This was one of the albums from a stack that was given to me by a neighbor. Very cool. And what a voice - smooth, lush, and deep. Sadly, he passed away in 2006. Lou released over 60 records, and I have 3 or 4. This one is Natural Man. Born in Chicago, he grew up in the Ida B. Wells Projects. [Ida B. Wells (1862 – 1931) was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, and - with her husband, newspaper owner Ferdinand L. Barnett - an early leader in the civil rights movement. She was active in the women's rights and the women's suffrage movements, establishing several notable women's organizations. Wells was a skilled persuasive rhetorician, and traveled internationally on lecture tours.] Now back to Lou Rawls. The title track from this LP "A Natural Man" - released in 1971, made it up to #17 on the charts.