Solomon Burke & De Dijk

Solomon Burke & De Dijk

Solomon Burke & De Dijk


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What A Woman
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Hold On Tight
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  • Hold On Tight

    Jan 2010 • 12 songs

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  • Biography

    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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