Other Sellers on Amazon
Didn't It Rain
|Price:||£5.68 & FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details|
|Listen Now with Amazon Music|
Didn't It Rain
|Amazon Music Unlimited|
|New from||Used from|
AutoRip is available only for eligible CDs and vinyl sold by Amazon EU Sarl (but does not apply to gift orders or PrimeNow orders). See Terms and Conditions for full details, including costs which may apply for the MP3 version in case of order returns or cancellations.
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
With the purchase of a CD or Vinyl record dispatched from and sold by Amazon, you get 90 days free access to the Amazon Music Unlimited Individual plan. After your purchase, you will receive an email with further information. Terms and Conditions apply. Learn more.
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Didn't It Rain is the second album from comedian-turned-actor-turned-blues-maestro Hugh Laurie. Although the album follows the same vein as his hugely successful debut Let Them Talk in terms of its bluesy covers, this release sees Laurie move away from the New Orleans sound as he takes the listener on a musical tour of the American heartland instead.
Showing 1-7 of 345 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
For an actor this is superb music. Hugh clearly loves what he does and with this album it shows.
What I miss is having Hugh Laurie front and centre of the recording pouring out his passion for and devotion to the music he loves. This should really be titled Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band as he has decided to subsume himself into the band and let other voices and musicians take the lead.
The band themselves are competent and good but I prefer the earlier, rawer and pared down arrangements on the previous cd. There is only one famous guest on this, compared to the three on the earlier one and Taj Mahal gives a competent performance of Vicksburg Blues. However it, like the whole recording, lacks excitement. I feel that as Hugh Laurie decided to have the temerity to be a middle class white man playing the blues for a second cd, he should have fronted it and not stepped back into the band.
I am glad I bought this cd which is full of interesting and unusual tracks but feel it is a good recording rather than a great one.
However this is not the case for Hugh Laurie.
This man is incredibly talented, as an actor, writer and musician.
He can clearly play the piano, and his singing is fine. he has a passion for blues that comes across in his music.
I get the impression that Laurie has recorded this album not for money or recognition, but because of his sheer enjoyment and love for the blues, and his desire to share that with others.
His nasal American accent seems to be ideally suited to the genre, and he even has a world weary look to finish everything off.
What's not to like.
I am amazed how Hugh Laurie has developed from the side kick of Blackadder (I know that he did a lot more beforehand with Stephen Fry) through a major presence now in the US in House and also as a very accomplished and successful Jazz singer. Not bad for a boy who started life at Eton.
So onto this album, I like it, but not enough to give it five stars. It does take me back quite a bit in terms of the style of his work, which undoubtably demonstrates his obvious talent and for some, it will be a five star award. Personally, whilst I do enjoy listening to it, it would not be an album that I would reach for without some thought, so for me, it will see the light of day, but not as much as some others.
In a nutshell, good album, good singer but in my eyes, not great: worth the money though.
Obviously blues singers today, who have not had the experiences of Blues singers of yore call upon their own life experiences.
Hugh Laurie`s first album Let Them Talk did in fact have that impact. Buyers did talk and wondered how long
before a second album was produced.
Well now we all know!.
Didn`t it Rain is a really good follow up to album number one.
Some of the numbers are not included in many of albums issued by many ot "todays" blues men.
Laurie`s plaintiff voice at first seems to be out of place with the past blues mens songs. However on further listening it finally hits one that the tunes he chooses are right for the voice.
Laurie turns in a good peformance for a Blues Man.
I enjoyed in particular "send me to the `Lectric Chair and The weird Smoker`s dream." not songs I have , as far as I have been able to track down ,on any of my other Blues albums . My collection not being large but consists of abour 200 from Luther Allison to Muddy Waters.or my vinyl collection.
For me Hugh Laurie has done it again. I thought the first album deserved 4 stars and so does this album.
i am no expert on the Blues genre but Laurie seems to catch the joy, Sadess and depression as well as any of the other bluesmen
and to my mind was worth the buy.
If you are not a bluesman then listen to some of the tracks. I feel sure that you will be attracted to some of the numbers on this album. I bought it and glad I did so.
I hope the wait is not so long for a third album
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?