Friday, May 26, 2017

Lou Rawls – See You When I Git There (Philadelphia International Records)

Born in Chicago, IL on Dec. 01, 1933, Lou Rawls started singing in the Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church choir at the early age of 7, prior joining local groups through he eventually met Sam Cooke and Curtis Mayfield.
He released his debut-album – ‘Stormy Monday (a.k.a. I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water)’ – along with Soul/Jazz pianist (and singer) Les McCann back in 1962, but would get into higher recognition in the mid-70’s when signing on Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff‘s Philadelphia International Records label with the release of his aptly titled ‘All Things In Time’ album which includes the memorable ‘You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine’, his biggest success ever…
An album sonn after followed by the 1977 released ‘Unmistakably Lou’ and its opening cut – ‘See You When I Git There’ – which saw him displaying his unique baritone voice, with majectic arrangements courtesy of the one often referred to as The Granddaddy of R&B, Robert L Martin, better known as Bobby Martin
In December 2005, came the announce that Lou was undergoing treatment for cancer in both his lungs and brain, from which he died on Jan. 06, 2006 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, aged 72…

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