An early edition of Song of the Week from Can’t Explain…..
Margo Guryan, “Under My Umbrella” (1968)
Awww, it’s getting rainy around here. Maybe snowy where you are. Time for staying indoors more often, hot chocolate and marshmallows, games of Scrabble and old black and white movies, that kind of thing. This Margo Guryan song fits the mood pretty well. Guryan was a terrific songwriter from Far Rockaway. Her life and musical orientations changed in all kinds of interesting ways once she heard the Beach Boys song “God Only Knows.” I happened to discover her and this song courtesy of the great music blog blowupdoll, always worth a visit if you happen to find this sort of thing up your alley, as I do.
Julie London, “Sunday Mornin'” (written by Margo Guryan)
Spanky & Our Gang, “Sunday Will Never Be the Same” (this act also covered Margo Guryan’s “Sunday Mornin'”)
Velvet Underground, “Sunday Morning” (not the Margo Guryan song)
More at Can’t Explain
Doug again here: wait this isn’t the under my umbrella the title refers to. I didn’t think those guys were called Margo Guryan, but you never know.