Original Album: EMI Music Special Markets 57264 (1990)
Description by OLDIES.com:
A budget-priced 12-track collection of love songs from Lou Rawls. All original recordings.
1.Gentle On My Mind
2.What Now My Love
4.Love Is A Hurtin' Thing
5.You've Made Me So Very Happy
7.Now And Then There's A Fool Such As I
8.Georgia On My Mind
9.On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)
10.Make The World Go Away
11.The Twelfth Of Never
12.Cold, Cold Heart
An after the fact album cobbled together from various Lou Rawls '60s recordings, LOVE SONGS is a stylistically mixed bag. Country songs ("Make the World Go Away," "Gentle on My Mind," Hank Williams' "Cold Cold Heart") share space with pop standards such as "Autumn Leaves," and Broadway show tunes like "On a Clear Day (You Can See Forever)."
There's also a Beatles ballad ("Yesterday," in an arrangement that can't make up its mind whether it wants to swing or sound Indian), and even one of the singer's signature hits, "Love is a Hurtin' Thing." Unsurprisingly, Rawls' laid-back vocals hold the whole thing together quite nicely.
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