Legendary Lou Rawls

The Legendary Lou Rawls

by Lou Rawls
     
 
Besides "smooth" and "expressive," the qualifier "consistent" must be added to any list describing the Lou Rawls sound. This anthology of previously released material includes tracks recorded as early as 1962 and as recently as 1990, and while the arrangements and surrounding styles vary with the era, the warmth, purity, and sincerity of the singing is unvarying. It

Overview

Besides "smooth" and "expressive," the qualifier "consistent" must be added to any list describing the Lou Rawls sound. This anthology of previously released material includes tracks recorded as early as 1962 and as recently as 1990, and while the arrangements and surrounding styles vary with the era, the warmth, purity, and sincerity of the singing is unvarying. It is particularly interesting to hear material recorded live in 1966: the songs are introduced with stories relating to the black experience in America, told with the same engagement with which Rawls sings, and the rapport with the audience is apparent even on disc. This CD in combination with its follow-up of newly recorded material, Portrait of the Blues, comprise a full education on get-dressed-up urban(e) blues.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/25/1992
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0077779830626
catalogNumber:
98306

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lou Rawls   Primary Artist,Vocals
Cannonball Adderley   Alto Saxophone
Nat Adderley   Cornet
George Benson   Guitar,Vocals
Hank Crawford   Alto Saxophone
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Robin Eubanks   Trombone
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Steve Khan   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
McCann   Piano
Stanley Turrentine   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Walrath   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Bobby Watson   Saxophone
Gerald Wilson   Piano
Ron Jefferson   Drums
Howard Johnson   Saxophone
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Joe Zawinul   Electric Piano
Eluriel Tinker Barfield   Bass
Cornell Dupree   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Teddy Edwards   Saxophone
Victor Gaskin   Bass
Freddie Hill   Trumpet
Jim Horn   Saxophone
Roy McCurdy   Drums
Rick Margitza   Saxophone
David "Fathead" Newman   Saxophone
Dick Oatts   Alto Flute
Earl Palmer   Drums
Chris Parker   Drums
Dianne Reeves   Vocals
Richard Tee   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano
Tony Terran   Trumpet
Steve Turre   Trombone
Leroy Vinnegar   Bass
Jimmy Bond   Bass
Tommy Strode   Piano

Technical Credits

Lou Rawls   Composer
Bob Belden   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Bobby Watson   Horn Arrangements
David Axelrod   Composer,Producer
T-Bone Walker   Composer
H.B. Barnum   Arranger
Benny Carter   Arranger
Michael Cuscuna   Producer
Darrell Leonard   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Ben Raleigh   Composer
Richard Tee   Horn Arrangements
Nick Venet   Producer
Billy Vera   Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Cynthia Cochrane   Art Direction
Phil Wright   Arranger
Bobby Scott   String Arrangements
Ron Larson   Photo Tinting

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