DIG RICHARDS & THE R' JAYS
Raincoat In The River
(Aaron Schroeder - Chuck Kaye)
Australia 1962
#11 Sydney #48 Adelaide

Single on Festival label.

Charted in Adelaide in '63.

Dig Richards (1941-1983): prolific and versatile Australian rock and pop star in the charts from 1959 and into the 70s when he favoured a country style. See Digby Richards page at Howlspace (archived).

Later known as Digby Richards (see below).

After parting with Dig Richards, The R'jays became The Rajahs: more details at Kiss Me Now.


Photo from Behind The Rock, with thanks to the copyright-holders.

Suggestion from John Yeager.

SAMMY TURNER
Raincoat In The River
(Aaron Schroeder - Chuck Kaye)
USA 1961
Original version

Single on Big Top label, B-side of Falling.

Sammy Turner had his greatest success with revivals of pop standards. He is best known for Lavender-Blue (#3 USA, also charted in Sydney, Melbourne & Brisbane) and Always (charted in USA, UK, Brisbane & Adelaide). See biography at Oldies.com.

Produced by Phil Spector. (The A-side was written & produced by Leiber & Stoller.)

See label shot at The Phil Spector Record Label Gallery.

Thanks to Tony Watson.

WILLIAM PARKER & THE LITTLE HUEY CREATIVE MUSIC ORCHESTRA
Five Rivers Into One Teardrop: Raincoat In The River
(William Parker)
USA 2002
Red herring

Apparently unconnected with the Schroeder-Kaye song "Raincoat In The river".

From the album Raincoat In The River by free jazz bassist, composer and band leader William Parker.

Later versions:

BRYAN DAVIES
Raincoat In The River
(Aaron Schroeder - Chuck Kaye)
Australia (recorded in UK) 1964
Later version

Single on Columbia, recorded in London with EMI producer and conductor Norrie Paramour, best known for his work with Cliff Richard and The Shadows.

Another track from these sessions, Tell The Other Guy (1964), charted in Australia (#21 Sydney, #19 Brisbane).

Thanks to Wayne Kitchener for version alert.

RICK NELSON
Raincoat In The River
(Aaron Schroeder - Chuck Kaye)
USA 1965
Later version

On the album Love and Kisses.

DIGBY RICHARDS
Raincoat In The River
(Aaron Schroeder - Chuck Kaye)
Australia 1975
Later version
#44 Sydney #22 Brisbane

Artist formerly known as Dig Richards (see above).

Single on RCA label, also on the 1975 album Collection.

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