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Love Songs (2005)

Artist: Lou Rawls
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Format: CD
Sku: 63940944
UPC: 724387542426
UPC 14: 00724387542426
Release Date: 1/25/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Unforgettable ~ Lou Rawls
2. Ain't That Loving You ~ Lou Rawls
3. Early Morning Love ~ Lou Rawls
4. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine ~ Lou Rawls
5. There Will Be Love ~ Lou Rawls
6. Lady Love ~ Lou Rawls
7. See You When I Git There ~ Lou Rawls
8. From Now On ~ Lou Rawls
9. You Are ~ Lou Rawls
10. Let's Fall In Love Again ~ Lou Rawls
11. At Last - (featuring Dianne Reeves) ~ Lou Rawls
12. Be Anything (But Be Mine) ~ Lou Rawls
13. If It's The Last Thing I Do ~ Lou Rawls
14. Shadow of Your Smile, The - (live, live) ~ Lou Rawls
15. Love Is A Hurtin' Thing ~ Lou Rawls
16. I Wish You Belonged To Me ~ Lou Rawls
17. I'm Still In Love With You ~ Lou Rawls
18. Save Your Love For Me ~ Lou Rawls

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: David Nathan .
Muze PNote Lou Rawls has one of those unmistakable voices and it is never better than when he wraps it around a ballad. Love Songs features his silky croon on 18 tracks culled from his '70s/early-'80s stint with Philadelphia International and his late-'80s/early-'90s stay at Blue Note along with two ringers from his '60s Capitol years. These are the most alive and exciting tracks on the record. His live take of "The Shadow of Your Smile" is incendiary; by the end of the song you forget it is a semi-cheesy composition and just marvel at the way Rawls wrings every last ounce of soul out of it. "His Love Is a Hurtin' Thing" is a high mark of big-city soul; again, Rawls sings like a man with nothing to lose and more soul in one pinkie than lesser soul men have in their whole bodies. The '70s Philly tracks are fine smooth soul, with some classics like the deathless "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine," the very sensual "Early Morning Love," and lesser numbers like "See You When I Get There," "From Now On," and "You Are." Rawls reins in his voice a bit here and flows within the slick, silky surroundings like warm honey. Very nice stuff. The tracks from the '80s and '90s find Rawls still in fine voice, but the musical backing is less than inspired and is quite a letdown from the peaks to be found elsewhere on the disc. Anyone who is looking for a place to start a Lou Rawls collection would be wise to pick up Love Is a Hurtin' Thing: The Silk & Soul of Lou Rawls for a taste of Rawls at his best in the '60s. As far as his '70s recordings go, however, you might be out of luck -- as there isn't a collection drawn from that era in print as of early 2005. Simply criminal. The only remedy is to have a career-spanning box set in stores. Lou Rawls certainly deserves it and so do his fans. ~ Tim Sendra

Producer: David Nathan (Compilation)

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Dianne Reeves

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 5-Wild Cool & Swingin'
Muze Music Compilations Definitive American Songbook Vol.2
Muze Music Compilations Soul Love
Muze Music Compilations Love's Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Smooth Soul
Muze Music Compilations Hit Run (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Box Set Series:70s Soul
Muze Music Compilations Bring It On Home:black America Sings
Muze Music Compilations Disturbia
Muze Music Compilations Edge
Muze Music Compilations Nuggets Of Golden Age Gospel 1945-58

Associated Artists and Works

Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
Cole, Nat
Cole, Nat "King"
Jarreau, Al
Kunzel, Erich
Wilson, Nancy

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/25/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 75424
Music Label Name Label : The Right Stuff
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00724387542426

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Rawls,Lou
Product attributeLabel:   The Right Stuff Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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