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Ballads
     

Ballads

by Lou Rawls
 
Lou Rawls' soulful voice and romantic style are well featured on this sampler CD, which draws its music from three of his Blue Note albums from 1989-92. The bluesy ballads find Rawls in fine form, and there are brief contributions from tenors Stanley Turrentine, David "Fathead" Newman and

Overview

Lou Rawls' soulful voice and romantic style are well featured on this sampler CD, which draws its music from three of his Blue Note albums from 1989-92. The bluesy ballads find Rawls in fine form, and there are brief contributions from tenors Stanley Turrentine, David "Fathead" Newman and Joe Lovano, altoist Hank Crawford, and (during a memorable "At Last") fellow singer Dianne Reeves. Rawls' true fans will want the complete CDs, but this is an okay sampler of his later work. Other highlights include "I Wonder Where Our Love Has Gone," "Good Morning Blues," "This Bitter Earth" and "Oh What a Nite."

Product Details

Release Date:
07/01/1997
Label:
Blue Note Records
UPC:
0724385668920
catalogNumber:
56689

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lou Rawls   Primary Artist,Vocals
Bob Belden   Synthesizer,Strings,Synthesizer Strings
Hank Crawford   Alto Saxophone
Steve Khan   Guitar
Joe Lovano   Tenor Saxophone
Stanley Turrentine   Tenor Saxophone
Eluriel Tinker Barfield   Electric Bass
Cornell Dupree   Guitar
Bobby Hutcherson   Vibes
David "Fathead" Newman   Tenor Saxophone
Chris Parker   Drums
Dianne Reeves   Vocals
Richard Tee   Organ,Piano,Electric Piano
Steve Turre   Trombone

Technical Credits

Count Basie   Composer
Hank Crawford   Horn Arrangements
Jimmy Rushing   Composer
Bobby Watson   Horn Arrangements
Michael Cuscuna   Producer
Eddie Durham   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Benny Golson   Horn Arrangements
Richard Tee   Horn Arrangements
Billy Vera   Producer
Peter Darmi   Engineer
Harry Van Walls   Composer
Patrick Roques   Art Direction
George Matola   Composer
Willie Truelove   Liner Notes
John Marascalco   Composer
Bobby Scott   String Arrangements

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