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Lou Rawls is tagged as: soul, jazz, blues, vocal jazz, male vocalists

Louis Allen Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was an American soul music, jazz, and blues singer. He was known for his smooth vocal style: Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had “the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game”.Rawls released more than 70 albums[citation needed], sold more than 40 million records[citation needed], appeared as an actor in motion pictures and on television, and voiced-over many cartoons. He had been called “The Funkiest Man Alive”.
Lou Rawls, who learned of gospel music through his grandmother in Chicago, became a successful singer, primarily from the 1950s through the 1980s. He was a high school classmate of music giant Sam Cooke, and they sang together in the Teenage Kings of Harmony, a ’50s gospel group.
After graduating from Chicago’s Dunbar Vocational Career Academy, Rawls enlisted in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. He left the “All-Americans” three years later as a sergeant, and hooked up with The Pilgrim Travelers as he traveled to Los Angeles. In 1958, while touring the South with the Travelers and Sam Cooke, Rawls was in a serious car crash. Rawls was pronounced dead before arriving at the hospital, where he stayed in a coma for five...
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You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Nobody But Me
You Made Me So Very Happy
Lady Love
YOU'VE MADE ME SO VERY HAPPY
Love Is A Hurtin' Thing
Dead End Street
For What it's Worth
Girl From Ipanema
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
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I Can't Make It Alone: The Axelrod Years
Christmas Will Be Christmas
Anthology-Lou Rawls
For You My Love
The Very Best Of Lou Rawls
Black and Blue/Tobacco Road
Live
All Things in Time
The Legendary Lou Rawls
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