Didn’t It Rain‘ by English singer / actor Hugh Laurie is the follow-up to his debut ‘Let Them Talk’, the new album sees Laurie departing the sounds of New Orleans and following the blues upstream and into the American heartland.
Track listing(in various orders from one streaming service to the other)The St. Louis Blues Junkers Blues Kiss of Fire Vicksburg Blues The Weed Smoker’s Dream Wild Honey Send Me To The ‘Lectric Chair Evenin’ Didn’t It Rain Careless Love One For My Baby I Hate A Man Like You Changes Unchain My Heart Day & Night Junco Partner Louisiana Blues Staggerlee Unchain My Heart PersonnelHugh Laurie – piano, guitar, vocalsSista Jean McClain – vocalsGaby Moreno – vocalsThe Copper Bottom BandKevin Breit – guitarGreg Leisz – guitarJay Bellerose – drumsDavid Piltch – bassVincent Henry, Robby Marshall and Elizabeth Lea – hornsProducer Joe HenryLabel Warner Bros
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Hugh Laurie interview for Didn’t It RainFor the new album he gave himself a fresh mission statement: ‘I have resolved to forge on, deeper into the forest of American music that has enchanted me since I was a small boy.’ But he insists that he is as surprised as anyone that he is being allowed to do this again.
There’s nothing revelatory or ambitious and it would’ve barely got off the ground without the name of the highest paid actor on US television attached.
Review: Hugh Laurie proves his musical worth (again) on ‘Didn’t It Rain’Laurie’s piano playing is rollicking and masterful throughout and is a definite high point of Didn’t It Rain. He has always been a masterful musician, a better piano player than singer, but on this record he is beginning to show more confidence in his vocal abilities.