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The Lou Rawls Official Website"The Lou Rawls Official Website"

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Louis Allen Rawls

BORN: December 1, 1935, Chicago, IL

When Chicago-born Lou Rawls croons a soulful love song, his deep-hued pipes rumble with simmering passion. Rawls did the usual gospel apprenticeship before breaking out on a landmark jazz album with pianist Les McCann's trio for Capitol that launched his secular career. But it took Rawls a while to establish himself as a soul artist -- perhaps he was perceived as a little too sophisticated and jazzy (although his uncredited responses on Sam Cooke's "Bring It on Home to Me" certainly proved he could wail). "Love Is a Hurtin' Thing" instantly changed that notion when it topped the R&B charts in 1966, and the unyielding "Dead End Street" and "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)" perpetuated his success.

After memorably delivering Bobby Hebb's powerful "A Natural Man" in 1971, Rawls joined forces with Philadelphia producers Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff in 1976, emerging with the silky "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine," another gigantic R&B and pop smash tailor-made for nattily sweeping across the classiest disco dance floors. The disco era's long gone now, but Rawls maintains elegantly. He's still as cool as cool can be. ~ Bill Dahl, All-Music Guide


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Stormy Monday1962
Black and Blue1962
Tobacco Road1963
For You My Love1964
Lou Rawls and Strings1965
Merry Christmas Ho! Ho! Ho!1965
Nobody But Lou1965
Soul Stirring Gospel Sounds of the Pilgrim Travel1966
Carryin' On1966
Too Much1967
That's Lou1967
You're Good for Me1968
Feelin' Good1968
The Way It Was: The Way It Is1969
Your Good Thing1969
Natural Man1971
Silk & Soul1972
Live at the Century Plaza1973
All Things in Time 1976
Unmistakably Lou1977
When You Hear Lou, You've Heard It All 1977
Sit Down and Talk to Me1980
Shades of Blue1981
When the Night Comes1983
Love All Your Blues Away1986
At Last1989
It's Supposed to Be Fun 1990
Christmas Is the Time 1993
Merry Little Christmas 1995
Holiday Cheer (with Lena Horne)1995
Seasons 4 U1988


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1962 Stormy Monday

01. (They Call It) Stormy Monday
02. God Bless the Child
03. See See Rider
04. Willow Weep for Me
05 I'm Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town
06. In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)
07. 'tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
08. Lost and Lookin'
09. I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water
10. Sweet Lover
11. Blues Is a Woman
12. Little Les of Lou's Blues
13. (They Call It) Stormy Monday

1962 Black and Blue

1963 Tobacco Road

1964 For You My Love

01. For You My Love
02. If I Had My Life to Live Over
03. Nobody But Me
04. Whispering Grass (Don't Tell the Trees)
05. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
06. If It's the Last Thing I Do
07. Blues for the Weepers
08. That's Your Red Wagon
09. Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me)
10. It's You
11. I Love You Yes I Do
12. I Wander
13. Wee Baby Blues
14. (I Wonder) Where Our Love Has Gone

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1965 Lou Rawls and Strings

1965 Merry Christmas Ho! Ho! Ho!

1965 Nobody But Lou

1966 Live!

01. Stormy Monday
02. Southside Blues
03. Tobacco Road
04. St. James Infirmary
05. Shadow of Your Smile
06. I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water
07. Goin' to Chicago Blues
08. In the Evening (When the Sun Goes Down)
09. Girl from Ipanema
10. I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)
11. Street Corner Hustler's Blues
12. World of Trouble

1966 Soul Stirring Gospel Sounds of the Pilgrim Travel

1966 Carryin' On

1966 Soulin'

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1967 Too Much

01. Yes, It Hurts (Doesn't It?)
02. It's an Uphill Climb (To the Bottom)
03. I Just Want to Make Love to You
04. You're Takin' My Bag
05. Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
06. Dead End Street
07. Dead End Street
08. Twelfth of Never
09. Righteous Woman
10. I Wanna Little Girl
11. Why (Do I Love You So)
12. I'll Take Time
13. You're Always on My Mind

1967 That's Lou

1968 You're Good for Me

1968 Feelin' Good

1969 The Way It Was: The Way It Is

1969 Your Good Thing

1971 Natural Man

01. Natural Man
02. Everywhere I Go
03. I'm a King Bee
04. Oh, What a Beautiful Morning
05. Got to Get You into My Life
06. You Can't Hold On
07. When I Fall in Love
08. How Thoughtless I've Become
09. Till Love Touches Your Life
10. Got a Lotta Love

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1972 Silk & Soul

1973 Live at the Century Plaza

01. Tobacco Road
02. Down Here on the Ground
03. Something
04. Golden Slumbers
05. Watch What Happens
06. Love Is a Hurtin' Thing
07. Blues Medley: Stormy Monday/In the Evening
08. Natural Man
09. Feeling Good
10. Dead End Street Monolog/Dead End Street

1976 All Things in Time

01. You're The One
02. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
03. Time
04. Groovy People
05. Need You Forever
06. From Now On
07. Pure Imagination
08. This Song Will Last Forever
09. Let's Fall In Love Again

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1977 Unmistakably Lou

01. See You When I Git There
02. Spring Again
03. Early Morning Love
04. Some Folks Never Learn
05. Someday You'll Be Old
06. Secret Tears
07. We Understand Each Other
08. It's Our Anniversary Today
09. All the Way

1977 When You Hear Lou, You've Heard It All

01. Lady Love
02. I Wish It Were Yesterday
03. One Life to Live
04. Dollar Green
05. Trade Winds
06. There Will Be Love
07. Unforgettable
08. That Would Do It for Me
09. If I Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda
10. Not the Staying Kind

1978 Live

01. Overture (You'll Never Find Another Love...)
02. Groovy People
03. Stay Awhile with Me
04. Charge Card Blues Medley: Stormy Monday/In
05. Pure Imagination
06. Dead End Street/Tobacco Road/Love Is a...
07. Lady Love
08. This Song Will Last Forever
09. Tribute Medley: Sir Duke/Unforgettable...
10. This One's for You
11. See You When I Git There
12. We Understand Each Other/Early Morning...
13. Send in the Clowns
14. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
15. Lonely Way to Spend an Evening

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1980 Sit Down and Talk to Me

01. One Day Soon You'll Need Me
02. Heartaches (Just When You Think You're...
03. Ain't That Loving You
04. When You Get Home
05. Sit Down and Talk to Me
06. You're My Blessing
07. Old Times
08. You Are

1981 Shades of Blue

01. Did You Ever Love a Woman
02. Cottage for Sale
03. Be Anything
04. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
05. I Go Crazy
06. Think
07. Hoochie Coochie Man
08. Baby Watcha Want Me to Do

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1983 When the Night Comes

01. Upside Down
02. Wind Beneath My Wings
03. If You're Gonna Love Me
04. Couple More Years
05. One I Sing My Love Songs To
06. You Can't Take It with You
07. When the Night Comes
08. Midnight Sunshine
09. That's When the Magic Begins
10. I Been Him

1986 Love All Your Blues Away

1989 At Last

01. At Last
02. Two Years of Torture
03. Fine Brown Frame
04. Good Intentions
05. That's Where It's At
06. If I Were a Magician
07. You Can't Go Home
08. Room with a View
09. After the Lights Go Down Low
10. She's No Lady
11. Oh, What a Nite

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1990 It's Supposed to Be Fun

01. It's Supposed to Be Fun
02. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
03. All Around the World
04. Good Morning Blues
05. Moonglows
06. Any Day Now
07. This Bitter Earth
08. If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody
09. One More Time
10. You're the One
11. (I Wonder) Where Our Love Has Gone
12. But I Do
13. Goodnight My Love
14. Last Night of the World

1993 Christmas Is the Time

01. Christmas Is the Time
02. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
03. Silver Bells
04. First Noel
05. Sleigh Ride
06. I'll Be Home for Christmas
07. O, Holy Night
08. Joy to the World
09. Winter Wonderland
10. O Come All Ye Faithful
11. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
12. Christmas Song
13. Silent Night
14. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
15. Auld Lang Syne

1995 Merry Little Christmas

01. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
02. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
03. Merry Christmas, Baby
04. Christmas Will Really Be Christmas
05. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
06. Christmas Song
07. Child with a Toy
08. Little Drummer Boy
09. Little Boy Dear

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1995 Holiday Cheer (with Lena Horne)

1998 Seasons 4 U

01. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
02. Spring Again
03. Here Comes The Sun
04. Good Day Sunshine
05. Blue Skies
06. Those Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days Of Summer
07. Summertime
08. Everything Must Change
09. Autumn Leaves
10. Singin' In The Rain
11. Baby It's Cold Outside
12. What A Wonderful World
13. Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most

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