Monday, 19 November 2007

The Raggamuffins - Four Days Of Rain

The Raggamuffins - Four Days Of Rain (Seville 141. 1967)

This is the debut 45 by New Bedford's Raggamuffins (you can hear the follow up here). I can't get enough of this 45. I've owned it for years and it still amazes me on every listen. Why wasn't this a hit? Why didn't Richie Unterberger dedicate a chapter to this song in one of his folk-rock books? I love this song.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for these wonderful pieces of 60s wax, even if you have a lot there's always something new and the 45 labels as well
Joe

Anonymous said...

Yeah, a *big* favourite.
This can be heard on the "Byrds Won't Fly Today" comp - a highly recommended LP!!

-b

Anonymous said...

Hey! I'm the guy who asked for the flip side to the last Raggamuffins post. This song is amazing too! I was doing some research about the group after hearing the previous song, and I recall stumbling across the current web site of the guitar player. I'll see if I can dig that up later and maybe ask him some questions.

RP said...

Glad you dig it! It's amazing piece of folk-rock.

Tom Pacheco is the guys name. He wrote all the Raggamuffins material.

www.tompacheco.com

I contacted him not long ago regarding the Raggamuffins, but no response so far. If you can score an interview with him that would be great, I'd be happy to post something here!

Anonymous said...

He-he :) Tom Pacheco?
I didn't notice that.
He was kinda 'huge' in Norway back in the late 80s when there was a kind of a 'roots music' boom here.
I seem to recall he was living here for a while as well.

I bet he's embarrassed by the Raggamuffins 45s - a typical reaction from still active artists unfortunately...

-b

Anonymous said...

A thousand thanks PFF for this...the comment about being consistently amazed with each hearing is absolutely right.Ive fortunately got a copy on Seville, but I do beleive it came out in UK on London records. Yourself , Hans Kesteloo, Lostin Tyme and Chas Kit make life worth listening to ! Good luck with the little one too
Mr Smith NW England