pugwashtheband
album The Edwin Hawkins' Singers / Melanie  - Oh Happy Day / Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) mp3 download

album The Edwin Hawkins' Singers / Melanie - Oh Happy Day / Lay Down (Candles In The Rain) mp3 download

Performer: The Edwin Hawkins' Singers
Album: Oh Happy Day / Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)
Style: Gospel, Folk Rock
MP3 version ZIP size: 1357 mb
FLAC version ZIP size: 1295 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1331 mb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 416
Other Formats: VOC AHX MMF MP3 AC3 ASF XM

as brothers Candles in the rain. Lay down, lay down Lay it all down Let your white birds smile up At the ones who stand and frown Lay down, lay down Lay it all down Let your white birds smile up At the ones who stand and frown. We were so close, there was no room We bled inside each other's wounds We all had caught the same disease And we all sang the songs of peace. Melanie’s iconic 1970 tribute to her experience performing in the previous year’s Woodstock Festival. The song became one of the peace anthems of the anti war movement. She collaborated with The Edwin Hawkins Singers who had a hit the previous year with the spiritual Oh Happy Day.

Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)" was the second single from Melanie Safka's 1970 album Candles in the Rain. The song proved to be her breakthrough hit in the United States, climbing to no. 6 on the Billboard's Hot 100 and no. 3 on the Cash Box Top 100. The record was ranked no. 23 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1970.

Once "Oh Happy Day" started being played in other parts of the country and the group was made aware of its rising success on the radio, they began to get in contact with the right people in the industry who helped them get a major record deal. The group signed on with the newly created Pavilion label (distributed by Buddah), and released a second LP, called He's A Friend Of Mine, in 1969, but it was "Oh Happy Day" that rocketed to sales of more than a million copies within two months. The choir's second LP Top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts was the 1970 Melanie single "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)," on which the label listed the performers as "Melanie with The Edwin Hawkins Singers". The song peaked at No. 6 in the .

Lay Down (Candles In The Rain). Melanie, The Edwin Hawkins Singers. Oh Happy Day. The Edwin Hawkins Singers, Dorothy Combs Morrison.

The Edwin Hawkins Singers (who had scored a 1969 hit with "Oh Happy Day") provide the anthemic, gospel-infused chorus, but Melanie's career-best lead vocals prove a surprisingly capable match for their soulful fervor. At her most impassioned, Melanie sounds like a more controlled Janis Joplin, but she alternates those bursts with a folky, Judy Collins-like delivery on the verses that makes the ecstatic swelling of the chorus that much more powerful. Best of all, the lyrics don't try for any grand eration, instead preferring to immortalize one particular.

Home Features Articles Melanie, (Lay Down) Candles In The Rain. Melanie, (Lay Down) Candles In The Rain. Written By Jim Beviglia // August 19, 2013. 22-year-old Melanie Safka was one of the more unlikely performers at Woodstock in 1969. Yet when she stepped out onto the stage on Friday night, August 15, 1969 just before 11 PM, she was greeted by the audience lighting candles (and lighters) in an effort to psychically beat back the rain that had been falling. Not only did Melanie perform a successful set ( I went on as an unknown and I came off that stage as a celebrity, she recently told American Songwriter), but she also had the inspiration for her first Top 10 hit. Speaking of how she wrote (Lay Down) Candles In The Rain, Melanie says, I left that field with that song in my head, the anthemic part

Lay Down (Candles In The Rain). Playlist: Melanie & The Edwin Hawkins Singers.

Watch the video for Oh Happy Day from The Edwin Hawkins Singers's Christmas 100 for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. The Edwin Hawkins Singers made a second foray into the charts exactly one year later, backing folk singer Melanie on "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)". Edwin Reuben Hawkins (August 19, 1943 – January 15, 2018) was an American gospel musician, pianist, choir master, composer, and arranger.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A The Edwin Hawkins' Singers* Oh Happy Day
Featuring – Dorothy MorrisonProducer – La Mont Bench*Written-By, Arranged By – Edwin R. Hawkins*
5:11
B Melanie Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)
Featuring [With] – The Edwin Hawkins' Singers*Producer – Peter SchekerykWritten-By – Melanie Safka
3:46

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A on label): E-1961-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B on label): E-1962-S
Performer: Spooky Tooth
Genre: Rock / Blues
Title: You Broke My Heart So I Busted Your Jaw / Melanie At Carngie Hall
Released: 1973
Performer: Edwin Hawkins Singers
Genre: Other
Title: More Happy Days
album Various - Le Top Des Sixties Volume 2 mp3 download

Various - Le Top Des Sixties Volume 2 album mp3

Beat, Blues Rock, Classic Rock
Performer: Various
Genre: Rock / Funk, Soul
Title: Le Top Des Sixties Volume 2
Released: 1990
Performer: The Edwin Hawkins Singers
Genre: Funk, Soul
Title: Oh Happy Day
Country: US
Released: 1969
Performer: Melanie
Genre: Rock / World, Country
Title: Lay Down
Country: US
Released: 1970
album Melanie  - Candles In The Rain mp3 download

Melanie - Candles In The Rain album mp3

Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Ballad
Performer: Melanie
Genre: Rock / Pop
Title: Candles In The Rain
Country: US
Released: 1970
Performer: Edwin Hawkins Singers
Genre: Funk, Soul
Title: Oh Happy Day
Country: US
Performer: Edwin Hawkins
Genre: Funk, Soul
Title: Imagine Heaven
Country: US
Released: 1989
Performer: Various
Genre: Funk, Soul / Pop
Title: Party-Time
Performer: Edwin Hawkins Singers
Genre: Funk, Soul
Title: Everyman Wants To Be Free / Praise Him
Country: Germany
Released: 1970
Performer: Edwin Starr
Genre: Funk, Soul
Title: I Just Wanna Do My Thing / Isabelle And The Rain
Country: US
Performer: The Edwin Hawkins Music And Art Seminar Mass Choir
Genre: World, Country
Title: The Edwin Hawkins Music And Art Seminar Mass Choir
Released: 1990