It is with deep regret that we inform you that our dear friend and wonderful singer/composer passed away on December 23rd at the age of 86. Those who knew him have lost a tremendous light. He was so charismatic that he could make anyone listen and enjoy him – no matter their age or background. Louis was quite simply that good. We’ll miss his fun way with a lyric and his sensitivity as well. He wrote one of the prettiest tunes I’ve ever heard many years ago and dedicated it to his wife, Wilma – a tune called “I Can Hear Your Whisper”. Here’s a version we recorded back in 2012:
Many times when Uncle Louis would join us, he would do this beautiful ballad – a Ray Noble tune from 1936 called “The Touch of Your Lips”. We thought it appropriate to include it here:
All of us in the “Open Mic” community will miss “Uncle Louis” terribly. His obituary can be viewed by clicking (here).