Lou Rawls has established himself as one of the premiere voices of the past 4 decades. His unique style is ageless, encompassing soul, jazz and pop...always true...always contemporary. This special is packed full of belting blues, beautiful ballads and glorious gospel. When Lou and special guest Freda Payne lead a chorus on "Oh Happy Day", you feel that it is. Add in the legendary Duke Ellington playing his standards "Satin Doll" and "Sophisticated Lady," and we can see why the Ellington genius is timeless.
Duke Ellington guest-stars on "The Lou Rawls Show," performing his classics "Satin Doll" and "Sophisticated Lady." The host displays his impressive pipes in several numbers, highlighted by a gospel duet with Freda Payne on "Oh Happy Day."
Big Bands / Big Band Era |
Jazz Legends |
Jazz Vocal |
Live Performances |
Music (General) |
Music Video |
Selections include: "Tobacco Road" "Oh Happy Day" "Satin Doll" "Sophisticated Lady" "Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show" "Tell It All" "It Was a Very Good Year" "Old Folks" "United We Stand"