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January 25, 2017

Lou Rawls – Shades Of Blue (1980) – Lp

by Record Facts

Louis AllenLouRawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was an American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter, and record producer. He is best known for his singing ability.

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Artist:  Lou Rawls
Title:  Shades Of Blue
Year:  1980
Format:  LP
Label:  PIR Records
Catalog#  PIR 84572

One of his last albums for the Philadelphia International label, issued in 1980. “Shades Of Blue” was produced by Joel Dorn (producer of Roberta Flack and Bette Midler) and features Rawls’ gorgeous readings of the Righteous Brothers’ ‘You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling’, Willie Dixon’s ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ and Aretha Franklin’s ‘Think’ (from the original Blues Brothers film). Backing vocalists include Jocelyn Brown, Cissy Houston and the first recorded appearance of Whitney Houston.

 

Side one
1.  Did You Ever Love A Woman  (3:30)
2.  Cottage For Sale  (4:00)
3.  Be Anything (But Be Mine)  (3:45)
4.  You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’  (5:19)

Side two
1.  I Go Crazy  (3:45)
2.  Think  (3:30)
3.  I´m Your Hoochie Coochie Man  (7:50)
4.  Baby What You Want Me To Do  (3:34)

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