LOU RAWLS / “Street Corner Hustler’s Blues, World of Trouble”

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3 Responses to “LOU RAWLS / “Street Corner Hustler’s Blues, World of Trouble””

Q Says:
June 25th, 2008 at 10:19 am

Thanks Brothers for this. Thanks for the History lesson too. I now have a new found appreciation for Lou Rawls. I knew he was influential in his heyday, but unfortunately I grew accustomed to him during UNCF telethons…clearly a shadow of what you posted. For Gen X’ers like me not in the know, that’s who Lou Rawls was…Mr. UNCF. Still, in listening to the tracks you posted, I wouldn’t call him a poor man’s Joe Williams or Joe Williams 2. Vocalizations aside, lyrically he was singing about the times and there was definitely a urban feel to his songs. A coolness, especially in the cover of the Sinatra tune “It Was A Very Good Year.” I mistakenly fell for the all to familiar classification of him as a almost-show-tune-jazz-balladeer. However, Lou is more than that.

I also give him credit for his deadpan humor. “Street Corner Hustler’s Blues” is great…even before he starts singing.

Daa'Iyah Muhammad Says:
November 25th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

My big brother gave me this album as pay for babysitting his girlfriends kid. I have loved his music every since. I has 9 years old at the time. My brother has past on. This album Lou Rawls Live reminds me of my brother.

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