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 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 ‎- Now Is The Time '82 Close Company '84 (2010)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Feb. 21, 2015
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)  Music

Posted by luckburz at Oct. 31, 2014
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 - The Very Best of Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another  Music

Posted by mohet2003 at Oct. 27, 2008
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 | MP3@320 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
David Axelrod - The Edge: David Axelrod At Capitol Records 1966-1970 (2005) {Capitol Jazz}

David Axelrod - The Edge: David Axelrod At Capitol Records 1966-1970 (2005) {Capitol Jazz}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 482 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 189 mb
Genre: jazz, R&B, soul, orchestral pop, jazz

The Edge: David Axelrod At Capitol Records 1966-1970 is a 2005 compilation album by producer/conductor David Axelrod. Released by Capitol Jazz, The Edge looks at part of his own discography while showing his contributions when he was the A&R for Capitol's Black music division by bringing in Lou Rawls, Letta Mbulu and others. His blend of orchestral jazz soul would become a sampling tool for countless hip-hop songs in the 1990's when producers dabbled in his output.

V.A. - Ultra-Lounge (20CDs, 1996-1997)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 18, 2017
V.A. - Ultra-Lounge (20CDs, 1996-1997)

V.A. - Ultra-Lounge (20CDs, 1996-1997)
Lounge, Jazz, Latin | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,97 Gb
Label: Capitol

Ultra-Lounge is a series of compilation CDs released by Capitol Records, featuring music predominantly from the 1950s and 1960s in genres such as exotica, space age pop, mambo, television theme songs, and lounge. Many of the volumes have since been made available for purchase via digital download. Each CD featured detailed liner notes along with two related drink recipes, tips on how to serve drinks to guests, and often photographs of sculptures made out of bartender items and other objects.