[78-L] With the Wind and the Rain...

Jeff Sultanof jeffsultanof at gmail.com
Tue Apr 20 21:09:12 PDT 2010

When I was at WB Music, they had the Al Donahue book in their warehouse. Why
I never found out. When the warehouse was closed, I grabbed as much of it as
I could, and donated it to the Institute of Jazz Studies. There were many
wonderful arrangements from that early 40s swing band that were never used.

Jeff Sultanof

On Tue, Apr 20, 2010 at 11:16 PM, Geoffrey Wheeler <dialjazz at verizon.net>wrote:

> I had totally forgotten about the Al Donahue Orchestra’s version of
> “With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair.” Donahue’s Vocalion orchestra
> was quite good: nice vocals, nice arrangements, and satisfying solos.
> The band is frequently dismissed by critics and it shouldn’t be.
> Album-cover designer and graphic artist Paul Bacon once told me that he
> was in high school at the time “With the Wind and the Rain in Your
> Hair” was popular. “All the girls imagined themselves as the subject of
> the song,” he said. Can that be said of any pop song today?
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