DATE: Summer of 2008


LOCATION: Chalet Studios Claremont ON, Slip One Studio Newmarket


MUSICIANS:


Drums … Al Cross

Bass … Dennis Pendrith

Hammond B3 … David Chester

Guitar … Larry Leishman

Mouth Organ … Larry Leishman

Vocals … Bob Burrows



SONGWRITER: McKinley Morganfield (Muddy Waters)


RECORDING PERSONNEL:


Recording Engineers: Scott Campbell, Sam Reid

Mixing Engineer: David Chester / Bob Burrows

Producer: Bob Burrows


GRAPHIC ARTIST: Stuart Blower


NOTES:



DATE: April 2019


LOCATION: Chalet Studios Claremont ON


MUSICIANS:


Drums … Al Cross

Bass … Dennis Pendrith

Keyboards … David Chester

Guitar … Graham Young

Piano … Bob Burrows

Vocals … Bob Burrows



SONGWRITER: Bob Burrows


RECORDING PERSONNEL:


Recording Engineer: Justin Meli

Mixing Engineer: Josh Bowman

Producer: Bob Burrows


GRAPHIC ARTIST: Mike Raines


NOTES:

Raining Fire was written in 1985 to address the issue of acid rain.

The song was then submitted to The Acid Rain Coalition … who didn’t even have the decency to acknowledge they had received it! … let alone use it in any way.

Since then, when it comes to the environment things have only gotten much worse.

And the song can and does address the catastrophe we are now facing as a whole.

We have recorded the song several times over the years and made a video of it too.

You could drive a truck along the groove the band lays down here, solid as a rock.

And Graham Young’s guitar solo is just wonderful … as always … liquid fire.

DATE: June to October 2011


LOCATION: Chalet Studios Claremont ON, Slip One Studio Newmarket


MUSICIANS:


Drums … Jim Casson

Bass … Dennis Pendrith

Piano … Bob Burrows

Guitar … Larry Leishman

Mouth Organ … Larry Leishman

Pedal Steel Guitar … Al Brisco

Flugelhorn … David Ivany

Tenor Horn … Meagan Smith

Baritone Horn … Jeremy Smith

Vocals … Bob Burrows


HORN ARRANGEMENT: Duncan Hopkins


SONGWRITER: Tommy Durdon, Mae Boren Axton, Elvis Presley


RECORDING PERSONNEL:


Recording Engineers: Theo Postumous / David Chester

Mixing Engineer: Sam Reid

Producer: Sam Reid / Bob Burrows


GRAPHIC ARTIST: Stuart Blower


NOTES:

The recording of this song came out of my father’s funeral, where a traditional Salvation Army Band with their traditional horns played … reminded me of my youth and the first organized music I ever heard … Salvation Army Bands. As we worked on the song the idea of supporting the homeless evolved … mostly because of the connection to the Salvation Army which is often associated with that issue. So we also made a video to accompany the song … after wandering the streets of downtown Toronto for several nights. Our intention was to present the video and the recording to Fred Victor Mission to support their comprehensive work in that area and to raise funds for them and The River St. Café (soup kitchen for the homeless) run by The Sally Anne. While we did get the mechanical rights to record the song we could not obtain the synchronization rights for the video from the lawyers of the songwriters for love nor money … they wouldn’t even talk to us! … so we were unable to complete the project as we had hoped. However, the musical adventure and the experience we went through were well worth the time and effort.