Solomon Burke

Solomon Burke was an American preacher and singer who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s. He has been called "a key transitional figure bridging R&B and soul", and was known for his "prodigious output".
He had a string of hits including "Cry to Me", "If You Need Me", "Got to Get You Off My Mind", "Down in the Valley" and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love". Burke was referred to honorifically as "King Solomon", the "King of Rock 'n' Soul", "Bishop of Soul" and the "Muhammad Ali of soul". Due to his minimal chart success in comparison to other soul music greats such as James Brown, Wilson Pickett and Otis Redding, Burke has been described as the genre's "most unfairly overlooked singer" of its golden age. Atlantic Records executive Jerry Wexler once referred to Burke as "the greatest male soul singer of all time".
Burke's most famous recordings, which spanned five years in the early 1960s, bridged the gap between mainstream R&B and grittier R&B. Burke was "a singer whose smooth, powerful articulation and mingling of sacred and profane themes helped define soul music in the early 1960s."

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Top SongsAlbum
If You Need MeSoul 60s2:35
Thanks, I needed thatAll Blues, Solomon Burke4:08
Just out of Reach (Of My Two Empty Arms)Rhino Hi-Five: Solomon Burke2:50
Long Tall Sally/Lucille/Tutti FruttiLive In London (Live)2:25
Someone to Love MeUnder the Boardwalk: 1964 Soul and R&B3:05
Someone To Love MeIf You Need Me3:08
If You Need Me/Tonight's The Night/I Almost Lost My Mind/He'll Have To Go/Having A Party/AmenLive In London (Live)12:15
Aunt MargariteLord I Need a Miracle Right Now4:07
MoreLet Your Love Flow (Digitally Remastered)3:43
Everybody Needs Somebody to LoveThe Very Best Of Solomon Burke2:46
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