Lou Rawls

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by Lou Rawls

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Louis Allen Rawls, 1 December 1935, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 6 January 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA. Briefly a member of the acclaimed gospel group the Pilgrim Travelers, this distinctive singer began forging a secular career following his move to California in 1958. An association with Sam Cooke culminated in ‘Bring It On Home To Me’, where Rawls’ throaty counterpoint punctuated his colleague’s sweet lead vocal. Rawls’ own recordings showed him comfortable with... Read more

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soul
jazz
blues
vocal jazz
male vocalists
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