Solomon Burke



Solomon Burke

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Active
1955 to 2010
Born
March 21, 1940 in Philadelphia
Died
October 10, 2010
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Biography
Solomon Burke (born James Solomon McDonald, March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010) 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 and a "key transitional figure in the development of soul music from rhythm and blues. 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 as "King Solomon", the "King of Rock 'n' Soul", "Bishop of Soul" and the "Muhammad Ali of soul".
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Soul Planet

Soul Planet

Solomon Burke May 20, 2017

30 Tracks

The Platinum Collection

The Platinum Collection

Solomon Burke November 4, 2014

22 Tracks

THE GREATEST HITS: Solomon Burke - If You Need Me

THE GREATEST HITS: Solomon Burke - If You Need Me

Solomon Burke August 11, 2014

12 Tracks

Live at the House of Blues

Live at the House of Blues

Solomon Burke April 1, 2014

12 Tracks

Make Do With What You Got

Make Do With What You Got

Solomon Burke April 1, 2014

10 Tracks

I Wish I Knew

I Wish I Knew

Solomon Burke May 1, 2013

10 Tracks

Sidewalks, Fences and Walls

Sidewalks, Fences and Walls

Solomon Burke January 10, 2013

7 Tracks

We're Almost Home

We're Almost Home

Solomon Burke January 9, 2013

10 Tracks

Cool Breeze

Cool Breeze

Solomon Burke January 8, 2013

12 Tracks

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