Johnny Rawls monster old-skool blues/soul singer in the tradition of the '60's greats. So much more than just a voice.: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/johnn...s-mn0000246173 << They strangely don't cover him much past '02, but he keeps on doing it. He guested on a Otis Clay record then Mr. Clay returned the favor on a tribute to the late O.V.Wright.
JR by himself: a mashup of a perf: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9iKIZUkbTc << great perf w/good def--go full-screen Totally pro even with this bunch of stiffs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN29c4qUec8 << great with a horn line...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x8ZUanM0Hc <<...Then add in some terrif BU singers (front line in their own place).
With Otis Clay: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Se7BVBaquJw << find me deeper, more soul-wrenching soul today...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDAVsvrTwOM << this, folks, is how you build a song's performance...Hands-down winner... Coulda ended the vid a bit better, but how about that killer drummer? My man! rimshots to die for!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oW7PC5M3sb0 << another'n from the same gig
Catch up to all this good stuff (and a whole lot more) at : http://www.catfoodrecords.com/
Mr. Ron Weinstock's blog has a nice write-up on Mr. Rawls disc, My Turn to Win from '99: http://inabluemood.blogspot.com/2012...me-to-win.html << His YT link is broken--see above for perfs.