Lou Rawls is kind of too cool to be kitsch, but some of his songs definitely fit the bill. “See You when I Git There” (yes, that’s how it’s spelled on my record), one of my all time favorite songs, paints such a lovely picture of normal married life. A call placed to the little woman on the way home from a lousy day at work, with lyrics that begin with things like ‘I hope you’re in a good mood’, then get slightly more romantic with ‘you got everything you need from the store’, it takes me back to witnessing my parents’ 6,000 years of marital bliss….Sigh…I can almost see dad bursting out the front door with jade green tupperware containers being hurled at his head…..I hope I have that someday……Hold the one you love, click the link to youtube, and let Lou say everything for you…It’s Valentines Day in November…..
Lou had the voice of a saint. My favorite song of his was “Show Business”, which I played incessantly in 1967.
I love the blue velvet suit and contrasting magenta wide collar shirt and handkerchief. I’m sick that we can’t see Lou’s shoes.
I love the line ‚ÄòYou got everything you need from the store‚Äô in the context of ‘babe, better be ready to have sex with me as soon as I walk through that door’.
You might want to have this sitting on the table the next time you listen to this album: https://www.alleewillis.com/awmok/kitschenette/2009/10/15/lou-rawls-tabletop-beer-ad/
Oh wow. that ad is cool. i love the 24 track breastplate and the mic jabbing into his head…..i’ve wanted his outfit since i first got this record…those colors are so awesome and you just can’t find them anywhere….i love lou, even though he’s wearing more rouge than raggedy ann….in fact, i love him more for that….