Music by Roger Nichols

Lyrics by Paul Williams

“Rainy Days” was submitted to me in a stack of demos from Almo/Irving, A&M’s publishing houses.  Two of the songs impressed me: “Let Me Be The One” and “Rainy Days And Mondays.”  We ultimately recorded both, and selected the latter as our fifth single release. 


Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP)

Produced by Jack Daugherty

Arranged by Richard Carpenter

Lead Vocal: Karen Carpenter

Backing Vocals: Karen and Richard Carpenter

Keyboards: Richard Carpenter

Bass: Joe Osborn

Drums: Hal Blaine

Harmonica: Tommy Morgan

Sax: Bob Messenger

Engineer: Ray Gerhardt

From the album Carpenters (1971)

Remixed in 1985 by Richard Carpenter and Roger Young

Engineer: Roger Young





Last Updated June 4, 2008
May 2004  © Richard Carpenter

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