Solomon Burke remembered

12 10 2010

Posted: Oct 11, 2010 at 11:09 AM [Today]

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Solomon Burke should have been a bigger star.

The soul singer — who made some fantastic records in the 1960s, with a powerful voice, a crack band and great songs — has died at age 70. “King Sol” continued to actively record and tour in recent years.

Good basic obituaries have been produced by the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. Meanwhile, Rolling Stone revived a profile of the singer and also lists 15 of his best songs.

Here’s a latter-day performance of one of his signature songs, “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love”: (If you’re not familiar with Burke but recognize this song, it was used in the movie “The Blues Brothers.”)


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