Lou Rawls

Lou Rawls ‎- Love All Your Blues Away (1986) [2016]  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Dec. 10, 2016
Lou Rawls ‎- Love All Your Blues Away (1986) [2016]

Lou Rawls ‎- Love All Your Blues Away (1986) [2016]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 317 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Disco | Label: Sony Music [Japan] | Catalog Number: SICP 4862

Produced by the great Jay Graydon, with contributions by David Foster, it has become sort of an obscure “West Coast” classic. It embodies a mixture of typical 80’s synthesizer-pop and classic Rawls soul and jazz ballads, which seem to come from two different production camps, most likely in an effort to maintain Rawls current with pop music developments of the time and at the same time remain true to his fan base.

Lou Rawls - Live In Concert (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 18, 2016
Lou Rawls - Live In Concert (2016)

Lou Rawls - Live In Concert
Soul, Jazz, Blues | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 46:47 min | 108 MB
Label: Peacock Records Ltd. | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2016

From gospel and early R&B to soul and jazz to blues and straight-up pop, Lou Rawls was a consummate master of African-American vocal music whose versatility helped him adapt to the changing musical times over and over again while always remaining unmistakably himself.
Lou Rawls - When You Hear Lou, You've Heard It All (1977) [2005]

Lou Rawls - When You Hear Lou, You've Heard It All (1977) [2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC (Image) +CUE, LOG | 287 MB | Covers Included
Genre: Soul, R&B, Funk | Label: The Right Stuff | Catalog Number: 7243-8-27628-2

A smooth, often delightful album that kept Lou Rawls squarely in the love/romantic/mellow circle that he'd been scoring in throughout the late '70s. Gamble and Huff were really trimming the productions and keeping things laid-back and casual, while Rawls' emphatic, smoky vocals carried the day. They weren't getting huge pop hits, but were on the R&B charts steadily, and the album just missed the pop Top 40.
Lou Rawls ‎- Now Is The Time '82 Close Company '84 (2010)

Lou Rawls ‎- Now Is The Time '82 Close Company '84 (2010)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 693 MB | Covers Included
R&B / Soul | Label: Expansion | Catalog Number: EXP2CD06

Double helping of 2 of Lou Rawls 80's albums recorded for Epic Records
Lou Rawls - Greatest Hits (1992, Repertoire Rec. # REP 4244-WZ)

Lou Rawls - Greatest Hits
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 362 MB | Full Artwork: 31 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Repertoire Rec. # REP 4244-WZ | Country/Year: Germany 1992
Genre: Jazz, Funk & Soul | Style: Smooth Jazz, Soul, Easy Listening

From gospel and early R&B to soul and jazz to blues and straight-up pop, Lou Rawls was a consummate master of African-American vocal music whose versatility helped him adapt to the changing musical times over and over again while always remaining unmistakably himself. Blessed with a four-octave vocal range, Rawls' smooth, classy elegance – sort of a cross between Sam Cooke and Nat King Cole – permeated nearly everything he sang, yet the fire of his early gospel days was never too far from the surface…
Lou Rawls - Live (1978) {original US double LP} (24-96 vinyl rip)

Lou Rawls - Live (1978) {original US double LP} (24-96 vinyl rip)
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC | Scans | 1.63 GB | Label: Philadelphia International Records | original US pressing
Genre: jazz, soul | RAR 5% | Rec. CAT #PZ2 35517 | Double LP | white label promo | 1978

Riding high on the success of his mid-'70s soul and R&B dates, Philadelphia International issued this live recording featuring Rawls doing the straight blues, jazzy ballads, and pre-rock standards he normally reserved for clubs and concerts. There were none of the big radio hits here; instead, Rawls covered such songs as "Six Cold Feet of Ground," "Blues for a Four String Guitar," and "Everyday I Have the Blues." It also didn't stay on the charts very long, and Gamble and Huff got back to commercial basics the next time out. Still, it's one of his finest and most representative albums.
Lou Rawls - The Very Best of Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another

Lou Rawls - The Very Best of Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another
EMI | 2006 | [email protected] Kbps | 90.5 & 73.3 MB
Genre: Vocal/Jazz-Pop

Review by Tim Sendra
Since the passing of Lou Rawls in early 2006, Capitol has been working overtime to document the singer's career. First was a collection of early jazz and blues recordings, then a two-fer containing two of Rawls' best mid-'60s recordings, and now something that Rawls fans have never had before: a best-of collection that contains the man's hits from the '60s with Capitol and his '70s hits with Philadelphia International. It isn't the definitive collection that listeners deserve, as it skips over his early jazz and blues sides, his late-'60s big-band sessions with Benny Carter, and his '80s recordings on Blue Note — but it is a start. All the big hits are here, like "Dead End Street," "Love Is a Hurtin' Thing," "Your Good Thing (Is About to End)," and his biggest, "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine." Also included is a wide range of tracks that show just how impressive Rawls' gift truly was. Whether he is singing funky gospel ("Trouble Here Below"), smooth soul with a message ("Natural Man"), uptown soul ("You Can Bring Me All Your Heartaches"), disco ("Lady Love"), or lush pop ("Down Here on the Ground"), he sounds definitive and natural, like he could have sung just about anything and made it all his. The Very Best of Lou Rawls: You'll Never Find Another is a very fine introduction to the casual fan and a reminder to everyone that Lou Rawls was a true vocal giant.
Lou Rawls - The Best of Lou Rawls, The Capitol Jazz & Blues Sessions

Lou Rawls - The Best of Lou Rawls, The Capitol Jazz & Blues Sessions
Blue Note | 2006 | MP3 @320 Kbps | All Covers | 81 & 74.6 MB
Genre: Vocal/Jazz-Pop-Soul

This document of Lou Rawls’ decade with Capitol in the ‘60s celebrates the beginnings of the recently departed artist, one of the rare male vocalists with a big, beautiful sound who could sing his butt off. His professional beginnings were with the gospel group The Singing Travelers, and their 1962 recording of “Motherless Child” opens the disc. The essential enrichment provided by Eddie Beal (piano) and Rene Hall and Cliff White (guitars) is much more than mere accompaniment. Partnership is the special joy of this collection, which finds this fine singer in mutually appreciative settings with a lineup of first-rank musicians.

Les McCann’s piano provides the most sympathetic of intros to “God Bless the Child,” with Leroy Vinnegar (bass) and Ron Jefferson (drums). Rawls himself is in peak voice, showcasing his rolling thunder baritone, which always radiates an innate optimism, no matter what he sings. On Benny Carter’s jumpin’ arrangement of “Nobody But Me,” Al Porcino and Bobby Bryant’s trumpets provide sunny brass for days as Rawls delivers a jubilant tribute to a “genuine Venus from her head to her feet.”

A live performance of “Goin’ To Chicago Blues” is typical of what became a signature style for Rawls: a talking intro to blues songs. Well, not merely "talking," exactly, because the rhythms of his poetically spoken beats could almost be heard as an a capella ancestor of hip-hop. As if the pot needed any sweetening, three previously unreleased 1963 tracks with Curtis Amy’s sextet are included; the swinging take on “Fine and Mellow” is particularly choice.-By Andrew Velez

Lou Rawls and Les McCann - Stormy Monday (1962)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Aug. 18, 2016
Lou Rawls and Les McCann - Stormy Monday (1962)

Lou Rawls and Les McCann - Stormy Monday (1962)
Vocal Jazz, Soul, R&B | MP3 320 kbps CBR | Artworks | 46 min | 119 MB
Label: Capitol Studios | Rel: 1962

In 1962, when this album was made and when he turned 26, Lou Rawls' rich baritone was unknown, except to a few gospel music fans and Hollywood hipsters who caught his act at local night clubs like P.J.'s, The Troubador, Shelly Manne's Manne-Hole or Brother's on Santa Monica and Vine. A years earlier, Capitol A&R man Nick Venet had heard Rawls at Pandora's Box Coffee Shop, who was playing there for $10 a night plus pizza in late 1959, and signed him to the label. One stillborn single emerged before Lou had the brainstorm to do an album of blues and jazz standards, backed by then up-and comer Les McCann and his trio, who were performing nearby at The Bit on Sunset Boulevard. Before his Grammy winning album Love Is a Hurtin' Thing, Stormy Monday was the first of more than 20 other albums Rawls would record on that label in only a decade.

Lou Rawls - Super Love (2015)  

Posted by Pisulik at June 26, 2015
Lou Rawls - Super Love (2015)

Lou Rawls - Super Love (2015)
Blues, RnB, Vocal Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:16:23 | 178 MB
Label: Nagel Heyer Records | Release Year: 2015

Louis Allen "Lou" Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was an American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his singing ability: Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had "the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game". Rawls released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 million records, and had numerous charting singles, most notably his song "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine". He worked as a television, motion picture, and voice actor. He was also a three-time Grammy-winner, all for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.