The Cool Hall of Fame #129


Solomon Burke

6 comments:

Sam said...
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Sam said...

Man, if have never heard his early stuff, go do it NOW. "Cry To Me" is one of the best r&b songs ever made in my opinion. I just wish he wasn't just a cult figure and should have a huge career!

Testify said...

I'm off to see big Sol at the Barbican (London) next week. Incredibly excited 'cos if Sol's records are fine its on stage he really comes into his own. check out Soul Alive! if you can get a copy.

Kreisler said...

The king of rock and soul - used to have a midget called Sammy. Solomon Burke would throw his cape off and the cape would leave the stage by itself, Sammy pulling away underneath. That's a stage show.

SomeNYGuy said...

What's with the fingernails?

Testify said...

Well I just got back from Sol's gig and he was FANTASTIC (better even than 5 years ago when I last saw him). BTW he still has those funny fingernails ... I was right down the front and I saw.