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Louis Allen "Lou" Rawls (December 1, 1933 a?? January 6, 2006) was an American recording artist, voice actor, songwriter, and record producer. He was known for his smooth vocal style: Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had "the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game". Rawls released more than 60 albums, sold more than 40 million records, and had numerous charting singles, most notably his song "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine". He worked as an television, motion picture, and voice actor and was known for his frequently used expression, "Yeah, buddy!" Rawls was also a three-time Grammy-winner, all for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

Rawls was born on December 1, 1933 in Chicago and raised by his grandmother in the Ida B. Wells projects on the city's South Side. He began singing in the Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church choir at the age of seven and later sang with local groups through which he met future music stars Sam Cooke, who was nearly three years older than Rawls, and Curtis Mayfield.
After graduating from Chicago's Dunbar Vocational High School, he sang briefly with Cooke in the Teenage Kings of Harmony, a local gospel group, and then with the Holy Wonders. In 1951, Rawls replaced Cooke in the Highway QC's after Cooke departed to join The Soul Stirrers in Los Angeles. Rawls was soon recruited by the Chosen Gospel Singers and moved to Los Angeles, where he subsequently joined the Pilgrim Travelers.
In 1955, Rawls enlisted in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. He left the "All-Americans" three years later as a sergeant and rejoined the Pilgrim Travelers (then known as the Travelers). In 1958, while touring the South with the Travelers and Sam Cooke, Rawls was in a serious car crash. Rawls was pronounced dead before arriving at the hospital, where he stayed in a coma for five and a half days. It took him months to regain his memory, and a year to fully recuperate. Rawls considered the event

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Rawls, Annette

brother-in-laws Wilbert Cole and Jerry Rawls and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Lou Henri Currie, Flossie Taylor and Suzette Fouse; brothers Aaron and Alfred Maclin. The family ...
Posted: April 12, 2017, 9:00 pm

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Katie J. Ball, DVM and Alexander L. Rawls announce their engagement. Miss Ball is the daughter of Larry and Natalie Ball of Arkwright, N.Y. Her fiance is the Mark and Mary Lou Rawls of Tonawanda, N.Y. Miss Ball is a 2002 graduate of the State University at ...
Posted: June 10, 2017, 5:00 pm

Students refurbish vintage theater pipe organ

As the music of Lou Rawls eddied around the room, a dozen students labored on a wooden monster. Upon closer inspection, a musically knowledgeable person might have been able to identify the odd wooden structure in the middle of the Weston-McEwen High ...
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