Didn't It Rain is Hugh Laurie's second studio album, following his impressive first foray into recorded music, Let Them Talk.
In Didn't It Rain, Laurie expands on his original recipe of pure and simple blues, this time adding dashes of R&B, Jazz and Tango, again played with a level of finesse and feeling almost improper for someone of his proven acting and comedic talents. Laurie's Piano, Guitar and Vocals are complemented by an impressive line-up of backing musicians and singers including Jean McClain, Gaby Moreno and Taj Mahal, not to mention the Copper Bottom Band.
The result is an album which, though eclectic in style, serves to offer the listener - or player in this case - a wonderful vignette of both North and South American music; music with roots stretching from the exotic reaches of the Río de la Plata through to the Deep South of the USA, culminating in the heady days of mid-20th century popular music.
Expertly arranged to match the album, this songbook includes sheet music for Piano, Voice and Guitar.