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Gettin' Moody With Devin: A Rainy Day

Edal Anton Lefterov / Wikipedia

Edal Anton Lefterov / Wikipedia

“Drive South, Along the Canyon” - Bobby Previte, Set the Alarm for Monday:
I love the atmosphere of this one. It’s also a good night-drive tune if you want to be more literal, but a rainy day is my preference since I love rain and hate driving.

/media/1851759/Bobby%20Previte%20(Flikr).jpgMichael DiDonna / Flickr

“After the Rain” - Mike LeDonne, Early Trane:
If you listen to CapRadio’s news station you’ll recognize this track as one of the background songs I use for announcements. Good for dispersing information AND for relaxing. You don’t find that too much.

/media/1851770/Mike%20LeDonne%20(from%20website).jpgCourtesy / mikeledonne.net

“Naked As We Came” - Sachal Vasandani, Eyes Wide Open:
Blame this guy for global warming - his voice will melt Antarctica. His more recent album, Hi-Fly, is also a good one, but I always come back to this track off his debut.

“Skating” - Vince Guaraldi, A Charlie Brown Christmas:
This one deals with ice more than rain, but you get the picture. It still works. Funny thing, this soundtrack almost wasn’t (which makes it even more valuable).



/media/1913726/Luciana_Souza-BookOfChet-Cover.jpg“I Get Along Without You Very Well” - Luciana Souza, The Book of Chet:
Chet Baker wasn’t known for being the most ornamented of singers and Souza makes her arrangement of this heartbreaker even sparer. Perfect for staring out at a slow, steady rain. 

NPR - Luciana Souza: From Bossa Nova To Chet Baker

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