COME RAIN OR COME SHINE

Latest update on 20/12/2016

Artist: Ruby Hill & Harold Nicholas
Author: Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer
Label: Capitol
Year: 1946

In musical St. Louis Woman, boycotted by the NAACP for stretching all too obvious racial prejudices. The show was a failure, apart from this song.

Covers:

1946:

Tommy Dorsey [vocal: Sy Oliver; first recording (for RCA Victor)]

1946:

Margaret Whiting [the daughter of Richard Whiting, composer of Hooray For Hollywood, On The Good Ship Loppipop and Till We Meet Again; second version released (on Capitol)]

1946:

Frank Sinatra [on V-disc]

1946:

Dick Haymes with Helen Forrest [for Decca]

1946:

Duke Ellington

1950:

Sarah Vaughan

1954:

Ben Webster

1955:

Billie Holiday

1955:

Georgia Gibbs

1956:

Judy Garland

1958:

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

1958:

Jimmy Giuffre

1959:

Anita O'Day [with Jimmy Guiffre's band]

1959:

Ray Charles [and in '83 in film The King Of Comedy]

1961:

Ella Fitzgerald

1962:

Marlène Dietrich

1964:

Tommy Tucker

1965:

Bill Evans Trio

1965:

James Brown

1966:

John Walker [Walker Brother solo]

1967:

Righteous Brothers

1974:

Johnny Mercer [author]

1978:

Chick Corea & Lionel Hampton

1978:

Dexter Gordon

1979:

Return To Forever [also with Chick Corea]

1979:

Barbra Streisand

1983:

Dr. John

1983:

Al Jarreau

1985:

Art Blakey

1988:

Diane Schuur

1991:

Bette Midler [in film For The Boys]

1993:

Johnny Adams

1995:

Don Henley [in film Leaving Las Vegas]

1997:

Alison Eastwood [in film Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil; situated in Savannah, GA, coauthor Johnny Mercer's hometown]

2000:

B.B. King & Eric Clapton

2003:

Hot Club Of New Orleans

2003:

Aaron Neville

2006:

Toots Thielemans

2006:

Rufus Wainwright

2008:

Natalie Cole

2009:

Willie Nelson

2013:

Paul Carrack

2014:

Barbra Streisand [with John Mayer]

2016:

Bob Dylan

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