American Jazz Classics
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2 CD ON 1 LP
This release presents "Stormy Monday" (Capitol ST- 1714); the only collaborative album recorded by the legendary singer Lou Rawls with the superb trio of pianist Les McCann. Taped during two sessions in February 1962, it was Rawls’ first album issued under his own name, and features a number of blues and jazz standards chosen by the singer. Les McCann was also a gifted vocalist, as proven by the LP "Les McCann Sings" (Pacific Jazz ST-31), which has been added here as a bonus in its entirety, giving us the chance to compare both Rawls and McCann’s different approaches to vocals.
LOU RAWLS, vocals
LES McCANN, piano
LEROY VINNEGAR, bass
RON JEFFERSON, drums
Los Angeles, February 5 & 12, 1962.
BONUS ALBUM (13-24): LES McCANN SINGS
LES McCANN, piano & vocals
HERBIE LEWIS, bass
RON JEFFERSON, drums On 13-14, 16-18, 20 & 22
add orchestra conducted & arranged by GERALD WILSON.
Los Angeles, August 1961.
On 21 add Tricky Lofton (tb), Ben Webster (ts), Richard "Groove" Holmes (org),
George Freeman (g).Los Angeles, March, 1961.
INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET
01 (THEY CALL IT) STORMY MONDAY
02 GOD BLESS THE CHILD
03 SEE SEE RIDER
04 WILLOW WEEP FOR ME
05 I’M GONNA MOVE TO THE OUTSKIRTS OF TOWN
06 IN THE EVENING WHEN THE SUN GOES DOWN
07 ‘TAIN’T NOBODY’S BIZ-NESS IF I DO
08 LOST AND LOOKIN’
09 I’D RATHER DRINK MUDDY WATER
10 SWEET LOVER
11 BLUES IS A WOMAN
12 A LITTLE LES AND LOU’S BLUES
13 WONDER WHY
14 IT’S PAST SUPPERTIME
15 DEED I DO
16 SINCE I FELL FOR YOU
17 BUT NOT FOR ME
18 I CRIED FOR YOU
19 SWEET GEORGIA BROWN
20 PLEASE SEND ME SOMEONE TO LOVE
21 NEXT SPRING
22 LOVE LETTERS
23 ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE
24 BYE, BYE BLACKBIRD
TOTAL TIME: 79:10