Now Is the Time/Close Company

Now Is the Time/Close Company

by Lou RawlsLou Rawls


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This reissue from Expansion features a pair of LPs by Lou Rawls: Now Is the Time and Close Company, originally issued on Epic in 1982 and 1984. Highlights among the 19 tracks include "All Time Lover," "When We Were Young," and "Ready or Not." Casual listeners should pick up The Very Best of Lou Rawls: You'll Never Find Another on Capitol before delving into these recordings.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/2010
Label: Imports
UPC: 5019421600626
catalogNumber: 898133
Rank: 71789


  1. (Will You) Kiss Me One More Time
  2. Let Me Show You How
  3. Ain't That Love Baby
  4. While The Rain Comes
  5. Now Is the Time for Love
  6. Watch Your Back
  7. It's Too Late (To Say Goodbye)
  8. Back to You
  9. This Love
  10. All Time Lover
  11. In the Middle of the Night
  12. Close Company
  13. Pretty Eyes
  14. When We Were Young
  15. Ready or Not?
  16. Forever I Do (The Wedding Song)
  17. The Lady in My Life
  18. Say It Again
  19. Sunshine (When Are You Coming My Way)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lou Rawls   Primary Artist
Shirley Jones   Background Vocals
Jones Girls   Background Vocals
Luther Vandross   Background Vocals
Bernie Worrell   Synthesizer
Bill Meyers   Synthesizer
Keith LeBlanc   Drums
Bunny Sigler   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Dexter Wansel   Synthesizer,Percussion,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals,fairlight,fender rhodes,Synthesizer Bass
Hubert Eaves   Keyboards
Reggie Lucas   Guitar
Tawatha Agee   Background Vocals
Bob Babbitt   Bass,Piccolo Bass
Michael Beard   Drums,Synthesizer Drums
Thom Bell   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Carla Benson   Background Vocals
Evette Benton   Background Vocals
Cynthia Biggs   Vocals,Background Vocals,Wind Chimes
Robbie Buchanan   Synthesizer
Charles Collins   Drums
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Mark Dauberman   Marimbas
Don Renaldo   Strings,Horn
Bobby Eli   Guitar
Joe Fusco   Guitar,Soloist
Leonard "Doc" Gibbs   Percussion
Dennis Harris   Guitar
Barbara Ingram   Background Vocals
Josie James   Background Vocals
Joseph B. Jefferson   Background Vocals
Valorie Jones   Background Vocals
Howard King   Drums
James Mtume   Keyboards
Skip McDonald   Guitar
Marti McCall   Background Vocals
Ullanda McCullough   Background Vocals
Marcus Miller   Bass
Leslie Ming   Drums
Bill Neale   Guitar
Clifford Rudd   Drums
Sass   Background Vocals
James Herb Smith   Guitar
Lester Snell   Keyboards
Beloyd Taylor   Background Vocals
Wanda Vaughn   Background Vocals
Ed Walsh   Synthesizer
Larry Washington   Percussion
Harry Whitaker   Keyboards
Brenda White   Background Vocals
David Williams   Guitar
Doug Wimbish   Bass
Ed Shea   Percussion
Edward Moore   Guitar
Darryl Brown   Percussion,Drums
Marilyn Ashford   Background Vocals
James Williams   Bass
Phil Hurt   Background Vocals
Steve Green   Bass
Brenda Jones   Background Vocals
Donald OConner   Synthesizer
Tanya Boyd   Vocals,Background Vocals
Daniel DeSouza   Synthesizer
Michael Robinson   Background Vocals
Charlene Jones   Background Vocals
Judi Jones   Vocals,Background Vocals
Bobby Malach   Saxophone,Soloist
Jean Albert Renaud   Percussion
Basil Fearington   Bass
Roy R. Smith   Guitar,Soloist
Rodney Burton   Bass
Marc Rubin   Guitar

Technical Credits

Deniece Williams   Composer
Dunn Pearson   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Bunny Sigler   Composer,Producer
Dexter Wansel   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Liner Notes
Reggie Lucas   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Thom Bell   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Cynthia Biggs   Composer,Producer
Rodney Brown   Composer
Jorge Calandrelli   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
James Dougherty   Engineer
Jack Faith   Arranger
John Faith   Arranger,Producer
Jim Gallagher   Engineer
Norman Harris   Arranger
Howard King   Composer
James Mtume   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Jeff Pescetto   Composer
David Porter   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Clifford Rudd   Simmons
Sarah Vaughan   Vocal Arrangements
Joe Tarsia   Remixing
Rod Temperton   Composer
Eugene Bianco   String Contractor
Carol Davis   Composer
Vanessa Vickers   Composer
Joe Mele   Arranger
Willie Lester   Composer
Ralph Tee   Liner Notes
Donald OConner   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
E. Moore   Composer
Judi Jones   Vocal Arrangements
Walter Lee Orange   Composer
Jean Albert Renaud   Composer
Marie Montroni   Album Administrator
Tanya Biggs   Vocal Arrangements

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