Monday, October 11, 2010

Remembering Solomon Burke

I'm listening to the departed soul legend SOLOMON BURKE, who died this weekend age 70.
We only have three Burke songs in our collection, but they are marvelous:

"EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY TO LOVE" sounds like definitive soul -- a secular song that feels like it was recorded in a church.

"CRY TO ME" hit the charts twice, when it was originally released in the 1960s and again when it was featured in "Dirty Dancing."

"GOT TO GET YOU OFF MY MIND" topped Billboard's "Hot Black Singles" chart for three weeks in 1965.

I'll probably play these three songs on repeat today. It's the least I can do to honor this fallen giant of modern R&B.


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