The Real Thing, Bill Withers, and The RAH Band, as played by Paul

4 04 2011

Real Thing ~ Rainin’ Through My Sunshine ~ PYE ~ 1978

Written by band members and bothers Chris and Eddie Amoo, and produced by Ken Gold. I’d completely forgotten this track until recently. A UK number 40 at the end of the Summer of 1978.

Bill Withers ~ Lovely Day ~ CBS ~ 1977

Previously featured in Show 38, written by Bill Withers with Skip Scarborough taken from the “Menagerie” album. Peaked at number 6 on the US R&B , 30 on the Hot 100, 7 in the UK- and Ben Liebrand’s Sunshine mix made number 4 in 1988. Producer Clarence McDonald also arranged the original 1977 version of the song and played keyboards. Guitars were played by Ray Parker Jr, Jerry Knight played bass, and Russ Kunkel played drums. A classic!

Here’s the Ben Liebrand version – we featured the original version in the show

Rah Band ~ Clouds Across The Moon ~ RCA ~ 1985

UK number 6 as Steve mentioned last week, when he played “Messages From The Stars”, Richard Hewson with then wife Liz on vocals and Pete Boita on drums.

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