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Stormy Monday

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Lou Rawls has had a long and commercially successful career mostly singing soul, R&B, and pop music. Originally a gospel singer, Rawls' first album as a leader features him performing soulful standards backed by the Les McCann Trio. Few of the songs have been under-recorded through the years, but they sound fresh and lively when sung by Rawls; highlights include "Stormy Monday," "In the Evening," and "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water." Pianist McCann gets a generous amount of solo space, and the reissue has three bonus tracks. This is still Rawls' definitive recording in the jazz idiom, cut before he went on to more lucrative areas.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Lou Rawls has had a long and commercially successful career mostly singing soul, R&B, and pop music. Originally a gospel singer, Rawls' first album as a leader features him performing soulful standards backed by the Les McCann Trio. Few of the songs have been under-recorded through the years, but they sound fresh and lively when sung by Rawls; highlights include "Stormy Monday," "In the Evening," and "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water." Pianist McCann gets a generous amount of solo space, and the reissue has three bonus tracks. This is still Rawls' definitive recording in the jazz idiom, cut before he went on to more lucrative areas.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/11/1990
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 077779144129
  • Catalog Number: 91441
  • Sales rank: 53,639

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 (They Call It) Stormy Monday - Les McCann (3:45)
  2. 2 God Bless the Child - Les McCann (4:30)
  3. 3 See See Rider - Les McCann (3:11)
  4. 4 Willow Weep for Me - Les McCann (5:57)
  5. 5 I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town - Les McCann (4:00)
  6. 6 In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down) - Les McCann (3:28)
  7. 7 'Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do - Les McCann (2:45)
  8. 8 Lost and Lookin' - Les McCann (3:12)
  9. 9 I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water - Les McCann (3:55)
  10. 10 Sweet Lover - Les McCann (3:08)
  11. 11 Blues Is a Woman - Les McCann (2:58)
  12. 12 A Little Les of Lou's Blues - Les McCann (2:23)
  13. 13 (They Call It) Stormy Monday - Les McCann (2:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lou Rawls Primary Artist, Vocals, Track Performer
Les McCann Piano, Track Performer
Ron Jefferson Drums
Leroy Vinnegar Bass
Technical Credits
Percy Grainger Composer
Malcolm Addey Engineer, Remixing
Billie Holiday Composer
Arthur Herzog Jr. Composer
Nick Venet Producer
Billy Vera Liner Notes
Clarence Williams Composer
James Alexander Composer
Robert Prince Composer
Lowell Jordan Composer
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