Very Best of Solomon Burke - (Import CD)
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- Stax/Southern Soul
- Solomon Burke
Personnel includes: Solomon Burke, Arthur Conley, Don Covay, Ben E. King, Joe Tex.
Producers include: Jerry Wexler, Bert Berns, Dann Penn, Chips Moman, Tom Dowd.
Includes liner notes by David Gorman.
THE VERY BEST OF SOLOMON BURKE documents this innovative and entrepreneurial singer's seven-year association with Atlantic Records. The disc moves from the trailblazing country soul of "Just Out of Reach of My Two Empty Arms" (mistitled as "...Open Arms" in the credits), recorded a year prior to Ray Charles' MODERN SOUNDS IN COUNTRY & WESTERN MUSIC album, to the somewhat chaotic raveup of "Soul Meeting." Listening to Burke's relaxed, almost careless vocals is a consistent delight.
Along the way we encounter the classy, Latin-tinged R&B of "Cry to Me," and the quintessential '60s rave "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love," later covered by the Rolling Stones among many others. It's all topped with Burke's smooth, insinuating, vocals that swing from persuasive to incantatory in the blink of an eye. The backing is mostly spare, sometimes churchy, as befits Burke's preaching background, with a thankful lack of pop schmaltz. Also included is "Got to Get You off My Mind," Burke's sole Number One in the R&B charts, a swinging, horn-laced stomper that displays his technique to stunning effect.
- Rhino Flashback
- Studio / Live
- Mono / Stereo
- The Very Best of Solomon Burke
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Just Out of Reach (of My Two Empty Arms)
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Cry To Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Down In the Valley
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] I'm Hanging Up My Heart For You
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] If You Need Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Can't Nobody Love You
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] You're Good For Me
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Goodbye Baby
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Price, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Got To Get You Off My Mind
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Tonight's the Night
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Someone is Watching
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Take Me Just As I Am
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] I Wish I Knew
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Soul Meeting
- WEA (Distributor)
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