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Solomon Burke Last Great Concert (2-CD)

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Superb recordings from one of his last European concert tours. - Green packaging. SOLOMON BURKE... more

Solomon Burke: Last Great Concert (2-CD)

Superb recordings from one of his last European concert tours. - Green packaging. SOLOMON BURKE - voc, RUDY COPELAND - B3, KEITH HOLLIS LADINSKI - kbds, SAM MAYFIELD - gtr, JACK WARGO - gtr, ALDEERT VAN WEELDEN - bass, MANDALE McGHEE - drums, plus horn, strings, background vox.

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Burke, Solomon - Last Great Concert (2-CD) CD 1
01 That's How I Got To Memphis Solomon Burke
02 Fast Train Solomon Burke
03 Diamond In Your Mind Solomon Burke
04 Cry To Me Solomon Burke
05 Georgia On My Mind Solomon Burke
06 Like A Fire Solomon Burke
07 Down In The Valley Solomon Burke
08 Medley:If You Need Me Solomon Burke
09 Tonight's The Night Solomon Burke
10 Almost Lost My Mind Solomon Burke
11 He'll Have To Go Solomon Burke
12 I Can't Stop Loving You Solomon Burke
13 Detroit City Solomon Burke
14 A Change Is Gonna Come Solomon Burke
15 None Of Us Are Free Solomon Burke
16 Band Introduction Solomon Burke
17 I Will Survive Solomon Burke
Burke, Solomon - Last Great Concert (2-CD) CD 2
01 Misty Blue Solomon Burke
02 Got To Get You Off My Mind Solomon Burke
03 Don't Give Up On Me Solomon Burke
04 Atta Way To God Solomon Burke
05 Proud Mary Solomon Burke
06 Lucille Solomon Burke
07 Good Golly Miss Molly Solomon Burke
08 Tutti Frutti Solomon Burke
09 Rock This Joint Solomon Burke
10 Johnny Be Good Solomon Burke
11 Shake Rattle And Roll Solomon Burke
12 Lucille Solomon Burke
13 Give My Heart To You Solomon Burke
14 Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free) Solomon Burke
15 What A Wonderful World Solomon Burke
16 Silent Night, Holy Night Solomon Burke
17 Everybody Needs Somebody To Love Solomon Burke
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"Solomon Burke"

Solomon Burke

The Price

Solomon Burke

The Price

The regal bearing of Philly-born soul singer Solomon Burke was so compelling that in 1964 he was coronated the 'King of Rock 'n' Soul' by Baltimore deejay Rockin' Robin. "He had a show at the Royal Theater and one at the Howard Theater. One week at the Royal, one week at the Howard," says Solomon. "He says, 'Listen, I want to crown you king!' I said, 'Okay,king of what?' He says, 'King of rock.' I said, 'Oh no, we gotta have soul in there, because I'm not a rocker.' He says, 'Okay, King of

Rock 'n' Soul! That'd be fine.'" Burke still wears a crown and sits on a throne onstage.

One of the gents responsible for Burke's early '60s hit streak on Atlantic was Bert Berns, whose writing imprimatur graced Twist And Shout, Hang On Sloopy, and Piece Of My Heart. "Bert Berns was a great friend of Jerry Wexler," says Burke. "Bert Berns was a young writer who came to New York, and nobody would do any of his songs. So Jerry Wexler like adopted him. He became like Jerry's adopted son. And he was just there in the studio. And Jerry says, 'Listen, you gotta do some of these songs!'" Berns authored Burke's 1962 hit Cry To Me, co-wrote his top '64 seller Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye), and shared credit with Wexler and Burke on the stomping Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, another of Solomon's 1964 highlights.

"I had to give them a piece of the writers' before they would accept it to even release the record," claims Burke. "They said, 'This song will never happen. It's too fast. It's redundant. It keeps saying the same thing. Nobody's going to buy this!'"

Not only did Solomon's fans buy that one, they went for his resplendent self-penned ballad The Price, a #57 pop seller. In full Wonder Boy Preacher mode during a sermon intro that finds him name-checking three recent hits, Burke passionately recounts how much his broken love affair has cost him in front of a knife-edged Ray Ellis arrangement (Berns himself was one of three guitarists on the date).

" It was written in the Apollo Theatre," says Solomon. "A lady almost fell out of the balcony there, just screamin' and hollerin' when I wrote that song on stage. I was going through some personal problems in my life with my wife at that time, and I just came on stage and had my band play certain chords. I played the guitar, and they followed me, and I wrote the song. It was very dynamic."

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- Bill Dahl -

Various - Sweet Soul Music

31 Scorching Classics From 1964

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