Friday, January 06, 2006

You'll never find another love like mine

Lou Rawls died today of cancer in Los Angeles. He was 72.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Ow. Another utterly American voice now gone. That opening phrase stills fill my inner ear at idle moments, even though I have not heard the song for years.

The man's voice, phrasing, his profound gift of performing from the heart...he was a singer I felt as much as heard.

In my perfect world his passing would garner as much attention as Johnny Cash or Richard Pryor, not because he was larger-than-life but because the impression he left was unique, genuine, laid down like mineral in growing bones.

Safe travels, Lou.