Lou Rawls records his debut album : ‘Stormy Monday’ a.k.a. ‘I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water’ with the Les McCann trio (1962)

Lou Rawls‘ ‘Stormy Monday’ is his debut album also known as ‘I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water’ recorded on February 5–12, 1962, with the Les McCann trio and released the same year by Capitol.


Lou Rawls records his debut album : ‘Stormy Monday’ a.k.a. ‘I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water’ with the Les McCann trio (1962)

1 . Stormy Monday (1989)

2 . Jam Session / God Bless The Child (1989)

3 . Willow Weep For Me (On “Frankly Jazz”)

4 . When The Sun Goes Down (On “Frankly Jazz”)

Track Listing : 1.(They Call It) Stormy Monday (T-Bone Walker) – 03:45 . 2.God Bless The Child (Arthur Herzog, Billie Holiday) – 04:30 . 3.See See Rider (Ma Rainey) – 03:11 . 4.Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell) – 05:57 . 5.I’M Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (Andy Razaf, Will Weldon) – 04:00 . 6.In The Evening (When The Sun Goes Down) (Leroy Carr, Don Raye) – 03:28 . 7.’Tain’T Nobody’S Biz-Ness If I Do (Percy Grainger, Robert Prince, Clarence Williams) – 02:45 . 8.Lost And Lookin’ (James Alexander, Lowell Jordan) – 03:12 . 9.I’D Rather Drink Muddy Water (Eddie Miller) – 03:55 . 10.Sweet Lover (J. Leslie Mcfarland, Sidney Wyche) – 03:08

Musicians : Lou Rawls – Vocals . Les Mccann – Piano . Leroy Vinnegar – Bass . Ron Jefferson – Drums

Production : Produced By Nick Venet

Package : Billy Vera – Liner Notes

Recorded On February 5–12, 1962 At Capitol Studios (Los Angeles, California).

Released 1962 By Capitol.

(Source Lou Rawls – Stormy Monday | Official Website)


Rawls’ first album as a leader features him performing soulful standards backed by the Les McCann Trio. Few of the songs have been under-recorded through the years, but they sound fresh and lively when sung by Rawls; […]

L. S. Slaughter @ Amazon
ONE OF THE GREAT JAZZ LPS OF THE 60s A little known gem, this grand collection. I know, you’re thinking Lou Rawls “You’ll Never Find a Love Like This”. No. This was before the commercial suits came calling, folks. Les McCann, that genius of ivory tinkling, guides young Lou through some sensuous takes of “See See Rider”and best, the definitive version of “Willow Weep for Me” for my money. […]

dorotea @ RateYourMusic
Esa es la ventaja de que gozan los clásicos en las artes, y a estas alturas, este disco es un clásico absoluto que nos ofrece consuelo en los malos momentos, distracción contra el aburrimiento, alivio en el cansancio, y siempre, siempre una elevada dosis de emoción para ese alma dolorida por tanta ignominia como vivimos diariamente. […]


Lou Rawls‘ ‘Stormy Monday’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]


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