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Solomon Burke

Born: Mar 21, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA
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Died: Oct 10, 2010 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Genre: R&B
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 ...Read full biography
Don't Give Up On Me
Released: 2002
Label: Epitaph Records
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It's a sad irony that in the 1980s and '90s, many of the great artists of soul and R&B suffered musically at the hands of those who professed to love them the most. After soul had dropped off the major-label ...Read full review
Soul Alive!
Released: 1983
Label: Rounder
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For pure soul testifying, no one compares to Solomon Burke. He earned his title -- "King of Soul" -- by bringing the gospel fervor of the Southern preacher to his performances, and no recording proves ...Read full review
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