We Miss Ya Lou
I admit that the late Lou Rawls could likely sing the yellow pages and I'd sit back & listen in awe to his deep mellifluous baritone voice. Sinatra himself once said that Rawls had the “silkiest chops in the singing game.” These recordings were made later in Lou's life, so understand that there's a little more crackle in his pipes than his classic 60's soul & smooth 70's balladeering. Despite some standard arrangements that Lou's old producers like David Axelrod or Gamble and Huff would no doubt have improved on, there's still some good stuff as Lou gets busy and makes short order of converting these choice tunes from the Sinatra repertoire into his own. It's just another collection from a man who had a 4 octave range, made over 60 albums during his career, and left distinguished marks across the spectrum of rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz, soul and pop and even philanthropy.