The passing of Lou Rawls had a profound impact on me this week, so I felt I should pay tribute to his legacy, As I started putting together the playlist, I soon realized that I had not paid tribute to Barry White as well. I also realized that there are quite a few singers out there who haven’t been duly recognized. It is for this reason that this OSW is entitled:
Old School Wednesday : Remembrance, Volume I.
01 – Lou Rawls – Groovy People
02 – Barry White – It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next to Me
03 – Lou Rawls – Let Me Be Good To You
04 – Barry White – For Your Love (I’ll Do Most Anything)
05 – Lou Rawls – See You When I Get There
06 – Love Unlimited – Walking In The Rain With The One I Love
07 – Lou Rawls – You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
08 – Love Unlimited Orchestra – Love’s Theme
09 – Lou Rawls – Lady Love
10 – Luther Vandross – My Sensitivity (Gets in the Way)
11 – Barry White – I Only Want to Be with You
12 – Luther Vandross – She Loves Me Back
13 – Barry White – Your Sweetness Is My Weakness
14 – Change – Searching (LP Version)
The Luther tracks here are tracks which weren’t on The Luther Tribute, so they were included in this mix to round it out. Barry was also the mastermind of Love Unlimited and Love Unlimited Orchestra, which is why Walking In The Rain With The One I Love and Love’s Theme are also in this playlist.
May Lou, Luther, and Barry rest in peace.