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Solomon Burke

The Price

Solomon Burke

The Price

The regal bearing of Philly-born soul singer Solomon Burke was so compelling that in 1964 he was coronated the 'King of Rock 'n' Soul' by Baltimore deejay Rockin' Robin. "He had a show at the Royal Theater and one at the Howard Theater. One week at the Royal, one week at the Howard," says Solomon. "He says, 'Listen, I want to crown you king!' I said, 'Okay,king of what?' He says, 'King of rock.' I said, 'Oh no, we gotta have soul in there, because I'm not a rocker.' He says, 'Okay, King of

Rock 'n' Soul! That'd be fine.'" Burke still wears a crown and sits on a throne onstage.

One of the gents responsible for Burke's early '60s hit streak on Atlantic was Bert Berns, whose writing imprimatur graced Twist And Shout, Hang On Sloopy, and Piece Of My Heart. "Bert Berns was a great friend of Jerry Wexler," says Burke. "Bert Berns was a young writer who came to New York, and nobody would do any of his songs. So Jerry Wexler like adopted him. He became like Jerry's adopted son. And he was just there in the studio. And Jerry says, 'Listen, you gotta do some of these songs!'" Berns authored Burke's 1962 hit Cry To Me, co-wrote his top '64 seller Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye), and shared credit with Wexler and Burke on the stomping Everybody Needs Somebody To Love, another of Solomon's 1964 highlights.

"I had to give them a piece of the writers' before they would accept it to even release the record," claims Burke. "They said, 'This song will never happen. It's too fast. It's redundant. It keeps saying the same thing. Nobody's going to buy this!'"

Not only did Solomon's fans buy that one, they went for his resplendent self-penned ballad The Price, a #57 pop seller. In full Wonder Boy Preacher mode during a sermon intro that finds him name-checking three recent hits, Burke passionately recounts how much his broken love affair has cost him in front of a knife-edged Ray Ellis arrangement (Berns himself was one of three guitarists on the date).

" It was written in the Apollo Theatre," says Solomon. "A lady almost fell out of the balcony there, just screamin' and hollerin' when I wrote that song on stage. I was going through some personal problems in my life with my wife at that time, and I just came on stage and had my band play certain chords. I played the guitar, and they followed me, and I wrote the song. It was very dynamic."


- Bill Dahl -

Various - Sweet Soul Music

31 Scorching Classics From 1964

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Solomon Burke: King Of Rock & Soul - The Ultimate Collection 1961-2010 (3-CD)
Art-Nr.: CD375127

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(2010/Rhino-Atlantic NL) 66 tracks - 8 panel digipac - 12 page booklet (dutch) - essential!

Statt: 49,95 € * 47,45 € *

Solomon Burke: You Can Run, But You Can't Hide
Art-Nr.: CDRBD108

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(1990/Mr.R&B) 21 Tracks, original Apollo Aufnahmen der frühen Karriere des Solomon Burke, 1955-59.

Statt: 17,95 € * 17,05 € *

Solomon Burke: Home In Your Heart - Best 2-CD (EU)
Art-Nr.: CD70284

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(1992/RHINO) 41 tracks Atlantic 1962-66 with 22 page booklet

Statt: 16,95 € * 16,10 € *

Solomon Burke: Rock'n Soul (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDWPCR25241

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(ATLANTIC JAPAN) 12 tracks 1964 Stereo - 24bit mastering

24,95 € *

Solomon Burke: The Definitive Soul Collection (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDRN77666

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(2007/RHINO) 30 original Atlantic masters 1961-1974

Statt: 9,95 € * 9,45 € *

Solomon Burke: You Can Run, But You Can't Hide (1953-64)
Art-Nr.: RB108

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-You Can Run But ... (1953-64) Mr.R&B

42,50 € *

Solomon Burke: Soul Arrives!
Art-Nr.: CDJAS3019

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(2013/JASMINE) 31 tracks 1955-61

Statt: 9,95 € * 9,45 € *

Solomon Burke: Proud Mary - The Bell Sessions (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSC11079

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(1969/79 'Bell Records') (49:54/17) Rec. in Alabama including a great version of the CCR song.

15,95 € *

Solomon Burke: Nashville (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD129422

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(2006 'Shout Factory') (49:14/14) Ohne ihn und seine Musik wäre die Welt ärmer. Seine Live-Shows sind unvergesslich, mit 'Don't Give Up On Me' lieferte er uns einen Meilenstein. Und nun dies. Buddy Miller. Den Namen werden Bluesfans kaum kennen, tummelt er sich...

Statt: 14,95 € * 14,05 € *

Solomon Burke: The Platinum Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD799953

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(2007/WARNER) 22 tracks, Atlantic recordings 1960-68

Statt: 9,95 € * 9,45 € *

Solomon Burke: Don't Give Up On Me
Art-Nr.: CD803582

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(2002 'Fat Possum') (51:42/11) Dies ist schlichtweg eins der schönsten Alben der letzten Zeit! Der alte Soulsänger, kürzlich in die 'Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame' gewählt, in extrem sparsamer Umgebung. Dank geht an den Produzenten Joe Henry, der überragende Arbeit...

Statt: 17,95 € * 11,25 € *

Solomon Burke: The King Live At Avo Sessions
Art-Nr.: DVDERE187108

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Statt: 19,25 € * 9,63 € *

Solomon Burke: If You Need Me - Rock´n´Soul (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCOL6225

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CD on COLLECTABLE RECORDS by Solomon Burke - If You Need Me - Rock´n´Soul (CD)

16,95 € *

Solomon Burke: Nothing's Impossible
Art-Nr.: LP98122

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(2008 'E1') Music On Vinyl

24,75 € *

Solomon Burke: Don't Give Up On Me (2-LP 180g, White Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPDBK104

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(2002 'Fat Possum') DBK 180 gram/white vinyl. Schlichtweg eines der schönsten Alben der letzten Zeit / Simply one of the most beautiful albums I've heard in a long time.

119,95 € *

Solomon Burke: This Is It - The Apollo Recordings (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDSHOUT46

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(2008/Shout) 16 tracks

Statt: 9,95 € * 9,45 € *

Solomon Burke: The Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CD068714

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(2001/Spectrum) 19 Tracks - 1970-1975!

9,95 € *

Solomon Burke: The Chess Collection (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDCHESS983229

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(2006/UNIVERSAL) 20 tracks (79:41) 1975/76. Digipac with 8p.booklet. misprint on label - bargain offer!/Sonderposten mit Druckfehler auf dem Label - Schnäppchen!

7,95 € *

Solomon Burke: Last Great Concert (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFREED5040

Derzeit nicht lieferbar

(2008 'S'more Ent.') (98:57/34) 'Recorded live in Lugano, Switzerland - December 5, 2008' - Gute Aufnahmen von einer seiner letzten Europatourneen

16,75 € *

Solomon Burke: Essential Recordings: It Don't Get No Better
Art-Nr.: CDROU2204

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(1984/86 'Rounder') (46:05/10) 'Best Of'-Zusammenstellung aus dem Katalog des größten unabhängigen Plattenlabels in den USA

9,75 € *

Solomon Burke: Homeland (cut-out)
Art-Nr.: CD70558

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(1991 'Bizarre') (41:46/10) Ein hörenswertes Blues/Soulalbum / Great blues/soul album.

Statt: 17,95 € * 7,75 € *

Solomon Burke: Nothing's Impossible
Art-Nr.: CD21452

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(2008 'E1') (49:45/12) Produzent Willie Mitchell entwickelte den Hi-Sound. Es war schon immer sein Traum, mit Solomon Burke zu arbeiten - was schließlich nach mehr als 35 Jahren auch passierte. Leider starb Mitchell im Januar 2010, ohne die...

11,25 € *

Solomon Burke: Nothing's Impossible
Art-Nr.: CDKOC2086

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(2008 'E1') (49:45/12) Produzent Willie Mitchell entwickelte den Hi-Sound. Es war schon immer sein Traum, mit Solomon Burke zu arbeiten - was schließlich nach mehr als 35 Jahren auch passierte. Leider starb Mitchell im Januar 2010,ohne die...

16,75 € *

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