Very Best [Blue Note]

The Very Best [Blue Note]

by Lou Rawls
     
 

Lou Rawls: The Very Best presents a very minute slice of the great singer's long and varied career. The first two tracks are from Rawls' late-'60s stay with Capitol: the monologue "Southside Blues" and his stunning take on "Tobacco Road" from his legendary live album from 1966, and a funky take on…  See more details below

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Lou Rawls: The Very Best presents a very minute slice of the great singer's long and varied career. The first two tracks are from Rawls' late-'60s stay with Capitol: the monologue "Southside Blues" and his stunning take on "Tobacco Road" from his legendary live album from 1966, and a funky take on Mable John's Southern soul classic "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)." The rest are from the late '80s and early '90s. This misses a whole bunch of his career. His voice is still in fine shape, but the music he is surrounded with is overly slick and perfunctory, especially the Billy Vera-penned tunes.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/24/2005
Label:
Emi Mod Afw
UPC:
0724347740329
catalogNumber:
77403
Rank:
165881

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lou Rawls   Primary Artist
Junior Wells   Harmonica
Phoebe Snow   Vocals
George Benson   Guitar,Voices,Soloist
Hank Crawford   Alto Saxophone
Herb Ellis   Guitar
Steve Khan   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Joe Lovano   Flute
Stanley Turrentine   Tenor Saxophone
Jack Walrath   Trumpet
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Eluriel Tinker Barfield   Bass
Cornell Dupree   Guitar
Dick Oatts   Alto Flute
Earl Palmer   Drums
Chris Parker   Drums
Tom Pomposello   Slide Guitar
Dianne Reeves   Vocals
Richard Tee   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano
Jimmy Bond   Bass
Tommy Strode   Piano
Bobby Ray Watson   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Lowell Fulson   Composer
Brook Benton   Composer
Lou Rawls   Composer
Titus Turner   Composer
Count Basie   Composer
Bob Belden   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Lucky Millinder   Composer
Jimmy Rushing   Composer
David Axelrod   Producer
Bennie Benjamin   Composer
Michael Cuscuna   Producer,Reissue Producer
Eddie Durham   Composer
Benny Golson   Horn Arrangements
Mack Gordon   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Darrell Leonard   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
John D. Loudermilk   Composer
J. Neiburg   Composer
Clyde Otis   Composer
David Porter   Composer
Richard Tee   Horn Arrangements
Billy Vera   Composer,Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Harry Warren   Composer
Jimmy Williams   Composer
Donald Elfman   Liner Notes
Peter Darmi   Engineer
Henri Woode   Composer
Phil Wright   Arranger
Sol Marcus   Composer
Gloria Caldwell   Composer
Bobby Scott   String Arrangements
Bobby Ray Watson   Horn Arrangements

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