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All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
Lou Rawls gives a riveting performance on Live!, covering standards from Basie/Rushing's tambourine-jumpin' "Goin' to Chicago" to T-Bone Walker's foot-stompin' "Stormy Monday," and whole lot in between. Each selection is as inviting as the next, featuring Tommy Short on piano solos on some. On finger-snappin' numbers like "In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down" and "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water," the crooning baritone wails his way through the lyric. The only single to chart from this live set was the moderately paced number "The Shadow of Your Smile," the theme from the movie The Sandpiper. But Rawls loses no steam; he romances the lyric with vehemence. It peaked at 33 on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Craig Lytle
Lou Rawls gives a riveting performance on Live!, covering standards from Basie/Rushing's tambourine-jumpin' "Goin' to Chicago" to T-Bone Walker's foot-stompin' "Stormy Monday," and whole lot in between. Each selection is as inviting as the next, featuring Tommy Short on piano solos on some. On finger-snappin' numbers like "In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down" and "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water," the crooning baritone wails his way through the lyric. The only single to chart from this live set was the moderately paced number "The Shadow of Your Smile," the theme from the movie The Sandpiper. But Rawls loses no steam; he romances the lyric with vehemence. It peaked at 33 on the Billboard R&B charts after only two weeks. It was the first single to ever chart for Rawls. For soul-stirrin' blues and swingin' jazz numbers, this is an excellent pick.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/16/2005
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724347755323
  • Catalog Number: 77553
  • Sales rank: 31,210

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lou Rawls Primary Artist, Vocals
Herb Ellis Guitar, Piano
Earl Palmer Drums
Jimmy Bond Bass, Bass Guitar
Tommy Strode Piano
Technical Credits
Leroy Carr Composer
Lou Rawls Composer
Count Basie Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Jimmy Rushing Composer
David Axelrod Producer, Audio Production
Oscar Brown Jr. Composer
T-Bone Walker Composer
Kenny Washington Liner Notes
Peter Abbott Engineer
Michael Cuscuna Reissue Producer
Duke Ellington Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
John D. Loudermilk Composer
Johnny Mandel Composer
Ron McMaster Remixing, Mastering
Don Raye Composer
Paul Francis Webster Composer
Johnny Mangus Introduction
Patrick Roques Art Direction
Traditional Composer
Eddie Miller Composer
Joe Primrose Composer
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