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Lou Rawls With Les Mccann Ltd. Stormy Monday

Lou Rawls with Les McCann Ltd. - Stormy Monday (1962) {Blue Note Records CDP 7 91441 2 rel 1990}

Lou Rawls with Les McCann Ltd. - Stormy Monday (1962) {Blue Note Records CDP 7 91441 2 rel 1990}
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© 1962, 1990 Blue Note Records | CDP 7 91441 2
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / R&B / Soul Jazz

Lou Rawls has had a long and commercially successful career mostly singing soul, R&B, and pop music. Originally a gospel singer, Rawls' first album as a leader features him performing soulful standards backed by the Les McCann Trio. Few of the songs have been under-recorded through the years, but they sound fresh and lively when sung by Rawls; highlights include "Stormy Monday," "In the Evening," and "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water." Pianist McCann gets a generous amount of solo space, and the reissue has three bonus tracks. This is still Rawls' definitive recording in the jazz idiom, cut before he went on to more lucrative areas.
Les McCann - Les McCann Ltd. in San Francisco: Recorded Live at the Jazz Workshop (1960) {Fresh Sound FSR-CD 682 rel 2012}

Les McCann - Les McCann Ltd. in San Francisco: Recorded Live at the Jazz Workshop - Complete Recordings (1960) {Fresh Sound FSR-CD 682 rel 2012}
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© 1960, 2012 Pacific Jazz / Fresh Sound Records | FSR-CD 682
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Piano Trio

Les McCann Ltd. in San Francisco: Recorded Live at the Jazz Workshop was recorded in December of 1960 and released in 1961 on the Pacific Jazz label. Backing his piano were bassist Herbie Flowers and drummer Ron Jefferson. The original LP of this date featured seven selections – only about half of the entire gig. This Fresh Sound reissue contains four more tracks, bringing the total to 11.
Les McCann - Les McCann Ltd. In New York (1961) {Pacific Jazz CDP 7 92929 2 rel 1989}

Les McCann - Les McCann Ltd. In New York (1961) {Pacific Jazz CDP 7 92929 2 rel 1989}
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© 1960-61, 1989 Pacific Jazz / Capitol Records | CDP 7 92929 2
Jazz / Hard Bop / Soul Jazz / Piano

A killer live set by Les McCann – and one that actually him playing with some horns! The record was cut early in McCann's career, with his Ltd trio that had Herbie Lewis on bass and Ron Jefferson on drums – plus some great guest work by Blue Mitchell on trumpet, Stanley Turrentine on tenor, and Frank Haines on tenor. We can't stress how much these players add a groove to Les' group – as we always enjoy his piano playing, but find most of his trio sets a bit sleepy. Instead, this one grooves like a rare Blue Note – and the tracks are long with plenty of great solo interplay.

Lou Rawls - The Legendary Lou Rawls (1992)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at March 2, 2020
Lou Rawls - The Legendary Lou Rawls (1992)

Lou Rawls - The Legendary Lou Rawls (1992)
R&B, Jazz, Soul-Jazz, Vocal Jazz | EAC Rip | FLAC, Tracks+CUE+LOG+Scans (JPEG) | 01:12:27 | 464,72 Mb
Label: Capitol Jazz (Europe) | Cat.# CDP 79 8306 2 | Released: 1992-02-17

Besides "smooth" and "expressive," the qualifier "consistent" must be added to any list describing the Lou Rawls sound. This anthology of previously released material includes tracks recorded as early as 1962 and as recently as 1990, and while the arrangements and surrounding styles vary with the era, the warmth, purity, and sincerity of the singing is unvarying. It is particularly interesting to hear material recorded live in 1966: the songs are introduced with stories relating to the black experience in America, told with the same engagement with which Rawls sings, and the rapport with the audience is apparent even on disc. This CD in combination with its follow-up of newly recorded material, Portrait of the Blues, comprise a full education on get-dressed-up urban(e) blues.
Lou Rawls - Let Me Be Good To You `79 / Lou Rawls Live `78 (1999)

Lou Rawls - Let Me Be Good To You `79 / Lou Rawls Live `78 (1999)
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Genre: Funk / Soul | Label: Westside Records | Catalog Number: WESD 220

One of Philadelphia International's most successful artists through the the '70s. His 1977 LP Unmistakably Lou won him a third Grammy for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and contained the R&B Top Ten hit "See You When I Git There"; later that year, he continued his artistic and commercial hot streak with When You Hear Lou, You've Heard It All and "Lady Love." The title track of 1979's Let Me Be Good to You was his last big hit with Philly International, reaching number 11 R&B. The following year, Rawls kicked off what would become a consuming passion for years to come: the Lou Rawls Parade of Stars Telethon, an annual event which eventually raised millions of dollars for the United Negro College Fund.
Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Swiss Movement (Montreux 30th Anniversary Edition) (1969) {1996 Rhino} **[RE-UP]**

Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Swiss Movement (Montreux 30th Anniversary Edition) (1969) {1996 Rhino}
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Genre: jazz

Swiss Movement is the 1969 album by Les McCann & Eddie Harris. When released, it became one of Atlantic's most popular jazz albums in their discography. This edition is the Montreux 30th Anniversary Edition and features a bonus track not on the original album, courtesy of Rhino Records.

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

Posted by JET 1 at March 26, 2020
Lou Rawls - Now Is The Time '82 Close Company '84 (2010)

Lou Rawls - Now Is The Time '82 Close Company '84 (2010)
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Genre: Funk / Soul | Label: Expansion Records | Catalog Number: EXP2CD06

Lou Rawls had such a long career, his music appealed differently to changing generations. In the 1950s he recorded doo-wop, in the 60s it was jazz, blues and big band swing, then come the 70s it was silky soul as epitomised by Gamble & Huff's. You'll Never Find (Another Love Like Mine) for Philadelphia International Records. Now Is The Time and Close Company, neither previously available on CD, find Lou at the tail end of his soul years ahead of his return to jazzier roots and a record deal with Blue Note.
Les McCann - Les McCann Sings (1961) {Pacific Jazz Japan TOCJ-50084 rel 2010}

Les McCann - Les McCann Sings (1961) {Pacific Jazz Japan TOCJ-50084 rel 2010}
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© 1961, 2010 Pacific Jazz / Toshiba-EMI Japan | TOCJ-50084
Jazz / Jazz Blues / Soul Jazz / Hard Bop / Vocal Jazz / Piano

For many, Les McCann Sings, revealed the pianist as a vocalist with something to say – which does less than justice to McCann’s work here, both vocally and pianistically. Singing with great individuality and warmth, his style combines the direct, emotional, and very communicative with an amazingly florid approach in all kind of moods, but mostly on ballads, as is the case on the lovely It’s Way Past Suppertime.

Les McCann – Pump It Up (2002) {ESC}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Feb. 2, 2018
Les McCann – Pump It Up (2002) {ESC}

Les McCann – Pump It Up (2002) {ESC}
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Genre: Jazz-Funk, Funk, Soul

Still trying to recover from the effects of a devastating 1995 stroke, Les McCann relaxed and put out a playful jazz/funk album with a cast of dozens that in some ways harkens back to some of his Atlantic sides from the 1970s. Unlike his other post-stroke albums, he doesn't play any keyboards here, leaving them in the hands of Ricky Peterson, with an emphasis on the Hammond B3. Rather, McCann is content just to sing and rap – again, a throwback and fallback to records made a quarter-century before. At 66, McCann sounds considerably different – older and a little shakier on the ballads, but still sly and willing. The grooves are OK in a minimally updated '70s funk manner, but the material, coming from a variety of sources, is rather ordinary as a whole.
Les McCann Trio - Live At The Village Vanguard (2017) [DSD128 + Hi-Res FLAC]

Les McCann Trio - Live At The Village Vanguard (2017)
DSD128 (.dsf) 1 bit/5,6 MHz | Time - 41:59 minutes | 1,88 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88,2 kHz | Time - 41:59 minutes | 830 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

2xHD presents a beautifully remastered rerelease of Live at the Village Vanguard from the Les McCann Trio. Recorded in stereo at the Village Vanguard on July 16, 1967 by George Klabin and featuring McCann on piano with bassist Leroy Vinnegar and drummer Frank Severino, this was one of McCann's last jazz recordings before his turn to R&B in the 1970s.