Lou Rawls

Dead End Street

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Had Lou Rawls not cut another song, this and his "Street Corner Hustler Blues" monologue from his 1966 Lou Rawls Live would have kept him gainfully employed in clubs for life. Lou's depiction of Chicago's hawk (the wind) was stuff that reinforced the city's Windy City moniker. Rawls gives you the 411 on ghetto life from his 1967 Too Much album: learning to fight before you're six and overcoming unbelievable odds to just live another day. "Dead End Street" gives a brief depiction of that life and the hopelessness that so many succumbed to.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
No Image 1967 Capitol 2:10
No Image 1968 Capitol
Greatest Hits [Curb] 1990 Curb 3:42
The Legendary Lou Rawls 1992 Blue Note 0:00
Greatest Hits [Cema] 1995 Capitol / EMI Records 3:57
Brotherman!: Lou Rawls Sings the Hits 1999 EMI Music Distribution 3:59
Anthology 2000 Capitol / EMI Records 2:22
I Can't Make It Alone: The Axelrod Years 2004 EMI Music Distribution 3:58
Soul Cargo, Vol. 2: The Early Years of Groove & Popcorn Music
Various Artists
Bar / None Records 4:02