Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke

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Cry to Me
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Got to Get You off My Mind
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Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
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These Arms Of Mine
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Dreams

Albums

  • Hold On

    Jun 2020 • 8 songs

  • Love Affair

    Nov 2019 • 17 songs

  • All Blues, Solomon Burke

    Nov 2017 • 11 songs

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Solomon Burke

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While Solomon Burke never made a major impact upon the pop audience -- he never, in fact, had a Top 20 hit -- he was an important early soul pioneer. On his '60s singles for Atlantic, he brought a country influence into R&B, with emotional phrasing and intricately constructed, melodic ballads and midtempo songs. At the same time, he was surrounded with sophisticated "uptown" arrangements and was provided with much of his material by his producers, particularly Bert Berns. The combination of gospel, pop, country, and production polish was basic to the recipe of early soul. Whil...
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