Tuesday, January 19, 2010

"Didn't it Rain"

Rainclouds in Santa Monica, 2:30 p.m., 1-19-10

One of my all-time fave gospel recordings is "Didn't it Rain" by Sister Rosetta Tharpe. That's all I could think about yesterday and today as I watched the rains come down in Los Angeles.
Mixed Media on Canvas, by Ellen Bloom

Check out this video of Sister Rosetta singing her hit...about half-way into the video, she finally starts the song! She could really belt out a song and PLAY that guitar!
Luckily, it didn't start raining hard until Monday. We had a nice weekend....a little shopping....a little housework....visiting with friends....art galleries.....crochet.
I found a couple of more vintage photos on the L.A. Public Library Photo Archives Site of rainy days in Los Angeles.
Downtown Los Angeles, 1960
Cars, stalled on Venice Blvd. and Greenfield Street, Mar Vista,
December 1940, Herald-Examiner

Right now, about 3 in the afternoon, the clouds have parted a bit before the next downpour in Los Angeles.

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At 6:24 PM PST, Blogger Jean said...

Looks like tomorrow will be a big one, hope we don't see anything like your photo. Sunday am went to the Farmer's Market for Bob's donuts and their coffee. Really nice weekend!

At 9:44 AM PST, Blogger woolanthropy said...

My Grandma's house is on Greenfield, near Venice My grandparents built a duplex in the neighborhood after my Grandpa returned from the war.

At 10:27 AM PST, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you singing, Rain, rain go away, yet?

At 1:13 PM PST, Blogger mj said...

Love the photos, love Sister Rosetta Thorpe, love rain!!


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