Barn-folk-revival. A ‘real’ genre? Well no, but that’s what comes to mind whenever Melanie’s Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)” pops up on an old mixtape of the same name. Aided by The Edwin Hawkins Singers, “Lay Down” adds a muscular oomph to Melanie’s gruff trademark purr. Highly recc’d.

MP3: Melanie & The Edwin Hawkins Singers :: Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)
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4 Responses to “Melanie & The Edwin Hawkins Singers :: Lay Down (Candles…)”

  1. Easily one of the greatest songs inspired by Woodstock. Melanie was on stage performing and all throughout the audience people had candles. And since it was Woodstock is was raining.

  2. Man, I’m such a sucker for Melanie, especially the ‘Gather Me’ record. Now I’ve gotta break that one back out again…

  3. @duke – I had no idea all this time of the tune’s genesis. thanks man.

  4. This is a fantastic song!

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