Play track. Artist images 8 more. He was known for his smooth vocal style: Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had "the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game". Rawls released more than 70 albums, sold more than 40 million records, appeared as an actor in motion pictures and on television, and voiced-over many cartoons. He had been called "The Funkiest Man Alive". Lou Rawls, who learned of gospel music through his grandmother in… read more.
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Trending Tracks 1. Features Exploring the local sounds and scenes at Noise Pop Fest. Albums of the latest and loved, and the ones to look out for discover By okspud1 15 Feb am. Friday 27 March Saturday 28 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Monday 6 April Tuesday 7 April Wednesday 8 April Thursday 9 April Friday 10 April Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April Monday 13 April Tuesday 14 April Wednesday 15 April Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April Sunday 19 April Monday 20 April Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 April Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May In January , Rawls was honored by the United Negro College Fund for his more than 25 years of charity work with the organization.
Instead of hosting and performing as he usually did, Rawls was given the seat of honor and celebrated by his performing colleagues, including Stevie Wonder , The O'Jays , Gerald Levert , and Ashanti.
The following is a list of Rawls singles that made the top 50 on the Billboard Hot From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lou Rawls. This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. February Learn how and when to remove this template message.
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London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd. Top Pop Singles 1st ed. Rawls didn't write "Tobacco Road"-it was written by John D. Loudermilk , who recorded it in as a country blues song. Loudermilk, a white man, wrote it about his life growing up poor near the tobacco fields of North Carolina. But Rawls turned it into a soul blues song, and an anthem for black poverty in America. That song later became a signature staple of Rawls's live sets. In the mid s, Capitol Records began experimenting with Lou Rawls's sound.
One direction they took him in was towards an electric, Chicago blues sound, in the style of Freddie King, Otis Rush, or B. His album Carryin' On featured him with a basic blues band of electric guitars, piano, bass and drums.
Rawls, as always, easily adapts to the style. Lou Rawls' next big collaborator in the s was arranger H. Barnum was younger than Rawls, but had more experience in show business than him, as a singer, songwriter, arranger, and former child actor. It was a lean and versatile ensemble that could slide between genres easily, much like Rawls himself. The two worked together on the albums Soulin' in and Too Much in The album truly highlights his excellence as a performer and was a triumph for the singer when it was released, earning lots of radio play.
Lou Rawls Live!"Love Is a Hurtin' Thing" is a pop/soul single by Lou Rawls and was written by Ben Raleigh () & Dave Linden (pseudonym used by David J. Luff) The single was his second entry on the R&B singles chart as well as his first Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot pop chart. "Love Is a Hurtin' Thing" was the first of two Lou Rawls singles to make it to number one on the R&B chart.