Solomon Burke The Best of Atlantic Soul 1962-1965 Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP
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Solomon Burke helped to shape the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the
founding fathers of soul music. He had a litany of hit singles in the 1960s for
Atlantic Records including "Cry to Me," "If You Need Me," "Down in the Valley,"
and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love," to name a few. Atlantic Records'
co-founder Jerry Wexler has referred to Burke as "the greatest male soul singer
of all time" and it was reported that he signed a "handshake"” deal with the
label within ten minutes of originally entering Wexler's office. His signing
helped to reinvigorate the label, as stars Bobby Darin and Ray Charles had just
Drawing inspiration from gospel, jazz, country and blues—Burke developed his own
unique style and was often called "The King of Rock 'n' Soul" earning him a wide
bi-racial audience. Due to his spiritual background he refused to be classified
as an R&B singer because of its labeled stigma by the church. During his almost
six decades of performing, he released 38 studio albums—selling at total 17
million—and had 35 charting singles including 26 that made the Billboard R&B
In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame as a performer and
has been ranked by Rolling Stone on their list of "100 Greatest Singers of All
Time." Burke is one of the most important male vocalists in music history and
has influenced legendary rockers such as the Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello, Van
Morrison, the Animals and Tom Petty.
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• Numbered, Limited Edition
• 180g Vinyl
• Pressed at Record Industry, Netherlands
• Single sleeve UV-gloss, tip-on Stoughton jacket
• Brand new artwork
1. Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)
2. Cry To Me
3. Down In The Valley
4. Looking For My Baby
5. Baby (I Wanna Be Loved)
6. I'm Hanging Up My Heart For You
7. Home In Your Heart
1. If You Need Me
3. Go On Back To Him
4. Got To Get You Off My Mind
5. Can't Nobody Love You
6. Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)
7. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love