Lou Rawls (December 1, 1933 - January 6, 2006) was a versatile singer with a smooth and highly recognizable baritone and a range that spanned four octaves. He was first trained in gospel and began singing in his church's choir at age 7 before eventually branching out to jazz, R&B, soul, blues and pop.
His best known songs include "Love Is A Hurtin' Thing" (1966), "A Natural Man" (1971), and "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" (1976). In the late 1970s, Rawls was a member of the Philadelphia International All Stars, an R&B supergroup. His long and distinguished career continued through 2003 when he recorded his last album, "Rawls Sings Sinatra." Over the years, he also made many TV and movie appearances, did voice-overs for commercials and cartoons, and became well known as a philanthropist.
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- Dead End Street 1967
- Love Is A Hurtin' Thing 1966
- A Natural Man 1971
- Your Good Thing (Is About To End) 1969
(This song was previously a hit for Mable John (1966).)
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