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  King Solomon, Singer Solomon Burke Making A Comeback In The Music World - CBS News
By age 12, Burke was known as the "wonder boy preacher" with his own weekly radio show in Philadelphia, where he grew up.
Solomon was the king and in his heyday, he dressed up in a gold sequined suit.
Burke, what else can I do for you?’ And Solomon said, ‘How much are these apiece?’ He said, ‘Well, for you, it's six dollars,’” recalls Wexler.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2003/12/05/60minutes/main587116.shtml   (1760 words)

  
  Solomon Burke
Burke, the King of Rock & Soul, the Bishop, is a big man with an even bigger talent, a revered vocalist whose mastery is unmatched by any other proponent of the style he largely originated.
Burke embodies deep soul, with a forty plus year career that's produced a series of records consistently profound in emotional, artistic and spiritual gravity.
As Peter Guralnick noted, Burke has served far too long as "The King In Exile"; despite a towering reputation among peers and fans alike, and his 2001 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the singer remains somewhat of a mystifyingly under-appreciated figure.
www.fatpossum.com /artists/burke.html   (244 words)

  
  Solomon Burke - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Solomon Burke (born March 21, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a soul and country music pioneer and member of the prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Burke's biggest hit was a cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Proud Mary".
As of October 2002 Burke was the father of 14 daughters and 7 sons with 64 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Solomon_Burke   (441 words)

  
 Solomon Burke - AOL Comedy
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.
Burke had a wealth of high-charting R&B hits in the early half of the '60s, which crossed over to the pop listings in a mild fashion as well.
Burke's 2002 release Don't Give Up on Me was hailed as a major comeback for the legendary soul man. Great songwriters like Elvis Costello, Dan Penn, Nick Lowe, and Tom Waits contributed songs and Joe Henry produced the album, which has been compared to Johnny Cash's landmark American Recordings.
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 Solomon Burke   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Not only is Burke the possessor of soul music's prettiest male voice, he's an expert in the art of love.
It's Burke at his best, soaring and crooning with his slow-heated honey voice just the way he did in the '60s -- and just the way he still does in every one of his gripping concerts.
Burke's deepest pleasure right now may simply be returning to the musicmaking game in major-label style.
www.bostonphoenix.com /alt1/archive/music/reviews/02-13-97/SOLOMON_BURKE.html   (629 words)

  
 Solomon Burke: King of Blues and Soul - PopMatters Music Review
Solomon Burke mixed up rock 'n' roll, gospel and country to become one of the key soul men in the genre's formative period.
Burke is given ample room to stamp his (ample) personality on each tune and does so with considerable force.
Burke's claim to fame was his blending of various musical idioms so it should be no surprise that the songs of the period that were already starting to do that should hold a special appeal to him.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/b/burkesolomon-king.shtml   (1167 words)

  
 ANTI- Artist - Solomon Burke
Burke's vocals, power undiminished, tempered by decades of performing and recording experience, is nothing less than a force of nature.
When I was invited to produce a new record for Solomon Burke --soul legend, ordained bishop, father of 21, licensed mortician and current Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member-- there was added to this the palpable under-tow of Solomon's long and daunting musical history.
Once Solomon and the musicians had taken their places, we would start running down a song --the shape and tone always dictated by Solomon's phrasing and vocal character-- until at last the song stood up like a child's spinning top; a momentary living thing, willfully finding its own path.
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 Solomon Burke Soul
Personnel: Solomon Burke (vocals); Marc Ribot (guitar); Arno Hecht (tenor saxophone); Crispin Cioe (baritone saxophone); Gabriel Rotello...
Personnel: Solomon Burke (vocals); Clarence Hollimon, Sam Mayfield (guitar); Mark Kazonoff (harmonica, tenor & baritone saxophones);...
Personnel: Solomon Burke (vocals); Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Patty Loveless (vocals).
vintage-soul.com /solomon-burke-soul.htm   (133 words)

  
 Solomon Burke News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Solomon Burke has long been known as the King of Rock 'n' Soul, but when he takes the stage, he's nothing so much as the Minister of Love.
According to legend, Solomon Burke -- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, licensed mortician and long-reigning King of Rock and Soul -- always wanted to be a country singer.
In the spirit of Sam Moore, Solomon Burke and Candi Staton's recent career renaissance, Spanky Wilson resurfaces with a funky song that echoes her sentiments about life as an soul singer.
www.topix.net /who/solomon-burke   (658 words)

  
 Solomon Burke - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
It's one thing to be told that the under-the-radar Burke is actually a soul legend--when Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, and more serve him tracks for a cover set, you believe it.
Burke's vocals, power undiminished, tempered by decades of performing and recording experience, is nothing less than a force of nature.
On Bob Dylan's "Stepchild" Burke's warm shout and Daniel Lanois' swamp-toned guitar converge for a magnificent case of blues funk atmosphere.
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 Music | Back on top   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Solomon Burke loves a good deal as much as he loves a good song.
Although Burke was inducted into the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame last year and producer Jerry Wexler, the architect of many of Atlantic’s classic RandB records, proclaimed Solomon "the greatest soul singer of them all," he has labored in relative obscurity for more than 20 years.
Burke sings it like a sinner on his knees, pleading for salvation in his tenor wail.
www.bostonphoenix.com /boston/music/top/documents/02359112.htm   (2944 words)

  
 NPR : Solomon Burke
Solomon Burke and Elvis Costello collaborating on "The Judgement" in the recording studio.
Burke says that although the instrumentation on this CD is different, it's still the same feeling for him.
In 2001, Solomon Burke was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and this past July 19, Philadelphia Mayor John Street declared it Solomon Burke Day.
www.npr.org /programs/tavis/features/2002/oct/solomonburke   (777 words)

  
 CanEHdian.com: Solomon Burke
While Solomon Burke never made a major impact upon the pop audience, he never, in fact, had a Top Twenty hit, he was an important early soul pioneer.
Burke had a wealth of RandB hits in the early half of the '60s, which crossed over to the pop listings in a mild fashion as well.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Burke became one of the most visible living exponents of classic soul music, continuing to tour and record albums in a rootsy, country and at times gospelish style.
www.canehdian.com /non/artists/b/burke,_soloman/king.html   (612 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Don't Give Up on Me: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Burke came to prominence when soul music was astaple on AM radio as performed by himself and peers Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, and Aretha Franklin.
Nicknamed "The Deacon" and "The King of Rock & Soul", Solomon Burke was one of the important early soul pioneers of the 60s before vanishing from the charts.
Burke delivers everything with panache and a voice full of soul, though, and every one of these performances are filled with power and intensity.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000068VOZ   (1360 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Don't Give Up on Me: Music: Solomon Burke   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Burke is truly into it - he performs with real passion, careful in the verses and explosive during the choruses, especially in the stunning ending ("one more time" Burke shouts, and the band launches into the chorus again).
Burke's interpretation is masterful (as usual) on this one - his references to Dylan ("Whatever you want you know I'm willin'/But I sure can't be Bob Dylan") perfectly capture the humorous I-got-knockdown-but-I'll-get-up feel of the song.
Burke's voice, now even deeper than it used to be, soothes us and makes the tracks written by others his.
www.amazon.com /Dont-Give-Up-Solomon-Burke/dp/B000068CTE   (1927 words)

  
 Solomon Burke is king of all he surveys - MUSIC - MSNBC.com
Solomon Burke is king of all he surveys
Solomon Burke poses in his red velvet throne in his Los Angeles home.
Burke has embraced the title ever since a Baltimore disc jockey is said to have hung it on him in 1964, when he was at the height of his first wave of fame.
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 Solomon Burke
Burke doesn't roar out of the gate begging and slobbering, but he works up to it at the climax (his "cracka cracka cracka" ad-lib at the end remains a genius moment).
Solomon had earlier hitless stints on the Apollo and Singular labels in the fifties (even touring with former heavyweight champion Joe Louis to promote one record), but his tenure with Atlantic (1959-68) was when he really defined himself.
Burke even wrote "I Have A Dream" specifically for Donny Osmond, which was released just a few months before Burke left the label and recorded it himself as the title track of a Dunhill album, ca.
www.roctober.com /roctober/solomonburke.html   (5097 words)

  
 Prague - Articles - Zine - Interview: Solomon Burke
Burke, who's making his first-ever visit to Eastern Europe, isn't a household name but some aspects of his career will spark immediate recognition among even the most casual music fans.
It was to be the respect of his musical peers that led to a late, dramatic revival in Burke's musical fortunes, matching that of the Buena Vista Social Club for fairytale charm.
Burke is clearly enjoying this late burst of success and, talking about his Blues v lese appearance, he sounds both excited and grateful.
prague.tv /articles/zine/solomon-burke-interview   (834 words)

  
 Aaron Keith Harris on Al Green & Solomon Burke on National Review Online
When I saw Burke open for Van Morrison in New York in 2003, Burke, who must weigh well over 300 lbs., performed much of his raucous set seated on a kingly throne at the front of the stage and nearly upstaged his famous patron.
Burke breathes life into what was a sub-par track for Dylan (who recorded it on the poorly produced Oh Mercy), turning downcast self-doubt into a hope for redemption.
The finest pure soul cut on the disc is Burke's cover of the Rolling Stones tearjerker "I Got the Blues." A thick Hammond organ and guitar arpeggio lay the foundation for pleading and moaning so fervent you can practically hear Burke wiping his brow.
www.nationalreview.com /comment/harris200505040801.asp   (915 words)

  
 Solomon Burke, Soul Alive!
When Burke exhorts the crowd by yelling "yeah!" and the crowd yells back "yeah, yeah, yeah," you might just find yourself yelling "yeah!" right on time with the crowd (especially if you are alone in your car).
When Burke sings "Cr-cr-cr-cr-cr-cry," you could just hear him do "Try a Little Tenderness." The encore features more medley and preaching woven into the sizzling performance, Burke's voice is a little gruff but it's oh so soulful.
Burke is introduced for the encore a mere 20 minutes into the second set, giving a strong indication that there was more show than would have fit on the vinyl double album as originally released.
www.rambles.net /burke_soul02.html   (714 words)

  
 Solomon Burke / Aug. 12, 2005 / Cleveland (Cain Park)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The horn section massed before the throne to give Burke a chance to settle in with dignity; when it parted, the King was in full costume: an ermine cape (quickly doffed), a snappy crimson fedora and a metallic crimson suit.
Despite his sedentary position, Burke was more animated than performers less than half his size or age.
Burke praised the military in Iraq while bemoaning recent losses in Ohio, at one point comforting a woman who recently lost her son to the war -- and whose birthday it was that night.
www.editorandpublisher.com /bb/livereviews/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1001016161   (553 words)

  
 SOLOMON BURKE Departs New York City With a Grammy in His Pocket and a '60 Minutes' Piece Under His Belt
SOLOMON BURKE Departs New York City With a Grammy in His Pocket and a '60 Minutes' Piece Under His Belt
BURKE is also up for four W.C. Handy Blues Awards, including Blues Album of the Year and Blues Entertainer of the Year, while the previously unreleased Bob Dylan composition "Stepchild," given to BURKE for this album, is nominated for Blues Song of the Year.
The regal BURKE has twice opened for The Rolling Stones (at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles and The Joint in Las Vegas), and once for the Pope (at the Epiphany concert at St. Chiara's Church in Italy).
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 Barnes & Noble.com - Music: Don't Give Up on Me, Solomon Burke, CD
But for all the songwriting starpower on deck, the focus is squarely on Solomon Burke throughout, and he proves he's lost none of the power, force, or dramatic intensity of his glory days.
Burke is a definitive soul singer, testifying his way through songs with a preacher's fervor and a showman's timing.
Solomon Burke, one of the greatest princes of R&B proves that is wrong.
music.barnesandnoble.com /search/product.asp?ean=45778035823&pwb=1&z=y   (1075 words)

  
 Plan 9 - Solomon Burke & The Souls Alive Orchestra : Live At The House Of Blues (Shout! Factory)Product Placeholder ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Solomon Burke (for it is he) is discovered here in fine voice at the New Orleans House Of Blues with full orchestral accompaniment.
Burke is the flip side of the excitable Soul Brother Number One, James Brown--his exhortations to the band are usually to "take it easy...we just gon' do this all night long," and it sounds like they did.
Burke is, as always, a consummate entertainer; the audience interaction preceding "Got to Get You off My Mind" is almost worth the price of admission by itself.
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 Solomon Burke: Biography
Burke had a wealth of high-charting RandB hits in the early half of the '60s, which crossed over to the pop listings in a mild fashion as well.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Burke became one of the most visible living exponents of classic soul music, continuing to tour and record albums in a rootsy, at times gospelish style.
Burke's 2002 release Don't Give Up on Me was hailed as a major comeback for the legendary soulman.
afgen.com /burke.html   (460 words)

  
 Solomon Burke: Don't Give Up on Me - PopMatters Music Review
An influence on many prominent soul and rock artists and revered by soul devotees, Burke scored big on the R&B charts in the early '60s with "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love", "Cry to Me", and other songs, and he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame last year.
It is easy to also hear this also as Burke's petition to the audience he is trying to reach with this record.
On that track, Mann and Weil have Burke urge us all to "join together in spirit, heart, and mind" and remind us that "none of us is free if one of us is chained".
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/b/burkesolomon-dont.shtml   (906 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Nashville: Music: Solomon Burke   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Solomon Burke's return to country is as much a spiritual renewal as it is a reinterpretation of some of Nashville's greatest mainstream and Americana songs.
Solomon Burke, the King of Rock & Soul, completes his 21st century trilogy with Nashville, a collection of country songs produced by Buddy Miller and recorded at his Nashville home.
Whatever you call it, though, Burke is in excellent form on this CD and he works very well with artists as diverse as Welch and Parton.
www.amazon.com /Nashville-Solomon-Burke/dp/B000HEWGQA   (1376 words)

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