Louis Allen Rawls (December 1, 1933 – January 6, 2006) was a Chicago-born American soul music, jazz, and blues singer. 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 70 albums, sold more than 40 million records, appeared as an actor in motion pictures and on television, and voiced-over many cartoons. He had been called "The Funkiest Man Alive".
Death of Lou Rawls
Rawls died on January 6, 2006 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from complications of the cancers. Lou Rawls was 74 years old at the time of his death.
Lou Rawls is well known for:
- Phrase "Yeahhhh, buddy!"
- Songs "Lady Love", "You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine", "Love Is a Hurtin’ Thing"
- Captain from TV Show Bay Watch