Ann Peebles was the Queen of record label Hi!
Ann Peebles is an internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter best known for her popular Memphis soul albums of the 1970s on the Hi Records label.
Two of her better known songs are I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down and I Can’t Stand The Rain.
Many are the artists influenced by Ann, including Missy Elliot and the legendary Tina Turner!
I Can’t Stand The Rain (Album)
Originally released in 1973 on the label Hi (same label as Al Green), I Can’t Stand The Rain was the name of the album, and the song was the title track.
Since then I Can’t Stand The Rain has only increased in popularity, these days most people know the song, but most likely not the artist behind it.
Not just played by covers bands as one of those songs that you “heard before, but didn’t expect” on the set list, I Can’t Stand The Rain has been recorded by several artists.
I Can’t Stand The Rain Covers
Humble Pie recorded their version of I Can’t Stand The Rain’ in 1974, Ronnie Wood in 1975.
Eruption had their biggest hit with the song in 1978, Lowell George (of Little Feet) made his version in 1979.
Tina Turner released hers in 1984 on the album Private Dancer and the following year as a single.
Bad Manners did their version in 1993 and Missy Elliot decided that it was enough to just sample the chorus for her track The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly) in 1997.
Sam Moore (of Sam and Dave) did his version in 2006.
As recent as 2008 Seal decided that he should include I Can’t Stand The Rain on his album Soul.