Super blues and jazzy soul by Lou Rawls from an early period on Capitol.
He hadn't yet found the hit formula, but was cutting some superb singles. His voice had a resonance and strength developed for years on the gospel trail, and also during his work backing Sam Cooke. Even though he didn't get any hits, it's well worth the cost if you can find this album.
|Roll 'Em Pete / Pete Johnson / Big Joe Turner||Lou Rawls||1:53|
|I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water / Eddie Miller||Lou Rawls||3:35|
|How Long, How Long Blues / Leroy Carr||Lou Rawls||4:22|
|Every Day, I Have the Blues / Memphis Slim||Lou Rawls||2:32|
|St. James Infirmary / Joe Primrose||Lou Rawls||4:42|
|(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue / Tina Brooks / Andy Razaf / Fats Waller / Trent Waller||Lou Rawls||3:30|
|Kansas City / Jerry Leiber / Mike Stoller||Lou Rawls||2:12|
|Goin' to Chicago Blues / Count Basie / James Rushing||Lou Rawls||2:54|
|Trouble in Mind / Richard M. Jones||Lou Rawls||3:52|
|World of Trouble / Oscar Brown, Jr.||Lou Rawls||3:11|
|Six Cold Feet of Ground / Leroy Carr||Lou Rawls||3:02|
|Strange Fruit / Lewis Allan||Lou Rawls||3:29|
|Gloomy Sunday / Laszlo Javor / Sam Lewis / Rezsö Seress||Lou Rawls||3:07|