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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Sunday Morning With Lou Rawls

I've always loved Lou Rawls' voice. Smooth and rich, it was a thing of real beauty. I only really knew him from his hits, like "You'll Never Find A Love Like Mine." I recently got a wonderful compilation of his, The Capitol Jazz & Blues Sessions, of which I am posting a few songs. It's perfect Sunday morning music.
Sinatra said of Rawls that he had "the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game." That kind of says it all. He was one of those singers that veered a little too close to the middle of the road to get the kind of critical adulation that artists like Otis and Aretha did, but if you're interested in beauty, you need to acquaint yourself with him.

Buy Lou Rawls The Capitol Jazz & Blues Sessions at Amazon.
Lou Rawls at a glance on Amazon.

Download: "Something Stirring In My Soul"
Download: "God Bless The Child"
Download: "Nobody But Me"
Download: "Goin' To Chicago Blues"
Download: "So Hard To Laugh So Easy To Cry"

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