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Any love for Lou Rawls?

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2 hours ago, duaneiac said:

Small correction:  you have one (probably the first) of his three Christmas albums.  :D

Whichever has the unbelievably awful rendition of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."  It has a light blue cover and he's carrying a bag of presents. 

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On 8/4/2021 at 8:15 PM, Hardbopjazz said:

I am listening to "Stormy Monday" which he did with Les McCann. This is a great session. Lou went mainstream but he could sing jazz too.

Yes I like him very, very much. But also his more mainstream side.

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"But I remember

Seeing her at the Palladium way back in September

She was beatboxin' for Lou Rawls

In some bright red boxer drawers"

Never heard Lou Rawls, but his name will forever be associated (for me) with the above lyric from the Phardcyde's "Ya mama"

Edited by rdavenport

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1 hour ago, rdavenport said:

Never heard Lou Rawls, but his name will forever be associated (for me) with the above lyric from the Phardcyde's "Ya mama"

Never? Not even once to see who the hell they were alking about? Not even after reading and posting to this thread? With some clips already just stitting there to click on?

Never?

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Ha, well I figured if "beatboxin' for Lou Rawls" was a way of dissing ya mama, I didn't need to hear him. 

Edited by rdavenport

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Bear Family should have treated Lou Rawls like they treated Nat King Cole with their two big box sets of his Capitol recordigs. I can understand why Michael Cuscuna had mixed feelings about the early singles and so on, but still ..... he would have deserved it.

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2 hours ago, rdavenport said:

Never heard Lou Rawls, but his name will forever be associated (for me) with the above lyric from the Phardcyde's "Ya mama"

I loved the Pharcyde!

If you've never heard no other Lou Rawls tracks, you surely must have heard this one at some point:

And if you know "Bring It On Home" by Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls sings the lower harmony.  

Edited by Teasing the Korean

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1 hour ago, rdavenport said:

Ha, well I figured if "beatboxin' for Lou Rawls" was a way of dissing ya mama, I didn't need to hear him. 

You figured wrong!

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On 09/08/2021 at 11:04 PM, Teasing the Korean said:

I loved the Pharcyde!

If you've never heard no other Lou Rawls tracks, you surely must have heard this one at some point:

And if you know "Bring It On Home" by Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls sings the lower harmony.  

I surf the net on my PC, in silence, as it has no speakers. If I want to hear something, I have to dig out headphones, or switch to my phone and that's usually too hard and I get distracted. Anyway, to get people off my case, I listened to the above, and you are right, I evidently have heard some Lou Rawls in my lifetime.

Whether I will hear any more is anyone's guess.   

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On 2021-08-05 at 10:36 PM, Mark Stryker said:

One of the commentators says this was taped in Dallas but broadcast on a Nashville show. Apparently 1966. Jim -- do you recognized any of the cats?

 

 

 

As Dan mentioned above, this is from The !!!! Beat, a show curated and hosted by Nashville producer, Bill "Hoss" Allen. The show was taped at a Dallas TV station rather than in Nashville because of the availability of color video facilities.

In this segment, the band members are as follows: Fathead & Harvey Thompson, tenor; Skippy Brooks, piano; Johnny Jones, guitar; Billy Cox, bass; Freeman Brown, drums.

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Almost forgot - Harrison Calloway, trumpet.

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30 minutes ago, dprfish said:

As Dan mentioned above, this is from The !!!! Beat, a show curated and hosted by Nashville producer, Bill "Hoss" Allen. The show was taped at a Dallas TV station rather than in Nashville because of the availability of color video facilities.

In this segment, the band members are as follows: Fathead & Harvey Thompson, tenor; Skippy Brooks, piano; Johnny Jones, guitar; Billy Cox, bass; Freeman Brown, drums.

Cool!

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