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10-11-2010, 12:01 AM
The music world lost it's King Of Rock And Soul today.
Information here : Huffpost (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/10/10/solomon-burke-dead-dies-o_n_757217.html)
Legendary Atlantic Records producer Jerry Wexler once called Burke, "the best soul singer of all time."
from AOL music (http://music.aol.com/artist/solomon-burke/biography/1003212)
The combination of gospel, pop, country, and production polish was basic to the recipe of early soul. While Burke wasn't the only one pursuing this path, not many others did so as successfully. And he, like Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett, was an important influence upon the Rolling Stones, who covered Burke's "Cry to Me" and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" on their early albums.
an excellent piece on Mr. Burke from the archives at No Depression (http://archives.nodepression.com/2005/05/the-return-of-the-king/)
10-11-2010, 01:43 AM
Solomon Burke celebrated his 70th birthday last spring with the release of his album "Nothings Impossible".
He was traveling to do a show in Amsterdam prior to the release of another album. Hope that goes ahead without any glitches.
from his website ...
This once in a lifetime show supports the upcoming release of HOLD ON TIGHT, the historic collaborative recording of Solomon Burke and De Dijk, performing their most popular songs, re-written in English. Between De Dijk's phenomenal music and Solomon's soul, this is a "can't miss" performance!
This video is with De Dijk in 2007.
10-11-2010, 03:24 AM
Random favorites from my YT folder . . .
In case you somehow fell off the planet for a while and never heard of the movie .. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZQmzhPjrhQ
From his "Nashville" album . .
10-12-2010, 06:02 PM
thanks for these fabulous posts... Solomon is a gem and will truly be missed.
yes, thanks for this thread and the vids 2far. Solomon will be greatly missed. ill add this very early Rolling Stones cover video of "Cry to Me" possibly my favorite 3 minutes and 14 seconds of Rolling Stones out there
10-13-2010, 03:56 PM
thanks funkluvah and eric . . and thanks for the video - nice one
Adding something that landed in my path today : Solomon Burke: The Last Soul Man (http://www.bluesandsoul.com/feature/567/solomon_burke_the_last_soul_man/)
Didn't see a date but the interview was probably done between his birthday and the release of his album last spring.
Hate that we'll never know what might have been . . .
PETE: So what else is generally in the pipeline right now for Solomon Burke?
SOLOMON: “Right now I’ve just got so many ideas and thoughts. Because there’s still so much for me to DO, so many different phases to go INTO… Like I haven’t done a rock album yet; I haven’t done a classical album yet... Plus I’d love to do a JAZZ album! You know, going back to the Count Basie and Duke Ellington-type sound for me would be something TOTALLY new and exciting… Plus I’ve even got a group of young men in Spain that I’ve adopted as Godchildren, who are called The Solomones! And they have an incredible record coming out next month that has ‘Everybody Needs Somebody To Love’ on it in Spanish! Then my dear friend Jools Holland and I have been writing some songs together… So yeah, the fun’s just going on - and there’s still a lot of things to be DONE! Because you can’t STOP! You must keep moving, you must keep pressing on, and you must keep showing your talents. So that, every time you present something different to the people, you have something really exciting that will instantly make them WANT to be interested!”
07-24-2011, 05:25 PM
Think this might be off a DVD . . the uploader identifies it as : Solomon & B.B. King - Live Concert - NYC - 2003
Came across it looking for another blues video so thought I'd drop it off here.
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