Friday, January 06, 2006

Lou Rawls - Rest In Peace

Listening to the usual news stories this morning, I was taken aback by news that Lou Rawls had died. Here's the CNN link.

I can't say that I followed his career very closely, but I always liked what I heard. Most notably, I just remember him playing the part of sympathetic cab driver to Elizabeth Shue in Leaving Las Vegas.

As I write this, I am listening to him sing "Nobody But Me." When I get home from work tonight, I will do myself a favor and experience a lot more of his honey-like voice.

[Edit to add: I just found his latest live albmum on Rhapsody. I just may have to be late to work today. Go and find this and listen to it. It owns me right now.]

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