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Lou Rawls

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Behind The Scenes With J.W. Alexander

Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 7 December 1973

J.W. is the man who took Sam Cooke from his gospel background and helped mould him into the very first Soul superstar. He performed a ...

Quincy Jones, Brothers Johnson, Wattsline Singers, Lou Rawls: Felt Forum, New York NY

Live Review by David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 5 October 1976

Mr. Q hits the spot! ...

Lou Rawls, the Peddlers: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Penny Valentine, Disc and Music Echo, 25 May 1968

Lou Rawls — staggered ...

Gritty Soul Men: Remembering Lou Rawls and Wilson Pickett

Obituary by Mark Anthony Neal, PopMatters, 26 January 2006

Grit was not just about the "sound" of soul, but also the grittier social and political realities that soul music offered transcendence from. The recent ...

Lou Rawls: Carryin' On (Capitol T2632)

Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 13 May 1967

LOU RAWLS is an energetic singer with a fairly rich voice and a hip sort of style influenced by blues, gospel and old and modern ...

Suddenly in the Big Time: Lou Rawls' Exciting Year

Interview by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 30 May 1967

ASK LOU Rawls, who performed to a full house at Masonic Auditorium Sunday night, to tell you the most exciting point in his career and ...

Loraine Alterman on Records: The Fascinating Sounds Of a Group Called Love

Review by Loraine Alterman, Detroit Free Press, 29 January 1967

THE TREMENDOUSLY talented West Coast group called Love still hasn't made it into the bright spotlight of fame like the Beach Boys or the Lovin' ...

Keith Altham Planes West to Cover America's Monterey Pop Festival and Cables This Day-By-Day Report

Report by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 24 June 1967

WE DROVE to London Airport in Animal manager Mike Jeffery's Rolls-Royce while he dictated a few last minute instructions to assistant Tony Garland — "Ring ...

Lou Rawls

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 1 December 1937, Chicago, Illinois, USA ...

Monterey Pop Festival: The Hip Homunculus

Report by Richard Goldstein, The Village Voice, 29 June 1967

"The West is the best: Get here and we'll do the rest!" — The Doors ...

On Disc: Singles Reviewed By John E. Abbey

Review by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 29 March 1970


James Brown, Box Tops, Albert King, Otis Redding et al, Album Reviews

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 18 May 1968

Loads of R&B albums including Otis' great Dock Of The Bay LP ...

Lou Rawls: Royal Tahitian, Ontario CA

Live Review by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, 7 December 1966

Rawls 'Live' At Tahitian Recalls 'Death' In Florida ...

Lou Rawls: Greatest Thing Since Black Pepper

Profile and Interview by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, 5 November 1966

THEY CALL IT Blues but really it's a large spoonful of mother earth. All heaped up and occasionally spilling over. When it spills over it's ...

Lou Rawls And The Philly Pay Off

Profile and Interview by John Abbey, Blues & Soul, 17 August 1976

Lou was beginning to feel he'd never happen big in Britain but his CBS-Philly tie-up has paid a big divvy. Now he's planning a trip ...


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