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the great soul singer

there are no better soul singers than king solomon. goose bumps from cry to me.

Excellent Blues ... will make any night right!

What an album! Though not as well known as some of his peers, Solomon still rocks, with music that can hold a candle to any performer.... Keep on keeping on!!!!

Superb Songs and Voice

Really a great album. If you like Solomon you MUST get his song "Love Buys Love" from the "Change Is Gonna Come" album.


Born: March 21, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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,...
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The Very Best of Solomon Burke, Solomon Burke
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: R&B/Soul, Music, Country, Soul
  • Released: Feb 03, 1998

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