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Lou Pride

b. George Louis Pride, 24th May 1950, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

d. 5th June 2012, U.S.A.

Lou attended the First Baptist Church, a church pastored by Reverend E.J. Cole, the father of Nat King Cole.

Beginning a singing career, he performed a two year stint singing with The Karls on various service shows in Germany.

He later duetted with a female singer who he married and settled down in El Paso, Texas.

In El Paso, Lou recorded the song 'I'm Com'n Home in the Morn'n' b/w 'I'm Not Thru With You' on the Seumi imprint during the early '70s.

Over this period, he also recorded 'Look Out on Love', 'We're Only Fooling Ourselves', 'You've Got to Work for Love', and 'Been Such a Long Time'.

Lou recorded his first album, 'Very Special' (reissued as 'Gone Bad For A Very Special Reason' in 1988), in 1979 while living in Albuquerque, for the Black Gold Records imprint.

He was then introduced to Curtis Mayfield and recorded an album, entitled 'Gone Bad Again', for the Curtom label.

Ichiban Records released a CD of Lou's recordings in 1997.

Ice House Records later produced 'I Won't Give Up' in 2000.

Signing with Severn Records in 2002, Lou released 'Words Of Caution' in 2002' & 'Keep On Believing' in 2005.

A collection of Lou's early 70's material, entitled 'The Memphis/El Paso Sessions 1970-1973' was later released

Lou passed away in 2012 at the age of 62.

His last album will be a postumously released studio album, due in late 2012 on Severn Records.

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Very Special (Black Gold Records 1979)

Gone Bad For A Very Special Reason (Black Gold Records 1988)

Twisting the Knife (Ichiban Records 1997)

I Won't Give Up (Icehouse Records 2000)

Words Of Caution (Severn Records Records 2002)

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