Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thank You Solomon Burke
Sunday 10/10/10 the world lost one of the founding fathers of soul music: Solomon Burke passed away Sunday in the Netherlands at the age of 70. Born in Philadelphia he chose the church and gospel as a career path....rubbing elbows on occasion with Dr. Martin Luther King. The late sixties saw Burke signing with Atlantic Records to pursue a more secular path. He composed and recorded many songs now considered "standards" one of which was made famous in "The Blues Brothers": "Someone to Love ". Burke remained active right up until his death recording and performing....one particular effort released in 2006, was a collaboration with Buddy Miller and others including Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Patty Griffin that represented a return to country roots, called "Nashville". This was a very impressive array of songs and personnel that exposed Mr. Burke to a whole new audience. He will be missed by all. Enjoy "Cry to Me"