Sunshine and Rain

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Sunshine and Rain
Studio album by Connie Smith
Released October 1968
Recorded May 25 1967; February 1968
Genre Country
Label RCA Victor
Producer Bob Ferguson
Connie Smith chronology
I Love Charley Brown
(1968)
Sunshine and Rain
(1968)
Connie's Country
(1969)

Sunshine and Rain is the eleventh studio album by American country music artist, Connie Smith. The album was released in October 1968 on RCA Victor Records and was produced by Bob Ferguson. It was Smith's second and final studio released in 1968.

Background and release[edit]

Sunshine and Rain was Smith's second album released in 1968, but did not spawn any singles. The album included twelve tracks of newly recorded material by Smith, including a cover version of John Hartford's "Gentle on My Mind" and Jan Howard's "What Makes a Man Wander." The album's title track, "Just a Little Sunshine in the Rain" was included as the final track on the album. Sunshine and Rain was originally issued on a 12-inch LP album, with six songs on each side of the record. The album has not been reissued since its original release. The album was also recorded at the RCA Victor Studio in Nashville, Tennessee, between 1967 and early 1968.[1] Upon its release in 1968, Sunshine and Rain peaked at #32 on the Billboard Magazine Top Country Albums chart, her lowest-charting album at that point.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Natchilly Ain't Good" – (Jerry Reed Hubbard)
  2. "Deepening Snow" – (Harlan Howard)
  3. "You Are Gone" – (Johnny Carver)
  4. "Hurt Goes On" – (Sheb Wooley)
  5. "To Chicago with Love" – (Howard)
  6. "Gentle on My Mind" – (John Hartford)

Side two[edit]

  1. "Only Mama That'll Walk the Line" – (Ivy J. Bryant)
  2. "Heartbreak Avenue" – (Mel Foree)
  3. "What Makes a Man Wander" – (Howard)
  4. "Sundown on My Mind" – (Dallas Frazier)
  5. "How Much Lonelier Can Lonely Be" – (Frazier)
  6. "Just a Little Sunshine in the Rain" – (Ricci Mareno)

Personnel[edit]

Sales chart positions[edit]

Album
Chart (1968) Peak
position
U.S. Top Country Albums 32

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sunshine and Rain > Overview". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Charts & awards". allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-10.