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Expecting Rain. Well, hoping for it anyway. And so, ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you to our first single release of 2022. The first release, single or otherwise, of the year. I meant to give you a new album this summer but that’s taken a back seat to my latest project. I just had to throw something your way. This may be all you get. I call this the hot mix as I’ve brought Las Vegas into the mix. Literally. C.M. Sadler and Sunset Recording set up shop here in early March of this year. A communion of sorts. I found out that you can load a lot of outboard gear into a forty foot Winnebago. And apparently quite a few sound baffles as well. Boy Howdy. So I spent the summer with my old friend and his dog, Jimmy. Yep, a dog. I picked a handful of tunes from the last four albums and Mr. Sadler did a remix and we did a remaster. We even managed to add some brand new parts to some of the songs I selected. This song was taken from those sessions. Added here simply because it has never been released before. Something very new to your ears. I know you’re anxious to hear the new mixes of the songs I’ve chosen for the project. SUNSET MIX will end up being a BandCamp exclusive. An even hotter mix of Expecting Rain (if you can believe that) will accompany the exclusive release as an added track. Enjoy your summer. Stay hot but remember. In everyone's life a little rain must fall ... xoRJ

lyrics

It's blazing hot, crazy sunny outside
The boys are into the grain
But I'm expecting rain -

Weatherman says the lord’s on his side
So he’s predicting more of the same
But I’m expecting rain -

Been a dog’s long life since I heard from the girl
Hoping nothing has changed
But my letters go unanswered
I’m expecting rain -

Postman bops by shaking his head
Says there’s nothing today
But I’m expecting rain

Said she’d write a letter in Mexico City
Then mail it when she got into Spain
But I’m expecting rain

Been a dog’s long life since I heard from the girl
Hoping nothing has changed
But my letters go unanswered
I’m expecting rain -
I’m expecting rain -

Hey hey - yeah

I remember that look through the steam on the glass
As you took to your seat on the train
I remember those words on the back of a photo
As you pressed it tight to the pane

Been a dog’s long life since I heard from the girl
Hoping nothing has changed
But my letters go unanswered
I’m expecting rain -
My letters go unanswered
My letters go unanswered
I’m expecting rain -

I’m expecting rain

Lyrics & Music (c) 2018 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2022

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from .​.​. Or In Cyprus (2020 And Beyond), track released August 5, 2022
RJ: Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Dobro & Acoustic Piano
Dizzy: Bass Guitar
Rhett Black: Drums & Percussion
Beaverdell Humes: Keyboards & String Arrangements

Backing Vocals, Handclaps & Additional percussion
courtesy of CandyLand Glee:
(RJ, Astrid Ash, Beaverdell Humes & Rhett Black)

Cakes, cookies, sweets & treats: Sugar Mountain Confectionary
"Oh, to live on Sugar Mountain" (they paid me to say that ...)
Coffees and Teas: Tiff’s Teaze & Coffee
Additional Beverages: Around The Mulberry Bush

Rhett Black & Beaverdell Humes appear courtesy of
Meet The Blacks and HOH Records.
A division of Horace Media 2022
Dizzy appears courtesy of Sunset Recording
Special Thanks to Hollis Kinglan and HOH Records
Art Direction and Cover Design: Hirografix
Special Thanks to Mark, Don & Mal @Hirografix
Original Cover Photo: The Stavely Collection

Recorded @CandyLand Recorders. Wetaskiwin, Canada
Additional Recordings: Sunset Recording. Las Vegas, USA
Engineered and Mixed by C.M. Sadler
Assistant Engineer: RJ
Produced by Robert James for The Kingsway Group
A division of Horace Media 2022
Assistant Producer: C.M. Sadler

A very special thank-you to Sunset Recording's Mobile Unit
"We bring Las Vegas to you" ... they certainly did. Boy, howdy.
Lyrics reprinted by permission. Angry Lion Publishing.
This recording HOH Records 2022

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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

July 2022. After seven full-length releases and fifteen singles, we decided to get adventurous. We're currently putting the finishing touches on album #8 which we've decided to release on vinyl, a first for us. We've chosen the top nine best-selling songs from the last four albums as well as one new unreleased track. All remixed and remastered. Expect two new singles prior to this release. xoRJ ... more

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