Our other blog, The Midnight Tracker, has been around for three months, and only now are we figuring out how to do it right.
We post a vintage side of vinyl over there roughly once a week.
Over here, we’ll post a little sample of that side, in the hopes you’ll head over there for more.
Tonight on The Midnight Tracker, it’s Side 1 of “Lou Rawls Live!”
Recorded before a room full of music industry folks in Los Angeles in 1966 and produced by David Axelrod, it has everything you’d want — jazz, blues, soul and Rawls’ trademark stream-of-consciousness patter between some of the songs.
This tune features Rawls, of course, and Tommy Strode on piano.
“Tobacco Road,” Lou Rawls, from “Lou Rawls Live!” 1966.