Alternate Rain Songs: #7 "Rhythm of the Rain" The Cascades (1963)
By John Roberts
Los Angeles, California
June 14, 2016 9:35am CST
I am reaching back to a golden oldie of the 60s. The Cascades' lead singer John Claude Gummoe wrote "Rhythm of the Rain" while serving in the Navy and standing watch during a storm. The song employs the use of an antique instrument called a celesta and among the session musicians on the recording is Glen Campbell. The title track of their debut album, "Rhythm in the Rain" was a big hit reaching #3 effectively making the Cascades a one hit wonder. "Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain telling me what a fool I've been" The guy is lamenting over his stupidity in losing the girl he loves. She has moved on and taken his heart. The falling rain reminds of his mistakes and he wants it to go away so he can cry in peace.
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