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Lou Rawls

Posted by Richard on December 1, 2006

Last January, I noted the passing of Lou Rawls with sadness, and suggested:

You youngsters who aren’t familiar with Rawls really ought to check out some of his music. Try Stormy Monday, which is an astonishingly polished, professional, and enduring first album, recorded in 1962 when he was 21. Then check out the more pop 70s recordings, the 80s Blue Note stuff, the love songs…

Listen to songs like St. James Infirmary, Good Intentions, Unforgettable  — compare them to the crap put out by Kanye West, and tell me which is real music that moves the soul.

Well, today is Lou Rawls’ birthday, and Scott at Power Line remembered. He’s posted a couple of YouTube videos so you can hear some "real music that moves the soul." The first is a very young Rawls singing "Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing." The second is a more mature Rawls performing "You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine," and it’s the best investment of four minutes you can make. I guarantee you’ll feel better for the rest of the day after listening to that song.
 

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One Response to “Lou Rawls”

  1. gorilla@large said

    May the Saints preserve us from an old hippie with an armload of records.

    gorilla@large

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