an 8.
Mary_Read wrote:
Sometimes you scare me Bill... I was just thinking about this song due to the rainy spring weather...
Funny how even though Bill is 3000 miles away, the weather here on the East Coast is still dreary, thanks for this!
Sometimes you scare me Bill... I was just thinking about this song due to the rainy spring weather...
physicsgenius wrote:
If by that you mean I don't like low-quality nostalgia-rock, you are right.
No, we really mean that you really don't have a clue. Period. Let's not confine this to music.
physicsgenius wrote:
It doesn't matter how poorly you sing, how off rhythm you play or how bad your equipment distorts the sound, if you die young, particularly in the 60s, you have. it. made.
When he died he lost.it. all. He is at his best doing what he does best. Nostalgia rock, as you put it, has nothing to do with it. But he did teach us all a good lesson about the dangers of drug abuse. Pity so many still haven't learned that simple truth.
The_Seeker wrote:
You really just have no idea at all do you?
Its painfully obvious that physics"genius" simply does not like music. He's so absorbed in his self prescribed greatness that he lacks the capability to appreciate anything remotely artistic. that said, we lost jimi too early, wish we could have heard more of him.
If any commercial station had tried to segue from Ponty to Hendrix, it would've been a mood killing disaster. RP does it with grace and panache. Paradise indeed. :angel:
I guess I'm proud that I'm 26 and have the actual album...
deep...
The_Seeker wrote:
You really just have no idea at all do you?
Well said. Remember the words of Ben Frankilin, "He who falls in love with himself has no rivals."
The_Seeker wrote:
You really just have no idea at all do you?
If by that you mean I don't like low-quality nostalgia-rock, you are right.
physicsgenius wrote:
It doesn't matter how poorly you sing, how off rhythm you play or how bad your equipment distorts the sound, if you die young, particularly in the 60s, you have. it. made.
You really just have no idea at all do you?
Just listen to Buddy Miles keeping that solid, almost behind the beat, shuffle rhythm. Mitch Mitchell referred to him as a cement truck. As for Jimi's playing, well....speaks for itself doesn't it?
It doesn't matter how poorly you sing, how off rhythm you play or how bad your equipment distorts the sound, if you die young, particularly in the 60s, you have. it. made.
Great song, glad it is back from it's multi-year haitus
Saw Jimi in concert just before the album came out, got the album and was blown away. For me Electric Ladyland will forever remind me of my late teens and discovering great music. It still blows me away - so cool!
Who's on the horns? I like it........ Hey, I've been on this fair planet for a long time, and I don't remember this song.... eek! No, I remember it now.
Hannio wrote:
It's just not right playing just this song and not the entire side of the lp. Oh yeah, people don't play lp's anymore.
Gotta at least semi-agree... at least with this song. Whenever it's played alone, I find myself switching off RP at the end and getting my Electric Ladyland CD and playing the next song "(1983 ... (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)".... at least. Without it, it's like a great car without gas. But still, great song. .
Hannio wrote:
It's just not right playing just this song and not the entire side of the lp. Oh yeah, people don't play lp's anymore.
We usually do just that. Stick around...
Hannio wrote:
It's just not right playing just this song and not the entire side of the lp. Oh yeah, people don't play lp's anymore.
I was so happy when I heard a song from the Beatles Abby Road and realized that RP played the entire B-side!! RP really do respect music. I don't know if this B-side 'floats' together like Abby Road but if it does, post RP. :angel:
:boohoo:
It\'s just not right playing just this song and not the entire side of the lp. Oh yeah, people don\'t play lp\'s anymore.
\"ain\'t no use in gettin uptight, just let it groove its own way\" :cool: jimi is da man!